Originally Posted by M_Six
the same political landscape that got us to the edge of the fiscal cliff is now still in place
Yes, I agree wholeheartedly with the portion of your statement I quoted above.
Obama in power with an incredibly slim popular vote margin of victory (hence no real ability to say that he got a clear, convincing message from the people they wanted real change). Republicans still in charge of the congress.
Like I said numerous times in these various threads before, a vote for Obama is a vote for 4 more years of gridlock. The people spoke, and got what they asked for (or at least a tiny sliver above 50% did, anyways).