by Rod D. Martin
January 18, 2018
Listening to a decent number of my liberal friends on Facebook, and reading the comments from their liberal friends, it has become all too clear to me that the uproar over Donald Trump’s medical report is not as it appears to the rest of us.
We think they’re nitpicking, unfairly and extremely, but normally politically. We’re wrong.
A lot of these folks had convinced themselves he was mentally and possibly physically unfit for the office, that the medical report would prove it, and that that report would be the basis for his removal under the 25th Amendment. Some of them are now discussing what they need to do “next”, now that the 25th Amendment strategy is off the table. I kid you not.
We’re not talking dolts here. A lot of these people are lawyers and other responsible people.
The fact that a rather large part of the country has so completely deluded themselves into believing what can only be termed an alternate reality tells us a great deal about the political psychology of this moment, and what we’re dealing with in the media and elsewhere. You would be very foolish — regardless of which side you’re on — not to consider the implications of this.