The failed $150 billion stimulus of 2008 was followed by a $787 billion disaster the next year under Obama.
On his watch, the nation has lost 2.1 million jobs so far.
Between the bank bailouts and the auto bailouts - and Bush gets a big share of the blame for that catastrophe as well - the American middle class rose up against Washington.
As Rick Santelli of CNBC asked, why are we rewarding failure?
The rise of the tea party at first put off celebrity conservatives, just as the Boston Tea Party repulsed Ben Franklin.
Franklin, however, had a meeting a month later with the Privy Council, which then ran the British government.
So condescending were council members that Franklin would observe later that he walked into the meeting an Englishman and walked out an American.
Obama's reaction would do Lord North proud.
(North was the prime minister at the time, a man remembered by current Prime Minister David Cameron, who told U.S. troops in Afghanistan on July 4: "Maybe if one of my predecessors hadn't screwed up so badly, we'd all be one army.")
Nothing rallied the people as much as President Obama's tin ear on health care.
Obamacare made Republican John Boehner the speaker of the House. The 63 seats gained by Republicans last November was their biggest gain in 64 years.
In summary, I thank Barack Obama for giving young men an inspiration to rise above their station at a time when so many boys grow up fatherless and discouraged, and work their way into prison.
His life has been a conservative one of hard work and a belief in God. I am not comfortable with the church he chose, but his attendance was faithful.
Mostly, though, I thank him for proving conservatives right.