Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Obama missed the opportunity to make the point that doing what George W. Bush did—cutting taxes, mostly for the rich, and increasing military spending—is exactly what busted the budget in the last decade and started down the path of trillion dollar deficits.
“The last president cut taxes for the rich and increased military spending, and did we get jobs? Where are the jobs? NO, we got financial crisis and a mini-depression that I inherited. So why would doing the same thing again work this time?”
Oh, he tried to make the point, but he lacked the emotional force required to counter an attack dog like Romney.
The national spirit level has sunk to new depths in recent weeks. The Republicans appear to have successfully scapegoated Obama.
The American social contract is broken.