Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's always a "mandate" with elections, have you noticed that?

Bold is mine.

Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered a direct message to President Barack Obama after Obama’s victory in the election: “This is your moment” and “we want you to succeed.”

“If there’s a mandate in yesterday’s [election] results it’s a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation,” Boehner said in a speech at the Capitol on Wednesday. More here:

Oh yes, yes, a "mandate" ... the election stacked up thusly:

Obama -- 51%
Romney - 48%

So, 3% more people voted for Obama than Romney ... 3% ... does that sound like a "mandate" to you?  No?  Then what the hell is Boehner talking about?

Boehner, the "leader of the Republicans" ... and he wants to "work with" the Democratics.  Great, do the Democratics want to expand my freedom and reduce the size of the Leviathon/government?  If so, then, by all means, "work with" them.  If not, obstruct them please ... jackass.

Speaking of that, here's another jackass with a "mandate."

Speaking at a packed news conference on Capitol Hill, Reid laid out an ambitious agenda for 2013 after his party’s surprisingly decisive Senate victories and President Barack Obama’s reelection bid, saying the public gave Democrats a new mandate to raise taxes ... more here:

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