That's precisely the point. Mr. Obama is the BEST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT they could have had if only they could look past his skin tone. He has given away deep cuts in every one of our most treasured social safety net programs, the Big Three — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — wrapped in a nice little bow for John Boehner, who was incapable of budging the extremist Tea Party zealots in his caucus to sign on and understand they had won, that this was further than all previous REPUBLICAN presidents had dared go before. President Obama is still willing to sell the Big Three down the river so he can get his "Grand, nay, Craven Bargain" for posterity's sake.
The President's favorite TV program is "Homeland." That worries Maureen Dowd. It should also worry Democrats of all stripes. I know for a fact that Homeland is also the preferred program of a card-carrying, Obama-LOATHING wingnut. So Mr. Clooney, stick to movies from now on.