If he really wanted ~real~ change Obama should have skipped the whole ACA balderdash thing with all its failed Exchanges and gone straight at Medicare fraud with all his militarized jackboot bureaucrats. That would have been a uniting move with bi-partisan support.
He could have easily stimulated the economies of a boat-load of unemployed Obama-voting English Lit/Transgender Herstory majors by giving them employment in the jackboot club – and a badge looks a lot like the gold stars they are accustomed to receive.
But while such-like and the juice-box Mafia-Media flatter themselves to think they are his base, they are not. His base is the Wall Street and Chicago smart-money guys with whom he goes golfing – and who benefit from the endemic fraud – that’s his base.