Bush was despised. He was considered the worst president ever. He was openly mocked and ridiculed by many. (Including me.)
If you don't get how reality has set in about Barack, POLITICO reports:
A majority of Americans say Barack Obama is “about the same” or “worse” than George W. Bush as a president, says a new poll out Friday.
Asked to compare President Obama to former president George W. Bush, 56 percent said that Obama was either “worse” (34 percent) or “about the same” (22 percent) than Bush, said a USA Today/Gallup poll.
56% of respondents say Barack is "about the same" or "worse" than the worst president ever, Bully Boy Bush.
If you've forgotten here's Crapapedia:
By early 2006, his average rating was near 40%, and in July 2008, a poll indicated a near all-time low of 22%. Upon leaving office the final poll recorded his approval rating as 19%, a record low for any U.S. President.
In an August 2008 poll, likely voters were asked the question "Will History rate George W. Bush as the worst President ever?" 41% responded "yes", 9% were unsure, and 50% said "no".
And here's CNN from May 2008:
A new poll suggests that President Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president.
"No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup Poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director.
And that's who over 56% of Americans say Barack is "worse" or "about the same" as.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):