I got tired -- did you? -- of hearing about the "real America," a nasty gated community with crass big earners and spenders adulated by a underinformed and undereducated community of greying white people.
Paul Krugman is relieved, too, and eloquent even though it was about 2 am when he wrote this:
Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup; when thousands, perhaps millions, of right-wing heads explode, it makes quite a mess. Also, notice that the polls were right. I wonder if I can get invited when Nate Silver is sworn in as president?
OK, somewhat more seriously: one big thing that just happened was that the real America trumped the “real America”. And it’s also the election that lets us ask, finally, “Who cares what’s the matter with Kansas?”
For a long time, right-wingers — and some pundits — have peddled the notion that the “real America”, all that really counted, was the land of non-urban white people, to which both parties must abase themselves. Meanwhile, the actual electorate was getting racially and ethnically diverse, and increasingly tolerant too. The 2008 Obama coalition wasn’t a fluke; it was the country we are becoming. ...Paul Krugman
And I couldn't agree more with Krugman when he writes: "Sure enough that more diverse and, if you ask me, better nation, just won big."
Saved our skin for another four years, I'd add.
The New York Times has posted a graphic showing that "most of the nation shifted to the right in Tuesday's vote ..."