Yes and yes. What liberals don't seem to realize is that conservatives don't fall in lock step behind those whom they believe to be wrong/misguided. We support our leaders, but we feel free to disagree with them. I liked W as a person, but as a President, he left much to be desired. He was a RINO with delusions of big government benevolence. The "war on poverty" hasn't produced fewer poor people, but the "war on drugs" has increased the number of "criminals" in prisons. Big government is just big and costs a ton of money, period. So, please explain how big government helps anybody, except those in power.