Obama has infuriated lots of progressives for a whole lot of reasons, and of course teachers' frustration with the clown he installed to run the Education Dept and his NCLB II policies grows daily. So the question one asks oneself is whether one would actually sit out the next election or even pull the lever for some profoundly disturbed Republican who would actually be worse?
No, probably not. Despite the disappointment, one has to admit that BO has done a decent thing or two, which is probably more than one will be able to say for any conceivable Republican opponent. So one will stifle one's sighs and desultorily slunk off to the polls and vote the Democratic party line.
But that scenario does not bode well for the Democrats. BO and the Democrats rode into power on a wave of popular enthusiasm. As far as I can tell, that enthusiasm has pretty much fizzled out. People gave lots of money and worked hard to put BO & co into office. Most of that energy came from the progressive wing. They won't get fooled again. I know for sure I won't give them another dime, and I'll be talking trash about them at every turn. That sentiment seems to be fairly widespread, and if it is, it's curtains for Barack -- even if he still gets our forlorn vote.