Day by Day hits the nail on the head:
Cox and Forkum aren’t so nice either:
Why on earth do we have supposed conservatives and Republicans defending and expanding a bloated government?
I once heard an interesting theory explaining why we have such a phenomenon, but it didn’t apply precisely to this situation. However, the gist of it goes like this: the real goal Bush and his crew are pushing for is not an expanded government but a broken government. The idea is that by ballooning the federal government’s budget, it will push it faster towards bankruptcy and collapse, resulting in the ultimate in small government: no government. This seems outlandish to me, but it’s fun to think about, no? That’d be the ultimate Bush coup. Break the federal government, reducing the United States to a group of provinces controlled and governed by mega-corporations such as Big Oil and Halliburton!