I've had a chance to read Obama's budget speech, and have seen clips on television.
I was right in my anticipation that Obama would play the blame Bush game, and that he would demonize the "Top 2%," and he did. With gusto.
But even I could not have expected the coarse tone of the speech. More than anything, it reminded me of Alan Grayson's speech about how Republicans want people "to die quickly."
Obama set up a series of outrageous arguments that trying to restructure failing programs which are bankrupting the nation reflected a desire By Republicans to leave multiple tens of millions of people "to fend for themselves."