Re: Democrats overlooking Obama's record
I have to say the partisanship in the US (although guess we see some of that in the UK with Brexit right now), is always quite suprsing, a lot of the people I have talked to in the US are very partisan with their politics and refuse to see the other side at all. I have had more than onepersons tell me they have refused certain people in their house because they had different politics. (I'm talking someone being a democrat versus repulican, rather than say supporting something like Nazi's and the Clan). And it's only from my small sample grop so could be completly wrong.
I know not all people like that in the US aren't like that plenty of American friends, but it seems more prevalent.