Bill Kristol’s got a new piece up at the Bulwark, and, well, you might wanna sit down for this one.

Don’t want to read it? That’s OK. Here’s the TL:DR version from Bill Kristol himself:

Oh.

No biggie. “Grifting Faux Conservatives” should still fit juuuuust fine.

It may not be a particularly good idea, but it’s an idea that Kristol and Co. had fleshed out a while ago.

Not unreasonable to wonder if he was ever really there to begin with.

This really is a shocking development.

Yes. That’s exactly what it is.

Conserving Conservatism by embracing liberalism.

It’s a bold strategy, Bill. Let’s see if it pays off for you.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and a tweet.