When George W. Bush took office, the NASDAQ was at 2770.38. By the end of his administration, 8 years later, it was at 1440.86, a drop of nearly 50% (47.99%, to be exact).
When Barack H. Obama took office, the NASDAQ was at 1440.86. By 9 March, it had dropped to 1268.64, a fall of nearly 12%. A great many critics bemoaned the effect his policy was already having on the market. Since then, the NASDAQ has gone up about 56%, to 1978.5. Since Obama has taken office, the NASDAQ has risen 37%.
I would go on, but I'll just stop here, with the facts. I'll leave you to reach the conclusion that Obama is obviously a friend of Wall Street, a capitalist pig if you will, and George W. was a closet socialist who left investors afraid to put their money into American markets. I run an obscure but honest blog and I would never push my readers into such incendiary conclusions. This time, I'll just report the facts.