Both Bushes were big government progressives. They are the elite establishment republicans who have damaged the ascendant republican party that Ronald Reagan handed to them. Republicans should have been wary of W when he first used the term "compassionate conservative" as if conservatism itself were evil and he was different. "Compassionate conservative" translates to "we can spend as much and grow the government as big as the democrats". Reform reform reform people. Real conservatives are going to have to rebuild this nation after the left burns it down.