dude, he's just like you euros (eg. a commie) except, thankfully, really really incompetent at implementing his agenda. it's mysterious to me as well, given his flawless campaign execution. my best explanation is the following: he was put in office as a puppet by wealthy guys like Soros thinking they could use him to enact their goals. however, he has no skills other than reading teleprompters and fitting in with trendy academic leftists. now he has to deal with all the other dems in the house and senate who are bumbling idiots but also way more senior and wily than him. they know he's a joke and he can't round them up. Bush's second term was fairly liberal anyway.they've come close to implementing disaster with this health care garbage and they may succeed with the banking takeover... let's hope the mystery continues.