Let's set the facts straight.
We are in the middle of protracted "negotiations" regarding the financial future of our great nation, and the president continues to claim leverage - saying that he got an election "mandate."
Let's take a closer look as this proclamation: He received 62.6 million votes or a mere 51.4 percent of those who voted.
The president's victory percentage drops to 41.7 percent when all registered voters are included. And at the bottom line he only managed to get 30 percent of all eligible voters, including those not registered; which means that 70 percent or 145 million eligible voters did not vote for him. So where is the mandate?