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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:59 AM

The election was most definitely a mandate.

It could have been nothing else. The Congress and the Executive branch were frozen in gridlock. We had to wait for an election to resolve the issue. The people resolved it. They chose to re-elect the President.

Republicans, behind Mitt Romney, had billions of dollars at their disposal and the people still chose Barack Obama. We gave the President a mandate to resolve these issues. If the Congress still refuses to accept the results of this election, we will have no choice but to change them in the next election.

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kentuck Nov 2012 OP
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #1
kentuck Nov 2012 #2
Abq_Sarah Nov 2012 #3
davidn3600 Nov 2012 #4

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:07 AM

1. Congress WILL be changed

 

in 2014.

For the better. Forward!

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Response to SubgeniusHasSlack (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:56 AM

2. They need to change now.

The Congress and the Executive branch were deadlocked. This election was the only way to resolve it. The people chose the President over Congress. It is a mandate.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:01 AM

3. They reinstalled a repub majority in the house

Since the House of Representatives are responsible for originating all spending and taxing legislation, it seems to me they voted for continued gridlock.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:12 AM

4. The people also re-elected a Republican House

Obama only won with 50% of the vote. Half the country voted for someone else.

We are still a divided country. One election is not going to change that.

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