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 (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!