Currently the President seems to stand alone in desiring to do what is best for Americans. I am not saying he walks on water. There are several executive orders from the Bush Administration that on the civil liberties of Americans which the President have not rescinded. The President's silence on laws that prohibit the rights of people to assemble peacefully for protest (Occupy) is troubling. However, a majority of the laws negatively impacting the quality of life of Americans are created in Congress.
We as Americans must seek out and obtain an education in American Civics. We have expectations of the president that should be held for Congress. Until we remove from office those who are obstructing our forward progress, we will have more of the same.