Re: Obama says he's out of touch, but offers no concessions: President Obama’s first reaction to the republicans after the midterm results: Let us find “common ground.” Absolutely amazing – but not surprising. Everything he gave them for the last two years only further empowered their resolve to destroy him – and any possible remaining chances for Progressive change. The “common ground” during that span was incessant corporate (Blue Dog) appeasement, which reflected Obama’s actual standing. Consequently, his original base was torn – in stages of revulsion. Anything learned? : “What the American people want is for us to mix and match ideas.” Wrong! The majority of citizens wanted the “Change” they were promised – not the same status quo, step-by-step sellouts prevalent since the Reagan years, or updated methods of watering down every measure to the point where the industrial/financial/military circle (neo-cons/neo-liberals) may as well have put forth/planned them themselves – yet openly.