Irony. In the name of averting majority tyranny, a minority of 14% asserts itself.
Yep, and without doing it the old fashioned way, by twisting arms, or paying off (back scratching type) folks to support your side. They did it unilaterally, in such a way that no one could counter their move. Very undemocratic, very unrepresentive. If it were a state legislature doing this, I do believe it would be a violation of the clause of the Constitution that requires the federal government to guarantee a republican form of government to the states. This was a very unrepublican move.