The spin is that this election demonstrated some sort of mandate for the Left. The truth and fact is that only around 20% of the population voted for Obama, and while that was indeed enough to re-elect him, it can hardly be represented as a mandate for his policies and ideology. No matter how much paint you put on it, and regardless of how many people were remiss in their citizen's duty to vote, at least half of the nation does not agree with Obama and the Left. The divide is undeniable, and with the populace so firmly divided, how does one pretend to "bi-partisanship"? Disallowing nuances, Congress does represent the people's attitudes and opinions. In my opinion, the lament from the Left is, in essence, to the Right in general refusing to acquiesce to malfeasance, misconstruction, and probable criminal behavior over a whole range of issues, including Benghazi. For whatever reason 20% of the populace thinks another 4 years like the last 4 years will be a good thing for the nation and the Left in Washington is a shining example of social, moral, and political integrity, don't hold your breath waiting for me to buy it, and I'll be sorely disappointed if any of my Representatives capitulate to the Left.
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