Don’t Diagnose President Trump – Respond to Him

The 1964 presidential election was the second in which I voted. Lyndon Johnson who had succeeded John Kennedy, was running against Barry Goldwater. I didn’t like either candidate: Johnson’s personal characteristics were obnoxious, though he had achieved much, especially in the area of civil rights; Goldwater’s personal characterizes seemed fine, but I disapproved of his conservative political views.

I was shocked to read an article in Fact magazine, based on interviews with more than 1,000 psychiatrists, which concluded that Goldwater was mentally unstable and psychologically unfit to be president. It was Lyndon Johnson whose personal fitness to hold the highest office I questioned. Barry Goldwater seemed emotionally stable with excellent personal characteristics, but highly questionable politics. The article was utterly unpersuasive, and in the end I reluctantly voted for Lyndon Johnson. Barry Goldwater went back to the Senate, where he served with great distinction and high personal morality. Lyndon Johnson got us deeply into an unwinnable war that hurt our nation. The more than 1,000 psychiatrists, it turned out, were dead wrong in their diagnosis and predictions.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    At anytime were the political affiliations of any of those 1,000 “psychiatrists” disclosed or even asked?
    When the other-side suddenly comes up with a coup, they are probably lying and cheating.
    I have seen that play out far more times than not in my life.

  • Hard Little Machine

    All democratic candidates need to be accused of sexual molestation. All of them.

  • deplorabledave

    OT: Trump Warns European Allies: Fix Iran Nuclear Deal’s ‘Disastrous Flaws’ — or America Withdraws

    effing priceless. President Trump is a genius.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      If you mean by genius applying common sense to statecraft.

      • deplorabledave

        There seems to be a paucity of common sense these days.That being said, IMHO this action by the President represents thinking outside the box to a degree rarely seen in politics or anywhere else.

  • Linda1000

    I have to question Dershowitz ‘s judgement, if he voted for criminal Hillary in the last election.