BO wants us “to believe”. In what? That he can lead us to some panacea? A government erected heaven? A land of milk and honey where we are compelled (by laws and at the points of guns) to be happy and lead prosperous lives?
More likely he wants us to believe that he has our interests in mind when he adds burden and rule and regulation to what might otherwise be our free lives. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Any politician that asks the voters to believe that politics, that political power, that legislation, that forcing individuals to do anything is good for them is taking those voters straight to hell.