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View Diary: In the Dictionary, Under Sociopath, Is Mitt Romney. No, really. (9 comments)

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  •  MR's not a sociopath, but his party's sociopathic. (5+ / 0-)

    Mitt's not a clinical sociopath.  In fact, he's very well socialized into three overlapping major social groups - Mormons, Republicans, and plutocrats.  His problem-- or, more accurately, our problem -- is that each of those groups is sociopathic toward the rest of society in many of the classical ways -- disregard for the truth of communications to the out-group, inability to form a deep attachment to the out-group, lack of empathy for the out-group, manipulativeness toward and exploitation of the out-group, etc.  

    Mittens doesn't ever seem to have figured out that the behaviors that make him such a hero within his particular subcultures make him seem like a dick to everybody else because each of those subcultures collectively acts like a dick to the world at large.  

    Another example of this phenomenon?  Tony Soprano.  

    •  Great minds think alike, even if I say so myself. (3+ / 0-)
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      benicia dad, Thestral, Catte Nappe

      Just after posting the above, I read the diary about Paul Krugman's  saying in his column that the argument that Romney could get more done because he wouldn't be as hamstrung by opposition party obstructionism amounts to "protectionism-racket politics":  "Nice country ya got there.  Be a shame if anything happened to it."

      I've avoided using the epithet "Rethug" up until now.  But the name fits better and better the more the R.'s disregard the minimal bounds of decency and rationality.

    •  I agree, except (3+ / 0-)
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      benicia dad, Thestral, Catte Nappe

      I don't believe he's republican, or really invested in republican beliefs. Romney is only interested in  himself and his church. In that order.
      To me, Romney is a very insecure person, who has surrounded himself with the trappings of what to him represents success. Wife, 5 kids, 5 houses, millions in banks, huumm, still not happy: Governor, where he really discovered that people just don't like him.
      I'll show them, I'll become president!
      I think the position of president means more to him than actually trying to serve the people of the USA, it would be just another rung in that elusive ladder to finding self-worth that has eluded him his entire life.
      I have the feeling that if Romney did win the presidency, even that would not be enough for him.

      Severely Socialist

      by ichibon on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 04:51:25 AM PDT

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