Should you ever be inclined to think that the Republicans are principled conservatives, or should you ever even just be inclined to think that they are simply the party of capital, remember this:
They have currently stopped the US federal government from functioning — causing suffering and inconvenience for millions of Americans — and are on the verge of quite possibly blowing up the global economy, for the simple reason that they do not want Americans to have access to health care.
Preventing less affluent Americans from being well matters that much to them.
They are not principled conservatives, nor principled anything. They are not the party of capital.
They are the party of crazy. A party driven mad by its own meanness.
I can think of no other explanation.