As long as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were responsible for keeping Americans safe, Democrats could pander to the U.S. and European left’s anti-antiterror views at little political cost. But now that they are responsible, American voters are able to see what the left really has in mind, and they are saying loud and clear that they prefer the Cheney method. SOURCE
Americans has awaken faster than the far left and Obama wanted, this is why Obama was pushing all his socialist policies so hard the first year. He knew for a fact that the voters could not be kept in the dark much longer than a year.