Remember when Reagan took office and was considered "dangerous and deluded" about the thought that the USSR could be defeated? A bit more than 10 years after he took office, the USSR was no more. Results.
Remember all the concerns of civil liberties, it was "impossible to win in Iraq", Bush was destroying the very fabric of the country he was supposedly trying to save? No terrorist attacks in 10 years + victory in Iraq. Those are results.
Remember BO saying that he was going to close Gitmo, try terrorists in Manhattan, and unemployment would stay below 8% if he got his stimulus? He got "results" too ... Gitmo is still open, no terrorist trials in NYC, and unemployment is at 9.1% with 0.0 job growth.
Those results are called failure!