I’m a natural conservative.
I strongly dislike “conservative liberalism.”
As a natural conservative, I am psychologically predisposed to support authority, to dislike change and to be sensitive to threats to my community. Natural conservatives value the familiar over novelties. They are wired to value social order, cohesion, continuity and stability.
Natural conservatives typically have a positive view of their own ethnic group. They revere the past and think of future generations. This is the psychology of people who become alarmed by the demographic demise of their own ethnic group and the degeneration of their own culture. In contrast, liberals tend to be selfish and value endless novelties over the familiar. They chafe and feel oppressed by authority and tradition. They are constantly challenging and overthrowing established norms.
In the United States, the entire political mainstream is composed of liberals: conservative liberals, libertarians and progressive liberals. Each faction is biased toward its own highest good which is liberty or equality. Natural conservatives tend to support conservative liberalism because it is the only option available to them that even pretends to be resistant to change. As a philosophy though, conservative liberals are people who simply want to return to an earlier and purer version of classical liberalism that existed before the ascendance of progressive liberalism under Woodrow Wilson and FDR.
There is nothing about conservative liberalism as a philosophy that is conducive to satisfying the needs and desires of natural conservatives. It celebrates liberalism and free-market capitalism which are inherently destabilizing. Natural conservatives are reacting against the steady expansion of liberalism and free-market capitalism which have consumed our entire culture. There is less social order, cohesion, continuity and stability BECAUSE there is more individual liberty, equality, tolerance, rights and individualism. The free market now regulates aspects of life it was walled off from in the past like relations between the sexes. As liberalism has advanced over time, it has demolished all limits in its path.
Lady MAGA is a great mascot for conservative liberalism. In the name of individual freedom, the limits of nature, gender and sex have been overturned. Conservative drag queens have gone mainstream now though because what is important is to celebrate liberalism and free-market capitalism. It is bigoted and transphobic to look at this spectacle which is a triumph of freedom and equality and oppose it. Morality itself is being rewritten every step of the way in liberal societies.
Liberal societies are like all types of human societies in that they are ordered toward their highest good. This is what a society ordered toward liberty and equality looks like after 200 years of progress towards its end. Maybe with a few more Republicans it will all be turned around and this long term drift toward the destruction of the good, the beautiful and the true will be stopped but I seriously doubt it.