Remember some things:
--QE and TARP started near the end of the GWB administration, when the alternative was a second great depression, and by that measure, these things have been spectacularly successful.
--When Obama came to power, there were requests for fiscal stimulus, which were strongly opposed by Republicans because they didn't want to give Obama a victory over the mess that THEY created. So, all the fighting a second great depression fell into the lap of Ben Bernanke. The exact people who have complained the most about QE are the ones that created the necessity for it.
--Since the bottom in early March, 2009, the SP500 is presently up a bit over 150%. For those of us who have been long all this time, even if there was another crash of 50% right now, we would still be better off than if we listened to people like Schiff, Huffman, and the rest on that side of the spectrum.
--The reason there will not be a 2008 style crash is that there are waaaay to many people predicting it.