About a month or so back our vocabulary was enriched by a new term: del-con, (or delcon). It's a contraction of "delusional conservative" and was coined by Miranda Devine.
I like the label because it's catchy and a bit humorous. You can wear it in a tongue-in-cheek way. As a bonus lefties can use it too -- although I'm sure many think it's redundant because they believe all conservatives are delusional! (It's a bit like righties using "leftard" in that regard.)
Needless to say the term is general and self-explanatory, so it can be applied to many individuals, groups and organizations for various reasons. But the way Miranda Devine uses it specifically is in relation to the fall of Abbott, and the bitter rift now entrenched in the Liberal Party. She believes that Abbott was the author of his own demise, and you're a delcon if you think he could have won if not knifed by Turnbull and intend to punish the present government by voting for Shorten.
Well, I doubt I will vote for Labor. The thought of BS being PM makes me wanna puke, laugh hysterically and burst into tears all at once! But I still believe what Turnbull and his acolytes did to Abbott was vicious, dirty and completely unnecessary. Of course we'll never know what would have transpired had Abbott not been so cruelly betrayed, but I (along with many others, I'm sure) believe he could've pegged back Shorten's lead and ultimately prevailed ... So, I suppose that makes me somewhat, er, delconnish.
Given there are levels of conservative "delusion" I think some sort of official gradation is necessary. That's why I suggest the US Army's similar-sounding DEFCON (defence readiness condition) as a template. In that alert state the least severe is 5, with the most being 1.
So, as a delcon I would place myself at about DELCON 3 -- somewhat "delusional" but not determined to punish the Liberal Party at all costs.
If you are a delcon also, what level would you be?
UPDATE: Check out the comment from "The Nuclear Option" below. All five levels comprehensively described. Worthy of inclusion in Macquarie Dictionary, it is!