During a fundraising junket to Maine, President Obama accused Republicans of showing signs of madness because they want to apply old economic policies to new problems. "It was tried in the decades before the Great Depression. It didn't work then. It was tried in the last decade. It didn't work," he said. "You know, the idea you would keep on doing the same thing over and over again, even though it's been proven not to work. That's a sign of madness."