Several people report they cannot forgive Eisenhower's moral and political failure to speak out and repudiate McCarthy. That is not how it went down with Ike, according to Jim Newton's excellent new biography, Eisenhower: The White House Years.
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Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.
The "small government" Bush and Republican Congress increased spending, thus replacing the budget surplus bequeathed them with deficits.
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