Now that you’ve all had time to come up with your own punch lines… here’s the guy who last floated to the surface of the Wingnut Wurlitzer cesspool yelling at the President, as reported by Emma Roller sitting in for Dave Weigel:
President Obama convened a mental health conference today to encourage a national conversation about mental illness, including a public service announcement campaign targeted at young people and veterans. If you think that sounds fairly innocuous, the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro is here to straighten you out:
President Barack Obama urged depressed, stressed and disturbed Americans to depend on the U.S. government’s growing corps of taxpayer-funded mental health professionals.
That phrase—”taxpayer-funded mental health professionals”—seems to hint that a simple PR campaign to treat mental illness would lead to Obamacare Creep, even though the majority of mental health treatment is paid for through private insurance.
But the real meat of the story is Munro’s assertion that anxiety and depression aren’t real illnesses…
As a liberal in good standing, I am now required to point out that being a major douchcanoe isn’t actually a mental illness — it’s a lifestyle choice, albeit one you’d prefer didn’t show up in your own family tree.