FOR THE PHENOM that Beldar notes in Richard Posner here. That is, putative Republicans who mouth nonsense — an utter lack of understanding of the nature of the beast — on conservatism.
What are these people? Where did they come from — Posner, Colin Powell, John McCain, Peggy Noonan, David Frum, et al? They are Stealth Leftists, in-place for years — decades, even — only to awaken and take action at some strategic moment. Call them Sleeper Cell Republicans.