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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:55 AM
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Poll question: Serious Poll: Is our president insane?
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia)
2 : such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility
3 a : extreme folly or unreasonableness b : something utterly foolish or unreasonable

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This is a strange moment in our history, the rule of an insane president, appointed by his insane former president father. We here have been in the know about the president's decades of cocaine abuse and alcoholism, and his increasing madness, but apparently the rest of the nation won't believe it.

Like with FDR and his polio, we are being protected from the fact that our president is now unable to fulfill his presidential duties due to his obvious mental instability.

Is this a fantasy, or a real cause for alarm?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:57 AM
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1. Dear Leader qualifies as "barking at the moon" MAD.
:scared: We are f**ked if Congress can't slow down his war profiteeing blood lust. :(
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:58 AM
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2. I just think he's an asshole
Edited on Wed Jan-10-07 08:59 AM by LynneSin
but that's just me.

The fact that he knowingly does these things disqualifies him from being insane - dangerous asshole would be the best description
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:00 AM
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8. I thought that at first....
but I've changed my mind over the past two years. The man is clearly mentally ill.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:58 AM
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3. I came to that conclusion during his debates with Kerry...
he's a certifiable lunatic. His behavior is beyond bizarre. Whoever those individuals are that are covering up his mental state are committing high crimes and treason against this country.
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:31 AM
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21. me too
I fully agree with everything you said.

http://www.cafepress.com/scarebaby/690908
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Mikey929 Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:59 AM
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4. Not Insane
I don't want to give him the excuse of insanity. I would rather address his positions and stances head-on, without the benefit of allowing him an "out" by saying he had no control over it.

Other than you disagreeing with his positions, what other evidence do you have that he is actually insane?
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:59 AM
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5. Well, he's incredibly short-sighted...
...and friends with those who reap incredible benefits from his deadly policies. I'm not sure that makes him insane, but the distinction may be unimportant. He's not fit to be our president, certainly.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:59 AM
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6. Sorry, not insane, just an idiot elitist puppet
Cheney is the one you want to psychoanalyze.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:00 AM
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7. I think he's insane
Anybody would have to be to enjoy killing that much and I thought so before he became President, when he giggled at that poor woman's execution. I told a friend that was exactly why this man wasn't fit to be President, no matter what your views (friend was a Republican).
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:02 AM
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9. as a loon would say to another loon, hes as crazy as a bush*
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:07 AM
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10. legal definition:
Inability to appreciate the nature and consequences of ones actions. Inability to distinguish right from wrong. Some jurisdictions require also that the aforementioned conditions stem from an organic disorder.

So no, he is not insane, just an amoral asshole.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:09 AM
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11. Clip of him on news last night at some photo op -- sad
They showed an extreme closeup and he looked like he was about ready to have a stroke... He was a little shiny from perspiration and his hair a little messed up -- like he'd just been on a hour-long roller coaster ride. He looked like he could either cut his wrists or go postal.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:12 AM
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12. Yes, reading Bush on the Couch
and Conservatives without Conscience is enlightening on this topic, scarey for Americans who are sane and rational.
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:12 AM
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13. How about just plain evil or
the :evilgrin: in disguise, Labeling him crazy just gets him off the hook. He's evil people, just plain old evil and all you have to do is look at the one who gave birth to the evil spawn.
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dubykc Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:14 AM
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14. Mad as a Hatter, plain and simple.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:16 AM
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15. Not insane, just...
mediocre and inept and doing all the wrong things to try to prove he's up to the job.

Scary, isn't it, how the Peter Principle works.

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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:16 AM
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16. I believe the technical term for his state of 'mind' is "batshit crazy"
but somehow that sounds...understated for *. :grr:
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Clevenger Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:20 AM
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17. You can tell he's mentally unbalanced just by watching him...
There often is a disconnect between what he is saying and his demeanor. One moment he will have a sort of hurt and bewildered expression, sometimes coupled with a vacant stare; then he will suddenly launch into what is obviously a rehearsed comment, his accompanying facial expressions also looking forced and rehearsed.

The only comments I have ever heard Bush make which had any ring of authenticity and sincerity to them have all been cruel.

Something is very amiss with the man.
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Laha Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:26 AM
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18. I vote yes
And even if I'm wrong, I think the man is quickly spiralling out of control down the path of the raving lunatic.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:27 AM
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19. bush is a textbook sociopath/psychopath and is a serious danger.........
Edited on Wed Jan-10-07 09:28 AM by Double T
to our nation, its people and the world, as 'WE' have seen and experienced during the past six years. It is my opinion that political candidates should be required to undergo psychological examinations and testing to determine their fitness and sanity for running and holding political office.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:34 AM
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22. I agree, he is a serious danger and if we let this little man get
his way we will be in deep shit, deeper than what we are in right now. Seriously though the man is unfit and mentally unstable to hold office, he needs some sort of psychological and psychiatric intervention right now.
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Dumak Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:11 AM
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33. A great danger
I agree, he is a sociopath, and a simpleton, which makes him easily manipulated. He is also a part of a great, diseased sector of society called the 'neocons' - America's corporatist fascists, who along with Christian fundamentalists (theocratic fascists) are currently in an extraordinarily brainwashed state of mind. Republicans are akin to Germany's Nazis, whom the German government has now so kindly banned. If only America could do the same with the Republicans. They are the world's greatest danger, and currently our only hope is that American voters will come to their senses in 2008 an beyond.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:16 PM
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41. Agreed. It is largely up to the voters to remove the neocon vermin.......
from our political offices, as long as the neocons haven't tampered with the voting equipment.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:29 AM
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20. being serious here, do you really want this man to take all of us
out, for the voices he hears in his head. NOT ME. Can we invoke the 25th Amendment please.
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:36 AM
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23. he should be removed from office and convicted of TREASON because
he has definitely not held up the constitution and he doesn't give a shit about the people of the united states. he is doing everything in his power, and then some, to destroy us. TREASON, plain and simple.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:58 AM
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25. sure, that and dismantle our Military, all those men and women
coming home without limbs, and arms and they are suffering from so much psychological problems, this idiot man has no remorse and no humane compassion in his body. He just wants to defy people.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:53 AM
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24. Other: not insane nor stubborn & resolved. He's a dictator.
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MamaBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:14 AM
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26. The dude is loony-tunes.
And I hope that's NOT all, folks. :hide:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:37 AM
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27. Sorry.
I will never refer to Bush as "our president" or "the president".
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:02 AM
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28. False choices
While he's not insane, neither is he "just stubborn and resolved". I wouldn't say he's 'resolved' (too nice a thing to say); he's wilfully ignorant, uncaring, lazy, and resistant to ideas that don't fit his prejudices.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:03 AM
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29. bush is a danger to the United States! n/t
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:03 AM
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30. Agreed...insane (nt)
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:03 AM
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31. Huffington has a piece on this very subject today
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:05 AM
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32. YES, he IS! K & R!
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:24 AM
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34. I'm sure there's something(s) in the DSM that fits him.
I'm pretty sure there's something in the DSM that fits everybody and anybody though. I don't think he's schizophrenic or bi-polar though. If anything, he's a megalomaniac driven by his delusions of grandeur which have been nurtured by his ultra-elitist upbringing. Even more dangerous than that, he is driven to extremes by the universal neurosis, religion. So, to answer your question, yes, I believe in all seriousness that he is, to some extent, insane.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 12:13 PM
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36. He's a special case.
They'll have to recalibrate what crazy means after him.
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donco Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:51 AM
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35. The book without conscience, by Robert Hare
, it will show you a whole lot of similarities to Bush. :crazy:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 12:13 PM
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37. Impeachably so. - n/t
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 12:14 PM
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38. Either way, he's a complete and utter DISASTER! n/t
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 12:23 PM
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39. Clinically insane v. legally insane...
There is probably a DSM diagnosis that fits him. However, he's not legally insane, in that he knows the difference between right and wrong.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 01:32 PM
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40. ------------
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:19 PM
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42. Evil
I have no idea if he is actually medically insane and that fact is being withheld from us. But by his acts it's no doubt whatsoever that he is an evil person. A truly evil person.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:20 PM
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43. Mentally ill, yes
But he knows what he's doing.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:23 PM
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44. If by insane you mean dangerously narcissistic and sociopathic
yes.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:23 PM
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45. How so very bizarre that we're seriously talking about OUR
president being certifiably insane. I truly believe that he is a psychopath.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:24 PM
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46. You can add Cheney to that poll...
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