One thing I realize when I tiptoe through the archives (fundraising season makes me nostalgic) is that we actually had a lot of fun in the Bush years. Sure it was all horror and death and misery, but we dealt with it with comedy and ridicule.
What I was thinking when I said they should Unleash the Obama wasn't that I think the Real Obama is some secret superliberal. It's more that I think Obama's actually kind of a dick, and he's kept his dickishness mostly in check so far. A bit more dickishness could be fun! Aimed in the right direction, of course.