A quickie on Mitch McConnell's argument that yes, voters sent Obama to the White House, but they also gave republicans control over the House (gerrymandering aside). Presidents have veto power. They have the right to overrule such things. And the voters had the choice between a President that would sign such a bill and a President that would veto it and they chose the latter.
But what about overriding that veto you ask? The voters also decided to send enough people to Congress who were against Republican ideas to DENY the 2/3 majority needed to override that veto. In other words, the voters had more than one option on election day to convey their wishes and in BOTH CASES they made sure that the Democrats had the final say. Do you think they did that because they wanted Republican policies?
That may be Karl Rove's interpretation of the numbers but it's not mine.