Bette Midler is the latest liberal to follow the wisdom of former Obama administration official Rahm Emmanuel - "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste." Midler fired off a tweet today that used the country´s current mental health conversation post Sandy Hook as a way to pound her ideological enemy, the late Ronald Reagan.
Comments: I have always thought of Midler AS a mental health woe. And if I was as pretty as her, I think I´d shut up and go find a bridge to hide under and scare children.
Civil libertarian activists forced the closure of mental health institutions (and facilities for the mentally retarded) around the country because the mentally ill and mentally retarded supposedly have "rights" to be part of society (i.e., live with minimal or no supervision). These same activists forced laws forbidding anyone else from knowing the mental diagnosis or issues of those thus integrated. For example, you have no right to know if a mentally retarded person living next to you is a sexual predator, or if the mentally ill person is prone to violence. And it´s the law that these people can vote, too, and they can be accompanied by a nice "case worker" in the voting booth.
Leftists had problems with the mentally ill and mentally retarded being "warehoused", and certainly in former times care was dreadful. But now it´s not, yet the facilities are being closed one by one. The activists claim it´s not OK to have separate facilities for the mentally ill or mentally retarded, conveniently forgetting that we have separate facilities for the physically ill (hospitals), the aged (nursing homes, assisted living facilities), age-restricted communities (prevalent in Arizona), and even the rich (gated communities).
Bette Midler is just repeating the same lies over and over. Having created the problem in the first place, leftist whores still want to blame anyone but themselves for the consequences of their actions. She also is stupid: ironically, in Newtown, Connecticut, there used to be a regional mental health facility where Adam Lanza might have been able to get treatment, but it was closed by pressure from civil libertarian activists in 1995.
Here we go with the same old lies... Yes, the ACLU was behind a lot of it and in the state of California it was Pat Brown (Democrat and father of Jerry aka Edmund Jr.) who was behind emptying the mental institutions. The legislatiin passed under Brown and the actual releases took place after Reagan took over as Governor. But he couldn´t stop what already went through the courts. He had NOTHING to do with it but the left loves to blame him. They repeat lies over and over until people believe them to be the truth. That is their modus operandus.
Have to agree with #5. The entire story is contained in the headline.You need read no further. Kinda like standing in line at the checkout, glancing at the cover of the tabloids. Very convenient, I must say.
Nice of old Bette to blame our current health care "woes" on President Reagan. Unfortunately he is no longer here to comment. So I´ll say this. Bette you need to use the wind beneath your wings, take your twin sister Joy Behar and fly on back to your padded cells. That way we won´t have to be subjected to your mindless blabberings any further.
Remember this woman when she was making her way to stardom? She would grab her breasts, squeeze them then shake them at the host on the TV show? Or talk about crude sex she was indulging in? Or the drugs she was using? I think we can all pretty well judge where THIS slut´s mental health issues originated.
Maybe Bette can explain to those of us who had mentally ill relatives in the 1970s why we could not have them committed to institutions, why we had to watch helplessly while they became homeless, why we worried about what they would do to themselves or others. I´ve heard the Reagan blame from the left for a long time. It´s what they´re told. They are too dim to find out for themselves.
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