President Obama does not get it. He and his key advisers are subject to heavy pressures, and so far the approach has been “Let’s compromise.” So you still have a hell of a lot of work ahead of you. You do not have any choice. Your attitude must be “Yes, we can.”
I am sorry to say that most of what politicians are doing on the climate front is greenwashing—their proposals sound good, but they are deceiving you and themselves at the same time. Politicians think that if matters look difficult, compromise is a good approach. Unfortunately, nature and the laws of physics cannot compromise—they are what they are.