Ridiculous... "the people did not."
People mobilized in:
Occupy Wall St.
The Dreamers who worked so hard for legal citizenship
The thousands upon thousands who worked to raise the minimum wage
The thousands who mobilized to oppose oil drilling, fracking, and coal operations
The thousands who sought to keep public schools open or fight standardized test tyranny
You play the role of status quo keeper in suggesting that people didn't push Obama.
In the same way that major mass media made all anti-war (prior to the Iraqi debacle) voices invisible, places a price on the heads of those journalists (and insiders) who dare to reveal inconvenient truths, and conforms to the same Official Narratives... very little that is going on--should it conflict with Standard Operating Procedures of War and Big Business Exploitation--will be seen, heard, or tolerated.
Obama set up closed door meetings with Health Insurance companies and closed off any meaningful debates, voices, or options.
Obama pushed the Standardized Tests czars and THEIR program. Again, little outside input was allowed!
The same thing is happening with TIPP and TPP... and of course, the everlasting wars.
Public input is NOT the issue.
The Page and Gilens Study proved that almost nothing in the way of official policies (domestic or foreign) comports with the public's majority views, wishes, intentions, goals, or consent!
With an election pending, the tag team is back and along with it, the #1 meme: blame voters, the people, the one size fits all "WE" entity, and "the sheeple."