Day: November 13, 2008

The Center Left Nation

Here’s a good piece that counters much of the conservative spin we’ve heard in the days since the election. In 2004, when, Bush walked away with 50.7% of the popular vote, he and his supporters claimed that consituted a “mandate.” In 2008, Obama earned 52.7% of the popular vote, and the right is backpedaling as hard as they possibly, possibly can. “Well, sure,” they sniff, “Obama won, and Democrats picked up additional seats in the House and the Senate, but America remains a center-right nation.”