An America gone mad? I might buy it.... but not from the Kim Davis story. How is it mad?
Step 1: Courts rule that gay marriage is peachy (ok, more complex than that, but that is the gist). Equal protection under the law and all that. Not mad, at least not mad unless you are homophobic and that is probably not Colby Cosh's point.
Step 2: Kim Davis, one of a very small group of clerks, refuses to implement the new law of the land. Others said they would but backed down. That thousands of officials in similar spots are following the law shows that the system works. Oops.
Step 3: Irate individuals take issue with Davis's stance and go to court. Courts ultimately rule that Kim Davis in contempt of court. System works again.
Step 4: Kim Davis becomes today's cause celebre among pandering Republicans. Big whoop.
In sum, the US is getting the right outcome. So where is the madness? That Davis is a Democrat? That she is being disowned by her party and supported by the other? That the son of Jim Bunning, a pitcher turned judge, is going to rule against her?
The only madness here is defining this situation as testifying to the madness of state of American politics. Stick to focusing on Trump and his supporters--there you have an argument.
Well done, troll, well done.