We have 46 straight months of strong economic growth. We had to pay for 9/11 which many seem to forget happened. We also had three major hurricanes which had to be paid for.
The non partisan facts seem to refute the claim of a disaster. What we have now is a disaster in the WH, someone who has taken Bush spending and put it on steroids. As was pointed out by someone else here, the deficit the first 6 years of the Bush Administration excuding the 9/11 expense pales in comparison to the expenses of a Democrat Controlled Congress and the expenses now being generated by this President and by the liberal Congress.
By current standards the Bush Administration was a rousing success.