I endure daily, the writings and rantings of people who have such an all consuming hatred for our President, that they have difficulty functioning as normal thinking humans.

Anyone who has ever listened to the Joe Teehan show surely knows what I mean. You can see his face getting red right through the radio as he attempts to blame President Bush for everything thing bad that has and ever will occur. The other night I’m sure he was implying that our President was drowning polar bears for his own pleasure. But until I read this Sound Politics post the other day, I never knew this is disease, not simple idiocy afflicting so many around the world.

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) was apparently identified by political columnist Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer is also a retired psychiatrist and he describes BDS 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.

He also gives a few examples of how the disease is manifest:

…where the very sight of the president — say, smiling while holding a tray of Thanksgiving turkey in a Baghdad mess hall — caused dozens of cases of apoplexy in otherwise healthy adults.

apoplexy: Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke or A fit of extreme anger; rage.

Bill Moyers ranting about a “right-wing wrecking crew” engaged in “a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States way of governing”

As horrific as the syndrome is, even the most hopeful estimates still place a cure at least 2 years out, unless radical treatments, such as impeachment, are employed. And the only sure cure is one that will be developed by a socialized medical program. So what are we to do in the mean time? First, don’t panic. You can minimize your risk by following a few simple steps:

Avoid those involved Whatcom Peace and Justice Center.

Read the Bellingham Herald in moderation.

Don’t attend “peace” or “immigration” rallys. These are infectious hot beds.

Watch City Council meetings on TV to avoid personal contact with those that are obviously infected.
Under no circumstances should you listen to the Liberal Outpost on KGMI.

Wash regularly with hot soapy water.

And if you do fee like you are coming down with something then for heaven’s sake, cough into your elbow.

And lastly read your Bible and the US Constitution often to keep your immune system healthy.