Democrats, having failed with their “Russian collusion” and “It’s a cover-up!” are now turning to “mental health” in another desperate attempt to unseat the duly-elected POTUS.
The assembled psychiatrists would be better served if they focused on their own obsession with President Trump and their childish, petulant refusal to accept reality: Donald Trump is the president of the United States.
And they seem unconcerned that they are in clear violation of one of the ethical guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, known as the “Goldwater Rule,” which was adopted after the 1964 presidential election, when psychiatrists weighed in with their “diagnosis” of the Republican nominee, Barry Goldwater, without having had any contact with him.
During the 1964 campaign, Fact Magazine published “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater.” They asked 12,300 psychiatrists whether Barry Goldwater was “psychologically fit” to be president. 2,400 psychiatrists responded, and about 1,200 said that Goldwater was “unfit.” Two months later, Lyndon Baines Johnson won re-election in a landslide.
In 1966, Barry Goldwater sued the now-defunct Fact Magazine, and won.
Since the adoption of the Goldwater Rule, in 1973, it has been considered unethical for members of the APA to diagnose prominent political figures without direct contact and without authorization to do so.
Because…Trump Derangement Syndrome .
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 associations urge members never to diagnose patients they haven’t personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession….
The date for the town hall hasn’t been set but would be held “imminently soon within the next couple of weeks,” said Lee, who said the event was meant to be bipartisan. Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who has called for Trump’s impeachment, confirmed the event was in the works, but said it would be more likely to occur in July because lawmakers have a full plate in June with spending bills….
Yarmuth said every House member would be invited but that he hadn’t yet gauged who would be interested because not many people knew about it. Lee said the group would reconsider the event if no Republicans planned to show up….