Did you notice that Obama can only get tough with his supporters, not his enemies?
Obama ran as a centrist, but has been revealed as a corporatist. He was never a liberal. This administration appears to cave and compromise and fail because it only pays lip-service to Democratic ideals and traditions. This administration, along with most other Democrats, most of the time, wants exactly what their Wall Street/Massey Energy overlords want. Additionally, they want to be elected as Democrats, so they pretend to want Social Security to remain strong, pretend to want Keynesian stimulus for job creation, pretend to side with the consumers of health care. But they do not actually want these things; they're not being paid to want them.
We are an annoyance to them. They only want our votes, not our opinions, convictions and beliefs. They deride us as dreamers and fuzzy-headed idealists, classic hippie-bashing tropes you'd expect from Jim Webb or Newt Gingrich.
But we're not stupid and we're not impractical. We understand exactly what you're up to, Barack Obama. We are on to your game. Deny it with insulting speeches all you like. The wealthy own a proportionally larger chunk of American assets than ever before, and they're using that advantage to ratchet up their control and ownership of the economy in a positive feedback loop that must end in disaster. No successful business ever succeeded in a vacuum; they need customers. Without a strong middle-class, now an endangered species, the American economy will become ever more paltry, irrelevant and unsustainable.
Don't make us have to save America by rejecting a second Obama term. If Sarah Palin becomes our next president, IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT, not the fault of progressives.