Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Political Head Cases

Gallup reports today that "Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent."

File this under the "Alfred E. Neuman Effect." In his extensive research, Dr. Neuman has discovered a correlation of intellectual curiosity, empathy and compassion with anxiety and depression, resulting in prescription of "What, Me Worry?" medication for afflicted Democrats.

The therapy has worked so well that some patients have not only gone into remission as Independents but achieved total cures and experienced Republican bliss.

For some, however, there have been significant side effects from overdoses--blonde brassiness in women (Ann Coulter Syndrome) and porcine belligerence (Limbaugh Logorrhea)--which have failed to respond to all known treatments.

Researchers at the Rupert Murdoch Institute are studying such cases in hope of discovering a new state of mental health they have tentatively labeled "super-excellent."


Anonymous said...

I guess we were thinking the same thing when we saw the story - that the poll numbers reflect how delusional Repubs can be. They rate their mental health as "excellent" just like they think Washington is doing a great job in relations with Muslim countries and had within its rights in invading a country that posed no imminent threat to it. This is all delusional thinking.

Anonymous said...

Ooops. Should be "was within its rights"