Hoover at least accomplished something BEFORE becoming President.
The problem -- as I see it -- he is talking and playing one game, we are living in another. BHO is so narrowly focused on whatever his goals are, he doesn't know (or care) what else is happening.
Like August 1914, there is no solution short of total failure of normality. This political singularity will be ugly, and given 5-10 years, the landscape will be unrecognizable.
Oh, his version of triangulation: Lead from the behind. Total Fail.