After a campaign of fear and smear, an economy in shambles, a world adrift from American leadership, corruption and lies, Barack Obama has enough electoral votes to drag America further into the abyss. The near even distribution of popular votes indicates the country is as divided as ever.
The House of Representatives is even firmer in the hands of Republicans and they will not be in a giving vein after the way Obama has attacked and smeared. There is no mandate for Obama from the voters because Obama ran a substance-less campaign of no proposals or plans. From Politico:
“But the victory seemed too narrow and too rooted in the Democratic base to grant him anything close to a mandate — much less the popular support needed to break the deadlock of Washington partisanship as he promised during the campaign. [snip]
What it all means for a country in need of functional two-party government is impossible to reckon until Obama meets with the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill to begin negotiations over the expiring Bush-era tax cuts.”
America will continue to slip further away into horror.
This election has resolved nothing. The economic crisis will come to a head in January as scheduled. Massive tax increases are in store with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. The sequestration issue will lead to across the board cuts instead of a planned thoughtful reorganization of the budget and economy. The contraption of Obamacare will need to be dismantled or at the very least massively reformed and restructured but that won’t happen.
What will happen is an immovable object will meet an irresistible force.
In foreign policy despots will see America leaderless and adrift. The jackals are ready to pounce. Israel in isolation with an enemy in the White House will at some point be forced to strike at Iran in order to prevent another Holocaust. As bad as we might feel tonight – it will get worse.
This cannot go on but it will for a while as things go from Barack bad to Barack worse. “Herbert Stein’s Law: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The question is when.