The Good German syndrome postulates that many in Germany turned a blind eye to the madness as the Nazis took over and denied responsibility for what happened; I also believe that burning their uniforms and denying that they were part of the regime is also part of being The Good German.
Those of us with long memories might recall that after Chimpy’s Reign of Error, we saw something similar from Republicans who ran away from his disastrous wars and the smoldering wreck of the economy when they pronounced themselves to be either Tea Baggers or Independents.
“Dubya? Never heard of him,” and they continued on their merry way as constitutional conservatives.
Exhibit A is our old friend One-L who became the queen of the Obama-era Tea Party Caucus, but previously she was the Representative who kept clutching and trying to be seen with Chimpy:
Republicans becoming Tea Baggers was a rebranding unlike any other that came before it, except for the Good Germans.
And that brings us to Trump. Though the polls have certainly been wrong before, the indicators are that the 2018 midterms might turn the Senate over to the Dims and possibly the House. As I mentioned before, I don’t believe this, though I do think the Dims will make gains.
So let’s play What If.
So if 2018 does turn into a Blue tidal wave, will the Republicans rebrand themselves again? Will they go the Good German route and deny that they were ever part of Trump’s party? Or will they say, “eff-it, he got me fired from the Gravy Train and so Imma work for getting him impeached now?”
Haha, I jest.
They cheer Trump as he tries to take away healthcare, bans one of the great religions of the world from entering the US, and gives the tacit thumbs up to the fascists and racists and theocrats (oh my!), but boy, if they are thrown out on their pimpled white-male asses will they suddenly feel empowered to stand up for the country? Or will they be Good Germans and burn their uniforms (again).
I think I will invest in charcoal lighter futures and matches. I’ll be richer than a sultan.