Real Conservatives Should Be Livid—at Republicans
Andrew Sullivan: GOP doesn't seem to respect our Constitution
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2012 1:19 PM CST
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves after a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Don't confuse the principles of conservatism with the principles—or lack thereof—of the current Republican party, writes Andrew Sullivan in the Daily Beast. In a scathing blog post, he calls the GOP's use of the debt ceiling as a negotiating tool "legislative terrorism" by a "single fanatical faction." They're willing to destroy the nation's credit rating to get their way? It's similar in spirit to the GOP's use of the modern "non-filibuster filibuster," which makes a mockery of the legislative process, not to mention the Constitution.

"When you see a political party that openly flaunts these attacks on the American constitutional balance and the country's credit for purely partisan reasons, you begin to see how deep the rot has gone," writes Sullivan. "This anti-conservative radicalism is anti-American," and it proves that the modern GOP "is not a party worthy of any role in government." Read his full post here. For an opposing view (a no-surrender plea that helped set Sullivan off), see Marc Thiessen's column in the Washington Post.

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1freeusa
Dec 14, 2012 8:03 PM CST
term limits and reduced perks for all elected officials is the only way to end the grid lock....new faces, new ideas, without enough time in office to be of value to lobbyist and special interest
kawahchan
Dec 14, 2012 12:58 PM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: House Speaker JOHN BOEHNER is standing tough to our national debt, national deficit, American middle-class households, and our American young generations' future. Obama makes the United States of America to turn to a 3rd world like an Africa state, let the Obama's supporters who re-elected him to comply the SuperCommittee's Budget and Debt-ceiling after end-of-December, 2012. Before the 2012 Election, Republicans &TEA have told the Democrats, they will on their own 2013, on their own 2014, on their own 2015, on their own 2016.
lvan
Dec 14, 2012 9:22 AM CST
There are no real American patriots anymore. With real convictions and strong morals. Leaders who would fight tooth and nail to benefit american people. Ones who command global respect, not fear.