So 4 months out of 8 years Obama had enough votes to end filibusters. Of course one of those votes was Joe Lieberman, who pretty much killed the public option in ACA. So not a very reliable vote. Combine that with Republican House and Senate that threatens to filibuster to keep him from accomplishing anything at all, no matter how good it was for the country. Plus Blue Dog Democrats from conservative states who feel they can't always vote the straight Party line.

Exactly how was he supposed to get any bills passed during those 7 2/3 years? Shoot Republican congressmen? Have his secret police kidnap them? I think you are blaming Obama for things that were out of his control. He did what he could with the tools that were available to him.