New U.S. House: Women and minorities to the left; white men to the right is a headline on CNN this morning. Of course, it is no surprise to political junkies. Actually it ought not surprise too many people who paid only cursory attention to the election. The GOP is stuffed with old white men.
Washington (CNN) — When the incoming U.S. House freshmen of the 113th Congress take their class photo, the image will reflect two very different visions of the nation.
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.
The stark truth in black and white. And brown. Seems like the GOP of 2012 reflects those portraits on display at the Capitol of the first Congress back in the 18th century. White males. Missing are the wigs.
Yesterday former GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan slipped up when he said that ‘the urban vote was larger than they expected.’ You know, those people. That damned 15th Amendment. Yes, those people voted even though many of the states [read Ohio] tried to disenfranchise their vote. Perhaps that was why Karl Rove was so puzzled on election night and remained in a state of shock throughout most of the evening.
So the 113th Congress will be one to be remembered in history books. Browns and blacks to the left. What a shame,eh? Those people should be working in the lunch room, cleaning the toilets or parking the cars for the white men on the right side of the aisle.
“I want my country back!”