Headline O' the Day-- "New U.S. House: Women and minorities to the left; white men to the right"


Yesterday I was very proud to post PhotOH! The most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

Today I spotted this headline at CNN.com:

New U.S. House: Women and minorities to the left; white men to the right

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.

  • Sally

    Shh..don't tell them. I think it'll be anotehr generation before anyone on the right figures this out. there are still some racist women in the south who will vote against their own interests to keep these white men in power. Heck, my sister in Ohio thinks Kasich is great and actually voted for Mandel over Brown. And told my Texas niece she wishes Perry was President. I know...crazy as a  loon.

  • SOOOO Awesome!