Top Links: Liberal America wins, Bush America loses, GOP freaks out but Michele Bachmann is triumphant. Go figure

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party at McCormick Place.
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party at McCormick Place.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

An election of epic proportions deserves a Top Links of even more epic proportions. Enjoy.

  • “Welcome To Liberal America” (Buzzfeed)
  • Pres. Obama: “Whether you voted for the first time, or waited in line for a very long time—by the way, we have to fix that.” (Election Law Blog)
  • Mitt Romney made history last night … by having the second-worst home-state loss in history. Congratulations, sir. (Smart Politics)
  • Nate Silver, your honor has been restored, sir. (Businessweek)
  • “7. The Bush problem lingers” (Politico)
  • The new GOP anthem? “Ah, freak out / Le freak, c’est chic / Freak out.” (Politico)
  • A few conservatives get what’s going on. (Matt Lewis) and (Brad Dayspring)
  • Hell, Mike Huckabee gets it. (Huffington Post)
  • Charles Krauthammer? Not so much. (The Daily Caller)
  • And then there’s Karl Rove. (Salon)
  • Other conservatives put last night in French existential terms. (Greg Mankiw)
  • How monumental was last night’s election? We’ll let Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski drop some history on you. (Andrew Kaczynski)
  • How bad was last night for Republicans? Sheldon Adelson’s millions couldn’t even buy a House seat. (Dave Weigel)
  • Gay people! (The Atlantic Wire)
  • Weed! (NBC News)
  • New Hampshire women! (Associated Press)
  • Our vote for best headline: “The GOP’s Rape Apologist Caucus Did Not Fare Well Tonight” (The Atlantic Wire)
  • Good news for comedians and snarky tweeters: We have at least two more years of Michele Bachmann. (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Obama won without controversy—despite Florida’s best efforts (The Palm Beach Post)
  • Seriously, Florida, get it together. We beg you. (Miami Herald)
  • The most under-the-radar, radically important story of this election? Californians passed Props 30 and 39 to raise taxes on individuals and businesses to help blot out the red ink. Remember: As goes California, so goes the nation. (Mercury News)
  • And lest we forget: Allen West, blowhard extraordinaire, appears to have lost last night. (NBC News)
  • Last, but certainly not least, if you missed President Obama’s victory speech, Key & Peele have your back:

Top Links: Liberal America wins, Bush America loses, GOP freaks out but Michele Bachmann is triumphant. Go figure

Updated