Unlike the left I will neither whine nor make excuses for the Republicans and their failure. I will offer congratulations on a rough but legitimate election.
That being said, unless Obama is the luckiest man alive, he is in for an extremely bumpy ride. His constituency, especially the Black portion of it, is going to be looking to him for big things and he will not be able to deliver but a fraction of what they'll expect. Look for the shortest Presidential honeymoon on record.