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  •  He scares me. (23+ / 0-)

    his whole demeanor drips with "I am better than you."  He scares me because I'm confident that, as president, he will start so much shit that will make dubya look like a pacifist.  He has no regard for the people 'beneath' him.  

    He's a stone cold sociopath.  IMO the only person that could give him a run at this is cheney........

    "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

    by fugwb on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 03:46:00 PM PDT

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    •  I think Cheney is smarter, though. (13+ / 0-)


      The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

      by raboof on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 04:40:47 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, he's the worst of both -- (6+ / 0-)

        the stupidity of W, and the sociopathy of Darth Cheney.

        Actually, Vader at the end had more humanity than Cheney.

        And W. all along realized he was a dufus. Romney is utterly clueless.

        "Galactus the Planet Eater". Perfect.

        "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

        by flitedocnm on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 05:35:25 PM PDT

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      •  I'd actually argue that Cheney's (2+ / 0-)
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        just a douche-bag. He actually feels compassion for some people (ie, like his daughter), even if he doesn't give a damn about others.

        Does Mitt Romney even care about his family? Well, let's put it this way. As his daughter, who just had a baby less than a month earlier, was beating him in the annual family race... rather than being beat by a girl, he TRIPPED her to win.

        So, yeah, he can't even feel compassion for daughter in law.

        I completely agree that Cheney is smarter, though. Romney has proven that to be a filthy rich, you don't need to be a genius... or even smart (let's face it: Romney's a dumb-ass).

        You just need to be born into the country's uber elite, just smart enough to learn how to play a system that's rigged, and have a willingness to destroy lives in the process. None of Romney's business actions were particularly smart.

        He won whether the companies he bought succeeded or failed, by using rigged rules to privatize the rewards and socialize risks -- such that all the money that could be sucked out of the companies he bought went to Bain, and the employees paid for it, up to and including bankruptcy.

        There's no intelligence necessary to do any of that. Just being born into the right family and having the willingness to commit great acts of evil.

    •  Indeed, (2+ / 0-)
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      Say whatever you want about GWB, but I don't think he was an actual sociopath. Too stupid to realize how damaging his policies were? Or to even realize they were damaging in the first place?

      I'm 100% convinced it took him 6-8 years to realize just how godawful he was as POTUS, but I'm also 100% sure he realized that truth by his last day in office. You could see it in his face -- that even he knew he was bad. A true sociopath would never be able to comprehend that.

      Romney, on the other hand, is a true sociopath. He thinks he's god's gift to earth. He laughs whenever he's answering any question from the plebes -- and by plebes, I mean 'mere' millionaire TV personalities.

      He can't even fathom when he's doing something wrong and how damaging what he's doing is to his campaign, like his holdout over his taxes.

      He lacks any and all empathy for his fellow human beings and thinks people should be judged on not only how much they make, but in just how little they pay in taxes on it.

      Life is a game to him and he doesn't give one iota of thought or compassion into the losers. In fact, losers should be punished, whether it's attaching a dog to a roof or cutting off some 'dweeb's' hair off in school, laughing about both at the time and even as the stories are retold.

      The guy is a sociopath. 100%.

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