Obama's brilliance isn't how he frustrates the Republicans - it ACTUALLY shows up best when you watch how he is using the Democratic party to achieve his goals, and they haven't even realized it. (Didn't you see how angry they got when they realized what he had done to them with his "You can Keep your Policy" lie?) I keep waiting for them to wake up - and he keeps hoping they won't. Look at who he surrounds himself with. Politicians (like Republicans and Democrats of the past) surrounded themselves with loyal party members - he surrounds himself with radicals that share his socialist dream (say Valerie Jarrett here) - while Americans from BOTH parties are asleep at the wheel.