The long and bitter presidential election is over, and Barack Obama has four more years in the White House. After all his fundamental transformation of our nation, it is only fitting that he has to deal with the mess that he made! I wonder if he will stop blaming President George W. Bush now.
Obama "inherited" from himself a $16 trillion national debt that keeps growing at the rate of $1.5 trillion each year. He "inherited" an economy that is on the brink of going over the fiscal cliff. He "inherited" a situation where the Bush tax cuts are coming to an end and the Obamacare taxes are about to be unleashed on Americans. He "inherited" a nation that has 8 percent of its workers either unemployed or underemployed with even more businesses closing shop due to his regulations. He "inherited" larger numbers of citizen being on the government dole with increases in the recipients of Medicaid, food stamps, welfare (without the requirement to work), and social security. He "inherited" a large number "looters" in our society - each looking to get everything they can from the government without paying anything into it.
Obama "inherited" a nation that is badly divided by very deep and very wide chasms. He came into office claiming that he would unite our nation, but he made the divisions even worse. The election proved that our nation is greatly divided along many lines - age, marital status, race, religion, sex, political thinking, and dependency on government.
Our "old" President divided us; will our "new" President united us? Does a leopard change its spots or a zebra change its stripes? I do not believe that Obama will change either. I believe that he will "double down" on all that he did during his first term in office and make everything even worse. I believe that we will see four more years just as difficult or even worse than the past four years.