The people who elected and re-elected Obama firmly believe that progressive socialism is the panacea to all the world's ills. It is their faith and they won't budge from it.
Learn the new game's rules. If you can win at this game you can win at that one too. Those who underachieved in this games rules will underachieve in the new game's rules too. They'll underachieve because they underperform. Do the same things and you get the same results.