Sue Lani Madsen: Time for a new age of politics


There are two manifestations of Trump Derangement Syndrome – those who insist Trump couldn’t possibly have won in 2016 and it portended the end of the world as we know it, and those who insisted Trump couldn’t possibly have lost in 2020 and only he can save the republic.

Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS as it has been called by political epidemiologists, is a variant of previous political viruses known as Bush Derangement Syndrome and Obama Derangement Syndrome.

There was TDS version 1.0, the folks who went into mourning at midnight on the first Tuesday in November 2016 and stayed there. Six years later, their reaction to any conservative political column neglecting to mention their favorite villain is still, “But what about Trump?” occasionally followed by a reference to Hitler.

The TDS 1.0 gang insisted Trump was an illegitimate president for four years, is…

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