President John F. Kennedy would never recognize his former country today, as it's now run largely by a deranged mix of resolute Leftists and the poverty industry.
As widely anticipated, free-spending president Barky has plans for 2013; most of which involve repeated assaults upon American citizens - to be largely carried out by designated subordinates in order to afford him more time on the golf course. This is known as "leading from behind". A top priority in the coming year will involve dismantling of specific constitutional rights; beginning with the Second Amendment. Barky fully expects there to be some resistance, but has already begun bathing in the blood of the recent Newtown victims in order to justify his plans.
And in terms of Foreign Relations, Barky will draw upon the expertise of an individual who claimed that
It was one thing to defeat Nazi Germany, but that didn’t mean America had to try to win the Cold War too.
To the Ketchup Boy, human rights and human liberty take a back seat - if, indeed, they're allowed a seat at all. Ketchup's policy views trend not toward engagement, but to accommodation; should that fail, he favors a slow, steady retreat similar to the progressive flow of quality condiments from the bottle.
On the national front, Barky's NLRB can be counted upon to continue to repay the union thugs that have been so critically important to the success of Democrats around the country:
In the steamrolling style that is now the hallmark of the Obama administration and its extensions, the NLRB voted 3-1 to gut the Supreme Court’s 1988 Communication Workers of America v. Beck decision, whereby union workers in non-right-to-work states were able to withhold the portion of their dues that unions spend on political activism. The NLRB now allows that unions no longer are required to provide proof, through audits of their finances, to so-called “Beck objectors” that their money is not spent on union politics.
This is actually less ominous than it appears, as unions have never been required to provide such proof; requests that forced extortion payments not be used for political purposes have routinely been met with assurances from the thugs that only other "brothers and sisters" pay for that.
However, it's worth noting that smooth sledding is ahead for the unionistas, as all three remaining members of the NLRB are Democrats who were appointed by Barky after He declared that the Senate was in recess.