Or at least, that’s what you might deduce from seeing all the red in this graph from the Washington Post linked by the Heritage Foundation.
Now, to be fair, George Bush got the process well on the way to extravagant excess; however, that still doesn’t excuse this spending spree. That part of the graph on the right that looks like Hanibal Lecter’s butcher-block table right before a meal represents the Obama budget deficits. As the Heritage piece points out, even if Obama reduces his deficits by half, we’d still be awash in red ink (which goes to show that, no matter how costly “compassionate conservatism” is, it can’t hold a candle to full-court press liberalism).
As I’ve said before, any Republican candidate for office who isn’t talking roll-back shouldn’t be given the time of day (let alone money and votes).