First of all, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Mark Levin for having me on his show. And, I want to tell all of you how humbling it was to have you tune in, and I thank you for your warm comments. I knew it was a very special opportunity, and it was truly nice to be able to express thoughts, perspectives, and insights in a setting where you are not rushed, and relegated to short soundbites. To all of you who have just joined us here at The Old School Patriot, welcome!
Okay, now for the topic of this missive. I now know why the leftists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want Medicare for all. What they mean when they say “all” is not “all of us,” they just want it for themselves, actually, they need it for themselves. And, a recent Fox report confirms why.
As reported by Fox News:
“Therapists say there’s been a rise in anxiety stemming from the country’s politics, and it is being called “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” A report from CBC News in Canada says that since President Trump was elected, mental health professionals in the United States have seen an increase in patients whose stress has come from politics. A prevalent “symptom” of the “disorder” is feeling as though the world is going to end. Elisabeth LaMotte, founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Washington, D.C., said that some of her patients feel “on edge” about Trump’s decisions.
“It’s very disorienting and constantly unsettling,” LaMotte said.
LaMotte told CBC News, too, that even those who support the president feel isolated within social spaces or their families.
According to an essay written by psychologist Jennifer Panning, the symptoms of “Trump Anxiety Disorder” include “feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what’s happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media.”
A 2017 poll by the American Psychological Organization also found that nearly half of its respondents said they were significantly stressed due to the country’s political climate.”
Okay, please picture me rolling on the floor laughing my tuchus off! Leave it up to the left to come up with some “medical condition,” and blame it on President — well, fill in the blank [GOP President]. Remember BDS? And no, I am not talking about the left’s Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. I am talking about Bush Derangement Syndrome. You see, the bottom line is this: when the progressive socialist left does not get what they want, they act like kids throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. Now some, therapists, have come up with these medical terms like ADD/ADHD, and all kinds of diagnoses. But the bottom line is that sometimes kids just act bad, and my mom, Snooks West, had a cure: a doggone belt.
So, now the left needs free medical care to pay for their made up nuttiness, well, progressive socialism is nutty in, and of, itself. However, consider the utter absurdity that people are complaining that they are stressing from the “political” climate in America. Maybe they should stop watching the Bad News Bears liberal progressive media outlets. I tend to believe that having an economy running at 4.1% GDP growth is pretty awesome. Maybe these delusional, and adversely affected folks with Trump Anxiety Disorder should go out and get one of the many new jobs that are open and awaiting to be filled — like 63K truck driver positions that are open. Hey, there is nothing more therapeutic than the open road, seeing the grandeur of America.
Let’s be honest, of you were a constitutional conservative, the eight years of the Obama reign was not easy. I do not recall conservatives melting down like “snowflakes” and complaining about any anxiety disorder, or exhibiting any derangement syndrome. What we did was better educate ourselves on policy, and seek out candidates that would flip the House, Senate, and the White House back towards, well, Making America Great Again. We worked hard to win over gubernatorial races and state legislatures. We did not sit around and throw tantrums in the cereal aisle because we did not get our way. We certainly did not resort to violence and incessant protests like Occupy this, Blacks Lives Matter that, and Antifa what?Now the left needs free medical care to pay for their made up nuttiness, well, progressive socialism is nutty in, and of, itself. Click To Tweet
This just goes to affirm what we have come to believe: post-modern liberalism, progressive socialism, is indeed a mental disorder. Anyone sitting back and believing that the world is going to come to an end, well, perhaps they are a Christian and understand the Book of Revelation and the end times, or they are just nuts. President Donald Trump is not causing the world to end. Heck, Obama gave birth to ISIS, allowed Russia to overrun Crimea, eastern Ukraine, shoot down a civilian airliner, and we also saw North Korea shooting off missiles and rockets ad nauseam. If anything, a sane person would have believed that we were heading towards a cataclysmic event while he was in office. But, see the difference was that the liberal progressive media was touting rainbows, lollipops, and Lucky Charms, so the madness of the left was quelled.
However, remember the faces captured by the cameras when it was apparent that Hillary Clinton lost? Uh huh, that was when the mental disorder was in its beginning stages.
Look, there is nothing wrong with these folks, and shame on these so-called mental health therapists for coddling this insanity. Let me ask you a question: since these folks are being diagnosed with a mental disorder, does it mean that they cannot ever legally own a firearm?
Bottom line: there are Americans who are truly suffering from mental anxieties, illness, stresses, and disorders. We do not need to now accommodate this tomfoolery and chicanery — which is more politically driven than anything else. Remember when all those Hollywood types said that they were leaving America if Trump won? They stayed. These folks claiming Trump Anxiety Disorder — just like they claimed Bush Derangement Syndrome — are just delusional spoiled brats who need a momma to put the belt to their butts — that worked in the cereal aisle. And, they also need to stop watching the Bad News Bears media outlets, and freaking get a job, as best therapy is to be gainfully occupied.
I, for one, will not see my taxes raised in order to provide free health care for snowflakes.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.