Unhappy Democrats are complaining that they can’t sleep well since Donald Trump was elected to the Presidency. They have been obsessing over their unhappiness. Yahoo News has begun trying to give their inability to cope with reality a name and some sympathy. It must be a common ailment – or a slow news day.
“Sleepless in Seattle, and other places: Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America”
Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares. And those who are suffering tend to blame the 45th president of the United States.
To be sure, a state of heightened anxiety over whoever is in the White House is not new. Two presidents ago, columnist Charles Krauthammer coined Bush Derangement Syndrome, the symptoms of which were the “acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” Next came Obama Derangement Syndrome, memorialized by a conspiracy-spouting satirical character on the “Stephanie Miller Happy Hour” radio show.
And now there’s what Hollywood screenwriter Sam Friedlander has spoofed as Trump-Induced Anxiety Disorder.
“I fall asleep and wake up and get a snack and toss and turn and try to make sense of what’s going on,” says Linda Allen, who counsels parents of special-needs children on Long Island. “It’s unfathomable and that inability to reason with it is frustrating, and the whole situation is also enraging. Who could sleep?”
This is beginning to sound like more than a syndrome. Reading the ‘Article’ gives one the impression that it is the edge of insanity.
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