THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
And perhaps of our liberal tribe's own: A few weeks ago, we suggested the time had come.
The time had come! It was time to start exploring the question of Donald J. Trump's mental health.
On cable and even in print, Nicholas Kristof and Carl Bernstein had tiptoed around the edges of this unusual but seminal question. In the Sunday, January 29 Washington Post, Ruth Marcus directly addressed the question.
The conversation was moving that way, then Trump released his executive order. The ensuing chaos and confusion banished the question of Trump's mental health from the land.
In the past few days, Trump's apparent craziness seems to be reaching new heights. For reasons which ought to be perfectly obvious, this is, at least on its face, a dangerous situation.
Starting next week, we expect to examine the various ways we liberals brought this situation to pass. That said, the madness of our own King George should come center stage once again.
In the days since Marcus' column, Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd have each suggested that there may be a problem with Trump's mental health. It's time to stop making suggestions. It's time for a careful, respectful, explicit discussion of this unfortunate topic.
Needless to say, we know what you're thinking:
"Yes it's true, Donald Trump may be mad. And it's true that he has the code to the nukes.
"Yes, it's true that he may be mad. But rabbi, please stop avoiding the question! Preacher! Is Donald Trump lying????"
Our own over/under: As of two weeks ago, we were offering an over/under of May 1. Even money whether President Donald J. Trump would employ a nuke by then, perhaps on a judicial cloak room or on a Nordstrom's store.
Needless to say, that would be a bad thing. But he wouldn't be lying any more! At least we'd be freed from that!