I hear ya. Pragmatism and conservative incrementalism have no place here- all conservative principles, all the time. ;o)
That I can totally agree with. One cannot be conservative while compromising one’s principles. Does-not-compute.
Neither does geographic reality. I had a ten minute personal chat with Scott Brown a few weeks ago - total chance meeting. Here is a guy, if he lived in SC, would be far better than Lindsay Graham....but he lives in Mass and Mass voters are not SC voters. I honestly believe he is torn on what to do being from Mass. Our problems are Graham and Cornyn and Chambliss and McCain and Corker and Alexander - much more than they are (were) Brown or even Snowe. Too many conservatives lose sight of that. And while there are principled hills to die on at times....like Mike Castle in Delaware...some hills and some times are not worth dying on. It takes a little bit of grey matter to process this.....and the jerk of the knee is rarely correct.