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The Democrats Are Taking Trump’s “Stable Genius” Line And Using It To Fight Against Him



After president Donald Trump proclaimed himself as a “stable genius,” Representative Brendan Boyle came up with an idea to test that theory moving forward. His office announced it would release the “Stable Genius Act” on the House floor.

In Boyle’s statement, he said, “before voting for the highest office in the land, Americans have a right to know whether an individual has the physical and mental fitness to do the job.” To this end, his bill proposes to have each presidential candidate undergo a medical examination with the Navy. Once he or she completes the exam, they would file a Federal Election Commission report as proof of participation.

Boyle’s inspiration for this bill hinges on his disagreement with Trump’s self-assessment. Recently, Trump tweeted, “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

Boyle countered Trump’s claims, “The president believes he’s a stable genius, I do not. President Trump’s erratic behavior has exposed a critical flaw in our existing election process.”

Boyle’s idea of requiring presidential candidates to undergo a mental health exam is a smart move. After all, if many jobs require you to show some evidence of mental acuity whether it’s learning to memorize zip codes (post office) knowing how to handle conflict resolution or more then why isn’t the same applied to being president? Therefore, asking a candidate to show they’re mentally capable to handle the demands of the job isn’t unreasonable since many of us face a similar test of sorts with our occupations.

What’s more, Boyle’s proposal readjusts the focus for what we look for in a president. Since the invention of television, those who have been able to handle the spotlight better–think of the 1960 presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon–are the ones with the decisive edge. The last election featured a reality TV star who wanted to shake things up going against an experienced candidate with great ideas who didn’t do a good job of projecting vitality.

In many regards, the presidential election has become nothing more than reality TV, with endless debates and 24/7 news coverage that at times veers to the ridiculous. If we were to rein the madness back in, study each candidate’s qualities for the job they want to have, then we might find someone more capable of leading our country. Sure, it would lead to boring television, but for many of us, we’ve had enough of the circus.





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