As far as Bush, I won't argue where he lands on the political left-right scale. He kind of was the worst of both ends! Record high deficit spending, and at the same time, tax cuts and two wars. Not that either is bad in itself, but never in the history of civilization have they occured together successfully. But then again, he 'don't know much about history...'
And BTW, why do you insist on bringing up Bush again and again? Isn't that taboo around here? ;-)