The president's speech Monday night was typical of his entire presidency; he demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of fundamental economics and leadership.

Once again he implicated President Bush as the cause of all our economic problems. Once again he demonized the rich without acknowledging the fact that the leader of his own party, Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake MORE, put forth a plan that includes no increase in taxes on anyone. This is because Reid recognizes that the additional revenues that would be generated by increasing taxes on the rich wouldn't come close to solving the problem.

Calls for such increases are gimmicks to stoke the fires of class warfare and to garner more political support for himself. Obama obviously thinks that we are extraordinarily simplistic and don't have the ability to open our eyes and truly understand this economic crisis. He believes if he repeats something enough, many will begin to believe that it is fact. I believe that he will be shocked to discover that we the people are not as naive as he is.

Or perhaps I am wrong; perhaps the American people are naïve; perhaps if he repeats himself enough times, then what he says really will be taken as fact. The possibility is frightening. Can our country survive another term under President Obama? Will Obama follow the fate of Bush I? Can he truly be serious about raising taxes in this struggling economy ? Are many in this nation, and his blind followers, really unable to see the painstakingly clear economic ineptitude exemplified by our president? There are so many questions but so few answers.

Maybe an egregious and continuing failure in the presidency is what it will take for the American people to reawaken to the fact that this is our country and the government works for us! The future of this nation should not be at their whim, or held hostage to silly budget negotiations. The future of this nation is, and should be, the will of the people!