Last week I suggested we were in for an entertaining feast of leftie hair-tearing over Trump's trump. For the first couple of days I started noting some of the more egregious examples, but rapidly gave up - it would have been a full-time task. Someone will do their doctorate on it one day: "Mass hysteria, hyperbole and competitive virtue-signalling: a case study in social media".
My question now is: do they seriously mean a word of it? Because if so, (a) there will surely be a measurable Werther effect, not to mention a spike in clinical depression of an unparalled nature; and (b) well, let's just say the US Secret Service will have its work cut out.
Meanwhile, the more articulate lefties who are starting to realise they may just have overcooked things a little, are also starting to worry about a very amusing secondary problem, viz that with the passage of time they themselves will begin to 'normalize' the outcome of the election. You can tell this troubles them a lot, so it must be happening inside their own skulls right now.
I can't wait to see what the even-more-subtle, third-order psychological problem will be that crops up after that. Or maybe it can be mapped in the traditional maner: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
They'd hate acceptance.
PS, for a complete antidote, they should try this (via the perceptive Scott Adams).
UPDATE: Right on cue ...