1. Although candidate Obama ran to become President of all the people, propping his campaign with promises. In November 2008 Barak Obama was elected president by the people to serve all the people in governing our great nation. Barak Obama Campaign Promises a. We remember that, despite candidate Barack Obamas promises to the American people that he would reach across the aisle to seek bipartisanship and consensus, Con: Obamacare is unpopular and expensive | PennLive.com 2. How did he begin? President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation. Obama to GOP: 'I won' - Jonathan Martin and Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com a. But when the conversation got down to other specifics, it was clear that some of the Republican ideas were clearly non-starters with the new president Ibid. 3. In the end, after all of Obamas whining about GOP obstructionism and its refusal to compromise or even negotiate in good faith, once a debt-ceiling deal was reached, the White House bragged that it had strong-armed Republicans into capitulating. The President stood firm and forced Republicans to back down, preventing them from using the prospect of default as leverage again in six months by ensuring that any additional debt limit increases will not be needed until 2013. Responding To Representative Ryan | The White House 4. Even the Presidents advisers have been dragged along: But now, the famously panic-proof strategist appears to have answered the appeals of his party and finally set the president on a more partisan and unPlouffian course. For a top Obama adviser, a new strategy and old doubts - The Washington Post 5. Obama deliberately set out on a course to cast himself as a president not of all the people, but only of those whose cause he championed or who had the good sense to side with him. David Limbaugh, The Great Destroyer, p.72. a. A Washington Post story from earlier this week reports, There is a noticeably more aggressive, confrontational President Obama roaming the country these days, Obama has essentially given up on his governing responsibilities (at which he has shown himself to be terribly inept) in lieu of a fierce and near constant attack on his political opponents .[And] has become the most intentionally divisive president weve seen in quite some time. Obama the Divider « Commentary Magazine b. Each day, it seems, he and/or his supporters are seeking to divide us. The rhetoric employed by the president and his allies is meant to fan the flames of resentment, to turn Americans against one another, and to stoke up feelings of envy, grievances, and rage. Ibid. 6. Washington (CNN) - Which president, in recent history, had the most polarizing second year in office? The answer: President Obama, according to a fresh analysis. Gallup compared Obama's second year approval numbers from January 2010 to January 2011 against figures from the second year of other presidents. It reports that an average of 81 percent of Democrats approved of the president, while only 13 percent of Republicans approved, on average. That's a 68 percentage point gap in party ratings - higher than the gap faced by any other president in his second year. Analysis: Obamas second year is the most polarizing since Eisenhower CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs a. Obama was clearly trending toward record-setting territory in just his second year, in stark contrast to the conciliatory image on which hed campaigned. David Limbaugh, Op.Cit,, p. 74. Again? "...promises to the American people that he would reach across the aisle to seek bipartisanship and consensus, " "...in stark contrast to the conciliatory image on which hed campaigned. Obama voters, remember this in November: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."