What is yet to be is far, far more important.
It was the day after the elections that I first heard the term Rainbow Wave. I heard it from my daughter Maria, who'd been a valiant campaigner during the midterms,
...and a phone bank captain,
Maria's team worked for Harley Rouda, Democratic candidate for California's 48th Congressional district,
(Now, it probably didn't help Dana Rohrabacher that he was enticed by Sasha Baron Cohen, playing the role of an Israeli Mossad agent,
She explained to me that even though the Blue Wave hadn't been as sweeping as we'd hoped, more important was the rising up in this country of an electoral Rainbow Wave: Over 150 - a record number - candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, Muslim, Native American and minority candidates won their midterm elections.
In fact, said my daughter, it was maybe better for the Democrats that they didn’t achieve a complete Congressional sweep because, as she put it, “This way we’ll stay hungry.”
I believe that what my daughter said is true.
Many of us are still still hungry. But these days it's doubtless better that way.