Republicans in Washington have been critical of President Obama for taking to the campaign trail to sell his "tax the rich" program, rather then staying in Washington and working across the aisle to resolve the budget impasse.
Obama's strategy is to blame the Republicans for the failure of both parties to come up with a budget. I believe he wants this country to "go over the cliff." We will enter a second recession, unemployment will be on the rise, business will suffer and the deficit will continue to grow. If the blame is put on the Republicans, the midterm elections could result in the Democrats winning back control of the House.
If this happens with having control of both houses, the president would be in a position to get Congress to reverse the law that limits the president to two terms. This would allow him to run for a third term and continue his objective of turning the United States into a socialist country.
Sound far out? Do not be surprised.