it is a lot more complicated than that...
"If you choose to believe something else, that's your prerogative."
But when I believe what actually happened is what what members of both parties have openly stated, I tend to believe it a little more.
"There is no such thing as a mandate set by the electorate."
You are entitled to that opinion, but reality is, the majority of US voters spoke, no matter what word you choose to use, mandate is just one word to describe the results of the election.....
"I don't know why you would call the Tea Party House members obstructionist. I see an obstructionist as someone who votes against you no matter what."
???????? Huh? Did you not watch all teabaggers and GOP stooges openly, publicly state, on multiple occasions that their intent was to do exactly, almost word for word, what you just described?
"I'm confident that if the President or Congress proposed an idea that decreased the size of government and its burden on the American public, the Tea Party members of Congress would support it."
The size of government has been shrinking, not because of the TP/GOP, in spite of them..... the biggest controllable expense is defense, which the GOP put off limits, and actually wanted to increase spending.....