Bush Derangement Syndrome
Coined by conservative Charles Krauthammer in 2003, BDS is “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush.”
The term quickly took hold with the Neo Cons and became a rabid pejorative for anyone who questioned Bush and his policies.
But apparently, according to Peggy Noonan, the Republicans, who now have a complete lack of faith and trust in Bush and who are beginning to seriously question him and his policies, are not suffering from BDS (as us poor libs did), rather, they have been “disappointed.”
Hey Peggy – those of us who suffered from BDS way back when – we knew what was coming, we told you all what was coming –and now here it is (heck – it’s been here all along, it’s just you folks have finally recognized it). When we rang the alarm bells, when we questioned, when we tried to reveal that the emperor had no clothes, we were accused of having some sort of psychological disturbance; now that you poor Repubs (who voted this fucking asshole in for a second term) are finally seeing the writing on the wall – well you don’t have BDS – you’re just disappointed in your President and no longer sure you can trust him.
I suspect the Repubs had BDS all along – the acute onset of a deranged, delusional, and irrational belief in George W. Bush as a trustworthy, intelligent, and competent leader, coupled with the need to not only believe in him as an authoritative father figure, but relinquish all control to him and his cronies, and squelch all debate and questioning of his policies and presidency to the point of glorifying his very existence.