In other words, as always, for movement conservatives, their key "principle" is that they they are always good and in the right, and their perceived foes are always evil and in the wrong. Reality, facts, consistency and honesty simply don't matter. Add in spite, and rituals of tribal identity asserting both their superiority and victimhood, and that about sums up the entire movement.
See also Roy Edroso's "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" and TBogg's "Mark Hemingway is possibly the stupidest person on earth. Nope. Definitely. Definitely the stupidest person on earth." (Also a bonus TBogg.)