Can You Say Electoral Slaughter?

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    The president won Florida too

    Just keep on humpin' Grover Norquist and see what it gets you
     
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    It's a clear mandate for his vision of America's future.
     
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    The president has nothing to be happy about.

    He got 8 million less votes than he did in 2008. people weren't feeling the love.

    His only saving grace is that Romney got less votes than McCain did.

    Obama hasn't been this lucky in an opponent since the GOP in Illinois had a brain fart and nominated Alan Keyes.
     
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    I don't think Obama has a clear mandate.


    "The election left President Barack Obama with no clear national mandate. Obama won 25 states and the District of Columbia. The Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, won 24 states. While Obama won a solid Electoral College victory, the popular vote was close — Obama won 50 percent of the vote to Romney’s 48.4 percent."


    That doesn't sound like a clear mandate to me, it sounds more like a divided nation.
     
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    the Democrats increased their representation in both houses of Congress as well.
     
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    But it was not Electoral Slaughter like the OP suggests.
     
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    Now maintaining of the status quo is claimed as a mandate by the nutbars. :lol:
     
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    That only means that a whole lot of people have been turned off by politics in the past four years.


    Did you know that Mittwit got fewer Mormon votes than McCain? :lol:
     
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    Link for your quote?
     
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    If it's a mandate in a Romney win, then why isn't it one in an Obama win?



    If you paid attention to conservative pundits and politicians leading up to the elections, it’s like they were living in a different reality. Polls meant nothing and there was simply no possibility the president could get re-elected.


    But the results on Election Day served as a Rewrite to those pundits and politicians.
    On Friday’s special edition of The Last Word, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell highlighted some of those who predicted a major Romney victory:

    • Karl Rove: “I think Romney gets 279 to 281 or 286 in the Electoral College.”
    • Newt Gingrich: “My personal guess is you are going to see a Romney landslide, 53% plus in the popular vote, 300 electoral votes plus. And we may come very close to capturing control of the Senate.”
    • Rush Limbaugh: ”You know, all of my thinking says Romney big…it’s not even close. Three hundred-plus Electoral Votes for Romney.”
    • Glenn Beck: “321 votes!! That’d be great, which would be a mandate, giant giant spankin’ — that’s huge!”
    • Dick Morris: “Romney will win in a landslide.”
    • Gov. John Kasich: “Honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio.”
    • Sen. Rob Portman: “Once this election’s over and I believe Mitt Romney is going to win Ohio and, therefore, I think he is likely to be our next president.”
    • Dennis Miller: “I think Mitt Romney’s winning. I don’t believe the polls. I don’t believe the hacks. I think he’s in great shape.”


    Romney cheerleaders: Living in an alternate reality?


    Watch the video for a great laugh! :lol:
     
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