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  •  You beat me to it! (1+ / 0-)
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    MadGeorgiaDem

    Bush certainly claimed to have a mandate. I remember thinking how crazy the Repubs were when he had barely won. Somehow winning does equal mandate in many people's minds.

    We had a vote on a controversial issue at our church. Outcome was 80-79. The winners have claimed for a year or more now that this was a clear vote that the congregation wanted this to happen. One more vote and the president could have broken the tie the other way. Our was not a mandate and neither was Bush's "mandate" in 2000.

    The Tea Party: They're so far right, they're wrong.

    by lynneinfla on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:52:55 AM PST

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    •  he didn't win the popular vote nor possibly (0+ / 0-)

      even the electoral college, for what we know now

      Bush in 2000s mandate was no better than Gores in my mind.

      so maybe even worse than your 80-79 victory.
      get what you mean though

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