I will use a Rush comment. I live in Realville. And as much as I hate it- this election DIES give Obama a mandate. As it turned out this election wasn't that close with Obama receiving over 300 electoral votes.
And as for the enormous issues facing Washington that have to be faced -WHY?
What price have Obama or the Democrats (or Republicans for that matter) paid for not facing them? And as for stopping Obama. Who is going to do that? John Roberts? John Boehner? Mitch McConnell?
I am not one to throw in the towel but I live in what Rush calls Realville. This election was supposed to be the check on un-bridled seizure of power. It rewarded it instead.