Basically what you have is a small ruling class, that survives by manipulating a majority of people by playing on their desire for freebies and handouts, and their lack of a strong moral/religious foundation.
I had high hopes that the one thing Obama would do well is help to right the catastrophic inner city dead-beat dad situation by way of the bully pulpit. Sadly he's spent all his air time on partisan campaigning.
Your first paragraph is a straw man. Nobody is asking for handouts. Welfare is very small portion of the budget. Also religion does not equate to morality. Belief in magic sky daddy may even be harmful if the person takes it all too seriously. Then I also have to ask how you know what people's morals on one part of the political spectrum are? Who are you to say whose morals are better than whose? It's also kind of funny all the Republicans that were caught cheating on their wives. Not that that's any of our business, but these are people who cheer about their morality.
The dead-beat dad problem is not the president's job. It's really not even federal government at all. That sort of thing is usually handled by state governments. Concerns about it are best addresses by the community at hand. For a supposedly "small government" person, you sure seem to be all about the government doing all kinds of stuff. You seem to want them all up in people's business.
Conservatives seem to think "bipartisan" means doing things their way and doing things any other way including compromises to be partisan.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm no Democrat cheerleader. I think the Democrats are only slightly better than Republicans, who I consider to be the same as bacteria in the puss of a giant, oozing, putrefied sore on the taint of a rabid pig.