Will they now call this a Landslide?

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    So, All over the Liberal media last night. They were wisely saying that Obama in his speech needed to acknowledge that this was a very close race, and he does not have a Mandate.

    I didn't hear that from Obama last night, and now the Liberal Media and Libs in here seem to be suggesting Obama won Big, Obama won in a land slide. Despite the fact that the Votes were extremely close in the battle ground states.

    So my question is, for Dems in here. Do you think Obama won in a land slide last night? Do you think last night was a mandate for Obama to Push his Agenda with out compromise. Or do you think the Voters last night said they want Both sides to drop the Partisan BS, and work together?
     
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    electorally? possibly.....but there is no mandate. Bush thought he had one at what a 2% win and got his ass handed to when he tried to tackle SS.
     
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    There is more to an EC landslide than just winning states. If you won those states by Tiny Margins less than 1% of the total Vote in the State, I don't see how you can call that a Landslide.
     
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    What do you mean by compromise? If you mean a way of two sides giving things up and meeting in the middle to form consensus and solutions? Yeah....

    If you mean Republicans holding their collective breaths in fillibuster and further stagnating this country? No.

    BOTH sides are going to have to work together, and Boehner is going to have to get his House in order....no more caving in to the crazy demands of the Tea Party caucus. He needs to bring the GOP back to respectability.

    If the Tea Party doesn't like it, they can hijack another party....like the Constitution Party, or make themselves a third party of their own.
     
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    i listened to obama's speech last night, and i didn't hear anything to indicate that he thought he had a mandate.

    quite the opposite, imo.
     
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    winning Virgina, Ohio and a few states that are typically red states shows me a smidgen of a mandate. You dont get a second term and not gain some sort of mandate.

    The mandate is not on Obama rather Congress. If they dont do the peoples work and compromise we will see a huge loss for the GOP in 2014. do the work, maybe the GOP can have a brighter future.
     
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    Neither did I, but I also didn't really hear him acknowledge just how Divided this country is according to last nights results either.

    And yes, I do think Compromise means both sides meeting in the Middle, and I very much hope it happens.
     
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    I think the margin of victory was impressive considering how cocksure Conservatives were of a Romney victory...they even had me wondering.
     
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    its a matter of perspective, and I admit my perception was off, but, Romney eeking out NC and winning Indiana, while obama took everything else, even at 1-2 points? electorally over 300 ( probably 330) in this context, I'd say its a 'sand' slide at least;)
     
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    Again, By Razor thin Margins.

    49% of Americans Voted Against Obama last night. I sure hope he keeps that in mind now.

    I also think the Republicans should cave immediately on Raising Taxes on the Rich, and Immigration Reform.

    But I don't hold out hope for either side being willing to Compromise enough.

    I think were fucked.
     

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