Besides the cult-like following that Obama attracted among stupid, young people, the single biggest reason the republicans didn't have a chance in this election was this one statistic.....
When President George W. Bush entered the White House in January 2001, the federal government had total revenues of slightly more than $2.03 trillion and expenditures of $1.79 trillion, leaving a budget surplus of slightly less than $240 billion.
Since 2000, government spending has increased by more than 55 percent.
George Bush, under the ridiculous farce called "compassionate conservatism", did more to increase the size of the nanny-State than any democrat since FDR, the nanny-State inventor. Barack Obama simply seized the opportunity to exploit dumb Americans' need for government care.....need that George Bush largely created. The One will have to do some pretty big taxing and spending to outdo Bush when it comes to enlarging the behemoth federal bureaucracy.