Obama's proposal to break up the Commerce Department is just another example of his kowtowing to the Republicans and abandoning Democratic party ideals. Government needs reorganization, but breaking up a long existing cabinet department is not the way to start. The Republicans probably want him to eliminate EPA or Education, and he thinks it is smart to hit Commerce instead, but it's still a recipe for disaster. The Department of Homeland Security has been a disaster. The country is no safer than when the agencies in Homeland Security were under different cabinet departments, but it has been a great financial boon for private contractors, most of whom have Congress under their thumb through their lobbyists and campaign contributions. It's government welfare for rich contractors.
Obama is a worthless coward. People make a big deal of his approving the raid on Osama bin Laden and continued drone strikes, but in both cases he was just saying yes to hardliners in the military and intelligence communities. Closing Guantanamo would take guts, and he won't do it, because he doesn't have the guts. Elizabeth Warren makes him look like a little crybaby. It's no wonder he didn't want her anywhere near him; the comparison is devastating.