I suppose one can always find antecedents, if not equivalencies or degrees, toward actions made by the President.  Or at least many of them.  At the moment we see Trump “tearing apart the Republican Party” (as the reporting analysis goes) in tweet-storms about his Republican leaders not backing him up, for not moving along with the overturning of Biden’s election.

The new territory is the move of the Overton Window — we now have a stop block of a Democratic House if all pressure points slide apart, but where does this take us in a hypothetical split election (1996, 2012… 1988…)?

But the more pendantic issue of a President moving against those in his party he feels did not go to the mat for him or back him… Well, see thle Clintons’ primary campaigning in (post 2010 census) 2012 based on who pledged their support in the 2008 primary against Obama. I suppose the stakes of what loyalty demands gets more extreme, but it is still just an id factor.

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