Spending and debt have consistently skyrocketed in recent decades with Republicans in office. This is the party I'm told is conservative. Wars, the Drug War, the Patriot act all have been enormously increased in spending or strength when Democrats are in office. This is the party I'm told is liberal. This isn't some back-handed way of me promoting one of the smaller parties, but is the reality now that everyone is solely voting against the other party and not really for their party?