"Or maybe the GOP is a Death Cult."
Or ~ (stop and give it a thought) ~ maybe just a useful tool for the moment.
When Trump get's finished burning the whole house down he won't need any party at all. NO GOP, no Democrat, no Independents, no nothing.
It'll be just him and his oligarch friends.
Exactly like what his idol, Vladimir Putin, has.
After all, hasn't that been his goal all along? Unlimited power and wealth? No guardrail?
Maybe even a castle (like Vladimir Putin) that would make Mar-a-Lago look like a dirty bird cage.