According to Neil deGrasse Tyson circa 2009, republicans politicize science more, but also provide more funding overall. Democrats allocate less funding, but lack fundamentalist biases in how they allocate funding.
Which is worse: less funding overall, or overt irrational bias pulling funding from a few key fields? We'd have to look into the details, but if Neil deGrasse Tyson is to be believed, we might want a more subtle treatment of the politics of science. I, personally, am infuriated more by the Republican's political bias in funding more than I am by cuts, since funding biases feel like an attempt to manipulate the truth to me. However, is this a rational, or an emotional, reaction? Do historic trends in science funding still apply to what the republican party has become over the last few years?