Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:19 PM
alp227 (28,415 posts)
(Fox News commentator) Dr. Keith Ablow considering run for (John Kerry's) Senate seat
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Source: Boston Herald
Dr. Keith Ablow considering run for Senate seat, By Laurel J. Sweet
This one may leave voters scratching their heads, but world-renowed psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Keith Ablow is thinking of throwing his thinking cap into the U.S. Senate race if John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State.
Ablow, 51, of Newbury, who state records show has supported the campaigns of Republican candidates for office, including Charlie Baker’s failed 2010 run for governor, could not immediately be reached for comment this morning, but in a statement said: “The dysfunction in Washington and the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut are both signs this country needs help, and, if neither William Weld nor Scott Brown is the candidate to bring that help from Massachusetts to Washington, I will take those who have asked me to run much more seriously.
“It is time, on so many levels, for real leadership based on the truth,” he added.
Read more: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/us_politics/2013/01/dr_keith_ablow_considering_run_senate_seat
(Politico also has an article, if you don't want to click on the RW boston herald site.)
I found this article via Media Matters, which cites some of Ablow's most outrageous statements on Fox Boobs:
For his part, Keith Ablow often uses his Fox platform to engage in ham-handed, outlandish psychoanalysis of various media and political figures. For example, during an appearance on Fox & Friends after last October's vice presidential debate, Ablow told viewers that "speaking as a psychiatrist," it was his opinion that Vice President Joe Biden may have been suffering from dementia or possibly had been drinking before the debate. He has also blamed the rise of birtherism on Obama supposedly "sever(ing) himself from all core emotion."
Last April, when Obama said that a Supreme Court decision to overturn the health care law would be "unprecedented" and "extraordinary," Ablow claimed the criticism stemmed from the fact that Obama finds authority "untrustworthy" because his parents had "abandoned" him.
Ablow, however, saves his worst vitriol for the LGBT community. In 2011, Ablow drew criticism for his tirade against Chaz Bono's appearance on Dancing With The Stars, when he claimed the transgender Bono was a woman suffering from a "psychotic delusion," and told parents to shield their children from Bono's appearances on the show, lest they be encouraged to want to become transgender themselves.
For 2011, Media Matters named Ablow "Misinformer of the Year on LGBT Issues."
As i posted on DU at the time, Ablow advocated a "men's veto" for abortions in a foxnews.com article "Men Should Be Allowed to Veto Abortions."
It's easy to dismiss and trash KKKeith Ablow as a crazy fundamentalist crank. But I say let him be the general election candidate and give it away to the (D) candidate (Stephen Lynch, Ed Markey, whoever it is). Speculation as early as 2010 suggested Ablow wanted to run in 2014.
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:31 PM
Mass (26,426 posts)
6. Oh, let him primary Brown. This will force this idiot to show his true colors.
However, the GOP is much better than the Dems to avoid primaries, so my guess is he will be told not to run.
Response to Mass (Reply #6)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:50 PM
graham4anything (11,464 posts)
9. you are assuming Brown will run for senate now, he could run for Gov. in 2014
two recent governors in Mass. were republicans
Mass. is a big state, and there are many non-democratic areas in the state
Deval, the most popular politician in the state has already said he is not running as he will have served his two terms.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:48 PM
nolabear (18,603 posts)
7. If the therapy community has any sense we will be up in arms over this jerk running.
Take it from me. He's not exactly beloved by ethical practitioners. Ham-handed psychoanalyses doesn't begin to do his egotism and lack of ethics justice. Grrrrrr....