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President Trump and the Goldwater Rule January 10, 2018

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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300px-Goldwater_fact_magazineOn December 8th, 2017 the President opened the doors to allow press to watch the bipartisan discussion over immigration.  Dr. Brandy Lee of the Yale School of Medicine conducted apparently watched the testimony and conducted an interview in which the resulting article was titled “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” .  In this gripping article, the esteemed Dr. Lee (notice I use the honorific while she excludes such courtesy when talking about the President of the United States).  In her interview Dr. Lee sounds alarm bells about President Trump’s mental fitness to be president, etc. etc.

In fact, Dr. Lee was invited to “brief” members of congress on December 5th and 6th.  The group included “at least 1 Republican who they would not name.”  No doubt.

This is on course with the current Democratic position of applying the 25th Amendment to remove the President from Office.  As one example, in May 2017, the NY Times (surprise) wrote an article extoling the virtues of leveraging the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office (and not doubt try to replace with Hilary).

In May 2017, the same Dr. Lee was commented in an article on Liberal Outpost (no kidding) titled: “Yale Psychiatrist says Trump (again..no honorific) has a grave ________disability”.  Interestingly (to those of us who care about the rule of law and actual process) the article begins with the following:

“Psychiatrists in the United States are blocked from commenting on the psychological wellness of politicians due to the 50 year old Goldwater Rule, which states that they cannot openly diagnose the mental health of public figures who they have not personally examined.

However, the case of President Donald Trump is so extreme and potentially consequential that some noted psychiatrists have felt compelled to speak out despite the rule.”

Then, in an admitted violation of the Goldwater Rule, Lee (honorific removed) states definitively:

“This situation has come to such a critical level. In fact, a state of emergency exists and we could no longer hold back. We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues because many lives and our survival as a species may be at stake.”

So what is the Goldwater Rule?  For a short history, (thank you Wikipedia) Barry Goldwater was running for President in 1964 when a magazine named Fact published an article The issue arose in 1964 when Fact published the article “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater”.[3][5] The magazine polled psychiatrists about U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater and whether he was fit to be president.[6][7] The editor, Ralph Ginzburg, was sued for libel in Goldwater v. Ginzburg where Goldwater won $75,000 (approximately $592,000 today) in damages.[3]

Does this sound familiar?  There are experts trying to “diagnose” a sitting president for no other reason than their adorned queen did no win and ascend to the presidency.  This is nonsense. Now…the “argument” by those on the left are that the Dr. is not making a “diagnosis” under the DSM rather is simply expressing an opinion that any citizen can express.  Let me ask you.  If I said someone was crazy would you give it the same weight as a professor of Psychiatry from Yale with a DM and who has briefed congress? Of course not.  This is nonsense and we all know it.

I will be at the Javits center next week. (where Hillary was to have her coronation…sorry…her “acceptance speech”)…I will look up at the large glass ceiling and thank God (yes GOD) that it was not Hillary that broke that ceiling. 

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“Dr” Heal Thyself or at least go…..”something” thyself.

 

Comments»

1. John Crouch - January 10, 2018

I think that the President of the United States (not just this President) should have regular mental evaluations just like he/she has regular physical exams. That would put and end to this type of drama in the future.

Also, I feel that Trump brings this sort of criticism on himself because of his vicious vindictive nature. There have been many Presidents that have hated the press and their opponents but none that have been so “non Professional” about it. No honorific given for this comment because I personally don’t think that the way he conducts himself is presidential. .

Chris Mark - January 10, 2018

I called Obama “Mr. Obama” at one point on my blog and had death threats (seriously)…

2. Luc Francois - January 10, 2018

In reply to Mr Crouch comment regarding a president of the United States having regular mental evaluation. I believe that any such discussion shows a bias against our current president and that is all. A president of the United States is not a dictator but dually elected individual with powers in check. Now our personal opinions of an individual persons character should never be the basis for our prejudice. Personally i am tired of a president judged on “acting presidential” versus substance of policy. The old adage, never judge a book by its cover but its content. “Dont judge lest ye be judged”

Mike Carmichael - February 3, 2018

Well said


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