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  •  Clearly a sociopath. (6+ / 0-)

    I see no evidence that he was born brain damaged -- which is the case with Bush the Lessor.

    For Romney, I'd say it is a learned behavior -- sociopathology.

    However, ost political leaders, many religious leaders, and all CEOs are sociopaths. Sociopaths are best suited for these jobs -- and people who need leaders in order to find their way through life, tend to select for sociopaths over altruistic types. It's a standard human survival mechanism.


    Reality: "The world doesn't work that way."
    Pluto: "So? Change the world."

    by Pluto on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 08:59:22 AM PDT

    •  Yeah, I kept thinking about W., (3+ / 0-)
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      while I was reading this diary.

      Granted the total accuracy of this diary's theme, I still don't know where it gets us.

      There seems to be a solid segment of voters who not only don't care that a candidate has some obvious and disturbing personal characteristics, it's like they PREFER such types.

    •  Also generals (Patton and Mac Arthur and (2+ / 0-)
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      Westmoreland) and criminal defense lawyers (not all, but some really care only about the money and the victory, not whether they're letting a dangerous killer or rapist back into the community) and corporate lawyers who'll defend a company where there's hard evidence the company polluted or discriminated.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 02:21:10 PM PDT

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      •  and not a few prosecutors and police... (0+ / 0-)

        who are into the career and self promoting thing... winning and really weak on the empathy thing while they railroad innocent people or use their power to abuse those in their clutches...

        Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

        by IreGyre on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 03:44:00 AM PDT

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