GW Bush has both house & he used it to push big spending! As a conservative, it was painful to watch Rush, Hannity never challenge Bush about his spending ways! On top of it, elected leaders (except for a handful) went with Bush to take spending levels never seen in this country! All these so called fiscal conservatives came out of the wood work when Obama took it to the next level! Most people in the media (columnists, talk show guys) are hypocrites when it comes to republican spending. Savage, Levin & few others were the only people who stood up Bush & all others were co-opted by Rove & gang.