Believe it or not, I do buy into the idea that it’s possible someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, the GOP Congress will turn on Trump. But I don’t think it’s likely, and the idea that once the
tax cut giveaway to millionaires takes place, the GOP Congress will turn on Trump because they don’t need him anymore, well….that’s just stupid:
The reason the tax cut bill is a danger to Trump is that it’s the one last thing keeping the bulk of his own party in line behind him.[…]
ith a tax bill behind them, the bigger the better, you will see more Republican members of Congress publicly denouncing the president, and showing far less patience for time-consuming fights with a celebrity sports figure who rubs Trump the wrong way or attacks on the president’s disfavored Republican of the moment. You won’t see leaders watching quietly as Trump encourages divisive primary challenges against incumbents. What you will likely see is real movement toward a well-funded alternative in 2020, should the president even make it that far. And if Mueller does show any evidence of malfeasance on the part of Trump or his team, don’t look for a crowd of Republicans to jump to the president’s defense.
Republicans in Congress are afraid of Trump’s brownshirts. They’re afraid of being primaried in particular, but it goes deeper than that. They don’t want Fox and Breitbart to go after them. I’m not making a value judgement here, just describing their mindset.
If the pee pee tape drops along with “Apprentice” tapes where Trump uses the n-word plus the economy tanks, then maybe the GOP Congress will turn on Trump. Until then, they won’t, and they’re even less likely to if Trump signs a bill giving their Galtian overlords trillions of dollars.