Typical Conservative Move…
1. Resist change by any means possible.
2. Do everything possible to undermine change once it occurs.
3. Once such change is broadly accepted; pretend 1. and 2. never happened, AND pretend that conservatives were always in favor of social change such as the implementation of social security / passing African Americans voting rights / desegregating schools / allowing women cadets to enroll in military schools / the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid.
Rather impressively, they sometimes manage to do 2. and 3. at the same time (e.g. African Americans voting, Social Security, Medicare)