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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
House Republicans falsely claim that they have a mandate from voters equal to Obama’s
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By Pat Cunningham
Jan. 6, 2013 11:20 a.m.





Dana Milbank NAILS IT:

As a new Congress convenes, it has become an unquestioned truth among Republicans that their party has as much of a mandate as President Obama because voters returned them to power in the House

The mantra has been intoned by John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist and many other party eminences, and there is a certain logic to saying that the voters, by giving Republicans the House, were asking for divided government.

But the claim to represent the voters’ will doesn’t add up.

The final results from the November election were ...

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