Bruce Bartlett, senior economic advisor to Reagan and H.W. Bush and recent apostate from movement conservatism, can’t help but spike the ball in the endzone in his latest column. Writing for The American Conservative, he breaks down his extensive conservative resume along with his separation from the party:
I’m not going to beat around the bush and pretend I don’t have a vested interest here. Frankly, I think I’m at ground zero in the saga of Republicans closing their eyes to any facts or evidence that conflict with their dogma. Rather than listen to me, they threw me under a bus. To this day, I don’t think they understand that my motives were to help them avoid the permanent decline that now seems inevitable.
After reviewing how the party pushed him out, he moves on the current state of things:
At least a few conservatives now recognize that…
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