Obama had a few words which were vaguely conciliatory right after the election, but he's likely to be as uncompromising and hyperpartisan in his second term as he was in his first. He can't run again, and other ambitious Democrats won't like it if Michelle Obama pulls a Lurleen Wallace in 2016.
Actually, if you read the Chait article, in which Chait parses Barky closely, you see that Obama, as he insists, was more hard-edged and hyperpartisan than ever, and still bringing the class-warfare rhetoric, even in victory -- which in American political tradition is the time for magnanimity and reconciliation.
Of course, America has never had doctrinaire Marxist-Leninist hardguys like Plouffe and Valerie Jarrett and Barky running it before. A bunch of middle-class, hothouse tuff guys trying to prove how "all-that" they are: a bunch of Strelnikov wannabe's, lusting to stand a bunch of "capitalists" in front of a wall </off Zhivago>.
Anyone think it was a coincidence that Holder went out and arrested a bunch of white guys in Texas the next day?