The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.”
The Republican Party – is far too often the Stupid Party. They far too often turn the old idiom on its head – and feed the hands that bite them. They dump tons of money on people – who then use it against them. Not particularly intelligent.
There is a decades-old informal campaign entitled “Defund the Left” – an effort to dry up the hundreds of billions of government dollars per annum handed to Leftist organizations.
To cite but one of millions of examples: Planned Parenthood. They receive more than half a billion dollars of federal coin – each and every year. They just spent $734,000 – backing the Democrat in the Georgia-06 Congressional special election.
You would think Republicans – who currently run the White House and Congress – would want to stop nourishing that particular caustic meathook. (Not to mention not wanting to spend government money on ending about 330,000 babies per annum.)