With the last House race decided over the weekend, the conflict between a Democratic president convincingly re-elected to a second term and the House Republicans [color=red]who held their majority illustrates a striking dichotomy in the nation’s body politic: the president and a majority of senators, including a growing number of Republicans, back compromise on tax rates and say the public is on their side, and a majority of the House, in artfully drawn districts, claim just the opposite.
- I think the subject of “illustrates” is “the conflict”, is it?
- I don’t understand what does the red part suggest?
- I can’t work out the underlined part. Is “back” verb here?