In which Mr. Sullivan surveys the wreckage that 40 years of unhinged, unbridled, Conservative slander and hate has caused, tosses $5 on the dresser, mumbles "Hope we're all cool now", and heads back out to his bright future as the emcee of the never-ending Both Sides Do It Beltway dance party:
For a conservative should not be implacably hostile to liberalism (let alone demonize it), but should be alert to its insights, and deeply aware of the need to change laws and government in response to unstoppable change in human society. Equally, a liberal can learn a lot from conservatism’s doubts about utopia, from the conservative concern with history, tradition and the centrality of culture in making human beings, and from conservatism’s love and enjoyment of the world as-it-is, even as it challenges the statesman or woman to nudge it toward the future...
-- Andrew Sullivan, 11/13/13
After which follows a typically Sullivanesque nine-bong-paean to how awesomely wonderful his Imaginary Pineapple Ice Cream Conservatism would be if it weren't all clogged up with, y'know, actual Shitty, Ignorant, Racist, Real-As-A-Heart-Attack Conservatives.