Is the new Congress a reflection of America? Not even close:
Much like America, Congress–which tomorrow returns to whatever it is they do–is a picture of racial progress. Just kidding! It’s still mostly run by a bunch of white, Jesus-loving men in bad suits. According to data from the Post, the 114th Congress is “80 percent white, 80 percent male, and 92 percent Christian.”
No, that’s not a reflection of America. It’s not even a reflection of who votes in America. It’s simply a reflection of who runs for office in America. It’s a reflection who gets the support of our party system, the money people and the consultant class. It’s a reflection of who is deemed “electable.”
Which, if I were to place bets, probably looks an awful lot like that same consultant class. Just a thought.