Loyalty or Stockholm Syndrome?
July 29, 2017
Feeling unsympathetic – sorry.
I’m no fan of Jeff Sessions. He’s a corrupt racist and deserves prison time a good deal more than sympathy. Nonetheless, his relationship with the Donald clearly qualifies him as a victim. But oddly, after weeks of humiliating cyber-bullying by Trump, Jeff’s sticking with the Donald and working harder than ever to advance the agenda of his abuser. Okay.
Reince Priebus, again, not on my favorites list. An ex-RNC chairman, he was an early Trump critic who quickly sold out once Trump took the election. He’s been Trump’s chief of staff ever since. Well, until yesterday that is. After Trump had his trained attack squirrel, Anthony Scaramucci, bully Reince for not quite a week, he resigned. Reince’s parting words were, “Thanks, I’ll always be on Team Trump” – interesting thing to say about the team that publicly called you a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac”, oh, and a “fucking cockblocker”, but okay.
And hey, during the fake election Trump insulted pretty much everyone who ran against him. Yet after the fake results, Little Rubio, Low Energy Jeb and the rest of the Republican leaders got right behind the guy who bullied and shamed them. What a loyal bunch!
Hell, both Chis Christie and Rudy Giuliani risked their, admittedly sinking, careers to become vocal early Trump supporters, but were cast aside as too unattractive after Trump took the capitol. Yet, they both have only warm complementary things to say about the Donald. Odd, since neither of those guys are known for being good sports. Oh, well.
(Looking forward, after the TrumpCare failure this week, can you imagine what’s in Mitch McConnell’s Trump described future? I wonder what insane dirt Trump will tweet about Mitch? Should be appalling, can’t wait. Bet Mitch will just love it.)
Yeah, Trumps insults, bullies, mocks and betrays his party’s leadership and they just love him more than ever. It’s like they’re enchanted with the Donald.
Or maybe they suffer from mass Stockholm Syndrome. Sure, they’ve may have been unwillingly captivated, but now they can’t imagine life without him. And while Trump may embarrass them… they kind of like it.
Two-hundred-sixty-three days is a long time to be held hostage. So, it’s no surprise that, since the election, the GOP’s identity has become supplanted with love for the Donald. Unfortunately, one-sided relationships like this never go well for the beta party. The republic suspects Trump will eventually grow bored with his Republican “friends”, dump them and move on to someone new, maybe someone Russian.
Breaks my fucking heart,