In other words, the debate over which Obama presided was all about what would help Obama. The debaters obviously knew their audience.This is an administration that began running for it's second term about a year ago, and hasn't allowed that goal to fall second to any other since. Fiscal responsibility, national security, and all the rest can wait for someone else's watch (and wallet).
It's beyond naive to think that any of the changes taking place are designed to benefit anyone other than politicians, chief among them the One. What will be left afterwards?