Barack is only a figurehead for the Democrat party.
Agree. In pickpocketspeak, we don't see the "cannon", the guy who runs the "wire mob" (gang -- precursor of "flash mob"). He's the brains, the talent.
The other members of the team are the "shade" who blocks the mark's view of the action, the "stall" who stands the mark up for the dip, and the guy (I forget his designation) who takes the handoff from the cannon and disposes of the stolen object. There is also a guy called the "steer" who calls the play, identifies where the mark is carrying his money, and passes other info in sign language.
Obama isn't the "steer" or the "cannon" -- he's just the "stall", the guy who gets in our face and absorbs our attention while the real damage is being done elsewhere. We need to find out who the "cannon" of this wrecking-crew is: That person is our real problem. Right now I suspect it's Valerie Jarrett, but she may only be the "steer" directing Obama. The real leader may be Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or even George Soros or Vernon Jordan (who first walked Obama around Clintonista dinner parties in 2002-3). Whoever he is, he's hiding in the shadows.
The Russian political term for a crew like this is "politburo". Obama's got a politburo in a closet somewhere.