This is one of the funniest manifestations of clinical dissociation I've ever read.
In a letter to congressional Republicans signed by "more than 140 prominent conservatives"--including redstate.com's Erick Erickson, aspirin-between-the-knees Foster Friess, and Justice Clarence Thomas' flaky wife--said Republican pols are commanded to demur at any budget "deal" or "compromise" (quotation marks faithfully original) with the wicked Democrats, since said Republicans, according to said prominent conservatives, "have a mandate to fight for conservative principles that is arguably much broader than the one that narrowly reelected President Barack Obama claims to have for his leftist agenda."
It gets better. "The letter," reports The Hill, "doesn’t outline what scenario would be acceptable in reaching a deal to avert the 'fiscal cliff.'" Well of course not. That's already explained. There can be no "deal." And if there is a "deal" ... see "ostriches."
What's really funny is that every day congressfolk receive hundreds of unhinged letters from unhinged letter-writers making a variety of unhinged requests--everything from getting to the bottom of W.'s explosives-wiring of the Twin Towers to exposing the U.N.'s black helicopter ops to assisting that nutjob of an Arizona sheriff who's still investigating Obama's birth certificate. The letters are routinely ignored and trashed because, well, they're unhinged. Yet this letter--whose watermark is doubtless a dunce cap made of tin foil--will be duly noted and shown all undue respect by said congressional Republicans.
Good grief. The Founders would be absolutely horrified, and yet here we are, laughing. See what these lunatics have done to us?