Reinforcing what I said here:
While most Presidents would feel the evaporation of support and scale back their program appropriately, Obama has all but explicitly declared that he holds the American people in absolute contempt.He does not need public support to enact his agenda by executive tyrannical fiat, just as he does not need Congress.
So we’re in a difficult period: The president has lost the support of the American people, and so by rights has no mandate to do much of anything except play golf, and yet the president doesn’t care at all what the people think.
– Blogger Ace of Spades
(via Ed Driscoll)