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Fox’s Dr. Keith Ablow Diagnoses VP Biden: He May Have Dementia (Or Maybe Abuses Alcohol)
Mediaite.com ^ | 2:13 pm, October 15th, 2012 | by Alex Alvarez

Posted on 10/15/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by drewh

Fox News’ go-to psychiatrist, Keith Ablow, appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend to discuss Joe Biden‘s debate performance.

After characterizing Biden’s laughter and frequent interruptions of Paul Ryan as attempts to discredit, diminish, or disrespect his opponent, Ablow added that “Joe Biden has shown tremendous disregard for the perspectives of others,” taking the Vice President to task for being dishonest about the number of undergraduate degrees he’s obtained and about having claimed he graduated at the top of his class.

In fact, Ablow wrote about these same topics in an August, 16th FoxNews.com op-ed piece titled “Inside the mind of Joe Biden.” In that op-ed piece, Ablow also wrote the following about Biden — whom he describes as being “happy to serve with a man named Barack Obama” — and his history of so-called gaffes:

Here’s what he said on TV over the weekend:

I did not evaluate Joe Biden, but if someone said to me, “listen, we want you to do what’s really required to know what happened there,” you have to put dementia on the differential diagnosis. You have to say bizarre laughter, interrupting… If this were your dad or your grandfather, wouldn’t you say, if you brought him to me, “Keith, you gotta tell me, is he suffering with dementia? Because he can’t seem to listen, he’s laughing inappropriately…”

At this point, he was interrupted by host Alisyn Camerota, who noted that his attempt at a diagnosis did not “ring true” because, after all, Biden appeared to have a solid command of the details discussed during the debate.

“I’m not diagnosing him, I haven’t evaluated him,” said Ablow, adding that he’s not “saying” that Biden suffers from dementia.

He then went on to say that “you’d want [Biden's] alcohol level.”

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1 posted on 10/15/2012 12:40:44 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

. . . or maybe he’s just an a$$hole.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 12:42:47 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: drewh
My guess is that Biden has early onset alcohol induced dementia.

I've seen it before (family) so I know of what I speak here. Biden exhibits all the traits of it.

3 posted on 10/15/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: JohnBrowdie

“.... . . or maybe he’s just an a$$hole.”

Heh!

Could be “all of the above, also.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: drewh

Either one would explain his constant bizarre behavior.

Personally, I don’t think he wants to win and has been trying to sabotage the election. He’s going to be remembered as the VP for the worst President in history.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Or maybe that too! :-)

Biden's an a$$hole exhibiting all the signs of alcohol induced dementia.

6 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: drewh

Just another Democrat. Nasty, boorish lout.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:57 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: drewh

His daughter Ashley was (or maybe still is) a cocaine addict, so I wonder if they have a genetic tendency toward substance abuse.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:58 PM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: drewh

most likely both


9 posted on 10/15/2012 12:46:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: drewh

It’s easy: liberalism is a mental disorder in and of its self.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: drewh

Hmmmmmm. “Dementia” is currently #5 on Yahoo’s “Trending Now” list. The doctor must have had a pretty good audience this morning.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: JohnBrowdie

12 posted on 10/15/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT by drewh
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To: JohnBrowdie
. or maybe he’s just an a$$hole.

Agreed. He's one of those politcians who have been in office and so papmpered by lobbiests that they've lost touch with reality. Have seen them in DC and my home state capital, Olympia.

13 posted on 10/15/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: drewh

Binden reminded me of Steve McCroskey from Airplane:

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.”


14 posted on 10/15/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

That’s funny! I have a conservative friend who’s a practicing clinical psychologist with 40+ years of experience.

After Biden’s debate performance, I asked my friend if he had an opinion on a clinical diagnosis for Biden’s presentation, mannerisms and behavior in the debate. My friend said, and I quote, “Yes. He’s an a$$hole.”


15 posted on 10/15/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: usconservative
We used to have a neighbor like that. Much as we tried, it became impossible to carry on a conversation with him.

In the end we stopped altogether because we were sure he that either, he couldn't hear what was said or else was so far gone that he laughed by way of a meaningful response, so no one would suspect that he had no grasp of what the conversation was about. He invariably did this no matter how trivial or uncomplicated the topic was!

Most of the time he laughed even before we got a sentence out of our mouths... we gave up.

Joe Biden = babbling idiot!

16 posted on 10/15/2012 12:54:59 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: usconservative

Like you, I’ve seen it before also. Bet Joe has a daily stash somewhere.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: JohnBrowdie

;)


18 posted on 10/15/2012 12:56:39 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: drewh

Cackle & Smirk Biden is an alcoholic. Does he abuse alcohol? ... Obfuscating the obvious isn’t what it used to be in Cronkite’s era.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: drewh

Presidential debate participants should be required to undergo blood testing and a complete physical prior to any debate to endure they are of sound mind and body and can withstand the mental strain of a debate televised in front of 70,000,000 viewers on live television.

And the results should be publicized.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:56 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: drewh

Joe’s a well known drinker and his face is certainly that of one who has way too many for way too long....


21 posted on 10/15/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: drewh

I’d believe drunk or otherwise altered, but I’m quite certain he was coached in the laughter and rudeness—he just wasn’t able to do it without doing it badly and too blatantly.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 1:06:11 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: drewh

Biden’s whole act was scripted and staged. He was acting, and acting exactly as he was instructed to. It just so happens that the act disgusted most Americans. But what would you expect? The people running the obama/biden ticket don’t know the American people. We’re a complete mystery to them.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 1:06:56 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: usconservative
My guess is that Biden has early onset alcohol induced dementia.

My guess is that the surgery necessary to repair his brain aneurysm damaged some portions of his brain essential to impulse control. And, secondarily, he wasn't all that bright to start with. Loquacious, yes, but that's not nearly the same thing.

24 posted on 10/15/2012 1:09:48 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: JohnBrowdie
. . . or maybe he’s just an a$$hole.

Why couldn't it be all three?

25 posted on 10/15/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: usconservative
I still yet have anyone explain how Biden can have a declared net worth of only $750,000 when:

  1. He's been a U.S. Senator since I was in high school and since John McCain was a guest in the Hanoi Hilton. FWIW, the first presidential election in which I was old enough to vote was 1976.
  2. U.S. Senators receive very generous salaries and benefit packages which have grown continuously since he was in office.
  3. he doesn't even have to maintain a second home in Washington, DC since he commutes on Amtrak from Wilmington on a government provided commuter pass.
  4. No expensive vices which I can see. He doesn't womanize (who'd want him?). He doesn't keep call boys like Barney Frank.
  5. He gives almost nothing to charity.

Unless his wife has a house full of expensive designer clothes, about all that leaves is substance abuse.

26 posted on 10/15/2012 1:12:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


27 posted on 10/15/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Vigilanteman
You won't find me not substantiating your conclusion. ;-)

I would say though, that's alot of alcohol he's been drinking. By any measure of a poltician serving as much time in office as he has, that's an easy $28,000,000 worth of alcohol he drank up.

28 posted on 10/15/2012 1:21:58 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: drewh

“Inside the mind of Joe Biden.”

Kieth Ablow gave Joe Biden credit... him HAVING a mind!!


29 posted on 10/15/2012 1:25:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: drewh

Obviously, he’s a demented alcoholic with foot-in-mouth disease.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: driftdiver

Biden sings “the villages”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ


31 posted on 10/15/2012 1:32:17 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: usconservative

To paraphrase a well-known commentator: “The difference between a bag of alcohol-soaked dog feces and Joe Biden’s brain is the bag.”


32 posted on 10/15/2012 1:34:14 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: usconservative

More like a Dry Drunk to me. I see the abruptness of his temper, sarcacism, complexion. He reminds me of these Irish Catholics in Chicago you’d see at the local pubs on St Paddy’s Day getting buzzed, and singing all the ole tunes until their potched... then get up the next day, play 18 holes etc. The typical old time politician type.

You’re looking at a full generation or more of this guy’s behaviour that didn’t start over night. He’s been shown to be dishonest in the past.

What I find extremely intriquing, is that we now know that Ted Olson had Paul Ryan very ready for this.

Please see:http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/330444/ryan-s-debate-strategy-robert-costa


33 posted on 10/15/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: drewh
Fox’s Dr. Keith Ablow Diagnoses VP Biden: He May Have Dementia (Or Maybe Abuses Alcohol)

I'm no medical expert, but I suspect that having a big chunk of his brain cut out can't have helped much.

34 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: drewh

I wish Ryan had stopped, looked at Biden with abject pity, and asked that the ‘debate’ be stopped due to the obvious impairment of the elderly V.P.
There is no defense against pity.
Biden -whether due to a medical condition or lack of class- has something very wrong with him. He not only laughed at Ryan he laughed at all the American’s who support the Republicans.
We don’t count to him and his master. They are not planning to leave the White House, ever , and are amused that we think they can be ousted.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: JohnBrowdie

. . . or maybe he’s just an a$$hole.


You earn a PHD for that one. LOL


36 posted on 10/15/2012 2:21:33 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I seem to recall there was more than one surgery/anuerism? I think the impulse control issues stem from that... he doesn’t have dementia.


37 posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: drewh

I don’t like shrinks playing politics, although lefty shrinks do it all the time. It’s Soviet.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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