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  •  I'm not a mental health professional (1+ / 0-)
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    VictorLaszlo

    But my guess is that Romney's extreme level of mendacity rises to the level of diagnosable mental illness, in the personality disorder spectrum.

    But I'll have to check first with Bill Frist, the noted video cardiac psychiatrist.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 11:29:34 AM PDT

    •  Our institutions celebrate such mendacity. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lily O Lady

      The media, business schools, certain religious organizations...

      It is more important to be a confident and articulate speaker than to know jack shit about anything.

      by VictorLaszlo on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 11:33:47 AM PDT

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      •  Said institutions being run by said people (1+ / 0-)
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        So it's less reflective of genuinely widely held beliefs than of widely propagated memes. It's a form of mass brainwashing. The primary role of the establishment media is to promote and validate the establishment it represents.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 11:38:41 AM PDT

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