R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism – Salon.com http://www.salon.com/2015/02/28/r_i_p_american_conservatism_whats_really_behind_the_tea_party%e2%80%99s_barren_individualism/

Issues are not addressed, problems are not resolved, because Southern Republicans are more horrified by cooperation with Democrats than by political dysfunction. They don’t want to govern the modern American state: they want to blow it up.