Forget what you've heard or read. The real reason why some of the biggest ding-dongs in the GOP are at loggerheads with Obama is because we're in the Age of the Narcissist. It is a logical progression, after all. We've had the Iron Age, the Gilded Age, the Age of Aquarius, and the Bank and Auto Industry Bailout Age, which led to the biggest granddaddy of them all, the Narcissist Age.
That is why they won't raise the debt ceiling or close those tax loopholes benefiting the rich. It might put a dent in their campaign coffers and ruin their finances. Far flung conservatives like Michele Bachmann, will not vote to raise the debt ceiling though they must know that our credit rating will plunder, the stock market will crash and the people's confidence in the government, not to mention the world economy, will go by way of the Edsel. They know it because ex-President Bill Clinton and some economists told them so, which may be why they don't want to listen. It's the messenger they are judging and not the message, that and that darned age we are in.
So here's an SOS from a registered Republican with a credit rating that qualifies for special finance rate offers: Raise the debt ceiling, avoid cutting programs that help the elderly, limit campaign contributions and close the tax loopholes for the rich. If that doesn't raise the anthem and battle cry, then Obama is going to have to ditch the "can't we all just get along?" mantra, for not working, and invoke the Fourteenth Amendment.
Otherwise, it's going to be hari kari time.