Why would anyone be an admirer of one of the worst Presidents in American history? A "big government lover" was Reagan - during his years in office government jobs increased by more than 1.2 million. Contrast that growth with the reduction of 700,000+ from 2009 to 2012. National debt more than doubled.
Since the early 90s, there has been a deliberate attempt to create the Reagan myth - it has been incredibly successful unfortunately.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822