Jennifer Rubin wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post titled, “Trump, panicking, reveals the depths of his awfulness.”
While the paper identifies Rubin as its conservative opinion piece writer, Rubin is far from conservative.
Charles C.W. Cooke of the Washington Review says of Rubin:
Jennifer Rubin is a supposedly conservative blogger for the Washington Post. Unfortunately, she has an acute case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
There couldn’t be a better term for today’s mainstream media when it comes coverage of President Trump than ‘Derangement Syndrome’.
The reason some label the president as mentally unfit is because of an obvious agenda to undermine the President. Others latch on to that narrative because his blunt tweets are written in terms that communicate to the everyday man on the street but don’t “sound presidential.”
There are several major problems with Rubin’s article about President Trump: Her facts are wrong, she really does suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, and what the mainstream media thinks proves Trump is unfit is just the opposite.
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association adopted the “Goldwater rule,” which says:
It is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.
Not only is the whole “unhinged” narrative unethical there is plenty of evidence that shows the best leaders are not always those considered the most calm.
Long before Trump announced he would enter the fray, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, a Tufts University professor, published a book in 2011 titled A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness.
Dr. Ghaemi summed up his thesis: “The best crisis leaders are either mentally ill or mentally abnormal; the worst crisis leaders are mentally healthy.”
After studying over medical and other records of Lincoln, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Kennedy, Ghaemi concluded that all would have been considered mentally unstable by the standards applied to Trump today.
A further conclusion is that if we restricted leadership roles to those who are considered of average mental health we would only elect bad leaders. Dr. Ghamei observes in his book that those who have what is considered mental health make “bad leaders in times of crisis just when we need good leadership most.”
Rob Eno writing of Rubin’s take on the president declared:
“Trump is not unfit for office. Beyond that, I’m not convinced his method of using Twitter to drive narratives is chaotic or undisciplined. Trump is, if nothing else, a master marketer. His tweets produce the exact effect he desires: driving the elites like Stelter crazy.” ~ Conservative Review
Of Rubin’s two proofs that Trump has panicked is what he said about his national security adviser:
“General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier … Emails and the Podesta Company. McMaster … would not have made these ‘false’ accusations because that would have made him sound unhinged …”
Only if Trump’s claims were unhinged, Ms, Rubin. Why would McMaster sound unhinged if he questioned what effect Russia’s meddling had on the outcome of the election? Or say the Steele dossier was bogus? Or that Hillary Clinton’s emails were a matter of concern to national security? The first is still in doubt and all that is in question about Clinton is why she was never indicted?
Cooke is right when he writes:
Contrary to popular myth, [Rubin] is not in fact writing from a “conservative perspective,” but as just one more voice among a host of Trump-obsessed zealots who add nothing to our discourse.
More than half of us who support President Trump get a little uneasy when he Tweets but isn’t that his point? By engaging Rubin and others in what have been dubbed “Tweet Storms”, Trump is indeed proving that its far-left progressives and the mainstream media that is “unhinged”.
How else do you explain professional journalists breaking down into tears the night of the election? How else do you explain their undying obsession with Russia?
What’s unhinged is the idea that the over 60 million people voted for Donald Trump and now those who defend him are in Rubin’s words, “betraying their country.”
Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama both are generally considered humble and intelligent but left our country in terrible shape when they left office. Here’s to expecting better from President Trump.
~ American Liberty Report