There are so many articles like this that illustrate the poor understanding Americans have of their governing system. Hence, the poverty of ideas to create real change. See the above post, and all others tagged with "Obama" for my response.
President Barack Obama has been a major disappointment to a liberal community that rallied to his call for genuine change. His administration has made no attempt to investigate the crimes that were committed by the Bush administration, including torture and abuse, secret prisons and renditions. President Obama rescued Wall Street, but not Main Street. And he has expanded the self-destructive war in Afghanistan, where there is no end in sight.