I think conservatism for all my problems with it ideologically can be effective. The problem though is this stupid cult of GOVERNMENT IS EVIL!!!!!!!!! from people who also want to us the government to push their version of morality on the rest of us. People who would have the government prohibit same sex marriage but also discourage higher education funding. People who would support high sales taxes that cripple the working classes but oppose any tax increase at all on the wealthy. That’s modern conservatism. And its ugly face has been around long before Trump was a thing.