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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If you LOOK at how close the actual votes WERE, there IS no mandate! The country’s CLEARLY divided on the issues! This ISN’T an Electorate mandate!

  2. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal said, over 2 years ago

    A mandate for more freebies! After all, we are only 16 trillion in the hole.

  3. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I agree (for reasons I posted at length yesterday).

    Mr. President, I voted for you and I’m glad you won, but don’t get cocky.

  4. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Quote from another source:
    After the 2004 election with President Bush winning 286 to Kerry’s 251 electoral votes FOX News declared Bush having a “Mandate.” Fast forward to 2012, President Obama wins 303 electoral votes (FL still not called) to Romney’s 206 and the FOX News pundits call it a “squeaker.” Do you not love the irony of “Fair and Balanced.”

  5. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Again….I’ll say it slooowwwer so you can understaaannnndddddd…..
    The total votes cast shows a nearly split down the middle vote when you consider the popular vote. That means he still has half the country to convince…and Obama’s doing a pi*s-poor job of it!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Gee, remember when Fox News, LImbaugh, Robertson, Beck, and the righties demanded that SCOTUS (and “God”) gave Bush a “mandate” to lead?

  7. coreman

    coreman said, over 2 years ago

    they were not correct and neither is anyone who thinks obama has a mandate - 50 % popular votes indicates different- spin any way you want to. time to dump this 19 century aspest of our democracy - popular vote should be the only critera for elected office.

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Fairportfan2 wasn’t disagreeing with you, just showing Fox News hypocrisy.

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry Dems, O’s goody bag is empty now. Here comes the pain.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Tom, I’m an Obama supporter, but that is not a mandate, no matter what Fox said about Bush’s victory.
    Or did I misunderstand the point of the cartoon?

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The republicans were robbed. They bought and paid for the election.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I did better than Kerry? Gosh!

    This election was mostly a referendum on whether we should return to Bush era polices. That’s what I really represented.

    It was also a referendum on our social safety net. I suggested we change Medicare into a non-guaranteed benefit by giving vouchers that probably wouldn’t have covered the whole cost of health care for future retirees. I made overturning Obamacare a centerpiece of my campaign.

    My policies were rejected. I can only hope future Republicans learn from this.

  13. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Mandate? …LOL

    Obama sneaked by a hair..if you add all votes not for Obama (including Romney’s) the country is divided down the middle.

    I’m afraid is going to be a rough ride during the next 4 years with a President that can’t lead with half the country voting against him…

  14. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 2 years ago

    Donald Trump has deleted some of his tweets from election night. That shows you how serious the situation is. I repeat: Donald Trump has taken back something he said! Prepare for the second coming of Jesus…

  15. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 2 years ago


    You Repigs said GWBush had a mandate, Hell, HE said he had a mandate in 2000 with a MUCH tighter electoral victory and a popular vote LOSS – and you took it and ran with it! Ran this country into the ground! And he never bothered to convince the other half of the country. He was the “Decider”!
    Typical bad Repub arithmetic!

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