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Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:20 AM

If Trump is mentally ill, is it acceptable to mock him?

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Reply If Trump is mentally ill, is it acceptable to mock him? (Original post)
Doodley Sep 2018 OP
Meadowoak Sep 2018 #1
CatMor Sep 2018 #2
Cirque du So-What Sep 2018 #3
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2018 #4
Shrike47 Sep 2018 #5
hlthe2b Sep 2018 #6
Doodley Sep 2018 #21
cornball 24 Sep 2018 #7
SWBTATTReg Sep 2018 #8
Initech Sep 2018 #9
Doodley Sep 2018 #18
Zambero Sep 2018 #10
BootinUp Sep 2018 #11
Doodley Sep 2018 #22
AndJusticeForSome Sep 2018 #26
MissMillie Sep 2018 #12
tymorial Sep 2018 #31
lame54 Sep 2018 #13
Doodley Sep 2018 #20
FSogol Sep 2018 #14
Paladin Sep 2018 #15
Doodley Sep 2018 #25
Thekaspervote Sep 2018 #16
RobinA Sep 2018 #17
Doodley Sep 2018 #19
Floyd R. Turbo Sep 2018 #23
Comatose Sphagetti Sep 2018 #24
torius Sep 2018 #27
Tucker08087 Sep 2018 #28
procon Sep 2018 #29
tymorial Sep 2018 #30
HopeAgain Sep 2018 #32
elleng Sep 2018 #33
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2018 #34

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:22 AM

1. Yes and yes

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:26 AM

2. Yes he is and it sure is acceptable in his case.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:26 AM

3. If Cheeto Benito is successfully 25th'ed from office on the basis of mental illness

I will never mock him again.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

4. I believe he is a malignant narcissist and a psychopath. And yes, I will continue to mock him. n/t

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:31 AM

5. Narcissism is not a mental illness, it's a personality disorder. Mock away.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:39 AM

6. Yup.. this

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:32 PM

21. He boasted in his book that he punched a teacher as a kid. At what point do we say, that even as a

kid he wasn't ill and therefore needed no treatment? He should have been put in an institution long ago before being able to do so much harm, not just to America but across the globe.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:40 AM

7. EVIL!!

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:55 AM

8. And this is a question that needs an answer? You're kidding me, aren't you, when the answer is...

clearly yes.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:00 PM

9. Normally I'd say no.

But when you consider that Trump has literally mocked everyone and everything that's not him, I will reverse my position and say hell yeah!

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:20 PM

18. Good answer.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:02 PM

10. Was it acceptable to elect him in the first place?

Who is the sickest, those who voted to put him in, the media forces that portrayed him as some sort of credible alternative, or the sicko himself?

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:04 PM

11. Not after his doctors confirm it. Until then...

Itís open season.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:34 PM

22. Good point. His doctors will only say that he is the strongest,

smartest and most healthy president of all time, ever, in the whole history of the world.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:24 PM

26. ... and gosh darn it, people

hate him.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:08 PM

12. given medical privacy laws....

Is there a doctor that he would hire that would report that he's mentally ill?

I'm totally OK with those privacy laws.

I'm also OK with mocking every move he makes.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:42 PM

31. No therapist or doctor can share a patients medical or mental history

When participating in the care of the patient unless waivered. Now if the clinician was providing a forensic examination and diagnosis, that's a completely different situation and HIPAA doesnt applu though court or other rules may.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:09 PM

13. not only is it acceptable - it is downright patriotic

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Response to lame54 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:29 PM

20. I would agree with that.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:16 PM

14. Your concern is noted.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:44 PM

15. Yes, with a vengeance. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:21 PM

25. That is the best way.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:48 PM

16. Really?? Why post this...a bully is a bully mentally deranged or no

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:59 PM

17. He Has Made It Acceptable

by putting himself where he is. Personally, I think he is a profoundly stupid man. I sometimes question whether it is appropriate to notice that and speak of it. But he stepped into a position where the entire world can notice him and he has been unwilling to attempt to show himself in a better light. It's not like he got there and then developed a personality disorder or became dumb. He applied for and won the office, pathology intact, and much to out detriment. He's fair game.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:26 PM

19. Okay, but if he is mentally ill (delusional, extreme paranoia and with onset dementia, for example)

can you say that he put himself in that situation and is therefore fair game? Similarly, suppose a young man becomes delusional and thinks he can fly. If he jumps out of a window and harms himself, are you going to say that it was his choice and therefore we can make fun of him?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:53 PM

23. As regards tRump, there are individuals on this planet that have inflicted so much pain on others

throughout their lives that there is nothing so horrible it should not befall them. Karma awaits us all!

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 05:27 PM

24. No

nt

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:26 PM

27. He couldn't pass the insanity defense

because he went out of his way to gather power. He's personality disordered, and that's different than mental illness. It may not be his fault that he has a PD. But rather than getting help, or trying his darndest to be a good person or at least not a rotten one, he chose to act on it, and in a way that harms others bigly. Therefore, yes, he can be hated, mocked, and ridiculed. Hitler probably had some mental/emotional issues too--did he have to act on them? No.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:34 PM

28. My response would be no.

However every well person who supported his campaign, who lied and covered for him (and his mental illness), who used a mentally ill citizen for their gain is certainly fair game. Iím talking some kind of neorological issue. Not narcissism, but something like Alzheimerís. Or brain damage due to a stroke. Then we would be as bad as he was (is) when mocking a disabled reporter. (Still makes me cringe.) Right now, all we have is ďassholeĒ and Iím fairly certain thatís not a mental illness, although it does seem to be a preexisting condition as far as heís concerned.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:39 PM

29. When Trump is actually diagnosed and locked away in an institution, ask that again. nt

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:39 PM

30. It depends on the diagnosis.

Though I generally do not support mocking those with psychological conditions (I am a licensed therapist and independent social worker.. working on phd). People with Axis ii conditions (even though this is no longer utilized in DSMV V) may sometimes engage in behavior that they know to be cruel and harmful. Trump exhibits behavior that seems to relate to antisocial personality, borderline and/or nasrcissitc personality. He may lack empathy and be unable to truly express sincere compassion but he sometimes appears to enjoy cruelty which is most certainly a borderline or APD trait. They know society views this behavior as unacceptable but they recieve pleasure or personal gain from their actions. I say mock away if that is the case.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 09:54 PM

32. He's amoral

Is that a mental illness?

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 10:07 PM

33. Maybe not, 'morally,'

but practically a bad idea, too, to the extent it alienates voters who may be susceptible to voting D.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 10:22 PM

34. Given his willingness to mock those with physical disabilities

I see no problem with mocking him.

He needs a good dose of having done to him what he's done to others.

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