Republican obstructionism is an excuse I've seen on these boards numerous times and I'm still unclear on the point. President Reagan had a democratic congress and accomplished quite a bit, President Clinton worked with a Republican congress fairly well. It seems other presidents can work with opposition parties but now, only now, a party in control of only one half of congress is responsible for Obama's impotence. How is it that one party can hold control of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency for two years, and we're talking about a real majority, not some 50/50 tie breaker advantage President Bush was stuck with, and all liberals got was Obamacare. Where is the Democratic budget? House republicans have passed budgets only to see them die on the Senate floor without even a vote. Who's obstructing? What other major economic proposals...no wait, stimulus, the be all end all, the answer to all our economic problems with its shovel ready jobs, that weren't so shovel ready afterall. Honestly, my biggest complaint with this is how can Obama claim anyone is obstructing when he never even tries to work with the other side and yes, that is his job. Its not up to the other party to roll over and give the President anything he wants. That has never been the case and the filibuster has always existed. Looks like the Great Uniter failed again.
As for the Middle East, perhaps Obama shouldn't help push out leaders at least loosely allied with us without having an actual plan for the vacuum they knew would be created. Both men were dictators, there is no denying, but at least then we knew where we stood. Now the doors to both countries have been thrown wide open for the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia(sp?) law. I'm not completely clear what stand Egypt is taking against Iran when from what I've heard they are looking to form an alliance. Why is it we get involved in Egypt and Libya, but when genuine uprisings in Iran and Syria occur, when their people ask for our support, they are allowed to die in the streets? I know President Bush caught hell for interfering in Iraq yet Obama has no responsibility?
Overall, if President Obama cannot get anything done domestically and has no influence internationally, then why again is he deserving of another four years?