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Desperate Dems Resurrecting John Dean and the 25th Amendment (Again, Still)

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How desperate are the Democrats that they have to resort to theatrics of this scale?

 

First, Nadler is bringing John Dean in to testify about something, anything, that could be spun to be a negative about Trump. That is being discussed in a nearby thread. 

 

Now, some Dems are seeking to resurrect that 25th Amendment argument by attacking Trump’s mental health. Seriously? Is that all you got at this point?

 

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump's mental health under fire

by Kimberly Leonard  | June 05, 2019 12:00 AM

 

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health.

 

The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book that argues psychiatrists have a responsibility to warn the public when a president is dangerous. The position is controversial because psychiatric associationsurge members never to diagnose patients they haven't personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession. 

 

But Lee and others who agree with her stance say that their description of the president's behavior, of his showing mental instability and dangerousness, shouldn't be interpreted as issuing a diagnosis. 

 

“The president's condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there's a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals," Lee said. "It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency."......

 

According to Lee, attendees at the town hall would watch a condensed video that was recorded at a Washington, D.C., event held at the National Press Club in March that featured 13 experts discussing how they didn't think Trump was fit for office. The experts, who came from the fields of mental health, philosophy, history, and journalism, said they were worried about the president's access to nuclear weapons and the impact his administration would have on climate change. 

 

Lee said the event is to allow members of Congress to ask her and other experts questions, but planners hope the town hall will be broadcast live so that people who aren't in D.C. also would be able to watch and submit questions. 

 

Lee said the experts won't make specific recommendations about whether Congress should consider invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office or whether they should do so by impeachment. The political process should be determined by members of Congress, she said. 

 

Yarmuth said that, to him, the event was a separate question from impeachment. "I don't think an assessment of someone's mental health is an impeachable issue," he said. 

 

He decided to hold the event "for the same fears she has," he said, referring to Lee. "That the president is manifesting dangerous behavior and the American people need to be alert to it." 

 

"Their position is that as professionals, when they see patterns of behavior that are endangering people, that they have a professional obligation to go public and alert the people who are threatened, and in this case it's the American people," Yarmuth said. "I think the American people deserve to have wider dissemination of that perspective."

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- Victor Davis Hanson 

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Any President who says “I didn’t want this, I didn’t ask for this” does need to have his mental health questioned.  Unfortunately for the Democrats Trump never said this, it was their second coming of Christ, Obama who said it.  If you didn’t want the troubles that comes with being President, why the hell did you run for President in the first place.

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

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2 mins ago, Bullred44 said:

Is this the same guy that served 4 months in prison?

Yup, he served time

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53 mins ago, tomkaz said:

 

The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School

To be sure, Dr Bandy Legs will have a cockeyed diagnosis to whatever is supposed to ail Trump, but then again, how much can you trust the opinion of people with a jaundiced and myopic view of Trump?

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Politicians and diapers should be changed often and regularly,  invariably for the same reason.

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30 mins ago, FishinMortician said:

So she has never professionally evaluated him, spoken to him, or did anything other than read the NYTimes and watch CNN, but she is completely capable of rendering a diagnosis so important as to remove a sitting president from office.

 

Nice. She should diagnose herself for TDS. 

 

She should be sanctioned by the AMA at the very least, what she's highly unethical and  dangerous 

 

Her medical licence should be in jeopardy  

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. – William James

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14 mins ago, Billybob said:

The Dr who is leading this wrote a book about Trump.

Geez, they're not even trying to veil their motivations.

How stupid do they think people are?

Very stupid, which they keep telling themselves all the time. “Deplorables” was the classic example of their contempt for better than half the people they wish to rule over. 

“No nation in history has survived once its borders were destroyed, once its citizenship was rendered no different from mere residence, and once its neighbors with impunity undermined its sovereignty.”

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59 mins ago, Billybob said:

The Dr who is leading this wrote a book about Trump.

Geez, they're not even trying to veil their motivations.

How stupid do they think people are?

They get a lot of votes. can't blame em for thinkin a lot of people are stupid

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