Yesterday I was very proud to post PhotOH! The most diverse Congress in U.S. history.
Today I spotted this headline at CNN.com:
That just about says it all.
The contrasts between the parties’ platforms is stark enough, but the visuals are also stunning:
On the Democratic side: Women and minorities — a coalition that, along with young voters, largely helped re-elect President Barack Obama — collectively will for the first time in the nation’s history outnumber white male Democrats.
On the Republican side: The majority of the House seats will be held by white men — a group which far outnumbers the now dwindled numbers of House GOP women and minorities after the losses of two minority members and about a half dozen women from that caucus.
Back in 2010, I posted a segment of The Rachel Maddow Show that is worth a second look, VIDEO- Rachel Maddow Show: “Be afraid, white people! The black people are coming for you!”
The GOP better stop ignoring demographics and take a look at today’s America, because, despite their denials, yesterday’s America is gone. And at this rate, the Republican party will be, too.