I'm from the UK so don't have a thorough grasp of what's gone on, but I kind of like the guy. He's pushed through some difficult but honourable bills (e.g. Obamacare), has mostly fostered peace (if you don't count drone strikes I guess), and has led North America through a very difficult recession which any leader would have struggled with. Is what I perceive as a rise in opposition to him because he hasn't gone far enough for democrats, or because he's pushed the boat too far out for republicans and centrists to follow him? OK, I'm getting a general consensus here. He's been dreadful and I don't know what the heck I'm talking about (I already knew that last bit to be honest).
@Dinamuk Roberts: Lol, nice comment. Indeed we do have politics here in Britain if you can call it that. Our version of democrats are just as neo-conservative as our version of republicans though, so it doesn't make a huge difference who's in power (ever see the South Park episode about a sandwich and a douche? It's relevant)
@StopBlamingBush: I apologise for any offence taken. I wasn't meaning to meddle in your affairs merely to inquire about them, I didn't think for a minute you would want to be like the UK (heck, most of the UK doesn't), and I'm pretty confident we are a fair way off from needing a bail out from Germany. In fact since we are not in the euro-zone and refused to join the central European currency system, I think Germany wouldn't be under any obligation at all to help @Victor: This sounds familiar to my own county's system. Labour (democrat kind of) got rid of free university education so now the poorest are largely excluded, lowered taxes on the rich, privatised the railway system, and basically did many things that were antithetical to their previous ideological stand-point. We are also told that they were extending education to all and helping the less well off. They weren't. Our current Tory (republican) government seems almost identical on the left to right scale.
@Mittens: Thank you for that answer. Our government copies yours in many ways. Blair copied Clinton for example, using focus groups and centrist politics to gain widespread support. The new administration under Cameron and Clegg is also centrist, so much so that it's sometimes hard to see the difference between the two government's ideologies at all.