John Nichols: Overwhelming Obama Victory Not Just a Mandate for the President, but for Progressives

Nov 8, 2012 Full story: Democracy Now 300

With President Obama scoring a decisive re-election and progressive-backed ballot measures and candidates faring generally well nationwide, journalist John Nichols argues that the 2012 election provided not just a mandate for the Obama administration and the Democrats, but for progressive policies.

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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Nov 8, 2012
Obama: Day One…..Jump on a plane……

Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees...

BOEING Announces Big Layoffs In Cutback to Below 2010 Levels...

Military Cuts to increase unemployment past the 14.5 Obama inherited.

Government doubles in size in eleven years…………the 47% is now 51% and growing…..how flush is the nanny……….how deep are China’s pockets.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Nov 8, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
lejimcrow's daily planner:

1. Keep crying

2. Fail to deal with destroyed republi-con party

3. scratch ass

4. cry some more
OHIO REPUBLICAN

Lincolnshire, IL

#3 Nov 8, 2012
Before Obamacare takes full effect, I have 53 employees. Need to get under 50 so I don't have to buy in. I went out to my parking lot and found 5 vehicles with Obama bumper stickers on them and found out who they belonged to and went inside and fired those 5 people so I got in under the magic number of 50. I am sure I am not the only person who will do this.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#4 Nov 8, 2012
ain't no mandate. majority in house. 30 republican governors. look at a map--looks a lot more red than blue! we will see if the prez can actually work with republicans this time. last time he said, "we won, you lost, to hell with you."
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Nov 8, 2012
OHIO REPUBLICAN wrote:
Before Obamacare takes full effect, I have 53 employees. Need to get under 50 so I don't have to buy in. I went out to my parking lot and found 5 vehicles with Obama bumper stickers on them and found out who they belonged to and went inside and fired those 5 people so I got in under the magic number of 50. I am sure I am not the only person who will do this.
With that example of business strategy and leadership, no wonder the sector is crying.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#6 Nov 8, 2012
Romney failed the GOP because he is a liberal first who tried to appease the same liberals that voted for Obama and deserted the GOP conservative base that refused to vote for Romney. Romney despised the true conservatives and Tea party patriots of which three millions that votes for McCain in 2008 stayed at home and did not vote for Romney. The great American businessman Mitt Romney proved to be spineless and crossing the aisle to his beloved liberals time and again as he intentionally deserted the White, Hispanic and Asian conservatives and Tea Party patriots led by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. Even the great American woman leader Michele Bachmann who was fighting for re-election in MN was deserted by the GOP RINO Establishment that did not fund Michele because she did not appealed to them more than the left wing liberal that they adore. Mitt Romney despised the talk show hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Mike Gallagher and refused to get interviews that could affect the Conservatives and Tea party Whites, Hispanic and Asians. Clearly, the fact that Romney tried to appease the liberals as the perfect Maverick like McCain who crosses the aisle routinely to appease the liberals made him losing his loyal base that he was hiding from. Romney was hiding from the great Sarah Palin that could bring him three million votes of the tea Party and conservatives while he ran to talk shows on NBC, CBS to get liberals that never voted for him. Romney also tried to hide the Obama’s failure to save the lives of four American heroes in US Embassy in Libya that were attacked on by al Qaida terrorists and failed to show the hypocrisy of Obama only to appease the liberals. Shame on you Mitt Romney for failing GOP by deserting the conservatives and Tea Party great Americans while losing to Obama who offered 'Obama's free checks' to liberals while you offered 12 million jobs that they did not want as parasites.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Nov 8, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
ain't no mandate. majority in house. 30 republican governors. look at a map--looks a lot more red than blue! we will see if the prez can actually work with republicans this time. last time he said, "we won, you lost, to hell with you."
.
and harry reid spouting bipartisanship, reach across the aisle, work together mantrs where last week he said
.
If Romney wins and we keep the democrat majority in the senate, it is laughable to think I would work with the republicans to further Romneys agenda
.
sounds like bipartisanship to me. I think all republican lawmakers should have a recording of his statement pre-election and anytime a democrat demands that republicans work with the to further obamas agenda, that they play the recording to them and walk away laughing.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Nov 8, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
Romney failed the GOP because he is a liberal first who tried to appease the same liberals that voted for Obama and deserted the GOP conservative base that refused to vote for Romney. Romney despised the true conservatives and Tea party patriots of which three millions that votes for McCain in 2008 stayed at home and did not vote for Romney. The great American businessman Mitt Romney proved to be spineless and crossing the aisle to his beloved liberals time and again as he intentionally deserted the White, Hispanic and Asian conservatives and Tea Party patriots led by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. Even the great American woman leader Michele Bachmann who was fighting for re-election in MN was deserted by the GOP RINO Establishment that did not fund Michele because she did not appealed to them more than the left wing liberal that they adore. Mitt Romney despised the talk show hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Mike Gallagher and refused to get interviews that could affect the Conservatives and Tea party Whites, Hispanic and Asians. Clearly, the fact that Romney tried to appease the liberals as the perfect Maverick like McCain who crosses the aisle routinely to appease the liberals made him losing his loyal base that he was hiding from. Romney was hiding from the great Sarah Palin that could bring him three million votes of the tea Party and conservatives while he ran to talk shows on NBC, CBS to get liberals that never voted for him. Romney also tried to hide the Obama’s failure to save the lives of four American heroes in US Embassy in Libya that were attacked on by al Qaida terrorists and failed to show the hypocrisy of Obama only to appease the liberals. Shame on you Mitt Romney for failing GOP by deserting the conservatives and Tea Party great Americans while losing to Obama who offered 'Obama's free checks' to liberals while you offered 12 million jobs that they did not want as parasites.
Nowhere, did I see you blame the con primary voters for their own ignorance about the condidate. Apparently,'severely conservative' was enough to buy them off. Funny, yet sad. Now, go have a nice dream about ron Paul.
Osama Obama

Honey Grove, PA

#10 Nov 8, 2012
CLOSER TO BEING COMMIES TODAY.
Wealth Redistribution

New London, CT

#11 Nov 8, 2012
Nice to see that the poor will finally be squeezing more money out of the rich! What America really needs now is income equality.
Les Claypool

Denver, CO

#12 Nov 8, 2012
Overwhelming? Popular vote was just about 50/50, again.
The biased media never lets off do they?

Rhetorical question.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#13 Nov 8, 2012
America IS Left of Center.

BOTH major parties elected their most progressive candidates. Even the GOP Tea Party establishment RINOs elected a progressive and cheered him all the way/
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#14 Nov 8, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
CLOSER TO BEING COMMIES TODAY.
Should have nominated Ron Paul instead. Just phony outrage and fake concern. You cheered on a progressive all the way: Romney.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Nov 8, 2012
Wealth Redistribution wrote:
Nice to see that the poor will finally be squeezing more money out of the rich! What America really needs now is income equality.
.
ahhhh yes the Frenck model.
they raised millionaires taxes to 75%
millionaires moved out of the country
businesses closed instead of giving 75% tax to the commies
now ..... out of money so ..........
they increased the value added tax impacting all citizens rich and poor on everything they purchase
.
coming soon to your house .... obama thinks the commie french rocks
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#16 Nov 8, 2012
OHIO REPUBLICAN wrote:
Before Obamacare takes full effect, I have 53 employees. Need to get under 50 so I don't have to buy in. I went out to my parking lot and found 5 vehicles with Obama bumper stickers on them and found out who they belonged to and went inside and fired those 5 people so I got in under the magic number of 50. I am sure I am not the only person who will do this.
This bullshit story has been circulating for months. In reality you are probably a loser sitting in his mom's basement!
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#17 Nov 8, 2012
lolol wrote:
<quoted text>
.
and harry reid spouting bipartisanship, reach across the aisle, work together mantrs where last week he said
.
If Romney wins and we keep the democrat majority in the senate, it is laughable to think I would work with the republicans to further Romneys agenda
.
sounds like bipartisanship to me. I think all republican lawmakers should have a recording of his statement pre-election and anytime a democrat demands that republicans work with the to further obamas agenda, that they play the recording to them and walk away laughing.
Yep, that's how they role.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 8, 2012
This time is when the RiNo's come out to play.
They want a deal, that makes them look good, don't fall for it.
Stay with the basics.
The DNC party in NC set the ball into play, prepare for the 'walkabout', clean yourselves, prepare your families.
It is not Barry's fault that we haven't learned, it is our own.
Those that will pray for a feel good quick fix, will be rewarded appropriately.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#19 Nov 8, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
Obama: Day One…..Jump on a plane……
Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees...
BOEING Announces Big Layoffs In Cutback to Below 2010 Levels...
Military Cuts to increase unemployment past the 14.5 Obama inherited.
Government doubles in size in eleven years…………the 47% is now 51% and growing…..how flush is the nanny……….how deep are China’s pockets.
You still looking at Rasmussen polls?

Guffaw!!!
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#20 Nov 8, 2012
The GOP Tea Party establishment RINOs for the 4th election cycle in a row nominated a government growing RINO to the ticket. Instead of learning and kicking out all the phony conservatives, they continue to blame the other party.

Should have nominated Ron Paul. That is all there is to say. The ONLY true conservative running for the GOP ticket.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Nov 8, 2012
lolol wrote:
<quoted text>
.
ahhhh yes the Frenck model.
they raised millionaires taxes to 75%
millionaires moved out of the country
businesses closed instead of giving 75% tax to the commies
now ..... out of money so ..........
they increased the value added tax impacting all citizens rich and poor on everything they purchase
.
coming soon to your house .... obama thinks the commie french rocks
You haven't been paying attention. Romney already moved all his wealth out of the country, closing businesses. Allowing the middle class enough of the fruit of their labor to eat isn't such a bad thing.

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