Obama says things that will play to the public. The Obama voters hate Limbaugh, barely understand what Limbaugh is about, and lack the curiosity to find out. So, Obama hits these old notes, the Obama media nods knowingly and reports it, (since they hate Limbaugh too), and the moron Obama voters, (the ones who actually pay attention), agree.
The public isn't suffering enough, yet. So, they're more interested in Obama's World Series pick, who he likes for the NFL games, where the next vacation will be, and who's giving a WH concert, you know, important stuff.
And Obama/Jarrett/DNC are still very dangerous. The media will accept anything they do, regardless of it's legality, so the executive orders in the next 3 years will be devastating. If there was a real opposition, some of that could be mitigated.