We all know about PEST by now - the phenomenon of feeling hopelessly dejected by Bush winning - but I haven't heard of anyone discussing why it happens.
Could it be that these poor souls have believed their own spin so deeply for so long that it absolutely consumes their lives? They want to hate Bush so badly that they feed off every Bush-bashing morsel thrown at them by the Old Media and take it to heart.
These people actually believe all of the bad things about Bush. They are so consumed with hatred that they are no longer capable of viewing events with objectivity. And that is the real trauma.