It seems we have reached a point in American media and politics when nothing more matters than the color of attire worn by a member of Congress or skin color.

Politico reporter and CNN analyst Rachael Bade is heavily focused on the “stark contrast” in attire, gender and race of the two parties of the 116th Congress.

If there is such a thing as going beyond identity politics, it has to be pointing out the clothing color contrast between the two sides of the aisle.

Easily.

Then again, she’s a CNN analyst.

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Update:

Our apologies for overlooking NPR’s Susan Davis, who also noticed that the Republican men in the House were wearing navy and black suits and not Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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