Obama, Progressives Lack Mandate for True Agenda

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    Obama, Progressives Lack Mandate for True Agenda​



    by Tim Phillips
    12 Jan 2013,

    Millions of Americans are still smarting from watching a significant defeat. I’m talking, of course, about the Notre Dame v. Alabama BCS Championship game this week. It was almost painful watching Alabama take down Notre Dame by such a wide margin. Now that's a mandate.

    You know who didn't earn a similarly big mandate last November? President Obama.

    You wouldn’t know it from listening to the Left or from watching the rather haughty demeanor of the President, but when it comes to national mandates he's no Alabama! So while there is no doubt that this year was a disappointing outcome for conservatives, the close election results mean that the Left lacks the mandate to enact the President’s big government agenda—if Republicans understand and act on the leverage they actually possess.

    First, although the President won re-election, it was with 33 fewer electoral votes than in 2008. Even more telling, President Obama's margin of victory in the popular vote fell from 7.2% in 2008 to 3.8% in 2012—from approximately 53% of the vote to 51% of the vote. Want to know just how unusual this is? Clearly, the American people had great misgivings about President Obama.




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    Of course he doesn't have a mandate, but don't think the thug Dear Leader and his thuggish comrades in arms aren't going to try and push them on us..they already are

    People need to be ready...
     
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    The radical right wing breitfart site? :lmao: :lol:
     
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    just wondering ... did the Rs gain any seats in Congress 2012 ?
     
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    Shouldn't you be working-on......

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