The article is bollocks.
I don't think it's bollocks.
Granted, it is over hyped - kind of the exact opposite of the DM's way of thinking, but I do agree with what he's effectively saying: stop believing the continued shite you're fed and that the world will end tomorrow. Instead concentrate on your day to day life and realise that you could be in a really shitty country.
No, he's writing the article in response to survey results on what people think of the US Governments performance. And they aren't happy with it in the main. What the article is saying is this:
"You ungrateful bastards! Don't you have electricity, don't you have consumer goods? Then shut up about the way the country is being run!"
And that is complete and total bollocks, not least of which because one of the benefits of living in a free society is that one can gripe about the way said society is running.
And as for the good Bush has done, well I suppose he's encouraged people to get a bit more exercise, but aside from that...
And he's not Satan; he's just venal and inept with a patina of piety. Clinton taught by example that oral sex wasn't cheating, Bush has taught that incompetence and cronyism is hunky-dory. I tend to find the latter lesson to be more corrosive.