From: Arkansas, U.S.A.
We have three branches of government. We live in 50 different states with their own governor, legislature, and court system. I don't give credit to the President for everything, and I don't blame them for everything either. For all the complaining that Bush detractors do, they never want to acknowledge the stone cold fact that he couldn't have done it without Democratic Congressmen. They could have ended the Iraq War years ago by simply cutting off funding. The Hurricane Katrina fiasco happened under a Democratic governor and mayor. They share a large portion of the blame for that clusterfuck, along with the idiots that decided to not heed warnings to get the hell out of town. Our economy didn't go into the shitter because GWB willed it. We had a Democratic Congress for many years during the Bush Administration.
Now we have a Democratic Congress and a Democrat in the Executive's seat. I will consider it a success if they don't use that power to go overboard with more laws, more spending, and more taxation to pay for their extravagances. So far I don't see that happening. It's early in the game, so I'm waiting it out and hoping. Not much more I can do. We do have a number of Congressional races coming up next year. So Obama and his colleagues in the House and Senate better get on the ball. As I've said before, voters collectively have short memories. If things are worse in a year or two, they won't get any sympathy by blaming Bush. Clinton didn't get any in 1994 when he tried to blame Bush's father.