It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.
But hypocrisy has always been one of Obama’s most salient characteristics. It’s certainly not a rare commodity in politicians, but Bookworm is absolutely right that he combines self-sanctifying egocentric moral preening with the most blatant hypocrisy—a combination which is in itself deeply hypocritical.
Even a few on the left may be starting to notice there’s some sort of contradiction here. I doubt they will become all that vocal, though. They wouldn’t want to bite the hand that feeds them.