I have to agree it will be easy to blame the Republicans for a lot of financial problems. With so many Americans out of work and their home values falling and stocks whipsawing to down over the last 10 years I was amazed that the Republicans demanded no tax increases for the wealthy. That has go to be the dumbest political strategy I have ever seen with the U.S. public in such bad shape and wall street types being bailed out. The average American would likely agree about ending overspending and cuts but must wonder why Republicans would not agree to a tax increase on the wealthy after what they as a society have had to endure. So I agree it should be easy for Obama to turn tables on the Republicans at the right time. And yes trashing things for awhile and then blaming the Republicans and especially the right wing Tea Party members for the problem because they refused to tax the wealthy. Hard to believe the Republicans would be that politically foolish with society in such bad shape and pissed off at the wealthy and wall street boys for their lack of paying the price. As a Canadian I don't know the whole story as we didn't have that bad a recession and employment rebounded and house prices are stil rising overall. But why in the world anyone would object to raising taxes on the wealthy a little would not be justified is beyond my understanding. If not them who? No one else has any money to speak of. Thanks for your response.