(M. Obama) People are more cynical than ever, more divided than ever (not intentionally), compromise has only gone so far, and worst of all more people are hurting economically in one form or another... where did Obama fail the American population? Or did he? Is it entirely Congress' fault by obstruction, even when they compromised or got him to compromise (and sometimes cleverly so given how much more Obama dropped instead of the opposition GOP)? Did they override all of the executive orders he placed? How come so many promises were broken, Politifact is an interesting resource - though it takes time to read and tally the broken promises of much substance versus kept promises of little substance and vice-versa and inversely so. Do I believe he's failed? No. Overall, his reputation is not going to be dismal. But what truly kept him from doing more to benefit the people of the USA?