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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Then why did he get re-elected after going to war? A mandate, that's why.
    after the fact.

    I suppose you could call it a retroactive mandate, but his mandate from that reelection wasn't for starting a war was it.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Romney actually won many more states but Obama won the big ones with the biggest electoral vote.

    You are such a liar Navy.....not only didn't Romney win "Many more states" than Obama.....he didn't even win ANY more states than Obama. Romney won 24.....Obama won 26 + D.C. Why do you always make up "facts" when you are losing the argument?
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    What's worse, he doesnt even have a sense of humor.
    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You are such a liar Navy.....not only didn't Romney win "Many more states" than Obama.....he didn't even win ANY more states than Obama. Romney won 24.....Obama won 26 + D.C. Why do you always make up "facts" when you are losing the argument?
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanMcDuc View Post
    I don't see how anyone can look at the vote tally and consider it a mandate. Obama seems to be treating it that way though which might get him in trouble.
    The Republicans in 2004 considered Bush's smaller margin of victory in both the popular and EC a mandate. If Bush had a mandate per the GOP on such reasoning, then Obama MUST have a mandate on the same logic with a bigger margin of victory in both the popular and EC.

    You cannot argue that Bush had a mandate with a weaker victory then Obama and argue Obama doesn't have one.
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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.
    I do find it hilarious that certain people are resorting to the Land > People argument.

    Can dirt vote? Seems that some dishonest people think it should.
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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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    So you believe that dirt is more important than people?

    That empty land counts more than those who make up the country?

    That idiotic argument came out in 2000 and 2004. It only makes sense if you believe land and not people should vote.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by dyanaprajna2011 View Post
    That may be true. But even still, there doesn't look to be enough blue on that map for it to be possible, but I don't know population stats for each county, either, so you may be right.
    Coloring the 2012 Electoral Map by County, Population Density, and Partisan Split

    Some guy made a county map. The deeper the color, the more the population. Notice many Republican states are very, very pale. And that several areas are deep blue.

    Obama won the popular vote simply because more people voted for him. The idiotic land over people argument posts the county results and doesn't address population. Effectively people like Henrin and Mac are arguing that land, not people are what counts. It's stupid. It was stupid in 2000. Stupid in 2004. Stupid in 2008 and it's stupid now.

    I don't think anyone that is HONEST, thinks that land matters more in an election then people.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    the two sides were very clear, with two visions, one side won, while the other side did not.
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    Re: Did Obama win a mandate with his reelection as president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    he has a terrible tendency to simply let congress do nothing
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Coloring the 2012 Electoral Map by County, Population Density, and Partisan Split

    Some guy made a county map. The deeper the color, the more the population. Notice many Republican states are very, very pale. And that several areas are deep blue.

    Obama won the popular vote simply because more people voted for him. The idiotic land over people argument posts the county results and doesn't address population. Effectively people like Henrin and Mac are arguing that land, not people are what counts. It's stupid. It was stupid in 2000. Stupid in 2004. Stupid in 2008 and it's stupid now.

    I don't think anyone that is HONEST, thinks that land matters more in an election then people.
    The more I see, the more I'm convinced conservatives could really care less about people. 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. It's hard to think that they are what's best for the country, when they don't have the slightest clue, or the inclination, how to help the people, who are the country. This is a sad state.
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