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Trump Derangement Syndrome Another Name for Trump DIDN’T Win Syndrome


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Trump Derangement Syndrome
They don’t talk much about the social diseases that can send them running to the doctor’s office, but the victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)  are now so prolific that they even have have their own Wiki entry.

The Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is another name for Trump DIDN’T Win Syndrome (TDS), and there ain’t no cure for all of those refusing to return to reality.

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first person to come down with it, and she infected millions with the incurable TDS.

Here’s the Wikipedia entry using big words like ‘marmalade’ on the pandemic Trump Derangement Syndrome:

“Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a neologism used to describe a reaction to United States President Donald Trump by liberals, progressives, and Never Trump conservatives, who are said to respond to Trump’s statements and political actions irrationally, with little regard to Trump’s actual position or action taken.

You can say that again, Wiki.

Origin of term
“The coinage is traced to Bush derangement syndrome, a phrase coined by Charles Krauthammer in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush, and defined by Krauthammer as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.  Krauthammer, a harsh critic of Trump, defined Trump derangement syndrome as describing a Trump-induced “general hysteria” among the chattering classes, producing an “inability to distinguish between legitimate policy differences and ... signs of psychic pathology” in the President’s behavior.

Definition
Justin Raimondo, a self-described “conservative-paleo-libertarian”, divided the “syndrome” into three stages; in the first, those who “lose all sense of proportion,” next, they experience “a profound effect on ... vocabulary” and begin to “speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole,” and, in the final stage, the afflicted “lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.” Jonathan S. Tobin defines it as “disgust at his manner and his tweets such that all distinctions between him and genuine villains is lost.” In April 2017 Fareed Zakaria defined the syndrome as “hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.” Similarly, Rand Paul stated in July 2018: “The hatred for the president is so intense, that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance.”[

Use
“Michael Davis claims that “conservatives and progressives appear equally susceptible.”

“The term has been widely applied by pro-Trump writers to critics of Trump, accusing them of responding negatively to nearly every Trump statement or action. Bret Stephens has described the term as something that was being used by conservative groups anytime that someone spoke out critically against Trump, regardless of political affiliation.

“The term has been used by journalists critical of Trump to call for restraint. Fareed Zakaria, who urged Americans to vote against Trump calling him a “cancer on American democracy,” argues that every Trump policy “cannot axiomatically be wrong, evil and dangerous.” Adam Gopnik, who takes a strong anti-Trump position, responded to these assertions that it is a “huge and even fatal mistake for liberals (and constitutional conservatives) to respond negatively to every Trump initiative, every Trump policy, and every Trump idea.” Arguing that Trump’s opponents must instead recognize that the real problem is “Deranged Trump Self-Delusion,” Gopnik defined the “Syndrome” as President Trump’s “daily spasm of narcissistic gratification and episodic vanity.” The real problem, according to Gopnik, is that President Trump is a man of “fears and fits” with an “appetite ... for announcing his authority through violence, a thing capable of an unimaginable resonance and devastation”.

“Senator Ted Cruz used the term in a May 2018 interview with Fox & Friends to describe the media’s coverage of the freeing of American citizens from North Korea. Steve Doocy asked Senator Cruz why the media’s coverage was all about Stormy Daniels when President Trump just negotiated the release of the three American citizens. Senator Cruz responded:

“Most of the media they are just out of their minds. They have what I call Trump Derangement Syndrome where all they can do is attack the president all day long on the scandal of the day.

“Senator Rand Paul has also used the term to describe Russian interference in the 2016 US election:

“All countries are doing this, but we’ve elevated this to a higher degree, and we’ve made this all about the sour grapes of Hillary Clinton losing the election, and it’s all about partisan politics now. This is truly the Trump derangement syndrome that motivates all of this.

“President Trump used the term himself in a tweet following the 2018 Russia–United States summit in Helsinki:

 

 

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Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) should really be called Trump DIDN’T Win Syndrome (TSDS) because that’s what it really is.

Watch for the symptoms that tell you that you’ve come down withTDS: weeping, wailing and uncontrollably screaming at the moon in night-time city parks.

Hillary’s case is terminal, so bad that she requires Broadway plays interrupted for standing ovations, which to her are like blood transfusions.

We saw advancing signs of her TDS during the 2016 campaign when she tried to pass off husband Bill as an angel who should be forgiven for sexual abuse against women but fingered her opponent Donald Trump as the world’s biggest “misogynist!”.

Even though there’s been no World Health Organization (WHO) warning issued, beware of the carriers of TDS.

Hide your MAGA baseball cap-wearing kids from the raging TDS mobs,  send burly hubby out with Granny if she insists on wearing her MAGA cap down at the supermarket for their own physical safety.

The unreasonable anger of all TDSers is of the spittle-flecked variety.

TDS is on the rampage and unless shrinks can come up with the cure, it may go on to claim as many victims as the Spanish Influenza.

Meanwhile the only antidote for Trump DIDN’T WIN TDS is by convincing deranged TDSers that Trump not only won handily in 2016 but is well on his way to another victory in 2020.

Screeching at the moon won’t hold him back.


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