For many years, the Democrats have created a caricature of the rich Republican. He's a wealthy snob, and he holds the working classes in utter contempt. He hates them so much, he wants them to just die off and make room for newer, more pliable peasants.
Bill Kristol has (perhaps unwittingly) now made himself into that person.
How else to explain these crass and utterly indefensible remarks:
“Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in?"
Setting aside the sheer ignorance of this remark, isn't it fascinating how a guy who is supposed to be a brilliant communicator has basically told a huge swath of the country that it needs to drop dead and make way for the next wave?
His actual job - his chosen profession - is to persuade people to become conservative and support the Republican Party, yet here he is, blithely asserting that a majority of the American population (whites are still 70 percent of the country) needs to get out of the way and let foreigners take all of the jobs.
"Hey you unemployed factory workers who lost your jobs because the plant moved to China and hired slave labor - that happened because you are lazy! Now shut up and accept your new minimum-wage jobs at Home Depot!"
I think it's clear that a big reason conservatives kept losing the policy debates was that our allegedly elite communicators were actually dumber than a bag of hammers. Their persuasion skills were nonexistent, but they were really good at fleecing well-meaning people who hoped that they would halt or at least slow the statist onslaught.
The critical moment was when they mustered all their rhetoric and persuasion skills to destroy Donald Trump and fell flat on their faces.
With the advent of the Trumpening they are bitter and can't bother to hide their utter contempt for the people who stupidly bought their books and subscribed to their boutique magazines.
To hell with all of them.