You call them boogeymen, but I still call them tyrants. Here's a man who raided the treasury and had a net worth of over 2 Billion dollars when he died. That was the people's money he stole. I know left wingnuts like you have no problem with that, but I do.
And that what separates big government people like you and small government people like me.
As far as "spanked", yes Ostupid did get reelected. But so did George W Bush. It's very difficult to unseat a sitting President.
The next test of Ostupid's popularity will be in 2014. The entire House of Representatives and 1/3 of the US Senate are up for election. And only the insanely stupid would make any predictions now.
Big government? I seem to remember that between 2000 and 2008 Republicans didn't think the government could be big enough. Now a Dem is in charge and it's time to embrace our inner Ayn Rands, eh? Oh, let me guess, you've got some mewling speech about "still blamin' Bush," right? Yeah, no one's forgetting him, or your love of him, any time soon and it makes the "small government" talk you all spew without an ounce of self-awareness all the funnier.
You love big government when big government is spending trillions on wars, legislating people's sex lives, and protecting bankers who make millions while producing nothing but economic boom and bust cycles.
If I were you I'd point at the Chavezes of the world scream bloody murder too, because the conservatives working within our own borders are even more unsettling. You know Michigan is a fascist state now, right? Looks like conservatives passed some laws allowing the governor to take over local municipalities in times of "economic crisis." Classic conservatives, you don't know the meaning of the words fascism, socialism, or communism so you're too farting stupid to see it when they get put over on you.