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Right-wing pundits play doctor; diagnose Gore as "insane" (complaint by liberal media watchdog)
Media Matters for America ^ | 05/28/04 | David Brock

Posted on 05/29/2004 6:43:50 AM PDT by motife

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To: motife
Bump for Dennis Miller's comment on mad Al Gore:

I think he's gone daft because he's a sad little man now.

51 posted on 05/29/2004 9:31:46 AM PDT by HardStarboard ( Wesley...gone. Hillary......not gone enough!)
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To: motife
If we accept Brock's terms of debate, then Charles Krauthammer, who is a psychiatrist, concurs with the pundits who believe Gore is mentally disturbed.

Who shall we believe -- a duly licensed physician specializing in psychiatry or a self-admitted liar and sexual pervert?

53 posted on 05/29/2004 9:49:28 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: motife
Hopefully after Dean and Gore's respective fiascos, Democrats will give up their efforts to rally the troops.
54 posted on 05/29/2004 9:51:31 AM PDT by beavus (KILL TERRORISTS KILL TERRORISTS KILL TERRORISTS KILL TERRORISTS KILL TERRORISTS KILL TERRORISTS, etc)
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To: motife
Hey, cut Al some slack... could be
he's under slumlord stress again be-
cause of rental unit toilet problems...


55 posted on 05/29/2004 9:53:43 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: Condor51
Better yet.


56 posted on 05/29/2004 10:04:58 AM PDT by oyez (I know I'm rambling but...Everyone is entitled to my opinion)
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To: BenLurkin
(Heh-heh) Algore is probably looking for a key to the lock box about now. He has proved with geometric logic that a key does exist.
57 posted on 05/29/2004 10:17:28 AM PDT by oyez (I know I'm rambling but...Everyone is entitled to my opinion)
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To: motife
Funny how David Brock missed this comment:

John Kerry's advisers were surprised and annoyed to hear that Mr. Gore hollered so much, he made Howard Dean look like George Pataki. They don't want voters to be reminded of the wackadoo wing of the Democratic Party.

I guess it doesn't count, as it was written by the liberal Maureen Dowd, and not a member of the VRWC.

58 posted on 05/29/2004 10:34:30 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: motife
Brock claims that commentators are "playing doctor" when they offer their opinions on Gore's sanity. He is clearly implying that a non-professional is somehow not "qualified" to render an opinion on somebody else's sanity. The US Supreme Court and numerous other courts disagree with Brock. In fact, it is a legal maxim that a sane individual under oath should be able to state an opinion on the sanity of another.

From Moore v. Duckworth (USSC)...

    Held: Although a state prisoner is entitled to a determination whether the record evidence could support a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, Jackson v. Virginia, ante, p. 307, nevertheless a remand for further consideration in light of Jackson is inappropriate here. The Court of Appeals properly deferred to a rule of Indiana law permitting sanity to be established by either expert or lay testimony, and although that court applied an improper legal standard in considering the due process claim, it appears that such claim concerned the above Indiana rule and that the evidence in support of the conviction was constitutionally adequate under the Jackson standard.
From State v. Lewis (Sup. Ct. So. Carolina)...
    A defendant may rely on lay testimony to establish insanity. State v. Hinson , 253 S.C. 607, 172 S.E.2d 548 (1970); see also, State v . Rimert , 315 S.C. 527, 446 S.E.2d 400, cert. denied , 513 U.S. 1080 (1994)(State relied on lay testimony to establish sanity); State v. Smith , 298 S.C. 205, 379 S.E.2d 287 (1989)(where defendant presents expert testimony on his insanity, State is not required to present expert testimony on sanity; lay testimony may be sufficient). In fact, a jury may disregard expert testimony. Milian-Hernandez, supra.
For more judicial opinions upholding the admissibility and sufficiency of lay testimony on sanity, go to Google and type "lay testimony" sanity into the search field.
59 posted on 05/29/2004 10:35:11 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: secret garden

That was hilarious!


60 posted on 05/29/2004 10:38:00 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: NYCVirago
"Funny how David Brock missed this comment [from Dowd]"

He also seems to have "missed" the convoluted psychoanalysis of conservatives last year from leftist academics at UC Berkeley. It was widely trumpeted in the liberal media, but not a peep was heard from David Brock on that one.

61 posted on 05/29/2004 10:38:34 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: GulliverSwift
His ranting and screaming and sweating showed that he was either...

Poor Gore. His sweating really completes the crackpot/preacher effect.

62 posted on 05/29/2004 10:39:39 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: motife
Right-wing pundits play doctor; diagnose Gore as "insane"

I bet those same pundits could multitask and fit Algore perfectly with a new pair of shoes also.

63 posted on 05/29/2004 10:41:41 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Bonaparte; NYCVirago

Wasn't there also an article (NY Times?) not too long ago talking about how the President's speech patterns... I vaguely recall some kind of link to "rigid" thinking, inability to compromise, just tons of psychobabble. It was a whole diagnosis. Anyone else remember this? The liberals have made these kind of criticisms a cottage industry... now the whiny little crybabies don't like it when it's applied to them?


64 posted on 05/29/2004 10:43:53 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: GraceCoolidge
I missed that one, but I certainly wouldn't doubt it. Odd, though, that the NYT would be decrying the intrusion of personality disorder into the public square. Case in point: Their own employment and promotion of the ill-qualified, Jayson Blair, whose bizarre behavior in college was a matter of record when he was first hired.

Then there's the publisher himself, who drags his stuffed teddy to company conferences...

65 posted on 05/29/2004 11:09:11 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: motife

What a total jerk. Why does not he just go away?

Maybe, Tupper will get him the straight jacket he so baddly needs.


66 posted on 05/29/2004 11:14:11 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on an equally short pier, anytime, the sooner the better!)
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To: KangarooJacqui

Out in the marsh reeds,
a loon cries in pain,
as if having remembered
something better forgotten.


67 posted on 05/29/2004 11:17:35 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GraceCoolidge; Bonaparte
I remember both those studies you are talking about. And don't forget the psychiatrists' report in 1964, saying that Barry Goldwater was psychologically unfit to be president. Funny how Brock has such a selective memory when it comes to such things.

One other item -- the Times' article on Gore's recent speech ran on page A26. It seems even the Times thought Gore sounded a bit wacky; which is why they downplayed the speech, even though it happened in New York.

68 posted on 05/29/2004 11:21:05 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

The big diagnosis of Bush as having a mental problem was written up in 2000 by liberal writer Elizabeth Drew. She all but declared that Dubya is dyslexic. It was a very influential article among liberals and formed their intellectual pattern of what they perceive him to be like.


69 posted on 05/29/2004 4:20:03 PM PDT by GulliverSwift (The only difference between the Al Gore of 2004 and 2000 is that the current one has nothing to lose)
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To: BlazingArizona

LOL!


70 posted on 05/29/2004 4:30:23 PM PDT by stands2reason ( During the cola wars, France was occupied by Pepsi for six months.)
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To: motife
The biggest mystery is why Al Gore dropped out of the race. No one has satisfactorily explained why one week he goes to China and the next week he drops out of the race.

After all, he did win the popular vote. One would have thought he was the natural candidate.

71 posted on 05/29/2004 4:34:14 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Liberals can always dish it out but they can never take it.

True. An unspoken liberal mantra is "I have freedom of speech, so you shut the f*ck up."

72 posted on 05/29/2004 4:41:18 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Liberal democrats & the mainstream press: Passionately defending the Enemy since the 1960s.)
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To: G.Mason

Dick Morris, "Clinton Abetting/Here's How Bush Should Do It/Toe Suckers"



add to that "dog collar wearing," that is, if my memory serves me right, but I may have this dick confused with the wife of his former boss


73 posted on 05/29/2004 5:29:15 PM PDT by Taffini (Simone is French. She hates everything.)
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To: Taffini

Darn it..looking at that "list " in the article, you know, there really IS a VRWC...


74 posted on 05/29/2004 5:30:48 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: motife

What the hell was with the towel and the mopping up of the sweat? Can you imagine clinton watching that and thinking, he's 'effing crazier than I thought? He's embarassingly unbalanced, and to be honest w/you we could stand a lot more of his stark relief tour. What a pear-shaped loser!


75 posted on 05/29/2004 5:36:14 PM PDT by AlbionGirl
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To: secret garden

He only ran for president twice. He decided not to in 1992, probably because he was afraid to run against Clinton.


76 posted on 05/29/2004 5:37:52 PM PDT by hg23
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To: badgerlandjim

Hey, cut Al some slack... could be
he's under slumlord stress again be-
cause of rental unit toilet problems...



Funny you should mention that. I was cleaning the bathroom floor today and I looked at the toilet and thought of Gore.... and his inability to get a toilet fixed. If it had been a Bush toilet they would still be talking about it.

AlGore=Slum Lord.

Maybe he got confused when someone called him Lord and now he thinks he is royality?


77 posted on 05/29/2004 5:48:15 PM PDT by Taffini (Simone is French. She hates everything.)
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To: ken5050

what is a vrwc?


78 posted on 05/29/2004 5:49:49 PM PDT by Taffini (Simone is French. She hates everything.)
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To: motife

Al Gump is the poster boy for a very real disease that all liberals have, in varying degrees.


79 posted on 05/29/2004 5:56:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hg23

He started the run but dropped out early. He did attempt to be president 3 different times.


80 posted on 05/29/2004 9:21:12 PM PDT by secret garden (School's out!)
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To: Taffini

vast right wing conspiracy...


81 posted on 05/30/2004 2:56:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: motife

This right-wing pundit has diagnosed David Brock to be a commiesymp nancyboy with a tendency to get his knickers in a twist over anything.


82 posted on 05/30/2004 3:02:25 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: KangarooJacqui

I agree. Al is not any different today than he was when he was the darling of so many writers and voters in 2000. First class nutcase then and now.


83 posted on 05/30/2004 5:21:18 AM PDT by SpeakingUp (DNC stands for Divide N Conquer)
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To: tet68
Out in the marsh reeds,
a loon cries in pain,
as if having remembered
something better forgotten.


Couldn't have said it better! :-)
84 posted on 05/30/2004 11:56:15 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Australian by birth, American by marriage, and conservative by God.)
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To: KangarooJacqui

Out in the marsh reeds,
a loon cries in pain,
as if having remembered
something better forgotten.

A rather famous Japanese poem
which I once learned in the Japanese.
I was amazed to see a rendition in a
truck stop bathroom once , it went like this.

Down in Savannah,
a barge cries in vain,
as if remembering potatoes
from Kennebunk Maine.

I do feel that most democrats are slightly insane however, with some having departed into full blown pathologic behaviour.


85 posted on 05/30/2004 12:01:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
I do feel that most democrats are slightly insane however, with some having departed into full blown pathologic behaviour.

"Mr. Gore, it's time for your lithium..."
86 posted on 05/30/2004 1:16:12 PM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Australian by birth, American by marriage, and conservative by God.)
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