On Tuesday night, it was not even close. It was a one-‐sided landslide and deposit of
political capital. Reality has struck American politics in a very clear and certain way by affirming the legacy, leadership, and policies of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama, and the first African American President, who will lead the free world in a second term for four more years. No matter how many billions of dollars spent to off-‐set truth, punditry, manipulated polling, and ideological media spin, righteousness prevailed and affirmed the voice of the voiceless and the character of the new majority who confirmed that their voice, the only voice, be listened to.
“The changing U.S. electorate split in two Tuesday — not only along lines of political
party and ideology but also by race and ethnicity, gender and marital status, region and religion, education and age” Susan Page, USA TODAY
The new majority of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, immigrants, youths,
single women, and the LBGT community dictated the U.S. electorate and will forge a new era and political force in the American political system from this point forward. This is an explicit statement to a country changing drastically in demographics, ethnicity, and racial make-‐up. Obama won 72 percent of Hispanics and 91 percent of African Americans. The Republican Party (GOP) seemed to be a majority of older and white voters and did not reflect the demographics that defeated its political ideology and attempt to reflect old American sentiments. For the first time, minorities make up more than half of the children born in the United States, but more importantly, their parents are voting. A reality check has struck the GOP at its core, which is in drastic need of urban renewal, diversity injection, and an ideological perception change. The new majority has forced change, and if change is not embraced, the GOP will perish.
“The white establishment is now the minority,” he added. “The voters, many of them, feel this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You’re gonna see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People
feel that they are entitled to things—and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?” by Meenal Vamburkar, Mediaite
A win for democracy occurred on all levels. The mainstream media, political parties, and private and public sector infrastructures must begin to reflect the diverse communities and enclaves residing throughout America. Its composition could not be sharper. The country we live in today is far different than the country our forefathers founded. We must embrace it with open arms or become a witness to its true political power. The sleeping elephant in the room is awake, and roaring at the possibilities of shaping the future of this country. The new “majority minority” is now in control. How will America and local communities accept the colors of its beauty?
Congratulations to President Barack Obama, the first lady Michelle Obama, and their children, Malia Anne and Natasha (“Sasha”). You truly represent all of what the world sees in America and what we anticipate for ourselves.