Mascot with demo and repub heads

The symbol of the nonexistent Balladeer Political Party

Here at Balladeer’s Blog I continue to have the time of my life watching this period of political realignment unfold. In the tradition of my blog posts from American Liberals commenting on their disillusionment here is another item from an American Conservative  – Greg Richards – expressing their own disgust and disillusionment.

Former Conservatives like this have been driven away by the callous, comfortable and uncaring Conservatives like George Will, William Kristol, and the repulsive Bush family’s beloved Karl “The Hutt” Rove.

Greg Richards expresses particular contempt for National Review‘s Kevin Williamson, who outdid even American Liberals at expressing hatred for the working class in 2016. Williamson famously stated that working class communities “deserve to die”- and that’s AN EXACT QUOTE! 

At any rate the link to Greg Richards’ excellent piece is below, but first some excerpts:  

“Something unexpected has happened with the rise of Donald Trump.  The conservative movement has collapsed.” (Note from Balladeer: We should be so lucky.) 

“It turns out that the conservative movement was and is uninterested in the welfare of the United States as a nation.” 

“(T)hat is the wellspring of the hatred – there is no other word for it – the hatred toward Trump from every corner, every leader of the conservative movement and the conservative commentariat.  Not just disagreement, but hatred.”

“Conservative writers have taken economic optimization as the end goal of society, with everything else – everything else – to be disregarded and discarded.  The American people, once they found a leader (Trump) who recognized the consequences of this idea, if not a student of the philosophy behind it, roared back against this dark, savage dystopia that has nothing to do with the American dream.”

Let’s all hope even more American Conservatives and American Liberals move away from the now-outdated ideas behind old-school Conservatism and Liberalism and toward “Enlightened Populism,” for want of a better term.



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