Bela made my set.
Is Barrack Obama, America's Dong Zhuo?
Obama interests, primarily, do not coincide with the public, only the constituencies that have funded him and many other presidents in the past.
However do not hate him on a party vs party basis, this has been true of every president in (at least) the last 30 years, including reagan, and it will only continue to be so, increasingly, as the upper class gains more political leverage through funding.
This is what happens when parties, in their attempts to get one leg over the other, have left themselves vulnerable, and their campaigns dependant, entirely on the personal interests in those who would threaten to fund the opposition, if they do not do what they say.
That's why really really really long lists of shit things that EVERYONE disagrees with, ends up becoming the act and decisions of the pre-packaged chosen range of leaders you get to make the final choice on. Stop picking a side. Go with a 3rd party instead, voting for democrat or republican is voting for the same shit, over and over and over again.
A vote for a 3rd party is probably the only time it's not a wasted vote. Even though votes give you very little say.