Barack Obama is having a rough spring, to say the very least. The scandal in the Veteran's Administration, foreign problems and the outing of a CIA Station Chief in Afghanistan have, so far, marked 2014. For Democrats the alarm bells for the fall are in full sound. Despite placing the Affordable Care Act on a firmer foundation, almost nothing has gone right. Obama's administration appears to be diffident, unengaged, looking every bit like what Benjamin Disraeli described as an "exhausted volcano."