They get one from Russell Kirk, via Stephen Bainbridge:
Conservatism, I repeat, is not an ideology. It does not breed fanatics. It does not try to excite the enthusiasm of a secular religion. If you want men who will sacrifice their past and present and future to a set of abstract ideas, you must go to Communism, or Fascism, or Benthamism.
But if you want men who seek, reasonably and prudently, to reconcile the best in the wisdom of our ancestors with the change which is essential to a vigorous civil social existence, then you will do well to turn to conservative principles.
As Professor Bainbridge points out, there are a number of people in the House GOP caucus, and a number of Republican Senators, who want to sink the Boehner plan, and who think that a good alternative to the Boehner plan entails trying to get through a balanced budget amendment in the current political climate and with the debt ceiling deadline breathing down our throats. These people may call themselves “conservatives.” But Bainbridge begs to differ, and so does Russell Kirk. And for that matter, so do I.