"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Right now 46% of people approve of Obama and 50% disapprove. At the same point in his presidency only 35% of people approved of Bush and 60% disapproved. So while Obama is controversial, Bush was downright unpopular.
Presidential Approval Ratings | Gallup Historical Statistics and Trends
In short, if these polls are anything to go by: In the eyes of Americans, Bush was next to Reagan in greatness, and Reagan was only slightly better than Nixon and GHWB was a better president than Reagan AND Truman. You can't make that sort of stuff up. If you'd like to compare presidential approval ratings, here you are:
Presidential Job Approval Center
Anyways, don't expect Grim17 to do anything but hide behind CNN's articles when it suits him. He's not really capable of engaging in any sort of debate that doesn't completely devolve into him just ranting about the evils of the left.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK