The one disturbing result is “Proposition 8” passing in California, which eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry. At the time of this writing, 5,387,939 adult people who voted for the proposition are deciding for 26,937,431 (My calculation based on Census Bureau numbers) other adult people who did not vote for the proposition how they should live their lives. Absurd.
I am proud to be an American today. I spent the last eight years completely disillusioned with the country, to the point of becoming clinical about it. Today I look at the election results, and I am happier than I have been in a decade about the events in my home country.