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  •  If 1 in 5 Americans are mentally ill (0+ / 0-)

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say the percentage is probably higher among teabaggers.

    Being teabaggers does not instantly qualify one as being mentally ill (although I would stipulate that it does instantly point to a lack of ability to perform critical thinking) but I'd bet there's a stronger correlation between mental aberrations and radical and delusional political beliefs.

    •  I'd disagree (0+ / 0-)

      Since most of that 1 in 5 suffer from depression, and since one of the characteristics of depression is not giving enough of a fuck to get out of bed in the morning, much less care who the President is--I think you're mistaken.

      In fact, I bet if you took a survey, depressives would be overwhelmingly represented amongst non-voters.

      I managed to miss very few votes when I was in the black whole, but I certainly didn't participate as I do now on Prozac. But I was always liberal. However, depression colors everything, including whether or not you think the world is going to hell in a handbasket and my vote doesn't matter anyway and doom doom should I kill myself on election day doom doom.

      "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

      by ChurchofBruce on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 11:24:17 AM PDT

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