Via Talk Left:
One more thought: The claim that Bush has a mandate is a joke. This was a squeaker. 51% voted for Bush. That means 49%, virtually half of the country, opposes him.
– More people voted for Bush than any other candidate in the history of the nation in the highest voter turnout since 1968.
– Bush picked up two states, so that he actually carried 30 of the 50 states (unless my math is wrong).
– We picked up 4 seats in the Senate, including defeating the Democratic Minority Leader, the first time a Senate leader and incumbent has lost an election in 52 years.
– We picked up 3 seats in the House.
This is a mandate. Quit fooling yourselves, guys. Facing reality is going to be the first step towards recovery. And while you are at it, tere are some bright spots, chief of which is Barack Obama.