It's too late for that. This guy is already 100% behind every Federal spending program on the horizon. Not only that -- he touts his support for the "No Child Left Behind" Act and the Medicare prescription drug bill as major accomplishments.
Just think of Dean or Hillary with a Dem Congress, if you don't like what Bush and the curent Congress is doing now.
Actually, the problem here has nothing to do with political parties -- it has everything to do with a lack of divided government. If you took every political jurisdiction in the U.S. and closely examined those that have been dominated by a single political party for any length of time, one of the clear trends you will see is that these jurisdictions tend to be in worse financial shape than their counterparts. And that is the case regardless of whether were talking about Democratic governments like New York City or the U.S. government of 1993, or GOP governments like Nassau County, Long Island or the U.S. government of 2003.
It's no accident that in the last 50 years, the two brief periods in which the U.S. government operated with any sense of fiscal responsibility also happened to be the two most contentious periods of divided government in Washington (the end of the Johnson administration and start of the Nixon administration in 1968-69, and the height of the Clinton impeachment scandal in 1998-99).
I must admit, though, that I've softened my attitude a bit regarding my own Congressman. I knew him personally back before he entered Congress (long story), and his political career is a very strong argument for the need for Congressional term limits (nice guy, but that's another long story). CFR will probably not affect him at all because I believe he finances a sizeable chunk of his own campaign in each election.
He has a Republican Congress now. What is he doing with it? He's expanding the government at a rate that FDR would be proud of!
So -- do you want to "cut off your nose to spite your face" or do you really want to have conservative reforms.
I'd like the conservative reforms, but voting for GWB seems to not be the way to get them.