Lots of these new folks are economic populists--meaning left of "liberal"
Ezra Klein explains what doofus pundits on television don't want to admit: Lots of economic populist Democrats were elected yesterday. Economic populists are to the left of liberal.
Digby also nails the "conservative Democrat" spin here and here.
Corporate media spin is still spinning right, not left--nor even liberal. There is still lots of work to do.