Then again, when Bill Clinton left office, there was a huge budget surplus, until the amateurs turned the surplus into a huge deficit, because they financed a war that should not have been fought, with tax cuts for those who did not need them, while the amateurs let corruption and war profiteering run rampant.
Bin Laden getting away? More than 4,000 killed in action in a war that should not have been fought? Covert CIA identities disclosed by ideologues and partisans who couldn't tell the truth about WMD in Iraq? Amateurs who drank the Kool-Aid of troops in Iraq being met with flowers and candy, while they took a war that was won in Afghanistan and gave it away? Budget surpluses turned into huge deficits? Troops without enough body armor and Humvees that resulted in what the Marine Corps pathologists called preventable deaths?
Oh, I forgot to mention: a near-depression.
Compared to this, Barack Obama, whatever his imperfections, is Gen. Patton, James Bond and George Washington rolled into one.