If I am honest with myself, I am not entirely immune to this and had a bit of reflexive protection of Obama. I worked for the Obama campaign in 2008. I think Obama, at his core, is a smart, honest, thoughtful guy and that he led from a position of patriotism. I felt that Obama loved the country, warts and all. It is hard for me to admit that he also didn't keep his campaign promise on closing Guantanamo, he cozied up to Wall Street after the recession instead of using the opportunity to hold the billionaire bankers accountable, and he authorized the use of more quasi-legal drones than any other president.