Roughtdraft, regardless of the attempted justifications for why its okay...one can not sit there and go "Deficits are bad!" with Bush and then go "Its okay!" for Obama. For every "Its a bad economy, we must spend spend spend!" you have a "9/11 happened" on the other side. Regardless of the reasons, one can not say that George Bush was horrible about deficits and then turn around and act like Obama is a god send or is not doing equally as poorly about it. Because he's in a tough spot doesn't magically change that.
Not to mention the benefit of his "stimulous" to the economies woes is questionable in and of itself, with the long term potential damage of it making the question of efficiency for the supposed short term gain something to consider.