The heartening news is you can’t buy the White House.
Dude…your side raised and spent over $1 billion…
Source: Daily Mail
We need to welcome people who believe in different things than we do, like math and science.
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee
OMG there are too many money-shot quotes coming out of this election.
I wish the media would stop framing the Republican Party’s racism problem as a “demographic problem.” Just call the elephant for what it is.
Twelve years ago, I could say with real assurance that I knew who Americans were. And I can’t say that any more.
White men made up only about one-quarter of Mr. Obama’s voters. In the House of Representatives next year, for the first time, white men will make up less than half of the Democratic caucus.
Another quote from this article:
Mr. Stewart said he had spent much time in the county’s minority areas and contrasted his political success with the failure of Mr. Romney, whose only planned visit to Prince William was in the western town of Haymarket, a wealthy, white part of the county.
“He did not go into the minority areas,” Mr. Stewart said. “They didn’t go into the areas where they didn’t feel comfortable. They tended to go to areas where they already had their votes, in heavily white areas.”
Reminds me of Louis C.K.’s standup routine on race, during which he says something to the effect of “I don’t want to go into the future as a white man, because you know they’re going to make us pay.”
Some of this is taken from other posts. Ladies makin’ history collage.
Mary Gonzalez is the Representative-elect for Texas and will be the first openly pansexual official in the United States. She acknowledged the existence of non-binary identities when she came out.
Mazie Hirono is the Senator Elect from Hawaii and will be the first Asian-American woman in the Senate.
Tammy Duckworth is the Representative-elect for Illinois. She lost both her legs in the Iraq War and will be the first disabled female veteran elected to the House.
Tammy Baldwin is the Senator Elect from Winsconsin and the first openly gay person ever elected to the Senate.
(There was some misinformation over her stance on transgender issues (admittedly, the whole incident was a bit fuzzy at the end) but to clear things up, she has publically spoken out against transgender discrimination and advocated for their rights as recently as last year.)