Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Refusing to Diagnose Joe Biden

Yesterday, Joe Biden lashed out at a man in Michigan. 

Joe Biden told a Michigan plant worker he was 'full of s***' and to 'not be such a horse's a**' after the man accused the former vice president of being anti-Second Amendment and wanting to take Americans' guns away.   

Such outbursts are becoming more common. Do they mean anything? I will not presume professional expertise, but a quick glance at symptoms for Alzheimer’s disease tells us that beyond mental decline, disorientation, memory loss, and other mental defects, the illness is characterized by aggression, agitation and lack of restraint.

Of course we would much prefer to have professionals essay something of a diagnosis of Joe Biden, but, alas, professionals are no longer professionals. They are tools of the Democratic Party.

Consider the notable propagandist Dr. Brandy X. Lee. She works at Yale University, so she cannot be a mental defective. She has been out front with accusations against President Trump. 

A reporter from the Washington Examiner asked her yesterday to offer an opinion about Joe Biden. Via Legal Insurrection and via Maggie’s Farm:

I do not diagnose without examination and do not speak about public figures in general, unless there is evidence of such profound danger to public health and well-being because of serious signs of mental instability in a public servant, that it would be a public disservice not to share the knowledge and training that I have. Biden has not risen to this threshold…

I never spoke up about a president or a presidential candidate either before or after Donald Trump, and neither have thousands of mental health professionals who have come forth with similar concerns in ways that are unprecedented in U.S. history, for any president of any party. I only speak up when there is a medical need of such great magnitude as to risk the survival of the human species. This is definitively Donald Trump, not Biden. Nor is it Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or any other false equivalences people wish to create for political purposes.

However, the naked partisan was happy to offer an opinion about how Donald Trump is endangering the nation with the coronavirus. One might ask what professional expertise she has regarding viruses and pandemics, but that would not be very nice.

She told Salon:

Yale psychiatrist: Trump is “putting lives at risk” with coronavirus; Pence is “enabling” him

President Trump’s preoccupation with his own image amid the spread of the coronavirus is “putting lives at risk” and Vice President Pence is only “enabling” him, Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee told Salon in an interview this week.

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine who also teaches at Yale Law School and has spent the last three years urging Congress to respond more forcefully to the dangers posed by what she sees as the president’s deteriorating mental health. Lee, who consults widely with state and foreign governments on public health approaches to violence prevention, urged the House Judiciary Committee to include a panel of mental health experts during Trump’s impeachment and called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to request an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold of the president.

Trump’s mental health is deteriorating, but Joe Biden, not a problem.

It is a blot on the reputation of Yale University. And it is also a blot on the reputation of media outlets who trot her out as an expert.


UbuMaccabee said...

Grandpa Simpson is testier than I remember. He'll take you out back behind the woodshed if you provoke him.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Methinks Joe was very clear about his intentions on the “AR-14” issue. The Michigan worker was holding him to account. The account is on video:

In terms of what the Michigan worker was “full of shit” about, go to 8:25 in this video clip (yes, near the very end):

As for the great Beto, he has been unequivocal about his intentions, also on video:

Therefore, it is not a wild leap to see Biden’s intentions on Second Amendment policy, and who he will empower to get it done.

Hell yes, Biden is coming for your AR-15. And he did say it in terms of who he chooses to surround himself with, and why...

Sam L. said...

The Left strikes again. I trust them not, for i know they lie to me.