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Is 48 percent a mandate? Let’s ask Democrats circa 2005

Here’s what two of them had to say:

Debbie Wasserman Shultz: “There was no mandate” in an election in which the president’s opponent, Sen. John Kerry, won 48% of the vote, she says. “Half the country agreed with us.”

Barack Obama:  “Our task is not to shove our views down the throats of the losers but to see if we can arrive at common ground,” Obama says.


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David Harsanyi is the former editor of Human Events. He is a syndicated columnists and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications and is the author of ???Obama???s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama???s Reelection??? (Regnery, 2013) and ???Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children??? (Doubleday/Broadway, 2007).