I mean, Reagan's GOP is pretty clearly dead. For better or for worse Trump finished what the Tea Party started and turned the GOP into a hyper-nationalist populist party characterized by a healthy dose of white resentment. Traditional conservative small government republicanism is mostly a regional thing these days - we have a few of them left in the northeast, but even here they're fighting the Trump-remade iteration of the party and with time will probably lose.Yeah it’s definitely worrying. I can’t say I agreed with her policy votes much but vanilla low-tax leave people alone conservatives are essentially at the mercy of the vocal minority that has presented itself as the “Conservative party”.
She was at least willing to openly criticize trump. We saw how fast other “conservatives” folded “in line” like Rubio, Cruz, and Graham.
I don’t get deification of a rich NY real estate guy’s son. Why? Because he insults immigrants? Or the classic refrain I heard from fundies “He doesn’t have to be Christian to be used by god”. You know, fairy tales.
Are there no other conservative options that just want to talk about budgets?