Using a commercial entity for political ends by threatening and sacrificing the people who work for you or use your product? Sounds more like a Feudal lord to me. A Feudal lord with little holdings scattered around trying to get their political will done around and outside of elected Government by means of duress. At first it seemed petulant, it still does, now though, this tantrum like behavior is frightening. These assholes aren't going to respect the election and the will of the people represented by that election.
And its frightening for me that there really hasn't been any big, public, media-covered blow back.