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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by dyanaprajna2011 View Post
    The more I see, the more I'm convinced conservatives could really care less about people.
    I don't know if we should characterize these people as Conservative. But more then a few people here on this forum have made it perfectly clear they have absolutely no problems letting people die in the street if it saves them a few bucks. In fact, several of them advocated for stripping these people of the safety net to prevent their deaths. Heartless to say the least. And quite anti-Reagan as well.

    So far from what I've seen, from before the election until now, Republicans have been more concerned with businesses, particularly their "rights" (remember, businesses are people too), and now land.
    To a degree yeah. Many are anti-business when the business are those Democrats support. It's more of a reactionary take then anything else.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    A fairly silly complaint. If you hadn't noticed, all hints of action of any sort were tossed out the window right around the 2010 midterms.
    Shocking, do you mean that other elections (and their associated mandates) have consequences too? Perhaps, actually governing does require compromise, unlike campaigning. It will continue to be so if, unlike Clinton, Obama seeks to allow it. Clinton accepted reality, compromised and accomplished quite a bit with an "opposing" party majority in congress.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Gridlock is what people through our system voted for, so gridlock is what they should get. No talk of slim margin "mandates" changes that. I love how the media talks out of one side of its mouth about people voting for the status quo while encouraging house republicans to act different out of the other. Too funny.

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Even if businesses were alloweed to vote, there's a higher concentration of businesses where there's a higher density of people.


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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    He was RE-elected. That is a validation of his policies. The majority are in favor.

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    No, he did not get a mandate. He received additional leverage.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Yes, he won. Mandate? No.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I think this election with Obama being reelected along with the Republican House just tells me America doesn't know what the heck is going on. How does a congress with a 9% approval rating have an 80%+ reelection rate? It doesn't make any sense.
    No schiet.


    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    I guess President Obama has at least as much of a mandate as President G W Bush had in 2004.

    Bush received 286 Electoral votes and Kerry 251
    Obama recived 332 Electoral votes and Romney 206
    Electoral percentages =/= popular opinion percentages.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    332/206 is not 51/49.
    Way to be purposely obtuse.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    He was RE-elected. That is a validation of his policies. The majority are in favor.
    Quality of opponent doesn't factor?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No, he did not get a mandate. He received additional leverage.
    Does his "lame duck" status lessen any leverage he may have gained?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What do you think?
    I can tell you with certainty one thing...that Romney and the teaparty did not

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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post

    Does his "lame duck" status lessen any leverage he may have gained?
    It would if his party can't roll behind him. Right now, we do have to consider the relative temporary exhaustion on behalf of the GOP as more meaningful.
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