Is bush in his right mind?

Pre-senile dementia is the diagnosis of one doctor, and the evidence is the acute difference between the way bush communicated ten years ago compared to today. Something’s going on, and it’s not good. Watch this quicktime clip to see the dramatic contrast.

Via Kos, who has more to say about it. “Dry-drunk syndrome”? Quite thought provoking.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

Actual quotes by George W. Bush

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

October 11, 2004 @ 11:18 am | Comment

I’m not buying it, for the mere fact that Bush’s malapropism runs in the family. His father, President Bush/Poppy, was the same way when it came to speaking.

Do I think years of drug and alcohol abuse might have hurt Dubya? Of course. But, this is grasping at straws for reasons to vote against Bush. How about reasons to vote for Kerry?

October 11, 2004 @ 3:32 pm | Comment

The video wasn’t in any way shape or form related to malapropisms. Did you watch it? Did you note the shocking difference, as though it were two different people, one bright and articulate, the other rather demented, gasping for thoughts, unable to conjure up even a remotely coherent phrase? It wasn’t about gaffes or dyslexia or mangled expressions. It was about his entire bearing and ability to function.

Reasons to vote for Kerry:
he’s xtemely intelligent, reasoned, articulate, knowledgeable of the world and its laws, a decorated war hero who exhibited tremendous courage in the field in Vietnam and afterwards when he condemned the war; he’s not bush; he cares about the middle class more than he does the super-duper rich; he can restore America’s respect in the world, utterly destroyed by bush; he will not allow a “stay-the-course” mentality to keep him stuck in a wrong decision; he can talk; he is a uniter and always has been; he is for allowing women to control their own bodies; he doesn’t want to sponsor anti-gay constitutional amendments; he has always been a good friend of Israel; he is a gentleman who, despite the shit he went through from Karl Rove, never lost his cool or descended to the level of his accusers; he is highly regarded by people I respect like John McCain and Bill Clinton; he has no allegiances to Saudi Arabia and other Israel-hating butchers; he has a real plan for healthcare; he would make it easier for students in China to come study in the US; he would scale back the more noxious elements of the Patriot Act; he is less in the pocket of the American corporation than his opponent; he will free us from being the laughingstock of the world; he will be firm against terrorism without constantly playing on our fears and emotion; he will not be beholden to crazed evangelicals and pentecostals; he will appoint more moderate, sane justices to the Supreme Court; it’s time for a major change and, while not perfect, Kerry’s a more than acceptable alternative; and that’s for starters.

October 11, 2004 @ 4:06 pm | Comment

You couldn’t space out your argument? Geez, now I have to read one big-ass paragraph from you.

I did watch the video, and I’d hate to see the difference in my speaking in 10 years – and I dont drink.

October 11, 2004 @ 4:16 pm | Comment

I’ve known you for 8 or 9 years (scary, no?) and you talk the same now as you did back then and so do I — there is no dramatic change. In the bush video, it’s night and day. Yet it isn’t a matter of age — hell, he’s only 60 or so. My father is in his late 70s and is much more lucid and cohent than bush today. Our friend Fred Hoar was, too. No, something happened with bush, and this isn’t my theory. It started with an article by a doctor in The Atlantic; I’ll try to dig it up. The video certainly drives the sad point home.

October 11, 2004 @ 4:21 pm | Comment

Malarkey. The videos are taken out of context for political expediency and it is obvious. It compares political boiler-plate that’s obviously prepared (we should … we should… blah blah) with extemporaneous responses. Basing a relatively obscure medical diagnosis on this while ignoring other obvious factors (age, stress, fatigue, etc.) is downright criminal. Shame on you all for sacrificing critical thinking for political emotionality.

Have a wonderful day.

October 11, 2004 @ 5:50 pm | Comment

I have watched bush speak many times and commented constantly on his seeming inability to communicate. All the president is is a communicator. Something seems to be wrong with him. I saw those quotes in context, in a debate where the consensus even among Republicans was that he seemed distant, out of touch, and incapapble of articulating his thoughts. Both of those videos are from debates, and if you don’t see a bizarre difference you are in denial.

October 11, 2004 @ 7:07 pm | Comment

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