Fool me once…

Remember this from 2004?

President Bush proclaimed his election as evidence that Americans embrace his plans to reform Social Security, simplify the tax code, curb lawsuits and fight the war on terror, pledging Thursday to work in a bipartisan manner with “everyone who shares our goals.”

Bush staked his claim to a broad mandate and announced his top priorities at a post-election news conference, saying his 3.5 million vote victory had won him political capital that he would spend enacting his conservative agenda.

I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it,” Bush told reporters. “It is my style.”

Bernand Finel provides context for last night’s walloping:

Bush “won” in 2000 with 271 electoral votes. In 2004 he upped that to a massive 286.

Obama underperformed his 365 from 2008 to end up with, likely, 332.

If Bush ever won a “mandate”, Obama just won a doubleplusgood muthafreakin mandate.

Update: Oh, Dickbag Morris, when will you be right about anything:

I’ve got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker.

Obama’s win being a squeaker is like me being a ham sandwich.


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