Barack Obama said it best--the CEO of Bain is supposed to make a profit for the shareholders--that is their job. Bain Capital actually did that pretty well and in so doing it restructured a lot of failing businesses to give them new life, laid some mortally ill businesses to rest, and even outsourced some American jobs to nations where comparable work can be done for a lot less expense.
But then Obama went on to add an ominous codicil--it is the job of the President of the United States, added the anointed one, to make sure that ever American ends up with their share, or basically to enforce social justice and "fairness."
At that point all conservatives arise as one and shout: "NO, NOT ONLY NO, BUT HELL NO!"
Right wing folks believe to the core of their beings that it is the job of the federal government to protect the nation, supply certain absolutely necessary infrastructure and social insurance, and provide a level playing field, which means enforce the rule of law. As far as devising or manipulating market outcomes that will be "fair," they reject that presidential conceit utterly. Absolute fairness can never come down from a politician, no matter how smooth-tongued a demagogue. All that flows downhill is politics, which so often smells like liquid excrement.
Arguably Obama does OK at nation defense and he certainly throws a lot of money at all manner of social insurance. What he clearly does not do well is understand that the goal of the best Americans in the middle class is not to stay there so that he (the president) can proudly boast: "Look, see what a nice middle class I have made! Aren't they swell!"
The best American middle class people really want to scramble up the ladder of success to join Obama and all his limousine liberal rich friends. The trouble is, many of these lucky folks (like the Clintons) climbed that ladder of success during the Bush tax cut years. Now they could care less about whether the upper tax rate on income goes to 50% or 75% or even 90%. All they care about is the capital gains rate and special provisions craftily woven into the law to protect people exactly like them, which includes a lot of people on very fat government pensions or investments they grew fantastically during their politically active years.
In short, they climbed the ladder, now they are perfectly willing to kick it over so that no one can climb up the ladder behind them.
Their public facade is that they are going to drain the lower class and move everybody up to middle class, where it will be practically impossible to escape from, either to move upward or downward. This will be social insurance guaranteed by political fairness federal administrators to the max. It will be oh, so stable, because it is, in fact, a caste system. Limousine liberals such as Hollywood actors and certain acceptable business people will be the new aristocracy (to include enriched demagogues who rose from poor boys to make good through the political craft.)
Conservatives, of course, are absolutely sure of one thing--Obama truly does not understand free enterprise or the market system and to the extent he is forced to endure it, he always assumes in his intellectually cool and condescending manner that it is an ugly wild animal on which he needs to keep a tight choke collar.
The other things that right wing people are absolutely sure of is that Obama does not honor or respect anything about the rule of law. He will abuse pragmatism to beat down the rule of law every time. Constitutions? Contracts? What are they, I always know what is really right and best. So he, and all the dwindling number of Obama loyalists believe.
The first term of Obama was an exercise in socialism light. Should he win a second term (which he won't) it would be socialism heavy branded into the system by executive fiat at every turn with policies purposefully devised to be hard to un-do, with a massive number of die-hard bureaucrats and judiciocrats protectively embedded in the system to secure Barack Obama's leftist legacy.