People being pissed about Obama doesn't have anything to do with his race. He's an idiot who thinks the best way to get the country out of the hole it's in is to dig the hole deeper. Well, we won't come out the other side; we'll just bury ourselves and our children under miles of debt.
People think China is the big bad enemy but what they don't realize is one of the biggest detriments to our economy has been NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). We've lost plenty of manufacturing and blue collar jobs that have nothing to do with China's draconian labor laws. Many of our manufacturing plants moved South, not East, across the border to Mexico. They can get cheaper labor there and import the goods, because of NAFTA, free of tariffs.
Until we get a president who has the balls to repeal NAFTA to bring back some of our middle class jobs, and at the same time push congress to get rid of our complex (and FULL of loopholes) tax code to introduce a FLAT tax with NO deductions and NO exceptions that EVERYONE pays, we will continue on the path we're on.
That brings up another problem: congress. People are already talking about the 'fiscal cliff' and that congress needs to agree on a budget. Are memory spans REALLY that short? This same problem surfaces EVERY year because our congress is FULL of do-nothings. We need not only a new president, but a new House and Senate in their entirity. Until people stop continuously re-electing these do-nothing, career politicians who are using their positions in the legislative branch to play the stock market like it's a violin and line their pockets, nothing is going to change. Our national debt will be more than our GDP in very short order, and you have congress to blame just as much, if not more than, the president.
I don't blame ANY state for wanting to secede. When my wife and I retire, we've already decided to become ex-patriots and retire to a country that makes more sense than the idiocy that's running rampant in this nation's government.