The whole Obama presidency is not based on reality. Even his election was not based on something real. His election was not based on any accomplishments but based on a few pretty speeches, not being GW Bush, and an undefined hope. Obama himself commented back in 2008 that people see in him what they want to see. The supporters that he still has left base their support on hope rather than any accomplishments.
Though I didn't vote for him in 2008, I hoped that he would do well. That hope continually diminished as his presidency progressed as it became more clear that he is a Progressive ideologue and a divisive demagogue who views good governance from a Marxist lens.