We (Conservatives) are supposed to be the ones with principles. We are the ones that are supposed to encourage open and honest debate. We are the ones that are all about debating with ethics and morality as the lynch-pin of our arguments.Since when did conservatives "encourage open and honest debate"? Which conservatives is he talking about? The only conservative I've read in recent years who has shown any interest in "honest debate" at all is Andrew Sullivan.
And he is now being ostracized by the other conservative writers.