A physician is calling for elected officials to undergo mental fitness tests to determine whether they are fit to serve. In an interview with The Hill Monday, physician and journalist James Hamblin said while a mental assessment is typically part of a president’s physical exam, they have not been standardized for other elected officials.
The doctor went on to suggest that knowing an official’s cognitive state maybe even more important than knowing their physical health.
“It’s certainly relevant to know whether someone has a terminal diagnosis that would really suggest that it’s unlikely that they would live through their term, but beyond that what you’re really asking is ‘does this person have the ability to do the job cognitively?’ he stated. “The idea that there might be physical encumberments to doing the job is less relevant today than it might have been decades ago.”
This comes amid concern over Democrat front-runner Joe Biden’s mental state, following his recent debate performances where he has made a number of gaffes and often slurred his words.
Public office should be more attainable for people who communicate best in ways other than public speaking (which is most people). It’s inaccurate to guess about and infer cognitive decline. Good tests exist for that, and we could use them, we just don’t. https://t.co/9HBmWRW1fS
— James Hamblin (@jameshamblin) November 26, 2019
One of the unexpected benefits of having Donald Trump in the White House is to see how the progressives who currently dominate the Democratic Party drive them absolutely nuts.
Here’s what American Thinker wrote:
“Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is a mental disorder in which a person has effectively been driven insane due to his hatred of Donald Trump, to the point where he abandons all logic and reason. Such people are impervious to facts that contradict their preconceived notions of the president.
As to a syndrome, it’s a group of symptoms that consistently occur together and indicate the presence of a particular mental or physical disease. For example, symptoms for the onset of diabetes include things like increased thirst and urination, insulin resistance, high belly fat, blurred vision, and so on.
One of the symptoms of TDS is envy. It is one of the main causes for driving many TDS sufferers over the edge. When speaking of envy, however, one should make a distinction between it and jealousy, as the two are commonly used interchangeably. Defining jealousy, sociologist Helmut Schoeck writes in Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior, “Basically, jealousy can be defined as a heightened emotional state for either the craving for something another person has or the fear of losing something to another.” As such, jealousy can be constructive. For example, if a man is jealous that his neighbor received a promotion at work, it could spur him to work harder to earn one of his own.”
It’s actually quite amusing. And make no mistake. The Democrats are stark raving mad. They have lost their collective minds.
They have a shot of taking over the House this coming November, but I have very little doubt that their aggressive push to the far left will give Republicans a fairly easy ride to victory.