Yes…but…he had help. And we’re still here, and the sun keeps rising, and things will turn out okay.
And he wasn’t Satan. That gives him too much credit. And no matter who gets elected, We’ll be better off for it.
It’s easy to forget WHY he was re-elected. At the time I figured you didn’t swap leadership in the middle of a fight. I don’t think anybody expected him to jump the shark the way he did.
The biggest problems we have were completely out of his power to change. Oil demand in China making stuff cheap, that we buy and love due to it becoming a global economy? Not something he could directly affect. Overheated lending by handing to money to those who shouldn’t get these loans? He had a partial affect on them, but like I said, he had a LOT of help. Those things don’t get fixed at a political level till well after the blast.
It’s convenient to blame one simple thing (Bush) on our ills, but IIRC, he wasn’t HERE with the Dot-Com bust, nor was he here with inflation in the 70’s, this stuff is cyclic, and it always will be, just so long as we keep cycling in new folks to learn the same old lessons.