As happy as I am about the recent elections -- Go Obama! Yay for marriage equality! -- the most gratifying aspect of the victories is that the voters beat back Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, Citizens United, $300 million in dark money, voter ID, voter suppression, misinformation, manipulation and extremism.
Also, despite high unemployment, voters were able to shake off economic uncertainty -- perhaps for the first time ever, nationally -- and vote on issues other than their own pocket books (except for that inexplicable vote in Washington in favor of Tim Eyman's tax-strangulation measure).
Congratulations, Americans! Give yourself a pat on the back for showing the world the power of the people and the strength of our democratic voting process.