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Claiming the Palin mandate

As we discussed yesterday, the election, while certainly bad for the Democrats, doesn’t really indicate what could be considered a Republican mandate. But that fact doesn’t seem to stop politicians and pundits from making the claim. And it certainly doesn’t stop demagogues from taking credit. And that’s what we’re seeing right now. Yesterday, in the […]

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Obstruction 2.0

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came out yesterday, and said that his top priority, now that his party has retaken Congress, is the defeat of Barack Obama in 2012. It’s amazing to me that with unemployment over 10% and our men and women still dying in Afghanistan that the defeat of our elected President, Barack […]

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Republican Blowout, But No Conservative Mandate

The best take on yesterday’s election that I’ve found thus far came from the folks at Think Progress. Here’s what they had to say: Riding a wave of discontent, Republicans overtook the House of Representatives by great numbers, but foundered in the U.S. Senate, where the media spotlight on Tea Party candidates like Sharron Angle […]

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