Poll: Downbeat Dems, resurgent Republicans It's a Catch-22 for Obama. The harder he tries to fight, the more tired people will be of him. The more delicious viral videos there will be contrasting the fantasy-Obama of 2008 with the tedious, dissembling Obama of today. He won't make it easy for his Republican opponent, but it won't be easy for him either. Obama fatigue is real. He's annoying as hell, and though I admit I'm partisan, I don't think it is partisan statement to say that Obama has overexposed himself with all his speeches and interviews. People are saying it in the mainstream media too.