I think Direckshun has exposed a very interesting political tactic, that being just how Obama and his cronies trick their constituents into being so stupid.
Right now the national debt is growing at about $4 billion dollars a day, or about $166 million dollars per hour. That of course isn't all on him, although I find it hypocritical now he says congress should pay for the bills they have racked up, when he was actually a member of both congressional bodies when they were racking it up. Not counting the spending he himself has signed into law as president. But I digress.
I suppose when you trick people into believing reducing the growth and not the actual deficit works, you run with it, even though the damage it is doing far outweighs any political gains he receives.
The country is waking up to what the debt actually means, especially at the pace it is growing under Obama. The debt increased more in 3 years under Obama than it did under 8 of Bush. And now that Obama has made most of the Bush tax cuts permanent he has painted himself into a corner on the debt.
Being divisive only for political gain will eventually come back to haunt how history judges him. He can't escape the numbers, he owns them now.