The word you are looking for but just can’t seem to find is MANDATE.
Bush is the first President to be re-elected while gaining seats in the House and Senate since 1936 and the first Republican President since 1924 to be re-elected while re-electing Republican House and Senate majorities.
The first President to win a majority of the popular vote since 1988.
He received 57.4 million votes – more than any other candidate in history. He broke President Reagan’s 1984 mark of 54.5 million. (96% reporting)
He increased the popular vote by seven million votes since 2000 – more than twice Clinton’s increase from 1992 to 1996.
He improved his percentage in every state except four (MD, OR, VT and WY). This includes a four percent increase in John Kerry’s home state, Massachusetts.
MoreMeanwhile the dimwits in the media are arguing that since the Democrats got humiliated by the voters, Bush should adopt the policies the voters rejected. (Gee did anyone predict the media would do this?) If the voters rejected one party out of hand it is obvious to any thinking person it is time for the party who got rejected to move to the mainstream, not vice versa.
The results of this election WAS NOT a call for Bush to be more liberal. Indeed it is a wake up call to liberals that they have strayed too far to the left for the American people.