I think Obama is too far out of the loop to understand what is going on. He is merely a script reader. I think he spends so much time golfing, campaigning, and just playing around because Valerie Jarrett wants him out of the way. He has no input in the presidency, and is a token. He hates the job, but loves the perks. I reckon by now he is angry and feels he's been used by Val, but is too far committed to quit. I think he would love to retire and tell dems and reps alike to go to hell.