New York Times Gives Us Permission To Take Credit For Obama’s Win

Who’s to thank for Obama winning the election? Why, it’s us gays, of course, according to the New York Times.

It’s hardly a surprise, given that Obama’s been a friend of friends of Dorothy for many years. But our community’s vote gave him “the ultimate advantage,” according to a UCLA study.

Among LGBs (transgender people were not included), 76% voted for Obama. Romney got an astonishing 22%. And the remaining 2%, we assume, were simply captivated by the idea of a Roseanne Barr presidency.

Assuming we comprise about 5% of the electorate, our preference for the President is nothing to sneeze at.

Some Republicans have seen the writing on the wall and hopped over to our side, at least when it comes to marriage equality. But others are doubling down: A Santorum staffer maintained that opposing marriage equality is a “moral value.”

Fortunately, crazy rhetoric like that is making less and less sense every day, as evidenced by voters’ rejection of mean-spirited political gay-bashing. We wish Rick Santorum and his staff a long and comfortable retirement in which to reflect on that.

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  • Joshua

    I’ll gladly take the blame for this one!

  • Dionte

    Every 2 or 3 % helps, especially when it’s tight.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    Well, we were certainly a part of the victory, but the reason? The logic is stupid! Had the Hispanic community not participated as they did, had the black community not participated as they did, had the under 30 community not participated as they did, our votes would not have mattered.

    The true community that made the difference: Catholics. In spite of the rabid and seemingly racist calls against the president by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, more lay Catholics voted for Obama than the lay Catholics voting for Romnuts. And there are many many more Catholics in this country than the LGBT community.

    So take that, Bishops, your own people know you are crazy apeshit racists homophobic misognynist pigs.

  • BJ McFrisky

    “Obama’s been a friend of friends of Dorothy for many years”—say what? Really? Were you folks asleep at the wheel for the duration of his “evolution” over the last 4 years? Or is it just wishful thinking on your part? Either way, the statement is absurd. You think he’s going to assert an executive order making gay marriage the law of the land, but you can take it to the bank that he will not do so. He got our vote, so he now owes us nothing. Wait and watch and see. He’s a typical politician with an agenda, and his agenda has nothing to do with us.

  • Rockery

    I think everyone was on his side, women, gays, latino, black and whites, I mean he won in Iowa and Vermont LOL

  • FStratford

    Catholica were split at about 50%, I think.

    He owes his election to those groups who vote overwhelmingly (as a % of the total for him) – African Americans (90%), Asians (78%), Latinos (70%), Women (60%), under 30 (70%), highly educated (60%), “lowly” educated (60%).

    No thanks to Men , Seniors, Caucasians and college grads who all registered at 40% and under.

  • bry5n

    eat it, goproud/lcr!

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