David French is a total fraud whose only function is to serve as Bill Kristol’s butt buddy.
The neocons’ strategy in response to Trumpism was to attempt to both co-opt Trumpism and embed themselves in his administration, while at the same time working to undermine him by forming an anti-Trump Republican faction and then simultaneously working to recolonize the Democrats and co-opt the Left with anti-Trumpism. It seems to have worked for them.
The Podhoretz clan was embedding one of their own, Norman’s son-in-law Elliot Abrams, in Trump’s Iran policy team, while the Kristolites and their flunkies like George Will were recolonizing the Democrats and sucking up to MSNBC. Meanwhile, they had David French and Co. building the Never Trumpers among the Republicans. They learned well from their Trotyskist elders.
The neocons also try to work both ends of the “culture war” spectrum. One of David French’s functions is to bend the religious right/”pro-Israel” crowd toward the Likud/House of Saud program, while other neocon flunkies work the Left buy fueling hysteria over Trumpian “fascism.” The neocons also have an alliance with right-wing Mormons, the Unification Church (Rev. Moon), Iran’s MEK (the Persian Peoples’ Temple), and during the 80s the neocons and their Reaganite cultivated an alliance with Pol Pot.