How is it that so many supposed conservatives are so credulous in the face of policy betrayals by Trump and Republicans that they fall for every distraction? Sadly, this reveals a more uncomfortable reality that the modern conservative movement and conservative media don’t really stand for anything. And as Alexander Hamilton warned, "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, we discuss the true consequences of Trump’s amnesty and how it violates the foundation of his campaign promise. We also observe how the silence of conservative media is appalling and how there is no movement to demand that Republicans utilize their control of government for specific policy victories. In that light, we also lay out some opportunities for conservatives in the upcoming markup of the annual defense bill, an opportunity that will likely be lost on this fledgling movement.
Finally, we tackle the concerns with Trump’s foreign policy and his further involvement in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Somalia, in complete violation of his campaign promises. Yet, conservatives don’t seem to stand for anything other than not being the Democrats…even if we ironically adopt their policies!