From the OpinionJournal, Nov.10
Is Liberalism a Sickness?
Over the past week, we’ve read a lot of stories about how distraught and depressed liberals and Democrats are over having lost the election. We’ve had as much fun as anyone with this stuff, but it’s worth also thinking seriously about it. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that there is really something wrong with these people. Here’s a report from yesterday’s Boca Raton (Fla.) News:
More than a dozen traumatized John Kerry supporters have sought and received therapy from a licensed Florida psychologist since their candidate lost to President Bush, the Boca Raton News learned Monday.
Boca Raton trauma specialist Douglas Schooler said he has treated 15 clients and friends with “intense hypnotherapy” since the Democratic nominee conceded last Wednesday.
“I had one friend tell me he’s never been so depressed and angry in his life,” Schooler said. “I observed patients threatening to leave the country or staring listlessly into space. They were emotionally paralyzed, shocked and devastated.”
Here’s today’s follow-up:
More shocked John Kerry supporters on Wednesday sought psychological help with “post-election selection trauma” in South Florida, prompting the American Health Association to officially release symptoms of the disorder and open its doors for free counseling.