New study reveals Trump Derangement Syndrome even weirder

The psychiatric profession, a generally leftist group, does not yet recognize Trump Derangement Syndrome as an official malady, but the evidence is everywhere that large numbers of people have become mentally disturbed by their hatred of Donald Trump. Examples abound, even within the last few days. For instance, actor Robert De Niro hijacked an award ceremony for his friend Al Pacino by launching an obscenity-laced attack on Trump, appearing to channel the murderously insane character Travis Bickel he portrayed in Taxi Driver.  And author Fran Liebowitz embarrassed TV host Bill Maher with her comment implying President Trump ought to be murdered and dismembered, triggering an apology and expression of regret.

As if that is not bizarre enough, my friend Andrew Malcolm reports:

 A new study finds many Democrats were exaggerating the anxiety and stress they felt after the absolutely certain presidential election of Hillary Clinton that didn’t happen. You may recall Clinton herself was so shook up she could not appear on TV to concede on election night. She had to wait a day to compose herself.

Well, now this new study published in the journal SageOpen finds that many Democrats were, as Mark Twain would put it, telling stretchers about their stress and anxiety levels as a twisted way, they felt, of supporting their party.

“Our research suggests that for many Democrats, expressing mental distress after the election was a form of partisan cheerleading,” said the researchers Masha Krupenkin, David Rothschild, Shawndra Hill and Elad Yom-Tov.

“Clearly,” they added, “many Democrats were, and are, upset about the 2016 Republican victory. These findings do not invalidate those feelings but put their depth and related actions into perspective.”

Is this an example of Munchausen Syndrome (now-renamed Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self)? As described by the Cleveland Clinic it is:

…a mental illness, in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical, emotional or cognitive disorder when, in truth, he or she has caused the symptoms. People with factitious disorders act this way because of an inner need to be seen as ill or injured, not to achieve a concrete benefit, such as financial gain. They are even willing to undergo painful or risky tests and operations in order to get the sympathy and special attention given to people who are truly ill.

 Or perhaps it is simply a play for prestige among other progressives. People gain prestige within a social system by claiming to embody the values of that group.

Even CNN notices TDS (Vimeo screen grab)

But how looney is it to pretend to be looney? Is that crazier than just being crazy itself?

We live in the weirdest political moment of my lifetime.

The psychiatric profession, a generally leftist group, does not yet recognize Trump Derangement Syndrome as an official malady, but the evidence is everywhere that large numbers of people have become mentally disturbed by their hatred of Donald Trump. Examples abound, even within the last few days. For instance, actor Robert De Niro hijacked an award ceremony for his friend Al Pacino by launching an obscenity-laced attack on Trump, appearing to channel the murderously insane character Travis Bickel he portrayed in Taxi Driver.  And author Fran Liebowitz embarrassed TV host Bill Maher with her comment implying President Trump ought to be murdered and dismembered, triggering an apology and expression of regret.

As if that is not bizarre enough, my friend Andrew Malcolm reports:

 A new study finds many Democrats were exaggerating the anxiety and stress they felt after the absolutely certain presidential election of Hillary Clinton that didn’t happen. You may recall Clinton herself was so shook up she could not appear on TV to concede on election night. She had to wait a day to compose herself.

Well, now this new study published in the journal SageOpen finds that many Democrats were, as Mark Twain would put it, telling stretchers about their stress and anxiety levels as a twisted way, they felt, of supporting their party.

“Our research suggests that for many Democrats, expressing mental distress after the election was a form of partisan cheerleading,” said the researchers Masha Krupenkin, David Rothschild, Shawndra Hill and Elad Yom-Tov.

“Clearly,” they added, “many Democrats were, and are, upset about the 2016 Republican victory. These findings do not invalidate those feelings but put their depth and related actions into perspective.”

Is this an example of Munchausen Syndrome (now-renamed Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self)? As described by the Cleveland Clinic it is:

…a mental illness, in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical, emotional or cognitive disorder when, in truth, he or she has caused the symptoms. People with factitious disorders act this way because of an inner need to be seen as ill or injured, not to achieve a concrete benefit, such as financial gain. They are even willing to undergo painful or risky tests and operations in order to get the sympathy and special attention given to people who are truly ill.

 Or perhaps it is simply a play for prestige among other progressives. People gain prestige within a social system by claiming to embody the values of that group.

Even CNN notices TDS (Vimeo screen grab)

But how looney is it to pretend to be looney? Is that crazier than just being crazy itself?

We live in the weirdest political moment of my lifetime.

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KLAVAN: Why Democrats Are The Dragon Queen

Andrew Klavan discusses the series finale of the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” and discusses how Democrats are becoming the dragon queen on Monday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show.” Video and partial transcript below:

Democrats are the dragon queen. They are the dragon queen. You know, last week we saw not just in my Stanford address, where they tried to start trouble, where the administration tried to start trouble and kind of shut me down and get people upset. But we saw — we had my friend on Michael Loftis the comedian, who told you how he couldn’t get his stuff sold because he was a right-winger. So, they want to silence him.

We saw Jenna Ellis, now Mrs. Reeves, Jenna Ellis Reeves, was blocked on Facebook for supporting Matt Walsh in his anti-abortion fight. We see all these people being thrown off. We see people using power without thinking about the fact that power contradicts the very things they are trying to achieve. And you know, I know they started out, or at least in their hearts, wanting to do good. I know they want to reverse racist policies of the past, but the Left has become truly, truly wicked in their racist ideas. You know, this is something enormous, identity politics which is racism with a smiley face, is simple evil. And I mean I see it all the time, I see like segregated dorms and colleges.

In my profession and storytelling, they now have a thing called “own story” which is you can only tell your own story or the story of people like you. We saw this with Elton John’s movie coming out and people started to complain about the fact that the actor who plays the gay Elton John is not himself gay, and Elton John, to his credit, came out said that’s garbage that is B.S. because it’s just a movie. But if you think about it, the thought … that there is something about it between a black person and a white person, between a gay person and a straight person; some barrier that keeps an artist, whose job is to portray all of humanity, that keeps them apart. So, they’ve come back to the kind of racism, the Left has come back to the kind of racism they practiced under Jim Crow. They keep saying, “Well that was different because now you got Nixon’s Southern strategy changing everything.” The same attitude. It is the same thing.

So, it’s evil stuff they’re pushing on people. They start out trying to do good; they wind up doing evil because they feel that they have got what’s right and they’re going to eliminate all choice. Eliminate all voices on the other side. And that is the journey of the dragon queen in “Game of Thrones.” But what we should have been doing instead of going on and saying I didn’t want this person to take the throne and I didn’t do this and why didn’t they say this on Twitter, which is what conservative Twitter looks like. We should have been saying “oh look the Democrats, the Democrats are the dragon queen, they have started out trying to do good and now they’re so convinced that only their way is good that they are going to enforce that on everybody else.” And what the queen says is they don’t get to decide. Those people that she’s liberating, she’s going to liberate them, and they don’t get to decide what’s good because she knows what’s good. She’s a Leftist. She becomes a Leftist.

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ANOTHER CLOWN JOINS THE CIRCUS

ANOTHER CLOWN JOINS THE CIRCUSThe 2020 presidential election started on the night Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Since that night, Democrats and their allies in the media have been working tirelessly to undermine his agenda and harm his standing with the American people.

The Mueller investigation was a bogus two-year effort to sabotage President Trump and drive him from office. Fortunately, the scheme did not work, and most congressional Democrats realize that impeachment is unlikely and politically unpopular.

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Deep State FBI and DOJ Brass Had Exculpatory Evidence to Absolve Trump Campaign and Withheld It from FISA Court

Rep. Matt Gaetz joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss the ongoing developments in the the Obama spygate scandal.

Gaetz told Sean the “most compelling” evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation will be revealed within days or weeks.

The Florida representative also revealed that the unreleased Papadopoulos transcripts will show the Trump campaign adviser denied there was any illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
This evidence was withheld from the FISA Court so they could spy on Trump.

FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett jumped in and accused the Obama officials of committing fraud on the FISA Court.

FOX News reported:

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz revealed Monday night that “most compelling” evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is days, if not weeks away.

According to Gaetz, R-Fla., secret unreleased transcripts involving former Trump aide George Papadopoulos reveal that he denied there was an illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and that intelligence officials did not present that information to the FISA court.

“I believe we are days if not weeks aways for the most in compelling evidence in the biggest political scandal in American history,” Gaetz said on “Hannity” Monday.

“There was western intelligence sent to spy on Papadopoulos and there’s a recording and transcript of the conversation. And there, Papadopoulos denies any illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. So, they had evidence presumably that was against Papadopoulos and for him. What they will wont be able to defend is that they never presented that evidence to the FISA court.”

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Loretta Lynch Throws Comey Under The Bus: ‘I Did Not’ Tell Comey To Call Clinton Email Probe A ‘Matter’

Somebody’s lying. Via Daily Caller: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees that she never instructed former FBI Director James Comey to call the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server a “matter” instead of an “investigation.” Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins released a transcript of […]

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CAIR Demands L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Apologize for Backing Jerusalem Embassy

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is demanding that Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti apologize for agreeing with the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem on a recent trip to Israel.

Garcetti, the first Jewish mayor in the history of L.A., said last week, according to the Los Angeles Times: “I support the embassy being here. Israel shouldn’t be the only country in the world that can’t determine where its capital will be.” He added that he disagreed with the way that President Donald Trump had moved the embassy in 2017-2018, saying “there is usually a process to these things rather than what seems like an overnight, one-sided, partisan move.”

In response, CAIR sent a letter to Garcetti on Sunday demanding that he retract his statement and that he apologize.

CAIR also said in a statement in the name of its Los Angeles director, Hussam Ayloush:

It is ironic and embarrassing that Mayor Garcetti is scheduled to host a Ramadan iftar on Monday evening with members of the Muslim community. The mayor spent the last week in Israel cozying up to a right-wing apartheid government and whitewashing its brutal and illegal occupation and gross human rights violations against Palestinians to explore business opportunities and then wants to entertain members of the Muslim community, as if nothing happened.

As mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti must represent all Angelenos, not just those who support Israel’s illegal occupation. We call on him to retract his statement of support and to stand against Trump’s reckless decision and hold a meeting with the interfaith community to discuss his statements.

As Breitbart news has noted:

In 2007-8, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. That case, in turn, led the FBI to discontinue its work with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” the ties of CAIR with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. The United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014 (a decision that the Obama administration opposed).

Hussam Ayloush has a history of radical statements himself. Earlier this month, he compared Israel to Nazi Germany. In 2015, he said U.S. foreign policy was partially to blame for an Islamic terror attack in San Bernardino. CAIR provided assistance to the family of the terrorists after that attack.

CAIR was joined in its condemnation by other left-wing “faith” groups, including Jewish Voice for Peace, which is a radical left-wing group that recently gave a platform at s conference to convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh.

Congress approved the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in both houses. Presidents and presidential candidates from both major political parties have committed to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Trump finally did so last May, though no elected Democrats attended the opening or a celebratory party thrown by the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC.

Garcetti is not backing down — at least not yet — but the Los Angeles Times reported Monday that he reiterated his support for a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem, as well as an “independent, fully sovereign Palestinian state.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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Dems Demand Trump Stop Solving Nation’s Problems So They Can Impeach Him [Satire]

The following is satirical.

Democrats continue to toy with the idea of impeaching Donald Trump. On the one hand, it seems easier than trying to defeat him in an election. But on the other hand, there could be a lot of paper work involved plus they’d have to find a place to park near the Capitol building.

Congressman Jerry Nadler was interviewed while hiding under a bridge in hopes of devouring one of the three billy goats Gruff and he said, “We have fallen into a terrible imaginary crisis while voters just stand around apathetically admiring their new jobs or their new cars or the fact that they can now feed their families. We need to make these people understand how hysterical I am or else we can’t even begin to tear this country apart over nothing.”

Congressman Adam Schiff stood on the Capitol steps waving a sealed envelope and telling reporters, “I have in this envelope absolute proof that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, and if he didn’t collude with the Russians he obstructed justice and if he didn’t obstruct justice he said racists were fine people and if he didn’t say racists were fine people then why I am standing here waving this envelope?”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains uncertain on the matter of impeachment, and in a statement made to the statue of Sacagawea in the Capital rotunda, said, “The questions we have to answer as a nation are ‘Where am I?’ and ‘Why is there a lipstick stain on my forehead?’ Because before we can move forward with a matter as important as impeaching George W. Bush, I need to know why I locked myself in the broom closet last week, and if not then, when?”

President Trump meanwhile has introduced a proposal to revamp the current immigration system, but Democrats say that’s just a cynical ploy to try to distract voters from the matter of impeachment by solving the nation’s problems.

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House unanimously passes bill to help people seeking international adoptions

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan bill Monday afternoon aimed at helping streamline the international adoption process for prospective parents.

The “Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019” aims to help American families keep abreast of other countries’ adoption laws and any changes that could delay or halt the process.

“The world today is full of orphaned children, but it’s also full of loving families who are ready and eager to adopt them,” Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, said on the House floor. “All too often American families encounter policy obstacles that delay or prevent those adoptions.”

press release from Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., who is the bill’s original Republican sponsor, explained that the often-confusing international adoption process and the ever-changing nature of other countries’ laws and policies can make things incredibly difficult for prospective parents, even leading them to dead ends.

Democratic cosponsor Jim Langevin, R.I., said in a statement after the bill’s passage: “Whether adopting at home or abroad, every family should have the information they need to navigate the process successfully.”

One family that could have benefited from the transparency the bill seeks to provide was the Romano family of Georgia. In 2012, Mark and Pam Romano began the adoption process for two boys from Russia before the country banned all adoptions to the United States, indefinitely halting the adoption process. They have since asked the U.S. State Department to work to get the ban lifted but have had no such luck.

“Willing, loving families in the United States and elsewhere long to have the chance to make the sacrifices necessary to extend their tender care to a child, or children, they themselves did not give birth to,” Pam Romano said earlier this year. “I think I speak for every family in the process of adopting, or even considering adoption: Change is long overdue. Transparency and accountability are vital to any program that seeks to benefit the welfare of children.”

The legislation is a proposed update on the Interagency Adoption Act of 2000, which requires the State Department to provide Congress with annual statistics on international adoptions that involve immigration to the United States. The bill will also require State to include public reporting requirements about countries that have changed their laws or policies on adoption to the U.S., thereby creating an informational resource for prospective adoptive parents.

“Loving families in Northeast Georgia and across the United States are eager to provide children with the care and support they deserve, yet they remain separated from their adoptive children due to shifting international policies and information gaps,” Collins said in a statement after passage. “The Intercountry Adoption Information Act will help bring families together by ensuring parents pursuing overseas adoption, like Mark and Pam Romano, have access to the information needed to navigate the international adoption landscape.”

The bill also has bipartisan support in the Senate, where it is sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and cosponsored by the Senate co-chairs of the Congressional Adoption Caucus, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.



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Fed Judge Who Ruled Trump Has To Turn Over His Financial Records Dems Was Obama/Biden Donor

Who would have guessed? Oh look, the Federal Judge who just ruled that President Trump must turn over his financial records to Congressional Dems, also just so happens to be an Obama-Biden donor. I’m sure one has nothing to do with the other though. Nothing to see here folks!https://t.co/LYncbOD45I pic.twitter.com/2EGAe5r0oc — Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) May […]

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