Truman was ultimately a liberal Democrat. He was hated for his foreign policy. Ultimately those who write history (ie liberals) began to paint him in a more positive light.
Bush is, and will forever remain, the evil conservative Republican to these “historians.”
An interesting comparison to Bush and Iraq. Though it is flipped around and Obama isn’t really comparative to IKE.
It is obvious though that the country goes through almost natural seeming patterns after FDR.
I am beginning to think it is a net benefit to be the party in control of congress than the White House. The libs changed the landscape far more by having the Congress (on average) for the last 80 years or so than the Presidency. That is debatable though.