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

There are 300 comments on the Democracy Now story from Nov 8, 2012, titled John Nichols: Overwhelming Obama Victory Not Just a Mandate for the President, but for Progressives. In it, Democracy Now reports that:

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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Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Nov 8, 2012
lolol wrote:
<quoted text>
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... 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.
You haven't been paying attention. They have already been refusing anything the democrats propose, even when the democrats propose republican generated policies. It is interesting to watch the GOP hate their own programs just because Obama has a D after his name.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#23 Nov 8, 2012
Go check with Boeing, ask them how they have been played, the union, that was.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#24 Nov 8, 2012
"We are not going to:"

Rachel Maddow

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc...
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#25 Nov 8, 2012
Are these people more insane than any usual Liberal?

An "overwhelming" victory and a "mandate" might be if the Democrats captured the House, but certainly not a paltry two percentage points almost evenly splitting the country with those opposed to Socialism and the Corporate/Government Fascist marriage of Obama and his ridiculous Secretary of Bidness.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#26 Nov 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Are these people more insane than any usual Liberal?
An "overwhelming" victory and a "mandate" might be if the Democrats captured the House, but certainly not a paltry two percentage points almost evenly splitting the country with those opposed to Socialism and the Corporate/Government Fascist marriage of Obama and his ridiculous Secretary of Bidness.
True.

The House Republican majority can still go on
sabotaging the American economy.

Good fer them and sieg Heil!.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#27 Nov 8, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
True.
The House Republican majority can still go on
sabotaging the American economy.
Good fer them and sieg Heil!.
The House hasn't seemed to have been any impediment to the Democrat deficit spending and increase in debt. Your extremist, non-applicable rhetoric will do nothing to encourage them to sound fiscal policy. It's the Democrats marrying corporations and government, not Republicans. So, "Fascism" applies to the former.

Anyway, it's not Congress, which will impact what coming at you. It is the business owners, people actually employing the remaining taker mentalities electing the Socialist to another term, who will make you squeal and give up your thievery.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#28 Nov 8, 2012
Really?Then how do you explain Republicans winning the House of Representatives-again???...the re has been no change.obama is still President;the democrats still control the Senate;and the Republicans still control the House.This guy can take his spin and shove it.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#29 Nov 8, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't been paying attention. They have already been refusing anything the democrats propose, even when the democrats propose republican generated policies. It is interesting to watch the GOP hate their own programs just because Obama has a D after his name.
Exactly! LIke the individual mandate. It was a conservative idea.....until President Obama was for it....then they were all against it.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#30 Nov 8, 2012
Obama victory does redine Democrats as far left of Castro Progressives. It certainly doesn't mean that to the general populace or the majority in the new Congress would be anti American Collectivist gangsters and Union funding hacks.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#31 Nov 8, 2012
Everybody I know just pulled all their loot out of the stock market.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#32 Nov 8, 2012
Gary wrote:
"We are not going to:"
Rachel Maddow
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc...
It is safe to look now.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33 Nov 8, 2012
Hitler had an overwhelming victory too. What Hitler said holds true for Obama believers
"The Masses are the Asses"_Hitler
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#34 Nov 8, 2012
Republicans look at the bright side your depression from the election is covered by Obamacare.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#35 Nov 8, 2012
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>
It is safe to look now.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Republicans honestly believe that we maintain
a defense establishment just to keep people
employed? If that's the case, we should restart
building battleships and Sherman tanks..

Millions of them. Chortle
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#36 Nov 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Republicans look at the bright side your depression from the election is covered by Obamacare.
Picture a glass of water exactly half full.

A liberal looks at that glass and says it's half empty.

A conservative looks at the same glass and says it 2/3 full.

Someone is lying..

Guess who.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#37 Nov 8, 2012
It's not as if the Republicans have a history or much experience with moving an Economy Forward and combating National Debt.

The Republicans are out of ideas and their lies have been exposed. So it's obvious they have nothing to submit to any degree of national progress. The Red portions of the Map shows exactly where the leeches reside in America, those who collect Poverty Payments and States where 40% of the working population Pays no income taxes on substandard wages.

The Republican game in America is pretty much over, they held on to the House but that will be the rope they eventually tie around their throats before jumping off of the bridge.
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."

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#38 Nov 8, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans honestly believe that we maintain
a defense establishment just to keep people
employed? If that's the case, we should restart
building battleships and Sherman tanks..
Millions of them. Chortle
The only mandate was that Republicans id not vote because they were discouraged by the MSM. This will come out with the Benghazi Deception and a movement to impeach.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#39 Nov 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Are these people more insane than any usual Liberal?
An "overwhelming" victory and a "mandate" might be if the Democrats captured the House, but certainly not a paltry two percentage points almost evenly splitting the country with those opposed to Socialism and the Corporate/Government Fascist marriage of Obama and his ridiculous Secretary of Bidness.
Republicans just redefined districts to ensure they would hold on to those House Seats. How long have you been following Politics, since Obama became President?

Yes, loosing by 123 electoral votes indicate a Whipping in the Electoral Votes and is a Mandate, Bush's win with 284 Electoral Votes in 2004 was believed he had a Mandate, right?

The point that matter is that the GOP ideas have been thoroughly rejected by the American population or the Hand full of Sates in the North Eastern Region of America and on the West Coast where the vast majority of the American Population resides.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#40 Nov 8, 2012
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>The only mandate was that Republicans id not vote because they were discouraged by the MSM. This will come out with the Benghazi Deception and a movement to impeach.
ROFLMAO, Impeachment, again? What are the misdemeanors or better yet, the high crime?

Surely not none of the melodrama and speculations presented by Fox Snooze....... ROFLMAO. Fox has no creditability.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#41 Nov 8, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Everybody I know just pulled all their loot out of the stock market.
If you waited for more declines, you could have lost more; wingnut strategy is sell low after declines, buy high after rebounds.

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