as that dictator is their guy doing their bidding. Then it’s all fine and dandy.

You would think they would notice that Trump throws EVERYBODY under the bus, eventually. Like maybe the thousandth time he did it? That's the problem with authoritarian dictators: They get paranoid because everything has to go their way, and inevitably reality does not permit that. Then it's them against everyone else, and they start rounding up and imprisoning or murdering their former supporters. Ultimately, the only person left to kill is themselves.

We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.