Some pundits called last night’s elections a blue wave, as Democrats just about ran the table in competitive districts coast-to-coast. Others called it a repudiation of Trump.
Let’s tell the truth here. Yes, the most of the victors in the 2017 general election had a (D) next to their name, but the people who made it happen were led by political newcomers. And a disproportionate number of those doing the hard work were women and people of color.
Diversity and campaign themes not fitting on the front of a red baseball cap were the real winners. Healthcare mattered. Confederate statues didn’t. [Read more…]