Biden: Clear mandate on taxes from the vote.

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Submitted by no_such_reality on November 7, 2012 - 3:00pm

Submitted by no_such_reality on November 7, 2012 - 3:04pm.

Donald Trump snaps (no big surprise) http://now.msn.com/donald-trump-calls-fo...

Did Rush survive, got to imagine he's having a coronary.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on November 7, 2012 - 3:13pm.

no_such_reality wrote:
Oh my, 50-49 and it's a clear mandate...

I have long memory.

In another time and place there was another president who also won 50.x-48.x but claimed a mandate!

Quote:

President Bush proclaimed his election as evidence that Americans embrace his plans to reform Social Security, simplify the tax code, curb lawsuits and fight the war on terror, pledging Thursday to work in a bipartisan manner with "everyone who shares our goals."
Bush staked his claim to a broad mandate and announced his top priorities at a post-election news conference, saying his 3.5 million vote victory had won him political capital that he would spend enacting his conservative agenda.
"I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/B...

Submitted by AN on November 7, 2012 - 3:15pm.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
no_such_reality wrote:
Oh my, 50-49 and it's a clear mandate...

I have long memory.

In another time and place there was another president who also won 50.x-48.x but claimed a mandate!

Quote:

President Bush proclaimed his election as evidence that Americans embrace his plans to reform Social Security, simplify the tax code, curb lawsuits and fight the war on terror, pledging Thursday to work in a bipartisan manner with "everyone who shares our goals."
Bush staked his claim to a broad mandate and announced his top priorities at a post-election news conference, saying his 3.5 million vote victory had won him political capital that he would spend enacting his conservative agenda.
"I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Bush-claims-mandate-sets-2nd-term-goals-I-2637116.php#ixzz2BZrvbs22


And we all know how that turned out.

Submitted by paulflorez on November 8, 2012 - 4:19pm.

AN wrote:
And we all know how that turned out.

Which is why the current President is in the process of bringing all of Bush's wars to an end as well as letting some of Bush's tax cuts expire. Neither of those things turned out that great.

Submitted by AN on November 8, 2012 - 6:29pm.

paulflorez wrote:
AN wrote:
And we all know how that turned out.

Which is why the current President is in the process of bringing all of Bush's wars to an end as well as letting some of Bush's tax cuts expire. Neither of those things turned out that great.

So, this time, the "mandate" is different than the last "mandate"?

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