January 21, 2012
What's the Matter with the Democratic Party?
Can you name a Democratic Party member who exhibits the following characteristics? Glibness/superficial charm Grandiose sense of self-worth Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom Pathological lying Cunning/manipulative Lack of remorse or guilt Shallow affect [i.e., superficial experience and expression of emotions] Callous/lack of empathy Skillful use of teleprompter OK, that last item doesn't belong on this list, but you can probably name at least one such person, and maybe several, who fit this description. According to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's closest aides, "[Obama has] been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do." (Item 3 above.) The take-away from this little exercise is that these eight items are the first eight (of twenty) on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R). The items above are classified as Aggressive Narcissism, sometimes known as...(Read Full Article)