That second part is hyperbole which I got from this site. Apparently actually doing the math is magic. Who knew?
I’m thrilled that not only did Obama win, male Republicans who revealed the truth of their fiercely anti-woman positions were rejected, especially Akin and Mourdock. (Sadly, Paul Ryan, who has worse positions but better looks and a better ability to self-censor is still around, but it’s a serious improvement.) People who want to establish theocracies inside women’s uteruses should take a long, hard look at this and think twice.
Marriage equality made huge strides by winning popular votes. Fundamental civil rights should never depend on a majority vote – that’s why they’re rights, not “privileges granted when the majority is feeling nice,” but hopefully these are signs of the changing tide that will see DOMA rolled back.
And the changing tide of demographics in this country is finally starting to impinge on Republican consciousness. White men over 50 can no longer control elections. Not a news flash, but hopefully this is bringing it come to roost. It’s not just about pundits bloviating about the economy.
Women’s issues are election issues; women’s rights are human rights. QUILTBAG issues are election issues; QUILTBAG rights are human rights. Brown people’s issues are election issues; brown people’s rights are human rights.