The point isn't that Obama is as bad as Bush, overall. It's that he's not much better on some seriously important issues. Being better than Bush, or better than McCain would have been, are extremely low thresholds. Obama himself set very high ones for himself. Given the nature of the beast that is politics, no one should have expected Obama to clear those very high thresholds of his loftiest rhetoric; but there's no excuse for his not clearing those extremely low thresholds by a much greater margin.
-- Standards by Turkana, The Left Coaster