A different philosophy - a clear ideological choice -
President Obama has made it clear that he thinks government is the source of all good in a community. His "you didn't do it yourself" line has been uttered too many times in too many variations for it to be other than an indication of his core belief. It fits with his incredible outrageous executive orders and his administrations constant gush of regulations. Obama is a big government statist. His world view is socialist/communist totalitarian. Everything comes from the government. The government regulates all things. Anything not compulsory is forbidden - anything not forbidden is compulsory.
This is completely opposite of the rugged individualism of American philosophy. Of course we don't "do it by ourselves". We rely on friends, on partners, on family, on the church, on private community organizations like boy scouts and the various lodges. But at the foundation we celebrate the individual and individual freedom. Americans' can-do attitude and their self-organizing capability has never been dependent on government for success.