Sometimes there's something to be said for consistency, especially when a politician does what he said he would do. Chuck Fleischmann campaigned on being a conservative Congressman. He has fulfilled that promise.
Debates: He exhibited his willingness to debate a virtually unknown opponent and did so. Overshadowed by other debates it was sparsely attended so he determined he could meet and converse more effectively by daily traveling the district. He has daily done so since.
Visibility: No Congressman has ever traveled more, held more meetings, and been more accessible than Chuck Fleischmann.
Dedication: Congressman Fleischmann presented piece after piece of legislation to address our fiscal problem in Washington only to be left buried by Harry Reid and a Democrat Senate. They were consistent.
So on the issue of consistency being either applauded or criticized, it depends on the goals being pursued. When it is demonstrated by an elected official consulting with and responding to his constituents, addressing his district's needs by offering solutions, by relentlessly opposing deficit spending paid for with borrowed money and fulfilling his pledge to hold the line on increased taxation I'll have to say thank you Chuck for being consistent.