Reagan's Alzheimer's could have destroyed this country were it not for his handlers, and Nancy.

Date:2019-04-08 16:14:51
In Reply To:Armchair psychiatry violates APA ethics rules except when Trump is the subject. TDS is off the charts. by Joe-×
Reagan's disease began while he was president. There were plenty of signs and a lot of rumors: veiled whispers of averted calamities. But Reagan was an icon, a darling of the media, and he had a great support system to ably guide the country's direction in spite of his declining health.

It would have been good to have addressed this at the time. We got lucky; however, you're right. Such things can be misused, hence the Goldwater rule. But we both know that the Democrats (your liberals of 1,000 taxes) haven't cornered this market.

Karl Rove's coup de grâce, and what cemented his legacy, was the vicious whisper campaign he launched against McCain during the 2000 Republican primaries. McCain was ahead in the polls, but not for long. Rove's brutal strategy cost McCain the nomination. A nomination that would have lead McCain to the White House. He would have handily defeated Gore, even though Al did create the internet.

Imagine how much better this country would have been had McCain been in charge? So, yeah... I can see your point. But this isn't merely conjecture. Trump's cognitive abilities have clearly deteriorated. He has none of luxuries that helped Reagan. Trump has neither competent handlers, nor trusted confidants. His hyberbolic sabre rattling, and threats of using nuclear weapons are as much of an outlier to normalcy as his propensity for prevarication. He's not even attempting to pass off as a sane leader.

Then again, we could always fall back on old faithful: It could be worse: It could be Hillary.

The Rich Elect; The Poor Vote.

“Whenever someone starts quoting the bible, I know they’re full of shit. People only bring out that goddammed thing when they want to justify immoral behavior. It’s the ultimate irony,” the bartender said with a laugh.

Coffee Cup Blues:
Monday has never been my favorite day of the week, but getting murdered before I could finish my first cup of coffee was a new low, even for Monday.
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