Because the Liar-in-Chief still needs that base to keep him in the White House. He declares himself The Arbiter of Fairness, so he can dictate when 'enough is enough'.
Obama isn't the root of the problem; he is just the scumbag who is playing the dupes to keep him in control.
The root of the problem is the mentality that gladly accepts continual handouts, while oblivious to the damage it does to their souls.
These people have enslaved themselves, and their elected powers will enslave us also.