Glenn Reynolds is near obsessed with comparing Barack Obama to history’s greatest monster, Jimmy Carter. He opines that a “Carter-era rerun is a best-case scenario at this point.”

But Reynolds may be somewhat sheltered. His internet stomping appears to be confined to sites within the right-wing bubble, including Pajamas Media, Ann Althouse and Gateway Pundit.

But normal people, outside of the bubble, have a new standard for a terrible president: George W. Bush. You know, that guy whose greatest hits include launching two quagmires, frittering away a budget surplus, fiddling while New Orleans drowned, and leading the country to the brink of a depression.

Carter was certainly a poor president, but a lethal combination of arrogance and disdain for reality (which still pervades the right-wing bubble) made George W. Bush a catastrophe.