To illustrate the ugly and wretched nature of conservatism, consider that Bernie Sanders, a fanatical interventionist / commie, has proposed a positive program called “Medicare for All.”
This is a disastrous plan. And conservatives are at this precise moment opposed to it.
But: (1) the conservatives themselves have proposed no positive reform of their own of the existing system which is woefully defective;
(2) if Sanders’ plan is in fact implemented, then conservatives will quickly come to consider it their holy duty to conserve his socialism.
It’s amazing that not even the prospect of losing political power after a period of entirely meaningless rule prompts the Republicans to offer up any libertarian reform of the status quo.