Personality Politics is limited. The truth is that the gears have been greased for all-out control by government-corporation-military elites along with their media enablers and bank financiers. This problem is global in scope although resistance is occurring in Greece, Iceland, Venezuela, and other ideological fault-line zones.
Obama was brought in to give a gentle face to the creep of fascism. His granting a pardon to the Bush Junta's wars of choice (based on fixed evidence), and just a slap on the wrist to the big banks (without putting Glass Steagall back into place), and "looking past" torture (maintaining it as viable within the current playbooks), and forcing citizens to purchase "health" insurance, and placing a Black face over the nation as symbol whilst the actual policing forces took more blatant brutal aim at communities of color (treating young Black males inside "the Homeland" just like those Brown men found inside nations targeted in the "War on Terror" and "taken out" by drones) ... keeps all of these inversions of the Rule of Law in place for the next paid jackass to utilize.
Add in TPP and TIPP and any lawful means of redress--when it comes to challenging corporations' claim to profit above every other ideal or objective--and the deal is sealed. Humanity is shoved back into the age of Conquistadors with every "tribe" of natives forced to fight to keep the BEAST off their land, out of their water table, away from enslaving their children, etc.
This is how Inverted Totalitarianism comes into place... through a mission creep that exists below the radar forcing citizens to gradually accommodate to things like ubiquitous surveillance, pat-downs at airports, police inside schools (but always and ever, that homage to THE GUN turned into the quintessential "liberty" of this land), and decisions reached behind closed doors that impact all citizens... closing off their say in the matters.
Prince of darkness... perhaps, but do not let that take your sight off the greater evil which is now embedded into a system of corruptions that goes way beyond what this particular Master of Ceremonies is enacting.