Barack Obama was re-elected as president of the United States. There are few things in this world that puzzle me more than the decision-making abilities of the American people. I based my utter disbelief on numbers and reality, and I fail at getting the math to work out correctly.
Poll after poll clearly indicates frustration from the American people over our government. Without exception, Americans do not trust the government to run their daily lives or the economy. Most do not believe we’re headed in the right direction, and we probably won’t be able to avoid running clear off of the fiscal cliff. Investor confidence continues to slide, and this includes the sharp nose dive the markets took yesterday.
In response to these worries and frustrations, the American people took decisive action by not only re-electing Barack Obama as president of the United States, but largely keeping the same power structure in Congress. The Democrats continue to hold the majority in the Senate and Republicans have held onto their majority in the House.
After billions of dollars were spent in the 2012 election cycle, nothing changed, and if Americans continue down this path, nothing ever will. Congress remains largely the same. Barack Obama is still the president. And, if polled, I am sure that the American people are still frustrated with their government – but, in reality, without a leg to stand on.
I, however, am frustrated with Americans.