Is anyone else sick and tired of the word mandate?
Who cares if he has a mandate or not? All that matters is he was elected based, in part, on the campaign promises he made. He owes it to the electorate to do his best to keep those campaign promises. And yes, the Republicans in Congress were elected by their constituents in part based on their campaign promises and, likewise, they owe it to their constituents to do their best to keep those campaign promises.
Same ol', same ol'.