Inertia has taken over, and America as it has been known will come to an end, and with it the rest of the "modern" world. By the end of BO's third term, one of three scenarios will play out depending on who instigates the Black Swan Event...
If it's post-Christian humanists - Soylent Green,
If it's dyed in the wool Constitutionalists/Libertarians - Civil War II / WW III,
If it's the anti-Christ - the Second Coming.