It's trendy to say that, even though I didn't vote for him, I hope President Obama is a big success. I too have said that, but I should have clarified what I meant.
I hope Obama grows in knowledge and wisdom enough to abandon his socialist, pacifist tendencies and govern well enough for this country to grow stronger morally, financially and militarily. However, I doubt very much that he will grow in the direction I want.
Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool socialist who will, in all probability, change this country fundamentally for the worse.
As far as Obama's stated plans and policies go, I hope that he fails miserably. I don't want this country socialized or disarmed. I don't want our culture, language and traditions fundamentally changed.
So to the extent that Obama wants to turn the US into a socialist nation that is weaker militarily and less capable of defending itself, I hope he fails.
That's essentially what Rush Limbaugh said this week and Rush is right. That's what I meant to say too, but that's why he gets the big bucks.