Why, the moment it became an accurate term to describe Status Quo Republicans, of course.
The caterwauling it has evoked from so many so-called conservatives is indicative of not only its power, but the identity of those to whom it most applies. As the old chestnut goes, “When you pitch a rock into a pack of dogs the one that yelps is the one you hit.” Its targets simply cannot be mistaken. Yes, they may cavil that allusions to cuckoldry are somehow just not cricket. But none putting on the most delicate Victorian airs presently ever imagined the term cuckold as improper before now; in the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, or the whole roster of English literati since, it appears no one ever took the term ‘cuckold’ as unchristian, uncharitable, or inappropriate till the dawning of the age of the Social Justice Warrior and Neo-Christianity. Clearly, the reason so many Beltway Conservatives* balk at it is that it crystallizes the depth of their betrayal and heaps burning coals upon their heads.
Though unintentionally on his part, Hosea was a biblical example of cuckoldry. His circumstance is described in no uncertain terms as a tremendous shame and horror resulting in the birth of two illegitimate children whom he by divine inspiration called Lo-Ruhamah and Lo-Ammi, the meanings of which are “Not Pitied” and “Not My People.” Bitter words indeed. Can you imagine a White man naming the mixed children of his wife’s adultery “Not Mine” and “Bastard”? This is essentially what Hosea did. God Himself bid Hosea tarry with the harlot and children whom He would deny as a symbolic representation of God’s strained relationship to the infidelitous nation of Israel. What is the seventh commandment about if not a ward against cuckoldry – a subversion of a lineage by alien admixture? Cuckoldry, in its most general aspect, is the circumstance of a husband being a victim of an adulterous wife and her lover, but cuckoldry is also subject to degrees. If, for instance, the victim in the circumstance deigns to raise the illegitimate seed of the adulterer as his own, depriving, displacing, or otherwise compromising the birthright of his own rightful heirs, he is a collaborator in the usurpation of his own house.
And that’s about as good a description of the Republicrat wing of the ruling Uniparty as anybody ought to need.