Obama is not serious about avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff". His policies and tactics are designed to engender anger and resentment between the races and to divide people along economic lines. He is a profoundly immature man who isn't fit to lead this great nation.
If (when?) we fall deeper into recession, I'm sure he will find a way to blame it all on the Republicans and the mainstream media will be running interference for him, enabling him to get away with his vicious lies.
Brace yourselves - it's going to be a bumpy four years.