It’s everywhere, infecting everyone. Your kid’s school teacher, your mailman (or woman), and even your own family. No, I’m not talking about the Coronavirus. The symptoms of this disease are always the same. The wild eyes, endless social media posts, frothing at the mouth, etc . . . The medical books may not have it a name for it yet, however, this disease is sure to have an entry in the upcoming edition of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). Now that Trump will be picking another member of SCOTUS, the level of hysteria is sure to reach new heights.
It’s no secret that many folks on the Left are suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). The severity of the illness varies from person to person. Some patients are only mildly affected, suffering only a slight dislike for Trump and the GOP. While others are full-blown lunatics, who need to be fitted for straight-jackets, pronto. What is this infection, and how do we cure it?
Back in 2008, I suffered from a previous strain of this disease. ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome). Like my friends on the Left today, I KNEW Obama was the worst thing to hit the White House since Bill (Blue Dress) Clinton. Not because he was black. Race had nothing to do with it. It’s because of the Progressive policies he put into place back then, that we are experiencing the chaos and anarchy today.
Obama told us he was going to “Fundamentally Transform America!” Mission accomplished, jerkwad. From day one of the Obama administration, I had a pretty good idea of what he was up to, and he didn’t disappoint. His butt-kissing, apology tour of the world, drove folks on the Right insane. Also, his response to Trayvon Martin, Henry Gates, and Ferguson, sparked the racial fires that are full-blown riots today.
As Conservatives, we knew America was the greatest country on earth, and we took his disrespect of our nation personally. That said, I know where the TDS sufferers are coming from. In a previous article, I mentioned I had gone down Obsession Road before as well. After Obama won his second term, I couldn’t understand how America didn’t see through the political charlatan. I threw in the political towel and took down my Tea Party flag.
That said, I understand what our brothers and sisters on the Left are going through. They have become so blinded by hate for the Big Orange Meanie, they can’t give him credit for ANYTHING. Peace in the Middle East, nope, a treatment plan for Coronavirus, nope, unemployment back down below 9%, nope. They give him credit for absolutely NOTHING.
That’s the most dangerous part of TDS. Their reality is so distorted, they cannot give Trump credit for anything, no matter how momentous. If Trump accidentally discovered a cure for cancer while trying to develop the Coronavirus vaccine, the New York Times headline would read, “Trump continues to waste time on other diseases, as thousands of Americans die!”
It has taken me a long time to give Obama credit for some things. Bin Laden assuming room temperature is a big one. That, along with him becoming the “Deporter-in-chief”. Also, killing terrorist dirtbags from above with Hellfire missiles. However, that pretty much rounds out his list of accomplishments in my book.
Maybe that’ll be what it takes for our Lefty friends to come to their senses. Time. I recently had a chat with an old friend from high school, who has Stage Four TDS. After about an hour, we called it a draw and hoped to see each other again at Christmastime. When hopefully, this mess will all be over.
If it were only that simple. There’s a mutation of TDS, which has emerged since Biden won the nomination. BDS (Biden Denial Syndrome). “There’s nothing wrong with him!” “He’s a perfectly normal 78-year-old man!” Really? The poor guy can barely string a sentence together WITH a teleprompter.
If you point out he had two brain aneurysms that almost killed him in 1988, they brush it off like it was the common cold. No, it wasn’t. He had to have brain surgery. It doesn’t take a PhD to see this poor guy has no idea what’s happening most of the time. So they keep shooting him up with Red Bull, and wheel him out of his basement for the next “event”. Praying that a few, “C’mon Man”s will get him through a “rally” in an empty auditorium.
So between TDS and BDS, our friends on the Left are in bad shape. I asked my high school friend during our conversation, “What are you going to do if Trump wins?” She got a shocked look on her face and said, “I don’t know.” That’s exactly the point. We have seen half of America in full-blown hysteria for the past four years. What will happen when Trump wins re-election?
Will the Left take down all TDS posts on Facebook and stop raving about Orange Man Bad? Not likely. And that’s when things get really scary. Despite my intense dislike for Obama, I NEVER wanted anything to happen to him or his family. Can the same be said about victims of TDS? If they can’t vote him out of the White House, will they resort to other means?
That thought is truly frightening, and it’s something this country would NEVER recover from. When JFK was assassinated, ALL Americans mourned with Jackie and the Kennedy Family. However, if anything happens to Trump, the line of people waiting to dance on his grave will stretch all the way to Terre Haute.
We might need to become grief counselors for our friends on the Left. Talking them down from their virtual ledges, as we try to encourage them to get on with their lives. Just like I had to do. It’s not easy to come back from Obsession Road, but it can be done. I’m living proof. Let’s hope our family and friends realize that before it’s too late.
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