Libs: If Republican Presidents were fiscally responsible would they be more bearable?

Simply put, if Reagan had paid down the deficit without skyrocketing the military budget and tax cuts or if Bush 43 had paid down the deficit instead of giving tax cuts going into Iraq or medicare Part D would you dislike them less? I'm pretty sure I would, I wouldn't like them, but I wouldn't... show more Simply put, if Reagan had paid down the deficit without skyrocketing the military budget and tax cuts or if Bush 43 had paid down the deficit instead of giving tax cuts going into Iraq or medicare Part D would you dislike them less?

I'm pretty sure I would, I wouldn't like them, but I wouldn't completely not trust them as paying the deficit down is a great goal when they can stop giving tax-cuts.

What do you think?
Update: So many great answers, I laughed at the Holt roller snake handler comment.
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