Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has a great editorial on CNN right now that you have to read because, obviously, it's so obnoxious. But it's also a great example of something I've talked about before. Here's Tony making a series of fantastically contradictory statements:
There is no misconception among conservatives as to what the ultimate objective is -- win elections. But history shows that candidates on the right win when they're actually conservative. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has repeatedly said, "Purity is the enemy of victory." That's a nice sound bite, but it won't win you the Republican nomination or the White House. When it comes to conservative principles, compromise is the companion of losers.
And then he follows that up with the kicker: "Having said that, don't expect values voters to roll out a 'purity' pledge." Basically he's saying that there's no "purity pledge," it's just that 100% purity is required.
And that, Pony Pals™, is what the GOP is stuck with.