The moral is clear. Republicans don’t have a mandate to cut spending; they have a mandate to repeal the laws of arithmetic.
That is of course from the imminently sensible Paul Krugman, who in the same piece also says,
The key point to understand is that while many voters say that they want lower spending, press the issue a bit further and it turns out that they only want to cut spending on other people...
President Barack Obama is a statesman trying in his own way to reverse the tide of conservative destruction to our nation. He is up against the most massively financed foe in American history, that most heinous of malignancies, the Military Industrial Complex. In a twist that Dwight D. Eisenhower could have never imagined during his days facing the Soviet Block behind the Iron Curtain, the phrase enshrined in our Constitution, "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" used to mean different sets of foes. Now they are one and the same.
Is it time for America's Jasmine Revolution?