I have finally realized that politicians who stay in politics, especially the same office, can't be or remain conservative. They have to like big government in order to stay. So Lindsey is not acting out of place, he's suffering from the same case of chronic rectal/cranial inversion that all long-term politicians suffer from, which make them think that they are the answer, even if they don't know what the question is.
The only politicians worth electing are people who are willing to self-impose term limits and then go back home when their time is up; not stay in the DC Court of St James to be a lobbyist or Fox New contributor. It's the major difference between the people who founded this country and current cast of clowns; the founders wanted to go home, so they stopped arguing and moved forward.
I have finally realized that politicians who stay in politics, especially the same office, can’t be or remain conservative. They have to like big government in order to stay.
True in any bureaucracy. Conservatives get ground up or ground down, and eventually remove themselves, no matter how firm were their good intentions for joining the group. Think: PTAs, Unions, universities, ...