Talk about hope. Yes, when you hear these guys, and you are a conservative, you get your hopes really high believing there are politicians who won't sell their souls. There are politicians who know that "we the people" are suffering. They know they can't keep spending. And they walk the walk they talk.
And then...they drop the bomb. They raise taxes. They go against everything you heard in those speeches. They turn.
GOP VA Governor Bob McDonnell did just Friday. He and his legislature passed sweeping tax bill on the citizens of that state. Read from the following:
Wall Street Journal
A Cavalier Fiasco
Virginia lawmakers approve sweeping transportation plan
And reading this article, After roads deal, Virginia Gov. McDonnell faces Republican identity crisis, I guess I know why:
"...A cautious politician, the term-limited governor has stepped out in his final year to back a compromise that could burnish his legacy with everyone but his conservative base."
So I guess if he wasn't term limited, he would care that our country is going down a horrible path? He might feel the pain of his constituents? He might fight another day for conservatism? Appears not. Hypocrite.