Obama's mandate ??????????

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    What exactly was this mandate the American people gave to Obama and the Democratic Party in the last election? (according to media and the Democrats)
    I thought it could be, get the government working again, strive for bipartisanship, cut spending, get us out of Iraq, get the economy moving again, get the American people employed but now I'm not so sure.
    On health care for instance, Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party wrote their versions of the health care bills and :eusa_hand: (blocked) the Republicans from any input at all. While in the Senate Harry Reid is allowing only three Republicans to have any input at all!
    All while blaming Republicans for their present state of meltdown and chaos! :eusa_angel:
     
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    I remember when Bush claimed to have a mandate and was trounced on by the media and the Dems. (Of course I was looking at the margin of victory and wondering exactly where this mandate came from).

    When Obama won by a narrower margin and claimed a mandate the silence was deafening.
    (Again I was wondering exactly where this mandate came from)

    Uuuuuummmmm.
     
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    I think people seriously believed Obama was different... that he would change things ... that the status quo would be shaken up.

    The reality is somewhat different.

    I still hope Obama will pull some big save out of his ass. Seriously... I haven't lost hope entirely, but maybe I'm naive.

    I often daydream about what would have happened if McCain had been elected and Pailin was the VP. Do any of you think about this? PM me. :)
     
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    I think you might have missed something.

    In 2000, Bush lost the popular vote.
    In 2004, Bush won the popular vote by 3 million votes.
    In 2008, Obama won the popular vote by nearly 10 million votes.

    How is that a smaller margin?
     
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    **I remember when Bush claimed to have a mandate and was trounced on by the media and the Dems. (Of course I was looking at the margin of victory and wondering exactly where this mandate came from).
    Now, I'll trying to recall was that Social Security, Iraqi War Surge ( Democrats turning yellow with memory loss), immigration reform ( Republicans pissed off) or something else?
     
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    ***In 2008, Obama won the popular vote by nearly 10 million votes.

    And now has over 30,000,000 and growing unemployment, mandate?
     
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    Moving the goalposts, are we?
     
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    **I think people seriously believed Obama was different... that he would change things ... that the status quo would be shaken up.

    The reality is somewhat different.

    Oh Ya, Hard left, it's much different and freakin people out, I'd say.
    I believe it's because he's turned all primary legislation over to Pelosi and has offered little from the White House other than "fishy stuff".
     
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    Welcome to the new America ... if you don't agree with the government actions they'll just force us to agree. ;)
     
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    theDoctorisIn ***Moving the goalposts, are we?

    AHHH........ Well Doc .......what do you recommend?
     
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