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Conservatives were too forgiving of GOP during Bush, too unforgiving now

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Any attempt to understand the passion fueling the Tea Party has to start with the White House years of President George W. Bush. Under Bush’s leadership, rooted in the philosophy of “compassionate conservatism” rather than limited government, federal spending soared by 60 percent. A Republican Congress passed and Bush signed what was at the time the largest expansion of entitlements since...

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