US House Resolution Demands That Trump Undergo Psychiatric Examination For “Early Stage Dementia”

The Hill reports:

A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump’s Cabinet members to “quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals” to “assist in their deliberations” invoking the 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential removal procedures.

It posits that such an examination by doctors would “determine whether the president suffers from mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his Constitutional duties.”

Lofgren’s office raised the following questions in a press release: “Does the President suffer from early stage dementia? Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?”

  • bobbyjoe

    You go, Zoe!

  • What’s important here is NOT that this bill will go anywhere, because it won’t.

    What’s important is we have elected members of our government now openly questioning the mental fitness of the President. With good reasons.

    • Jeffg166

      First the trickle then the flood.

      • Nowhereman

        Yup–when his approval ratings are in the teens and 20s, even his own party will turn on him.

        • Joe Byars

          Don’t count on it, the GOP are spine-less scum!!

          • robindaybird

            they like their seats more than party loyalty.

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    • justmeeeee

      aka grandstanding.

      • safari

        Donald hates grandstanding.

        • Jonathan Smith

          Well, everyone else’s.

    • Charlie 2001

      This is a resolution, not a bill. This would not require a signature from the president. As such, I think this would be a request for Pence and the cabinet to have Trump examined. I doubt that the VP actually has the legal authority to have him examined if he didn’t want to do so (though I don’t know what the legal ramifications of this are). With Trump’s approval rating plummeting like it is, our representatives might like for him to be removed. I think Trump resigning is a real possibility, particularly when tens of thousands of protesters start to show up at this re-election campaign rallies.

      • Dan McPeek

        Mikey Pence doesn’t want any silly psychiatric examination but
        he sure as hell wants a damn ultrasound! 🙂

      • Librarykid

        They won’t get near 45 at the rallies. Remember how that GDSOB W kept them a block away?

      • -M-

        Twenty-fifth amendment. If Mikey and the cabinet decide he’s incapacitated he can be removed until he convinces congress otherwise. Of course the wise and thoughtful senate allowed him to stuff the cabinet with fellow grifters so don’t get your hopes up.

    • MarkOH

      I’ve long said that the “doctor” that certified his competency to run and serve should have his license revoked.

      • RoFaWh

        I don’t think that Dr. Colonoscopy’s letter quite qualifies as a certification of anything.

        • JCF

          I think you misspelled Dr “Head-Up-His-Arse.”

      • bsinps

        First thing I thought when his so called doctor(?) was shown on the news was, is that Igor from Young Frankenstein. WTF 😁😁😁

    • Nick in Pasadena

      Plus, if Trump hears about it’ll piss him off. I’m in favor of anything that pisses him off.

  • DesertSun59

    This will, of course, lead to nowhere. The Dems need to stop it with the 25th or any form of impeachment until AFTER Mueller finds his crimes. Afterward, the fight will be very very very long because every single GOP Congressman’s base is the same base as 45’s. They know they have to be extremely careful or every one of them will be primaried by a neo-Nazi.

  • popebuck1

    No, REALLY, Mr. President. We’re not being partisan, we’re just terribly concerned about your health. *snicker* No, REALLY, I swear!

    • Librarykid

      Bring the needle! STAT!

  • shellback

    I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure he’s crazy.

    • 2patricius2

      Reminds me of the commercial: “I’m not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night….”

      Nevertheless, it doesn’t take a doctor to see that he is off in outer space. It doesn’t take a doctor to see that his behavior and his tweets and speeches are not normal. If one even compared interviews with him that took place not that many years ago, one can see that his mind has drifted off in the last couple years at least.

      • Reality.Bites

        It may not take a doctor to see it, but it takes a Democrat to say it.

    • Charley

      You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Do you really need doctors or just one’s eyes and ears to know he’s off his rocker.

    • another_steve

      Trump exhibits classic symptoms of early-stage dementia. People reading here who have elderly relatives or friends suffering from dementia know the telltale signs.

      Trump exhibits many of them.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Lure him into the cushion room with plenty of cellphones. Tell him its the new panic room where he can tweet to his heart’s content then slam the door shut!

    • RoFaWh

      Make sure there’s a fake Twitter server intercepting all his outgoing tweets.

  • Todd20036

    And the GOPers have to go on record saying that Trump is their guy

  • -M-

    Early??

    • Early. In mid-stage, the person thus afflicted is usually able to live on their own, but needs supervision to safely accomplish complicated tasks. They may experience fugues or situations where they forget important things, like the names of their grandchildren or worse.

      In late-stage, the person is usually barely functional and unable to perform even the simplest of tasks without help.

      I’m not a professional, but have had some experience witnessing dementia progress. If I had to guess, I’d peg Donald at late-early stage (not really a term, just means the symptoms are visibly worsening and he does seem to be experiencing occasional lapses in situational reasoning, such as when he suddenly wanders away or appears to forget where he is).

      • vorpal 😼

        He’s in the Republic of Covfefe.

        • Dagoril

          I love that store. They sell the best khakis.

        • grada3784

          Funny, I thought he was in the State of Confusion.

          • bzrd

            State of Confusion is one of many in the Republic of Covfefe

      • -M-

        Yeah. I was being snarky and also pointing out that this isn’t a recent development.

        • RoFaWh

          The progressive loss of vocabulary seems to me to be the single most obvious sign of the crazy old fascist’s progressive mental deterioration.

      • Gustav2

        I think, using his statements going back decades, it would be difficult to establish a baseline.

        • Attitudes are the same. We’re talking outward behavior and social affect. Just pull up any random interview from 10-20 years ago. The attitudes are the same. The demeanor is entirely different.

          • Gustav2

            I was joking.

          • RoFaWh

            People joke about the things they take most seriously.

      • This all said, Donald does tick the boxes for many of the warning signs to watch for:
        – Forgetful at times, including information and details.
        – Situationally inappropriate behaviors (like the wandering away).
        – Verbal deficits, including loss of vocabulary, but also the acquisition of tics to cover the fact the person is no longer quite able to maintain a train of thought. These tics can include repeating words and phrases several times in a row, but also suddenly changing the subject and appearing to forget what they were talking about.
        – Walking and balance difficulties, loss of some forms of motor coordination.
        – Emotional outbursts, loss of self-restraint, and apparent age regression socially.

        Mind, all this is *beside* his blindingly self-evident sociopathy and narcissistic personality disorder.

        • -M-

          He wondered off -again- at the VA thing, after having veterans wait for him to show up. The reporters’ questions upset him and right away he forgot he was there to sign something. Seemed out of it when they shooed him back to do the signing.

        • Duh-David

          But hairy males!

          • RoFaWh

            Yes? You called?

        • RoFaWh

          Are the tics you describe in your post the same as the tics that Tourette’s syndrome involves?

          Be as technical as you think right; we’re all big boys and girls here, able to handle words of more than two syllables, able to wikipediate and googlize to fill in gaps in our knowledge.

          PS: Wikipediation and googlization are the cold patch asphalt compounds of intellectual life.

          • bzrd

            kinda like going to the net for a recipe for chocolate chip cookies with pecans, raisins, and oatmeal besides the regular stuff

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          And / or long-term meth use. Why does he have a 30 year relationship with a gastroenterologist if he doesn’t have any health problems? There are people who say he is a long term user of diet pills, legalized speed. Would explain his odd sleep habits as well as his cognitive impairment.

          • Reality.Bites

            I had a gastroenterologist when I had an ulcer. Once it was cured and we had the follow-ups she “fired” me and said I didn’t need to see her again unless I had new problems. She also suggested that instead of Pantoprazole she’d prescribed It’s probably be fine with an extra-strength Zantac, which I can buy a year’s supply of at Costco for 5 bucks.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        My therapist pegs him in the middle stages.

        • Not surprised. I remember when I read that NYT interview transcript from a month or two ago, I thought the dementia was self-evident.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            His behavior and words should be evident of a mentally ill person no matter who you voted for.

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Duh-David

      As Becca points out, it’s senile dementia on top of a malignant narcissistic personality disorder. Okay, okay — it’s ASSHOLISM.

      • Dagoril

        Babs Johnson had a cure for that.

      • RoFaWh

        There we see the difficulty with trying to pigeonhole human behavior. All the categories you come up with turn out to have fuzzy edges, sometimes very fuzzy edges. You can’t always be sure which category a given <whatever> should properly go. This one? Or that one? Or maybe that other one over there? Or all three?

        Edit: Arcane aside: that phrase “that other one over there” is probably represented by one short word in at least one known language. Pure speculation, of course!

  • JWC

    Reagan and Nancy handled it

    • Jeffg166

      President Nancy handled it.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        With a little help from her astrologer.

      • JWC

        Precisements

      • grada3784

        So was President Bannon (very poorly).

        Who’s going to be President now?

        • Jeffg166

          Great question. I’ll get back to you on that.

    • Thorn Spike

      With the help of her astrologer.

      • JWC

        and that too Nancy and the Swammi did a better job that El Trumpo

  • Do Something Nice

    I love this!

  • AtticusP

    I still say Trump never wanted this job to begin with.

    His campaign was just a publicity stunt, something that would spread his name a little further. Then suddenly it all picked up momentum. He got the nomination, and it was too late to look back.

    He did everything he could to show that he is unfit to be President of the United States, yet over 60 million Americans thought otherwise.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe73acf2f98cea4ef2df7159f8892d6354a286e9a37b5004a38c8b2549225a15.jpg

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I’ve thought that since he came down the escalator to announce to his paid audience. That should have been s clue.

    • ZhyKitty

      LMAO!!!

    • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

      I still say Trump never wanted this job to begin with.

      The only person that every wanted Trump to be nominated was HRH Saint Hillary Clinton who thought that if he got the nomination they she’d be guaranteed the office of President of the United States. Because who would actually vote for Trump. Of course, she then screwed the pooch so badly in her election campaign she actually lost the election to Trump and the rest is history.

      • Saxxon Violyns ✔ Tin Verified

        Making up things doesn’t make them true… but sure, caw all you want.

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          What did I make up. Hillary was handed the presidency on a silver platter when the Republicans nominated Trump as their presidential candidate. If she had run a serious campaign and not the train wreck she did there was no way she could have lost. But she screwed the pooch running her election and managed to do it. Lost to Trump that is.

      • stevenj

        3 million more voters voted for Clinton than trump. The Will of the People.
        This message has been Platinum Verified.
        Deal With It.

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          And 3 million people are irrelevant in the system established to elect the president. Irrelevant. Whining about the “popular vote” and the “will of the people” is irrelevant.

          Deal with it yourself.

      • superindy

        When are people EVER going to stop blaming Hillary for the mess that the USA is in right now. Ridiculous

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          The only thing I’m blaming Hillary for is screwing the pooch on and election that was handed to her on a sliver platter and losing to Donald J. Trump. If she had run a serious campaign instead of simply believing the polls she would have won. But she didn’t. She sat on her laurels and figured everyone would simply vote vote for her because she as a woman and really, who would vote for Trump. And she lost. To Donald J. Trump. Go figure.

      • Nowhereman

        Uh, no. That’s an alternate reality.

        • Reality.Bites

          Was pretty sure he needed to be blocked after the first post.

          No room in my life for Nazis.

          • Nowhereman

            I agree. Nazis and nazi apologists are pretty much the same thing. I’ll probably block them next time I run into them.

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          No, it’s the truth. Hillary was handed the election on a sliver platter when Trump was nominated as the Republican candidate for president. She was a shoe in. There was no way she could lose. But then she ran such a bad campaign it was as if she was campaigning to lose. And she did. To Trump. It was sad to see a person fall apart so badly and quickly on the campaign trail. But Hillary managed to do just that.

          • Nowhereman

            Oh for pity effers’ sake.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Whatever.

          • Nowhereman

            Buh Bye, Benny.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Whatever.

            Buh Bye, @disqus_gcmrFZtV97:disqus

      • MBear

        “gold verified”?!? WTF is that sh*t?

        Is russia outsourcing their trolls to asia?

        HappyGoldSpecialFunFunHappy Verified

        • MonochromeMouse

          AmericaUSASuperHappyNumberOne
          Internet Trolls and Dry Clean

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          Just a little conceit I added to my user name. Doesn’t mean much of anything. But boy it’s sure fun to see the people who get worked up into a hysterical lather over it.

          And really, we’re long past the RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! nonsense. You’re back to trying to invoke the 25th Amendment. Do try an keep up.

          • MBear

            LOL

            Troll

      • MonochromeMouse

        She won with the voters, she lost due to the ridiculously set up electoral college that makes elections not about what the people want.

        • Chucktech

          And the FBI butting in. And the Russians with, at the very least, their thumb on the scale, if not an outright rigged scale.

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          Then she should have concentrated on winning that “ridiculously set up electoral college”. It wouldn’t have been hard if she had actually run a serious campaign and not rested on her laurels thinking she would win because she was a woman an a Clinton. But she did and she lost. And the rest is history.

          • MonochromeMouse

            And trump’s entire campaign was just “Look at that old ugly bitch. I wouldn’t fuck her. Me want be president!!!”. Hillary ran a good campaign she lost due to Russian hacking/propaganda and a smear campaign by republicans that’s been going on against her since the 80s.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            And trump’s entire campaign was just “Look at that old ugly bitch. I wouldn’t fuck her. Me want be president!!!”

            Well, for all its crudity it does seems to have worked. He was elected president instead of Hillary. Trump president Hillary not.

            Hillary ran a good campaign she lost due to Russian hacking/propaganda . . .

            LoL. Russia! Russia! Russia! Any excuse to explain Hillary’s failure in the 2016 presidential election.

            . . . and a smear campaign by republicans that’s been going on against her since the 80s.

            Oh boo fucking hoo. Some Republicans were mean to her. Blame the Republicans for her failures. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

            And it was Hillary herself that gave the following excuses for why she screwed the pooch in the 2016 presidential election.

            1. Email server scandal
            2. Misogyny
            3. Comey
            4. Russians
            5. People had too high expectations of her
            6. Inept DNC
            7. Bad data from the DNC
            8. Non-existent data from the DNC
            9. MSM unfairly targeted her
            10. MSM paid too much attention to opponent
            11. Women didn’t vote for her (and now will go to that special place in hell promised by Maddie Albright)
            12. Missed opportunities

            Hillary Clinton was given the presidential election on a silver platter and she then proceeded to screw the pooch and lose the election to Donald Trump. Donald Trump for fucks sake. She totally ignored the reality of the Electoral College and thought that support from the left and right coast was enough to get her elected while ignoring the people she really should have been campaigning for. Well, she found out the hard way you ignore that “basket of deplorables” at your own risk. And lost the election. To Donald Trump.

          • MonochromeMouse

            She lost the election because trump cheated. That is the absolute only reason. You’re just a dumbass who wants to argue without anything to back your bullshit up.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Trump cheated? LoL. What a line. Nope. Trump didn’t cheat. Trump out campaigned Hillary by a mile. Which probably wasn’t hard for Trump to do considering the train wreck of a campaign that Hillary conducted. No coherent message. Messages that changed with the polls over and over again. Too focused on why people shouldn’t vote for Trump and not enough reasons given to vote for Clinton. Her utter reliance on the left and right coasts and select urban areas to elect her president and ignoring the very people she should have been courting for their votes , those she called the “basket of deplorables”. And a fundamental lack of knowledge on how the president of the United States is elected didn’t help either. You know, that pesky Electoral College that’s been around for oh, 200 fucking years. Given that she was unable or unwilling to run a serious campaign it’s no surprise she lost.

            Your candidate lost a fucking election that was handed to her on a fucking silver platter when the Republicans nominated Trump. Lost to fucking Donald J. Trump. How fucking hard do you have to work to do that. Evidently just about as hard as Hillary worked to lose the fucking presidential election. So take that asshole, shove it in your pipe and fucking smoke it. M’kay?

          • MonochromeMouse

            Right, and trump and his administration aren’t under a federal investigation for cheating.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Never said they weren’t but what has that to do with Clinton and her train wreck of a presidential election. As far as I can tell these so-called “investigations” haven’t found a single thing to indict Trump on. And most probably never will. That’s why the regressive alt-left (aka liberal democrats) are right back to their 25th Amendment nonsense. Because they know they have nothing to pin on Trump for impeachment and nothing is all they’ll ever have.

            Want to try again?

          • MonochromeMouse

            The “alt-left” is a myth made up by the alt-right to make democrats look as bad as republicans. And it took 2 years from the start of the Watergate investigation for Nixon to resign, and they didn’t get Nixon for the Watergate break in, they got him for obstruction of justice. The FBI doesn’t announce evidence they find during federal investigations, trump is definitely going down for obstruction of justice.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            The “alt-left” is a myth made up by the alt-right to make democrats look as bad as republicans.

            Nope. The regressive alt-left exists despite its protestations that it doesn’t.

            And it took 2 years from the start of the Watergate investigation for Nixon to resign, and they didn’t get Nixon for the Watergate break in, they got him for obstruction of justice.

            Actually, they didn’t get him for anything. He as you say resigned before impeachment proceedings could start and there wasn’t any criminal trial. Ford pardoned him of any criminal wrongdoing.

            The FBI doesn’t announce evidence they find during federal investigations, trump is definitely going down for obstruction of justice.

            Trump obstructed justice how exactly? Got proof?

          • MonochromeMouse

            “Nope. The regressive alt-left exists despite it’s protestations that it doesn’t.”
            that’s a bunch of bullshit and you know it.

            “Trump obstructed justice how exactly? Got proof?”
            Firing Comey for refusing to drop the investigation, even if trump was 100% innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever him trying to force the FBI to drop an investigation and then retaliating when they didn’t is obstruction of justice.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            that’s a bunch of bullshit and you know it.

            No, I don’t know that. But what I do know is that those who are so desperately trying to deny the regressive alt-left’s existence are full of shit.

            Firing Comey for refusing to drop the investigation, even if trump was 100% innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever him trying to force the FBI to drop an investigation and then retaliating when they didn’t is obstruction of justice.

            So how is that obstruction of justice when it didn’t have any effect on the ongoing investigations. In fact, it was the catalyst to appoint special persecutor prosecutor Mueller. Firing Comey hardly did Trump any good. Just made matters worse.

          • MonochromeMouse

            It doesn’t have to make a difference to be obstruction of justice. Any attempt to interfere with an investigation, whether it is successful or not, is legally obstruction of justice. I can’t tell if you’re as stupid as you seem to be or if you’re just trolling.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Thank you for that information. And you can fuck off with your insults. They do you no favors and make you sound like a petulant little brat. M’kay asshole?

          • MonochromeMouse

            Private profile. Yep you’re just a bad troll. You need to practice more, it’s not convincing and it just makes you look like an idiot.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            And a private profile automatically makes one a troll? Keep grasping at those straws. M’kay asshole?

          • MonochromeMouse

            It does when all you do is argue with regular posters.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            It does when all you do is argue with regular posters.

            Don’t post to much because those “regular posters” tend to pile on and argue anything they don’t like and don’t seem to know when to stop. Hey, wait a minute. You argue with posters (regular or not) by your definition does that make you a troll?

          • MonochromeMouse

            I contribute to the conversation going on. Very few of my posts are arguing with anyone. You, however, only post to argue. That makes you a troll.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            And yet you’re posting just to argue with me. And that according to your very definition of “trolls” and “trolling” makes you a troll.

          • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

            Oh, and if Obama had had the fucking balls to fire Comey when the liberal democrats were wetting their pants and demanding Comey be fired over the Clinton email scandal and Comey’s announcement he was reopening the Clinton email investigation then Obama would have been hailed as a savior of the United States. Nobody would have fucking claimed it was “obstruction of justice” if he had done so. Especially those fucking hypocrites knows as liberal democrats.

          • MonochromeMouse

            Yes, Comey should have been fired last November, or if trump fired him Janurary 20th it wouldn’t have been obstruction, what makes it obstruction of justice was the fact that at the time trump fired him there was an investigation into Michael Flynn and trump told Comey he wanted the investigation called off then fired him after Comey refused.

      • Librarykid

        I was thinking the other day that if she had just selected an African-American or Hispanic candidate for VP as her running mate, she might still have won. That was a stupid mistake.

        • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

          That might have helped. But what would have helped more is if Clinton had actually run a serious campaign. She didn’t. Her campaign was a complete mess from the beginning at that’s what hurt her the most.

    • canoebum

      I can inside his mind in that picture. He’s thinking “Instead of this boring crap I could be at Mar-a-lago banging that hot new chick they hired in the gift shop. Later I could get in a round of golf and maybe after fuck that girl I saw last week working the front desk. Yeah, I could send Melania back to New York and have a little fun. Hell, if I don’t fuck them first, that sous chef may have a shot. He’s got to go.”

      • IDavid

        Hilariously accurate

      • Raeann Thomas

        This implies that he’s still able to get it up. Or at least get it up with an adult.

    • another_steve

      I’d put it this way: He never thought he’d win.

      The issue of “wanting the job” was moot because like everyone else, he thought he had no chance.

    • MonochromeMouse

      I don’t think trump cared about winning until it became him vs Hillary and he couldn’t lose to a woman and then after he started threatening to have her arrested if he won he was afraid she would go after him for his obvious financial corruption.

      • Beagle

        And if Dump had lost in the primaries, or never run, it might have been able to cover up its Russian shenanigans for the rest of its life.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Yes! I totally agree! The stress and work is more than he can handle. Its a hard job for experienced politicians. The man is ignorant and stupid and has not even tried to study up.

      • AtticusP

        He clings to his ignorance like a child to a teddy bear.

        He has had people doing his bidding all his life. Now he has rules that he has to play by. And he hates it.

        And he also knows that there are a lot of bodies buried that Mueller is going to dig up.

        Pass the popcorn!

        • Librarykid

          OOH, popcorn sounds good. I am going to make some now. Thank you for the suggestion.

    • Librarykid

      They didn’t “thought otherwise.” They were blinded by hate, stupidity and bigotry, period. I hope they suffer and die miserable deaths due to the policies of this POS and the Republicans.

  • bkmn

    they should add syphilis to the bill

    • Karl Dubhe

      Doesn’t that involve a spinal tap at his age?

      If so, make it a long slow…

      • Ben in Oakland

        I think it involves an anal probe.

        With an oil derrick.

  • AtticusP
    • jerry

      Let’s save the doctors the time and trouble…it’s syphilitic dementia coupled with afluenza, as well as the congenital assholitis that’s in his DNA.

      • thatotherjean

        Close. Very close.

  • bkmn
    • I’d give him I upvote for that and I’ve known the kind of person he was for at least 10yrs.

  • Tomcat

    GOP will fight to the death to keep him in power even knowing he is unfit.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    The Democrats can introduce all they want but unless the Republicans gets on board it wasting taxpayers dollars. Now if the Democrats can get control of the House & Senate something might be worth while.

    • safari

      It really isn’t a waste of money. It’s a bill. Bills that don’t have a chance in hell are introduced all the time.

    • SoCalGal20

      Where’s the waste of money? It’s a piece of paper.

    • kareemachan

      It takes zilch money to introduce a bill.

      Just so ya know.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        I guess you people like false bravo.

        • William

          The word is “bravado”.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        Actually it does cost money for the people who were paid to research it, time to write the different versions-because the first one isn’t going to be perfect, and time to get “co-signers” to join the bill. There more that goes into a bill rather than “just a piece of paper”.

    • stevenj

      The “fiscally conservative” Republicans wrote the book on wasting taxpayer dollars (70+ failed repeal ACA efforts alone). The cost of introducing a bill in Congress pales in comparison to the wasted time, energy and money the trump administration (and the Republican Congress) has cost US taxpayers – just in 7 months. Lofgren’s bill may go nowhere but it may open up more of the conversation about trump’s mental fitness to be president. Let’s shine a light on it.

  • Bluto
  • Sashineb
    • Librarykid

      I wish he’d make contact with the third rail.

  • safari

    I’d really rather a censure.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      It would be easier than an impeachment or an A25. And a censure could be a starting point for one of the other two options.

  • Tomcat

    As Mickey mouse said to Daffy, I did not say he was screwing Minnie, I said he was fucking Goofy.

    • safari

      Of the core Disney toons, I think goofy would be the best in bed.

      • Tomcat

        Uh yup!

      • Prost Seattle

        Nope, Gaston.
        EDIT: Oh, you said ‘core’. I know no gay man would choose a character with Minnie in their name.

        • Reality.Bites

          A narcissistic rapist murderer?

      • RoFaWh

        Not Gyro Gearloose?

    • Duh-David

      “Your honor, I didn’t say Minnie was a little crazy, I said she was fucking goofy.”

  • geoffalnutt

    The GOP wants the destruction of America just as fiercely as Putin, Bannon or Trump. They will do whatever they can to keep Trump in office.

  • TimCA

    Removing statues is good. But it’s the Trump Administration that now represents and enacts policy (well anyway, tries to enact policy lol) to maintain white supremacy in this country. What we need to tear down is Donald Trump! Trumpism is a neo-fascist movement which needs to be excised from the body politic of this country!

    • Librarykid

      Believe me, when he went after the media, we gained the most powerful instrument for bringing him down. The media is not doing this for money, they are doing it because he made them enemies.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I’m Sure it will be the best dementia ever.

    • TuuxKabin

      Evah, like buttah.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      *raises hand*

    • kareemachan

      I heart George.

      • JCF

        So say we all!

    • Max_1
    • ZhyKitty

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! LOL

    • Nowhereman

      That’s the Trump Train in action! Whoo whoo!!

    • kanehau

      People completely misunderstood trump… he was saying “INFRASTRUCTURE WEAK”. Sad.

    • Danieruw

      It’s you and me against the world, Pence!

  • Tomcat

    One of the first signs of his mental instability was his creative language that was unhinged. But the media instead of calling him on it, just entered it into society as presidential.

    • William

      Bigly.

  • geoffalnutt

    I don’t particularly want him found “mentally unfit”. I don’t want him in a comfortable institution eating Jello and watching TV. I want him to rot in jail.

    • Tomcat

      I know, he might actually see this as an out.

    • Mental unfitness & dementia won’t keep a person out of jail…

      • melllt

        Not if they’re or pocs. Rich white dudes have a different justice system.

        • RoFaWh

          But is the crazy old fascist actually rich? Certainly not as rich as he pretends, but possibly on the order of some hundreds of millions of dollars. Or perhaps he is that far underwater to Russian oligarchs?

          I wonder if anyone, including the crazy old fascist and his head accountant in that pronoun, actually knows?

          • bzrd

            well, if RICO gets him, it’s bye-bye $$$$$

    • melllt

      I can just see it. He’s indicted by mueller, impeached/resigns from office, and then convicted for his crimes. During the sentencing phase his lawyers show proof he’s an aging demented man that shouldn’t serve time for his crimes.
      Hmmm, i take that back, his lawyers won’t be that good, and if they are he will fire them.
      I really need to invest in corn futures.

      • TuuxKabin

        I recommend, tequila, vodka or gin.

        • melllt

          I was thinking of investing in corn for popcorn purposes, but maybe talking to my broker about liquor companies would be a good idea.
          Although I just saw a headline today that Americans have been drinking more booze since the election, so i might have missed that bump.

          • TuuxKabin

            Bottom line I’d take pop corn over liquor, but something cool can never be ruled out. Hope you enjoy what ever you can get.

      • bzrd

        you’re thinking he’s paid them

      • Duh-David

        I’ve said since the inauguration that his exit strategy was like something from his beloved television. He will have them interrupt every platform in primetime, so that he can announce that he has been diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer and that his doctor (straight from Central Casting… a Marcus Welby type) believes that Comrade Trump should resign to spend more time with his family. Trump resigns surrounded by tearful Russian models, and dominates the news cycle for days. Six to eight months down the line, he announces that he is the first person to ever beat this rare, incurable cancer (Winner!), and that he will be returning to television on TrumpTV.

    • thatotherjean

      I’ll happily take his resigning–for mental reasons, pique, boredom, or whatever–and heading for New York and Trump Tower. The NY AG can and will find enough of his financial wrongdoings to make sure he doesn’t stay there long.

  • ZnSD

    In my professional opinion, bitch be crazy.

    • RoFaWh

      Went to breakfast at A&W this morning, got to talking to one of the regulars about the crazy old fascist. In her opinion he sounds just like the manic-depressive patients she dealt before retirement.

      We all know the bit in Macbeth where the witches sing “eye of newt, toe of frog.” We can reform that wording into “one part sociopathy, two parts bipolar disorder, and three parts malignant narcissism” in the rewrite of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, “Macdrumpf”.

  • Michael R

    There’s a test where you have a cube , and one side of it is red , so you show that side to a person , then you turn it around to face you and ask the person what side is facing you , up to a point children can not answer this question , I wonder if Donald could . This has to do with empathy , or being able to understand what things are like from another persons perspective , which Donald clearly lacks . Arrested development .
    ( the reason he’s divided his world into him / winner , not him / loser )

    • kanehau

      Donald: “Ball”

      • Michael R

        ” Covfefe “

  • kareemachan

    I’ve said this for ages: he looks like my parent who had early-onset Alzheimer’s, including sundowning. And I mean this in all seriousness. It SO sounded familiar.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Early stages? I’d say more like the middle stages of dementia.

    • William

      How long until Trump is found in his bathrobe, wandering down Pennsylvania Avenue?

  • ※ Benny Cemoli ✔Gold Verified

    Great Maker. So I’ll assume all this talk of “impeachment” is over as the democrats have realized that it just isn’t going to happen so now they’re right back to the 25th Amendment and trying to prove that Trump is “incapacitated” by “mental illness” so he has to be removed from office.

    Whatever. More grandstanding by the liberal democrats that won’t lead anywhere.

    • Reality.Bites

      So you’d recommend assassination then?

  • worstcultever

    Dems – please GOD, for once in your wimpass lives – be like the goddamn repukes. Don’t just draft a bill, put out a press release – SCREAM EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY. In case you didn’t notice, that’s what the pukes did about Hillary for THIRTY FUCKING YEARS. And they had NOTHING on her. Yet they succeeded. Big lie and big energy.

    Now we have OBVIOUS TRUTH of a MENTALLY ILL PRESIDENT – the evidence he freely gives, daily, is overwhelming – and our side has spotted them even this. EVEN THIS, till this little polite gesture.

    God DAMN even now this is so little and so late. Sigh.

    WHERE IS THE DEM SCREAM MACHINE – we are done if it does not arise

    /rant

    • RoFaWh

      Your rant is wholly justified; there is nothing wrong in it.

    • Nick in Pasadena

      Capital letters fully APPROPRIATE in this one!!

  • Max_1
  • andrew

    Lofgren raises some very significant questions but it is unlikely that they will be answered.

  • Ken M

    BAD BAD BAD idea. What if he passes? That kicks the use of 25 out the window.

    • Reality.Bites

      It will never happen, so don’t worry. If the Republicans were willing to do this they’d never have let him win the nomination.

  • Thorn Spike

    We’re looking at “early stage” in the rear-view mirror.

  • TexasBoy

    Maybe all those hexes and spells cast by witches are working.

  • canoebum

    No need for an inquiry. I’ve got your answer right here.

  • Halou

    People seeking political office should undergo mental health testing, release their tax returns, and pass a security clearance assessment. All *before* even being accepted for the primaries, much less a party’s actual nomination.

    • RoFaWh

      Difficulty: who determines whether you are sane or crazy? Just look at the shameful distortions of history the GOP fosters…

    • The_Wretched

      Maybe…

      The history is that such encumbrances apply to PoC and women and non-christians more heavily than they do to christian white men.

    • lenvus

      You’re right. If you are required to submit to, and release results of, a medical [physical] examination for the Office of the President of the United States, you should certainly be required to take a psychiatric examination and release those results as well.

  • TuuxKabin

    Wake me when it happens, or goes any further.

  • Jerry Kott

    Decades of toxic lying has taken it’s toll. This isn’t chemical, he is emotionally disturbed ,he knows what he is doing.

    • RoFaWh

      Everything I’ve read about the crazy old fascist’s early life suggests he’s always been this way.

      But as I keyed that, I thought perhaps his bullheadedness, his near absolute refusal to let anyone tell (or even suggest to) him what to do: could that quality be a childhood defense mechanism developed in reaction to unreasonable demands by his parents???

      I hope, after the crazy old fascist is institutionalized and gets the care he so clearly needs, that he gives lengthy and uninhibited interviews to a really good psych, leading to the publication of “A Psychiatric Assessment and Analysis of the Mental Development and Personality of Donald J. Trump, Sr.”

      As a courtesy to the subject of this tome, an abridged edition in the form of an adult comic will also be published.

      • Jerry Kott

        The title of his book should be “Fucked UP”. I would not want to get into his head. Having had Roy Cohn as a mentor, what could go wrong.

  • Joan Crawfabulous

    Ok republicans, some sage advice that got me through the early 2000’s…. “swallow or spit, just don’t let it sit !” Own it or kick him out ! The ridiculous “outrage” is so transparent

  • Silver Badger

    This would save face for the Republicans and allow us to get on with removing Pence.

    • Would Pence be removed though? If he escapes Mueller unscathed, he’d get the remainder of Trump’s term for free, as well as up to two terms of his own. I imagine he’d be presented as a “respectable” Republican candidate, easily winning back the Republican base that Trump is losing. This is all IMHO though, I’m only an interested third party (Canadian).

      • grada3784

        Actually, if Pence took over now, he’d only get 1 term. The 22nd limits Presidents to 10 years or less.

        • I thought it “doesn’t count” if he achieves a term by being promoted from VP, though? Very happy to be proven wrong!

          • grada3784

            Here’s the actual part of the Amendment:

            No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than
            twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as
            President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person
            was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President
            more than once.

          • Righto, thanks!

  • Ken M

    Herbert Hoover wasn’t hated this much.

  • Nowhereman

    I would say he is well past the early stages.

  • disqus_LfP7ofaP87

    WTF is wrong with you people??? TRUMP IS NO DIFFERENT THAN HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN. He has always been a Psychopath. He’s a Megalomaniac. He’s a piece of shit. Always was, is now, and ever shall be.

    • Ann Kah

      Fortunately we have been able to ignore him, before politics. But the signs of instability are getting worse all the time. He will stay on script for a few hours, then explodes and undercuts all his advisors while he contradicts the last thing he said. He is a loose cannon that should never have been allowed within spitting distance of the Oval Office.

  • Acronym Jim

    Trump doesn’t suffer from dementia but he IS demented.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Suffering? He seems to enjoy his dementia, actually.

  • Gil

    Anybody else here think that Ivanka and Jared know Trump is in early stages of dementia and they are in the White House ( especially Ivanka ) to look after him ? Didn’t she say she didn’t “ask for this” ?

  • Rocco

    Finally…

  • TuuxKabin

    Of course it would take a woman to introduce such legislation.

  • Galvestonian

    We all know what’s gonna happen … he’ll buy some sell-out Doctor with the right degrees who’ll say the Herr poopy-brain is just wunnerful-wunnerful and his highly developed brain rivals that of Einstein and Mother Theresa combined – an amazing cerebellum – all of the best doctors would agree.

    • coram nobis

      It’s the best brains. And probably borrowed like everything else in The Donald’s life.

      • grada3784

        Borrowed from Ms. Abby Normal, I’m sure.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’ll write his own evaluation and find some quack to sign it.

      • Librarykid

        The vocabulary and repetitions will give him away.

    • thatotherjean

      I doubt that Congress–if in some alternate reality this actually happened–would let him choose his own doctor.

  • Scott MB

    Yes…no he has always been unable to control himself from being a dick…yes…never had been

    Exam complete…kick his ass to the curb…do not pass GO don’t collect $200 or pension, secret service protection or any other perk of being a US President. In fact why don’t you just leave the country and never return.

  • rednekokie

    Oh, on the contrary, I think it is middle to late stage dementia.

  • HandsomeMrToad

    I used to do scientific research on dementia, but I kept forgetting what I was trying to swim.

  • boobert

    Early stage ? lol

  • TheManicMechanic

    That’s gonna get under his thin, orange skin.

  • greenmanTN

    It’s never going to happen, but I think it’s a very valid concern. Aside from his malignant narcissism there is something else going on. Dementia is a real possibility.

    • Ann Kah

      Having lived with dementia in the family, the signs seemed familiar to me. I’ve suspected Trump had a problem with it for some time.

  • Rick Zajac

    It’s about damn time!

  • BobSF_94117

    Wow. She couldn’t get even on other person to sign onto her nonsense.

    • Ann Kah

      It’s a lost cause, as a bill. That doesn’t mean it isn’t the right diagnosis.

  • TKW

    No, I think he is sanely a bigot, racist and a crook. “Insanity” in the easy way out and leaves us with Pence.

  • Mike

    Assuming dump is unstable (which duh!) Then anything that keeps up the agro and pushes him over is a good thing. The more outbursts the better.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Late stage syhilis.

  • Greg B.

    Can we get a resolution that demands a psychiatric evaluation of the 62 million Americans who voted for Trump becaisse what the fuck were they thinking?

  • KevInPDX

    I’m kinda loving this!

    Tried to pull off another media free weekend and caved in to check JMG. Glad I did. My foot still hurts but I’ll sleep a little better.

  • fahvel

    is your president someone without any real friends?? seems like it so this action and the rats leaving the ship appear to be perfect tactics in the destruction of the thing. Ignore ignore reject and demean!!!!!!

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  • Jay Silversmith

    Don’t blame the office of President for don the con’s behavior. Never getting daddy’s love made him who he is. Besides, the medical diagnosis is already in:
    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/5-traits-define-trump-and-guarantee-he will never, ever “pivot”

  • Elsewhere1010

    Are these and similar resolutions trying to reach the “repeal Obamacare” level, with no chance of success but it’s great for fundraising from the base? There’s no way in hell any of these resolutions will be acted on until either it can gain every available moderate Republican (not two, three or four of them) or the Congress and the Senate acquire a Democratic majority.