I've started several posts in the last couple of weeks, but I've not finished them. They didn't really seem to add much, or they seem to be my repeating things I've written about so often.
In any event, I'm swearing off getting frustrated with Obama or the Democrats. They are what they are, and regardless of their limitations and their myopia, their inability to see the big picture or to understand the significance of the moment, they're the best we're going to get until we have our "clarifying moment".
In the meanwhile, the "system" has a mind and will of its own, and it gets what it wants no matter who's in office. At the moment, there is no mind or will that comes even close to being able to resist or counterbalance it. So things will play out the way they play out. Until we have our clarifying moment, I think that we have to accept that the underlying structure of American society is reverted to the historical oligarchical norm, and life goes on. There's not much that can be done except to do what we can to mitigate the negative effects.