Part of the big problem with conservatives these days is that they completely lack any sort of ideological consistency. Walter Sobcheck had the famous, "Say what you want about National Socialism, at least it's an ethos," line, which was funny, but I guess what he meant was that you have something to be against (or for, I suppose). The problem is that the conservatives keep moving the goalpost every single time one of their ridiculous positions comes to a head with something else they don't like. So while I want to give CT the benefit of the doubt here and say that at least he's reading the text as a self-professed textualist should, I have to suspect there's an ulterior motive. When the text is inconvenient to him next time, it'll go right out the window again.