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  •  Yet again, the Republican mindset reminds me ... (9+ / 0-)

    ... completely of the court-ordered domestic violence offenders I worked with.  The parallels are almost exact.

    They not only absolutely refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and choices, they have no concept of what "personal responsibility" even is.

    They feel they have no pro-active personal power at all, but can only behave re-actively, completely at the whim of others' actions, like a cork bobbing in the waves.

    Even while committing the worst abuse and hurt to others, they are still thoroughly convinced that they are the victims.  

    •  ...and the victims unfortunately (4+ / 0-)
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      cosette, JeffW, this just in, niemann

      often give them just one chance too many...

      and when they do stand up, the faux-outrage and real anger begins.  

      You know, I think you're on to something, niemann.

      The more people have guns, the more people use guns. The more people use guns, the more people die.

      by nominalize on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 10:33:43 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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        nominalize

        I've written about this dynamic a number of times here before.  It is amazing how the parallels are identical, right down the line.  (I don't think it's a coincidence that most of the abusers I worked with seemed to have right-wing sympathies.)

        And, unfortunately, Democrats have indeed often paralleled DV victims.  It's not for nothing they've often been accused here of having "battered spouse syndrome."

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