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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's not a mandate to be King, but he did win A mandate. Not a huge strong one to do whatever he wants, but he did get a mandate to at least do his job.

    Of course it would be nice if he did what he was elected to do....
    That was, indeed, the point of my first post in this thread. Obama is a much better campaigner than a governor, he has a terrible tendency to simply let congress do nothing and play king by ignoring the law and doing things as he wishes the law to be. He signed the "cliff" bill yet still pretends that he is somehow owed a different result because he "has a mandate", he can't get support for the "dream act" so he enforces (or rather not enforces) the actual immigration law to suit his "feelings". Yes he did!
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Romney won the great majority of Counties across the US.

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    Interestingly, liberals only have two blue states according to that map.

    It just so happens that one of those states wants to leave the union.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think people are trying to play a semantics game here. Look at the wording of the question asked...

    Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection?

    Any candidate who wins an election has a mandate by the standard definition. This is not what the original poster was asking for unless it was a trick question? The popular definition meaning something similar to: Approval from the majority of voters to implement the elected officials campaign promises on their behalf. would be more accurate.
    Exactly. You got that the point was "Did Obama get appointed dictator?" Which is of course, beyond false.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Interestingly, liberals only have two blue state according to that map and only hold the majority in terms of counties of four states.
    Then amend the Constitution so that there's one vote per square mile. Good luck with that.


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

    I don't think Obama has a mandate -- it's more like the Republicans have been given a mandate to clean up their act and offer better choices next time around.

    In other words, it's not that Obama is so great, it's that the Republicans sucked that bad.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Then amend the Constitution so that there's one vote per square mile. Good luck with that.
    Kind of interesting how California is almost entirely red, but liberals say its a blue state. I guess when you win the dependent sardines no one else matters. It works, but it's still pathetic.

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

    I would not call it a mandate, but a wake up call. The Reps need to wake up and stop the conspiracy of no as well as separate themselves from the idiots on the far right. Thats how I see it. The Congressional approval rating and the demographic victories of the left are a clear signal that the Cons have to come into the 20th century with thier thinking (yes I know what century it is).

    The right should learn to understand the new america and world and find ways to adapt thier platforms accordingly.

    That republican guy FROM was on Maher last night and said again that the right should stop relying on information from Fox and the shockjocks. They would learn more about the world if they never listened to any news at all.
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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?
    The definition per WIKI: mandate - the power granted by an electorate. He was elected to office. The amount of the margin of the win doesn't matter. So what definition are you using?
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 11-17-12 at 01:56 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No more then a president who made a lot of promises and did not keep any of them and still got reelected.
    This is a loaded question, loaded with blanks. If the GOPers hadn't so politically childish and ignorant, they would not have obstructed Baroke Oblamer's destructive agenda. The mandate Obamanable got in 2008 would have not been renewed if it had been empowered to reveal what happens when we turn loose a multicultie Greenhead poverty pimp.

    Proving that allowing filibusters hurts both sides. Let the majority rule and pay for its own mistakes. Only then can it be replaced by a different, wiser, and more traditional majority.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The blue areas are also the most populated, so it's plausible.
    I wish someone would show the results of getting rid of Winner Take All and assigning percentages of a state's electoral vote according to the percentages won of the popular vote in that state. So, in 2000, Bush would have gotten 14.5 electoral votes from Florida, Gore 14.4, and Nader .1.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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