"Bringing Obama into the discussion distracts from the fact that it doesn't matter who the president is, the government will continue being the government and continue doing whatever it wants."
That makes no sense. When President Bush was overreaching with the Patriot Act and foolish military ventures, it was correct and proper to blame President Bush. When President Obama overreaches with the Affordable Care Act, it's correct and proper to blame President Obama. Because Obama is the one responsible for this particular clusterfuck, that we're talking about and experiencing right now.
Complaining about "the government" does nothing to discourage the next idiot in charge from repeating this mistake. And it give the other would-be tyrants no reason to worry about the consequences to themselves: If you get caught, just read a prepared statement about how gosh darn angry you are on TV, throw out a few passive-voice "mistakes were made" non-explanations, and the buck is passed. And then relax as easily manipulated people eagerly rush to reassign blame in a foolish attempt to appear Wise and Above The Fray.