212frank wrote:bucky starburst wrote:Nah, that's just sour grapes. .. blah blah blah
Dont get caught up in the ridiculous left wing hype. Barry won by 2.4% of the vote. in polling, that's less than the margin of error..... statistically insignificant. Worse, the country couldnt be more divided along demographic lines. You call that a mandate? Most importantly, the dynamics in the 3 branches of govt are utterly unchanged.
Standby for 4 more years of the exact same shit sandwich we've had for the last 4.
When you take away the roughly 80-90% of the voting public that will never vote anything but their chosen party you are left with the 10-20% that is actually up for grabs. When you think of it that way then the 2.4% margin is a little more significant. It's not a landslide by any means but again you have about 40-45% on each side that is never going to change and isn't even contested. With both parties conceeding many of the states that aren't in play I don't see how that dynamic changes any time in the forseeable future, margins like we've had in the last few cycles are the norm and I would say that Obama's electoral college margin is the new decisive win.