I think there are going to be a great many that are sorely disappointed in the outcome. The main stream media sold their credibility so that he would be elected. Sooner, rather than later they will turn on him as they are so want to do with all presidents but even more so now. You see, they will have to go after him and report the negatives, if for no other reason than to try and get that credibility back. It won't work. The more rabid on the left that believed all of the chosen ones promises are in for a shock when he can't deliver a quarter of those promises. Those same people will turn on the press and ask the question; "Why didn't you tell us?". The MSM will never really be trusted again and frankly, that's a good thing.
I have some predictions of what he will in fact accomplish. Contrary to what many of my fellow conservative contemporaries are saying and writing, I think the damage Obama will do to our country will very likely destroy America. The standard line is that America is just too big and powerful to be brought down in 4 years. The problem with that is that the fall started quite some time ago. Before Bush and his failed, yes I said failed, policies, our country started the slide. We continually elect leaders that do not have their constituent's nor the country's best interests at heart when they enact legislation. They openly admit to it at every turn and yet we re-elect them. They openly steal our tax dollars, what do we do? re-elect them of course. They take bribes in the form of campaign contributions from the organizations they are supposed to oversee, and vote in the interests of those people instead of doing the right thing. Our leaders are doing their best to govern by popular opinion and spin, rather than by what is right. They have sold themselves and our country to the highest bidder. This is what started the end. Below is what will finish America as we know it. In no particular order.
Illegal immigrants will be granted amnesty. This will increase the left's voter base. There is zero doubt this will happen.
The USA will abandon Iraq and Afghanistan. This will totally destabilize the region and bring the Taliban back to power.
TCO's proposed trillion dollar spending plan will not come to reality. He will spend a bunch, to be sure, but nowhere near that. What he will do is increase the tax burden on the 53% of us that currently pay all the tax collected by the IRS. This increased burden will lead to massive job losses due to small businesses choosing to save money rather than retain and hire new employees, further shrinking the numbers that pay taxes. The people that drive the economy, those with disposable income, will have less of that money to spend as more and more goes to taxes. Stores of all types will see ever shrinking revenues and will be forced to cut costs. Guess how. As this spirals into a downward helix, the problems created only intensify and will result in The Great Depression II. Don't worry though, there will be universal health care for you when you lose the job that provides you with great insurance.
TCO's open hand foreign policy will erode America's position as a superpower and embolden our enemies. Some of the effects of his foreign policy will be Iran becoming a nuclear power. Couple that with his plan to reduce our support of Israel and you will see an entirely new conflict in the middle east. Iran will be emboldened by this and will use tactical nukes to keep its stated mission of destroying Israel. Israel will of course use its own nuclear weapons in an effort to save themselves. The difference being that Israel has far more nukes at their disposal and when it comes to self preservation, they will not hesitate in the least to use them against all threats. The supply of oil from the middle east will drop to a trickle. Guess what that will do to the price of fuel.
There will be at least one terrorist attack in America during his first term. America will not respond to that attack.
Congress will back away from off shore drilling and revert to Pelosi and Carney's plan to only allow it 50 miles from the coast. No company will bother drilling there as there is little or no oil there. Fuel prices will do what?
For the first two years of his presidency, he will rubber stamp legislation that the left has been trying to get done for quite some time. We will see sweeping changes to our gun laws. Handguns of any type and semi-automatic rifles will see the most dramatic change. They will either be illegal for a citizen to possess or extremely difficult and expensive to purchase. He will pass draconian legislation that will make doing business for our corporations so difficult that even more will go offshore.
The last two years will be spent very moderately in hopes of re-election. This will not help. The people will remember how bad it is and who got the country to its lowest point.
My crystal ball has gone cloudy. Much of this will be avoided if TCO leads from the middle. I sincerely hope I am wrong about all that I wrote here. I just don't believe in my heart that I am. TCO has been a lifelong hard core liberal and it is extremely unlikely that he will change now. To the contrary, I think he will go even farther to the left.