Tomi Lahren? Apples and oranges. Her dustup, as I understand it, (I’ve heard of her, never actually seen anything she’s done) is with the social conservative wing.
Mr. Pell, OTOH, raised an issue of economic regulation, and posed an incorrect understanding of the opposition to the issue. I simply corrected that misundertanding. You should probably note that I qualified my comment on “consistent underlying principle” with a statement regarding “this sort of of matter”. Conservatives are quite consistent in their views regarding undue and inefficient economic regulation.
There have not been any consistent underlying principles in conservative America for a very long time.
M0re broadly speaking and unqualified, there have never been consistent underlying principles in EITHER party in the US. Unlike Europe, we do not organize a dozen or so parties around various ideological principles; we sweep people of entirely different mindsets into one of two large buckets based on how they “lean”.
Hence, the GOP still contains conservatives that want small government, libertarians, and ones that can tolerate large government managed to certain economic principles. In the same way, the Democrats contain people who support socialist economics, social democrat economics (the Sanders supporters), and corporatist/liberal econonomics (Clinton people).
Hope that helps.