That decision was made when? The clinging to "their guns and bibles comment or when he strutted into the Oval Office and declared the entire Republican congress "enemies".
All that happened even before Obama sent in the rational and sane Senator Reid and his "terrorists", "jihadists", and "traitors". And wasn't Obama's SIDE of the congress the ones who shelved a few hundred bills and claimed "obstruction", the same bunch of ignorant slobs who brought in the "nuclear option".
You see, Obamabots need to understand, a war starts when one side ATTACKS and Obama was the one to say "enemies": and promise to fight the Republican evil.......
But, you got seven years right.......seven years of zero progress.