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This is a just a quick entry to get me back in the habit. I'm heading to Nevada Monday morning for some final GOTV.

I had posted a story of Mitt Romney's fake 'Relief Event' to Facebook and one of my friends commented, "This man is a sociopath, and has no business in the white house."

I was going to write something tongue-in-cheek about Mitt Romney being a sociopath but decided to look it up first... you know, just to be sure.

We know Mitt lied about Jeep. Now, it's almost like Mirriam-Webster is calling him out.

Just look at that page.

Jeep banner

Sociopath x 2

Link to "Mitt Romney Official site"

And, my favorite, "What Ironic Really Means"

The actual definition is tied to the word sociopathic:
: of, relating to, or characterized by asocial or antisocial behavior or exhibiting antisocial personality disorder
Don't forget to vote (if you haven't already). My friend is right. Mitt is a sociopath and has no business in the white house. Let's make sure he never gets there.
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  •  The Internet is becoming sentient (6+ / 0-)

    fortunately since it's made of cats, we just need to stock up on string and laser pointers.

    Here's a thing actually, most of the Internet is progressive - even sites like Conservapedia get a significant percent of their traffic from mockers.

    And everyone is online nowadays. So how does "the other team" communicate and coordinate?

    I am an electrical engineer, run a reasonably high traffic server, and build autopilots and drones for a living. If you have technical questions, ask away and I will try to give a cogent answer.

    by spiritplumber on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 02:39:22 AM PDT

    •  So we *don't* have to worry about Skynet? (0+ / 0-)

      Or, if Skynet happens, it will be more of a troll or it will post memes and interrupt our sleep with cute cat videos.

      "The other team" point is interesting. It seems that they are more inclined to avoid facts and just turn up the volume. Probably because fact checking has become so easy.

      I'm probably naive but I'm hopeful an Obama victory turns down the volume on those guys. I mean, they can't stay in their fantasy world forever, can they?

  •  The Jeep thing is hilarious (4+ / 0-)
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    Plu, political mutt, raines, benicia dad

    In and of itself.

  •  Makes Sense (5+ / 0-)

    Internet ads are built on searches and exit sites. Sometimes by those you've made and sometimes by others' searches or where they go next. People are looking up sociopath and coming from or going to a jeep related site or a Romney site. Those ads aren't there on accident or by coincidence. I just wish more people would actually say that he really is a sociopath. It really is an accurate assessment of Romney's personality and we're seeing that more and more daily.

  •  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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  •  Agree. Said that 2 years ago and people said he (1+ / 0-)
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    The Marti

    just was a businessman. I said look at him when he tells a lie. No eye movement, no body tells. Whole family except for kids seem totally weird. Seems they are without conscious. Tiles. Go Obama/Biden. Please God.

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