Levitz shows how the conservative message is basically a lie.
He says “COVID-19 has called many of the conservative movement’s biggest bluffs. Perhaps the GOP will therefore emerge from this crisis an ideologically revitalized center-right party that’s committed to an evidence-based conservatism that would favor deregulation where appropriate (such as, say, for physician’s licensing requirements), heightened state capacity where needed, and respect for all hard-working Americans.”
I believe what will happen is the GOP will turn around in 18-24 months and bale it all on the Democrats. “We were forced to do it in order to protect the country. We didn’t really WANT to to it. We had to because the Democrats made us do it.” Forgetting of course that the Democrats did the majority of the heavy lifting negotiating with the REPUBLICAN administration.