Let's look at this year's State of the Union, shall we?
"If we had allowed the meltdown of the financial system, unemployment might be double what it is today. More businesses would certainly have closed. More homes would have surely been lost."
"A strong, healthy financial market makes it possible for businesses to access credit and create new jobs. It channels the savings of families into investments that raise incomes. But that can only happen if we guard against the same recklessness that nearly brought down our entire economy."
"But understand -- understand if we don't take meaningful steps to rein in our debt, it could damage our markets, increase the cost of borrowing, and jeopardize our recovery -- all of which would have an even worse effect on our job growth and family incomes."
That's one speech, and the themes of "do as I say, or else disaster is imminent" are all there and all clear. I could dig harder, but I don't have the time right now.
Bush's fearmongering was "do as I say, or we'll be attacked again." Obama's is "do as I say, or our economy will collapse." Same rhetoric.