Leave George W. Bush Aloooooone

The country is in a terrible situation in economic, strategic, and budgetary terms and it’s overwhelmingly the fault of the team that was running the show before January 20th. Naturally, the team that’s been running the show since January 20th wants people to understand the baseline conditions against which they should be judged. The Washington Post is mightily displeased. Apparently we’re just supposed to pretend that this all happened by coincidence.