The title of the article, Bush Was a Big Government Disaster, sums it up nicely.
Just three of the many lowlights of W's two terms:
. . . No Child Left Behind, which federalized K-12 education to an unprecedented
degree with nothing to show for it other than greater spending tabs. Or the
bizarrely structured Medicare prescription-drug benefit, the largest entitlement
program created since LBJ. Or the simple reality that taxpayers now guarantee
some $8 trillion in inscrutable loans to a financial sector that collapsed from
And some of my Republican friends call the Libertarian Party a joke. The Republicans haven't nominated a decent presidential candidate in 24 years. They haven't nominated a good one in 44 years.
Which party is the joke?
If my small-government Republican friends don't regain control of their party, from the national to the precinct level, their party will remain a sad punchline.