From the way the Mainstream Media is worshipping the President-Elect, one would get the impression the only acceptable answer is "I hope he succeeds."
It is implied that all answers to the contrary would of neccessity have to come from an unpatriotic, mean-spirited, and/or ignorant person.
I am surprised at how many conservatives have taken the bait.
No doubt afraid the MSM will paint them as hateful, disrepectful, and possibly racist, even some Conservatives have replied to such promptings with the (apparently) obligatory "wishes for Obama's success."
My guess is that if one were to ask Mr. Obama how he would define a successful presidency, he would say something to the effect of "accomplishing as many of my goals as possible" or maybe "fulfulling the promises I made during my campaign for president."
Assuming Obama was telling the truth and has every intention of doing what he said he would, this is what success would look like:
The destruction of most if not all the progress of the pro-life movement, including parental notification for minors seeking abortions, informed consent laws , and conscience clauses for doctors who don't want to be forced to perform abortions.
The re-definition of Marraige to include same-sex marraiges. As many have already figured out, once you change the definition from man and woman only to anything else, there is no reason (using that same logic) to prohibit anything at all being called "marraige." One can only imagine what could happen with such a liberal court system... why not polygamy?
The nationalization of private industries - i.e. healthcare, child-care
As anyone who has ever been to the post office, department of motor vehicles, or division of child support enforcement can tell you, anything under government control is less efficient, costs more money, and takes more time than it should. Basically we will get less quality for more money, and have to wait longer to get it.
The closing of GITMO:
What are you going to do with all those terrorists, Mr. Obama? Didn't they do some super crazy things to end there in the first place? You're just going to set them free? In the U.S.? or are you going fly them back where we found them and drop them off? Either way, I'm pretty sure this is a bad idea.
The expansion of Big Government: the creation of over half a million new government jobs.
We've got a gigantic, bloated federal government already. The last thing we need is more government jobs. Once created, these positions seem to last long after they are needed. There are few politicians who will do the right thing and eliminate wasteful government jobs for fear of being labeled a "job-killer." If Obama has his way, our government will become even more obese under his watch.
I could go down the whole list of Obama's bad ideas, but you get the gist.
If Obama's success means that America will look like this in four years, why would anyone "hope he succeeds"?
I have to disagree with the well-wishers.
For my part, I hope he fails in his quest for a liberal utopia.