Obama is, at heart, a playboy, but instilled in him are two ideologies. One is Islam, the other is Marxism. They need not be mutually exclusive.
Those who put him into power are a large and diverse group, but mostly are from education. The ivied halls of learning, the hotbeds of Marxism and or Socialism. The chain of succession for Obama to have gone from Occidental to Columbia to Harvard could not have been accomplished without the participation of those who lead and teach in those institutions. Nonetheless his transition and rise to where he is today was far from accidental.