GWB and Republicans will be blamed as long as the Demoncraps hold power. The same as FDR did with blaming the rich and Hoover. It lasted from '32 until '45 when FDR died. The same fiscal policies, Keynesianism, were adopted then as now. The biggest difference has been the Fed's actions, tightening monetary policy then and grossly loosening policy now. Plus, we haven't been stupid enough to adopt Smoot-Hawley tariffs... so far. And back then the blame game was still played and re-played. Unfortunately, it worked back then and seems to work now.