and this is why I think both he GOP and the U.S. is screwed.
And that is actually the real issue.
The country ultimately suffered under Bush in a massive way.
The country entrusted the democrat party to fix the mess.
Have they fixed the mess?
Well, financially the country is still suffering, unemployment is still high, civil liberties have been further eroded, while we are effectively out of Iraq...Afghanistan is still going on and we are launching attacks all over the globe (breeding more terrorists who hate the US), we have a horrible health care mandate that results in higher taxes for everyone, we have a horrible business environment and the list goes on.
No rational person could state that leadership since 2008 under the democrats has been good for the country.
The only argument is that it has been better than the alternative would have been under McCain, and now Romney.
That, of course, is debateable as well, but the country has chosen the status quo by way of their votes.