At what point do people start holding President Hope accountable for this economy? Team Obama is hoping they won’t until after the recovery, which is sure to come. By then, of course, the government will have its hooks deeper into the banks, into healthcare, into the energy sector, into anything that matters. By then we will be a semi-socialist state, and the era of American exceptionalisnm will be over. You might as well call us the United States of France.