- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CNN host and former Obama adviser Van Jones celebrated the midterm election results as a “rainbow wave” Tuesday night, declaring that the Democratic Party just got “younger,” “browner” and “cooler.”

“It is the end of one-party rule in the United States, thank God, and the beginning of a new Democratic Party — younger, browner, cooler, more women, more veterans,” Mr. Jones said after learning Democrats reclaimed control in the House.

“It may not be a blue wave — it’s a rainbow wave,” he said. “There’s something happening out there and I’m happy about it.”

Mr. Jones admitted he’d been on an emotional “roller coaster” — hours earlier he said the early election results were “heartbreaking.”

“The hope has been that the antibodies would kick in,” he said before the last polls closed. “That this sort of infestation of hatred and division would draw a response from the American people — really in both parties — to say ‘no’ and ‘no more.’ That does not seem to be happening tonight.

“It’s not a blue wave, but it’s still a blue war,” he said. “We’ve gotta continue the fight forward. But I think that sense of helplessness that has really fueled a lot of this outrage and outpouring from Democrats may still be there tomorrow even if we have the House.”

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