Don't fool yourself. Obama is no dunce and is successfully implementing everything he wants. Whether it hurts or helps is immaterial. He knows his policies don't and won't do what he claims. So does everyone in the MSM and Congress backing him. He also has taken the temper of his enemies. He knows full well the disdain that people like Boehner , McConnell, McCain, Graham, et al hold for us and that we return that contempt with interest. He also knows that his supporters will support him no matter what he does- because they are dependent on him for the goodies.