Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Rubber Room Republican: Is Congress Making a Move to Force Donald Trump to Take a Mental Health Exam?

 He has moods.
Mod: OK, so let's say they discover that Trump really is out of his mind. Then what happens? No President has ever been removed from office through the 25th Amendment. Do we know exactly how Trump would be taken away? Have any officially designated and professional procedures been established for so momentous an event yet? Would the House and Senate send an ambulance to the White House and have specially trained mental health experts forcibly dose the old nut, and then quickly drag him out the back in a straitjacket? With a grieving Trump family in tow? Certainly that is going to make for interesting cable news commentary. Perhaps school children could be given the day off so they could stay home and watch as history is being made?

Congress Makes Move to Force Donald Trump to Take Mental Health Exam (Blue Dot Daily.com link): As if all of America doesn’t already know what the problem with Donald Trump is, – i.e. pathological narcissism – members of congress are now trying their hand at legislation that would force him to undergo a mental health examination.

Trump’s mental health is back in the news after his back and forth with Senator Bob Corker (R. Tn) has many wondering if Corker is building a case to invoke the 25th Amendment in order to impeach Trump due to unfitness for office:

The legislation states:

“Quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals to examine the president to assist in their deliberations under the 25th Amendment to determine whether the president suffers from a mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his Constitutional duties.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s office released in a statement:

“Does the President suffer from early stage dementia? Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?”

Several in Congress are also in the process setting up an expert panel to review and advise on Trump’s mental capacity, which is unheard of for any president.

Per Scientific American:

“On Friday, Lee and four other psychiatrists sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and House arguing that Trump exhibits “severe emotional impediments that … present a grave threat to international security,” and asked Congress to “take immediate steps to establish a commission to determine his fitness for office.”

The other signers argue that Trump’s “alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic behavior — regardless of diagnosis … put the world at risk,” posing an “imminent danger” that psychiatrists are ethically obligated to warn about.”

It’s not a stretch for an American President, especially one who is 70 years old, to undergo an exam by mental health professionals. In fact, with Trump, it’s long overdue.

Mod: A 71 year old narcissist. An emotionally at odds man with his finger on the nuclear trigger. What could possibly go wrong?

Trump: I turned down Time's 'Person of the Year' (MSN.com link): President Trump said Friday that he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine only told him he "probably" would be selected.


The magazine did not respond to The Hill's request for comment, but it did tweet a short statement saying it "does not comment on our choice until publication."


Trump was previously named Time's 2016 "Person of the Year" last December.

"It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said at the time. "To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor."

In last year's edition, Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs explained that regardless of how they feel about Trump, everyone had an opinion on the then-president-elect.

"For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump's victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class," she said.

"For those who see it for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism." Trump has kept close tabs on the magazine's coverage of him in the past. "I think I was on the cover of Time magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months," he said in July 2016.

"So you tell me which is more important, real estate or politics, OK? I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for."

Mod: Well, alrighty then.

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39 comments:

  1. Instead of 'person of the year' this wanted poster should read 'creep of the year'.

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  2. The person of the year should be all of the women he molested.

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  3. MAGA - Morons Are Governing America.

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  4. Is Trump taking direct orders from Moscow? Think about his behavior toward Russia and Putin, since becoming president.

    He reveals information about Israeli operations in a meeting with the Russian ambassador and foreign secretary:
    [link:http://www.newsweek.com/trump-revealed-secret-israeli-mission-northern-syria-russian-diplomats-720600|

    Tillerson empties out the State Department (Could the CIA be next?)
    [link:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/us/politics/state-department-tillerson.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0|

    Trump has an "off-the record" tete-a-tete with the Pupper Master:
    [link:https://www.vox.com/world/2017/7/19/15997938/trump-putin-second-meeting-g20-secret-russia|

    Trump accepts Russia's version of "reality" on Syria and Assad.
    [link:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/trump-bashar-assad-syria.html|

    He drags his feet on implementing Russia sanctions:
    [link:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/trump-bashar-assad-syria.html|

    The list goes on. Trump is EXTREMELY solicitous of Moscow's interest. He is either channeling Putin through some mysterious mind meld or taking direct orders from the Kremlin and turning the US into an adjunct of Moscow's foreign policy.

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  5. While you all waste your time hating Trump, he's doing what the people elected him to do. Must be very frustrating to know you are helpless to stop it. Great use of your time for the next 3 and likely 7 years.

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    1. I'm sure the American people wanted a president who would publicly kiss the fannies of foreign dictators. Something I am certain you love. After all, treason is so hot right now.

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    2. 7:06, please search hard in your little mind and reply with something good that Trump has done.

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    3. Those principled Republicans who voted for the Republican candidate can watch their party dissolved in front of their very eyes. They did NOT get what they voted for but something far worse and disasterous for the USofA and the entire world.

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    4. The last election was a choice between a Demo crap burger and a Repub double double crap burger. The people voted for the crap burger, bur the Electoral College gave us the double double. Now, it also turns out, that the swamp has been converted into a large and growing cesspool. Hold on tight to your orange wigs, Mr Toads Wild Ride is only going to get crazier....amigos.

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  6. Eww; you are so missing Hollywood.
    History has been made. This country finally has a do something meaningful President in the White House for the next 7 years.
    The Libs are going nuts, fantastic. Now you have a chance to experience what so many Americans felt about the other guy; you know,the first real Liberal in the White House.

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  7. Drain the swamp.
    President Trump is the right person for this job at this time.
    Attention all Progressives, she ain't making a come back! Get over it, Hillary's done.

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    1. Attention all soon to be indicted Trump officials and family. Don't drop the soap.

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    2. 7:50, you sound like a gullible moron that has to follow childish rants such as “drain the swamp”. Be creative and post something that contains the just a glimmer of substance. Maybe your mommy or daddy could help you move beyond the popular rhetoric that you Dump hillbilly supporters can’t stop chanting.

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    3. 7:50, keep focusing on Clinton - that's exactly where your attention needs to be.

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    4. Where was Woodrow Wilson when all this went down?

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  8. What is so hot right now are all those tax breaks we will see, under the upside down Christmas tree.

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    1. If you are reading this blog, chances are very good what you will be receiving is a tax increase.

      MAGA - Money Always Goes Away

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  9. Indiana GOP Lawmaker Busted Molesting a 10-Year-Old Girl
    http://politicsfinder.com/2017/11/20/gop-lawmaker-busted-molesting/

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  10. Hey, if you live in a heavily dependent on Welfare state like California; then yes, you will whine in your chardonnay when it comes down to receiving any tax breaks.
    Former IRS official Lois Lerner asks Federal Judge to keep Tea Party targeting testimony sealed forever!!!

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    1. Actually California sends more tax money to Washington than it receives back. Unlike y'all down there in the red state meth belt.
      http://www.politifact.com/california/article/2017/feb/14/does-california-give-more-it-gets-dc/

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    2. Many of them have moved on to good old red state doctor prescribed opioids.

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    3. I wonder how many meth labs have been Limbaughed out of business.

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    4. If you look at the government programs to help the needy and indigent I believe you will find a hot mess of them in the Red States.

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  11. I have faith that America will survive this horrible mistake of a president. The structure of the government can stand it, thanks to the remarkable insights of the creators of the political system we have. Not as sure that we can survive the aggressive ignorance that has taken hold of the once intelligent Republican party.

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  12. 8:19am. Thanks for the verification. California does not need a tax break!

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    1. Of course. You and your trailer mates are living off of us.

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  13. Lol; Congress to make a move! That's a great laugh of the day, thanks Mod.
    To think that Congress would do anything would be a newsworthy headline.

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  14. Why not just some common sense legislation that requires all presidents and presidential contenders, all cabinet members, and all major White House staff to disclose all assets, all financial arrangements and interests, all partners, all loans, etc. Make Congress and the Supreme Court disclose, too.

    Don't want to disclose? Claiming privacy? Well, there's no right to hold any of those positions, so too bad. Disclose or stay out of government. In fact, it should be a Constitutional amendment so no one can raise issues about separation of powers.

    For the current pr*sident, such disclosures would likely prove that Putin and the Russian oligarchs have him by the sack, exacerbating his well documented mental infirmities. Then let the GOP and their trailer park economic, tax, and legal experts defend him and his maga.

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  15. Regarding Trump's sanity, just finished reading "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" wherein 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts take a critical look at Trump's capacity to govern. I particularly like the article in the book by Thomas Singer, a San Francisco based Jungian therapists, wherein he points out that an in-depth diagnosis of the Trump phenomena can partly be characterized as tribal, and as Shakespeare said, "our faults do not lie in our stars but in our hearts". To wit, Trump is partially our fault as a culture.

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    1. Sorry Chief, but I'll only buy it in the inverse: It's not the culture that create a Trump--it's greedy, self-absorbed narcissists like Trump who create maga-culture.

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    2. Couldn't agree more, Chief.
      Once Sarah Palin emerged on the national scene, with her astonishing level of ignorance, and John Edwards, with his total lack of integrity of any kind, I despaired of our educational system. Both of those people had years and years in educational institutions, like almost everyone else in our country, and yet they were, in their own ways, complete barbarians. How could they have ever had supporters?How could anyone with the smallest amount of critical thinking have voted for Trump?

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    3. 1:29 blames educational institutions, but if that were the case, more if not most people would be barbarians like Trump and Palin. Their problems more likely derive from mental issues, lack of curiosity beyond their belief systems, and poor parenting. Edwards is just a lying, cheating pos.

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    4. Trump is crazy, and attracts people just like him.

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  16. I can't wait for the imminent Flynn flip.

    I'll go out on a limb and predict at least 120 months, reduced for substantial cooperation. Any other guesses?

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    1. According to Politico, the allegations against Flynn include:

      "He failed to report foreign income from multiple Russian and Turkish sources; he failed to report lobbying activity for the Turks; he stopped a military plan Turkey opposed after accepting payment from the country; he allegedly plotted the kidnapping of a Turkish dissident in Pennsylvania (a caper that reportedly could have netted him and his son $15 million); he appears to have lied about discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak."

      So maybe 120 months is low. What do the maga and St Petersburg trolls think?

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    2. They're awaiting orders.

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  17. 11:09am. You mean the San Francisco wannabe therapist Thomas Singer, let me step over all you homeless mental health street dwellers and there is nothing Carl Jungian about me. You mean that guy?
    Therapist heal the self.

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  18. Absolutely riveting book has just come out: Collusion, by Luke Harding. All the worst things about Trump are true, and the proof is there. Heaven help us.

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  19. 8 thoughts on the state if America in November 2017: (1) This Republican majority Conress WILL go down in history as the most corrupt self-serving body of legislators to ever to sit in the Capitol building. (2) Congress only serves the uber wealthy now; the majority, middle class & poor Americans, are completely disregarded.. (3) The lack of a health care plan will kill hundreds of thousands of Americans, and perhaps millions of us. (4) The new tax plan will fill the bank accounts of the rich as it bankrupts the rest of us. (5) Cheating BEFORE the ballot box, a/k/a, redistricting / gerrymandering gave us this President who is literally not qualified to teach a second grade American history class. (6) Every time Donald Trump says “most people don’t know...” or “who knew that...,” he is about to share what he just learned that day, and that we all have known since grade school. (7) A degree from Harvard can be purchased with enough $$$ -- that’s the only way this incredibly ignorant man could have succeeded there! (8) Enough, Congress -- get this atomic-disaster-in-waiting away from the button! Get on your knees and pray, fellow Americans, because only God can help us now!

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