One of the things that must be reiterated ad nauseum is that Obama did not receive a mandate to do anything. He may have won the electoral college by a wide margin, but he barely eked out a win in the popular vote, and I'm not sure all those votes are legitimate. I'm especially concerned with the Hispanic vote. How many voted that are not legal? I think the electoral college is an anachronism that needs to be gone. I know of people who stopped voting when the popular vote was trumped by the electoral college. That kind of apathy doesn't do any of us any good but will continue as long as the EC is in existence.