"Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
Patriots are Counter-Revolutionaries trying to prevent the government from overthrowing the Constitution."
The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
Friday, January 19, 2018
The Soviet-Style Push To Paint Trump As Mentally Ill
Powerless to dislodge the duly
elected 45th president from office, desperate left-wingers and their
media allies are borrowing a page from Soviet Communism by dishonestly portraying
President Trump as mentally unfit.
This is a coup attempt in progress
and there is no indication it will go away anytime soon. In an earlier age, it
might have been called high treason. The difference is that in the
Soviet Union it was the government doing the smearing in order to maintain
power. In America today, it is the opposition that is doing the smearing in the
hope of removing its enemy from power and becoming the government.
The Left On the Air
Decades ago Moscow set the example
that Trump-haters are now following. (Former Soviet propagandist Oleg Atbashian
wrote an excellent piece at FrontPage
last week on Soviet-style psychiatry.)
“The Soviets devised a system that
allowed for political figures — especially those who posed a threat to party
leaders — to be declared mentally unfit for office,” Jordan Schachtel writes at
To combat unsavory
political opinions, Soviet leaders from Nikita Khrushchev to Yuri Andropov
called on friendly psychiatrists to diagnose dissidents as mentally
incapacitated. Some dissidents were then sent to a psikhushka (mental hospital), where they were imprisoned and
removed from political life. The pseudo-psychiatry establishment — which in
effect acted as an ideological policing agency — continued until the fall of
the Soviet Union.
Pseudo-psychiatrists, along with some
actual psychiatrists and psychologists, now smear President Trump daily.
“Without evidence that there is anything [in] particular wrong, CNN’s Jake
Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, and other
media figures are now regularly asking about the president’s mental health,”
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who wants
the 25th Amendment invoked and Trump impeached, tweeted Jan. 9: “We have a
president who is intellectually ill-equipped for the job. … He is the
antithesis of what we should have as a moral leader in our country.”
Left-wing bloviator Keith Olbermann
tweeted Jan. 11:
This man has to go.
Now. I don’t care if it’s the 25th Amendment, Impeachment, Arrest, Resignation,
something “coming up” at his physical tomorrow, General Strike, or we all crash
the stock market by selling off. We must Make America AMERICA Again. #MAAA
It’s not that Trump is actually
mentally ill. His true failing is that he doesn’t see things the way they do
and they cannot handle it.
Leftists are psychiatrizing,
stigmatizing, and gaslighting to make sure the Trump presidency is never, in
their words, “normalized.” When Trump does things that presidents normally do,
like firing the U.S. attorneys appointed by his predecessor, he is treated as a
threat to the republic.
Democrats have done the same thing to
all modern Republican presidents to varying degrees, labeling, for example,
both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as dimwitted or sociopathic
depending on their propaganda needs, but they have never attacked any Chief
Executive with the ferociousness they reserve for President Trump. To them,
Trump is a singular evil devoid of any political legitimacy whatsoever. The 63
million Americans who voted for him were deceived, they claim, so their votes
Casual character-assassination is
easy for the Left. They have to lie to others and themselves in order to remain
left-wing. Reality is not kind to so-called idealists who deny human nature.
The leftist worldview is a funhouse mirror view of reality, or as the recently
popular saying goes, facts don’t care about your feelings, and feelings are the
glue that holds their twisted belief structure together.
Those on the Left seem to be
realizing that the ridiculous Trump-Russia electoral collusion conspiracy
theory manufactured and paid for by Democrats isn’t going anywhere. The
Obama-orchestrated Deep State attacks on Trump that began even before he was
inaugurated, and which overlap to an extent with the conspiracy theory, can
only move the ball forward so much. All-too-convenient allegations of sexual
impropriety, many of which have been underwritten by left-wingers, bounce off
Trump thanks in part to the Left’s long-running defense of sexual predator Bill
Clinton which set a precedent of sorts. This is hardly an exhaustive list of
the deceitful, malicious campaigns the Left has waged thus far against Trump.
Those on the Left watched the
hour-long live televised briefing Tuesday on Trump’s health in horror as it
failed to culminate in a finding that he was mentally or physically unfit to be
president of the United States.
Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, personal
physician to both Presidents Trump and Obama, gave
Trump a clean bill of health that reporters present and leftists online
could not accept. Reporters at the White House asked 22 questions about his
mental state and repeatedly pressed Jackson to just come out with it and say
Trump was nuts, a “fact” reporters know already.
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson
As Schachtel writes:
It’s unclear why these
questions are warranted in the first place. Sure, the president has a unique
personality and has a flair for drama, but he has shown no signs of any type of
mental illness that would stop the duly elected president from carrying out his
executive duties. Time and again, Dr. Jackson had to repeat himself in
declaring that President Trump was fully fit for office, both cognitively and
But Jackson patiently indulged the
media at length.
He told the world that Trump’s brain,
eyes, lungs, muscles, arteries, bones, genitals, and intestines were healthy
and functioning normally. The briefing was exhaustive and exhausting, as
Schachtel notes, especially because an exasperated Jackson had to keep telling
reporters the same facts over and over again. On the positive side, with all
the personal information released, Trump, whose “overall health is excellent”
Jackson said, continues his streak as the most transparent U.S. president in
That Trump is mentally well was hotly
disputed. It was as if Jackson’s statement that Trump scored 30 out of 30 on
the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which screens for Alzheimer’s and dementia,
fell on deaf ears.
That Trump is 75 inches, or 6 feet
and 3 inches tall, was disputed. That Trump weighs 239 pounds was disputed,
leading to a fun neologism – girthers – to describe doubters like
logorrheic leftist Matthew Yglesias of Vox. That Trump, who is 71 years old,
has a healthy heart was disputed. That Trump only sleeps a few hours each night
But how could a man who eats fast
food and “never exercises” be “in as good as shape as you say he’s in?” asked one
“It’s called genetics,” said Jackson,
who added that lifelong abstinence from tobacco and alcohol have also
contributed to Trump’s well-being.
GENETICS, you dopes!
I don’t know. Some
people have just great genes. I told the president that if he had a healthier
diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. I don’t know.
He has incredible genes, I just assume. I mean, if I didn’t watch what I ate, I
wouldn’t have the cardiac and overall health that he has.
Meanwhile, returning to the topic of
Soviet Communism, retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) delivered his much-hyped
speech absurdly comparing Trump to a mass-murdering dictator Wednesday to a
near-empty Senate chamber.
It is a fact that Trump has referred
to the media as the “enemy of the American People.” Except for the descriptor American,
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin used the same phrase in his time. The Romans used
it about 2,000 years before that.
But only Stalin’s use of the
expression counts, according to Flake, and Trump is therefore similar to one of
history’s most prolific homicidal maniacs even though he hasn’t sent anyone to
a gulag or had secret police liquidate his opponents.
"It's a testament to the condition
of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph
Stalin to describe his enemies," the senator said.
Flake, who spoke nary a nasty word
about Obama during his presidency, didn’t bother to acknowledge that the 44th
president came close to the same phrasing, calling Republicans “enemies.”
When you’re a Trump-hater, you don’t
have to make sense.