Charles C.W. Cooke has a new article in which he lists the accomplishments of cuckservatism:
“Among these alterations are the tarring and feathering of the reflexively technocratic mindset that obtained from the outset of the New Deal to the end of the 1970s; the marginalization of wage and price controls, and of other centralizing tools; the lowering of destructive tax rates on income and other forms of wealth; the deregulation of a significant number of major industries; a renewed focus on national sovereignty; the successful reform of the welfare system; a consensus around free trade; a much lower minimum wage; a focus on both the text and the original meaning of the Constitution when discussing limits on government power; the restoration of the right to keep and bear arms; the stronger protection of freedom of expression; a national partial-birth-abortion ban; the death of speech-killing “campaign-finance reform”; and, lest we forget, the peaceful dismantling of the Soviet Union …”
Oh, and saving us from “the false promise of free college.”
We have cuckservatism to thank for free trade, cutting the top marginal income tax rate in half, Iraq, Citizens United which handed elections over to the donor class, policing the Right to enforce political correctness, failing to enforce immigration laws, the Reagan amnesty and all the various failed amnesties.
Note: In each and every case, it was populist rebellions which blocked amnesty in Congress. Conservatives like Marco Rubio repeatedly pushed for amnesty in the House and Senate.