Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Seriously, could Hillary Clinton be a Psychopath?

Lying Psychopath

PsychologyToday.com: Key traits that sociopaths and psychopaths share include:

  • A disregard for laws and social mores
  • A disregard for the rights of others
  • A failure to feel remorse or guilt

Many sociopaths are able to form an attachment to a particular individual or group, although they have no regard for society in general or its rules. 

Psychopaths, on the other hand, are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy with others, although they often have disarming or even charming personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people. Psychopaths are often well educated and hold steady jobs. Some are so good at manipulation and mimicry that they have families and other long-term relationships without those around them ever suspecting their true nature.

When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan out every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. Unlike their sociopathic counterparts, psychopathic criminals are cool, calm, and meticulous. Their crimes will be highly organized and generally offer few clues for authorities to pursue. Intelligent psychopaths make excellent white-collar criminals and "con artists" due to their calm and charismatic natures.

Psychopathy is the most dangerous of all antisocial personality disorders because of the way psychopaths dissociate emotionally from their actions, regardless of how terrible those actions may be.

Journalist Edward Klein, in his new book Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary, unveils the lengths Hillary Clinton’s campaign will go to avoid the mistakes of the 2008 race when Obama famously said: "You’re likeable enough, Hillary."

Klein reveals how Bill Clinton reached out to Steven Spielberg for help, getting acting lessons to make Hillary appear more "likable". But Hillary didn’t think she needed any help: “I get $250,000 to give a speech, and these Hollywood jackasses are going to tell me how to do it!”

But Bill insisted: “Your policies and talking points are solid. You can use Charlotte [Chelsea’s baby daughter] to emphasize how you’re all about women and children. Now the challenge is to re-package you in 2016 as a strong but loveable older woman."

Politico (Sept 2015) How Hillary Clinton is using old photographs to make herself more 'relatable':

The nostalgic pictures are designed to present her as an average person — rather than a global brand — and to neutralize the negative image Clinton can sometimes project as the untrustworthy political insider campaigning in a rich lady's uniform of bold-colored pantsuits and a helmet of blonde hair.

With the mountain of information that's been available over the years on the subject of Bill and Hillary Clinton (even if only 1% were true), it completely amazes me that, even despite Hillary Clinton's very low polling numbers for honesty, people are still voting for a lying, deceitful and manipulative psychopath. Bill Maher was absolutely right: Americans are stupid!

11 comments:

  1. Book Review by Craig Matteson on September 28, 2015

    Hillary became known to most folks when the Gennifer Flowers scandal broke and they had to lie their way out of that first Bimbo Eruption. Hillary got high marks from the public for standing by her man. And in every one of his scandals since, and there have been many, when she does her “pretty in pink” Hillary Clinton victim dance she gains in the public’s eyes. But whenever she does her more honest and more strident independent Hillary Rodham dance such as her 1992 gaffe, “I guess I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life”, she falls in popularity like a boulder off a mountain peak.

    The story centers on why Hillary has had such a hard time grabbing that brass ring which she just knew was hers by divine right in 2008 and now in 2016 and why it continues to elude her grasp. He gives us his primary thesis in the title of the book; the public finds her “unlikeable”. Oh, the press and her political machine keep telling us how wonderful and life of the party fun she is in private. However, the public sees her wooden public persona, her strident hectoring of the nation about what we must do under her vision of our lives, the phony attempts at spontaneity such as her dancing on “Ellen”, her hideous slides into “I ain’t no ways tired” African American mimic. And all this on top of her endless scandals after lie after scandals after evasion after scandals after fake non-apology apology after scandals after dissembling after more scandals. The public is right to wonder how many shoes this woman has that she can keep dropping so many. The public seems to want to forgive Bill for being a kind of charming rogue. But Hillary gets none of that slack because she is never charming or self-deprecating.

    Look, I can’t predict if she will eventually win the Democrat nomination or not or eventually regain the White House with Bill. I never thought the public would be foolish enough to elect Bill the first time, and certainly not the second time. And while I was afraid the novelty of electing the first African American President (weren’t we told that was Bill for a while?) would get Obama in the White House the first time, I never dreamed he would be able to be re-elected. But he was. So, I have no idea if Hillary and the Clinton machine along with a booster press can pull off this magic trick. But I strongly hope it belly flops. I can see her corruption, can’t you? Why can't the rest of the world?

    As the author tells us in "Blood Feud" the Clintons and the Obamaites have less than zero use for each other. They have a shouting match and Hillary goes for the meeting anyway. She wants some alone time with Obama and he wants nothing to do with her. He finally relents but has Valerie Jarrett in the Oval Office. Hillary is taken aback and makes her case to have Obama stop the problems she is having over the email server. According to this book, not only was Obama aware of the server he had warned her to not use it so this problem was of her own making. Hillary screams at him that she wants him to call off his "F-ing Dogs" but actually shouting the f-word. Obama tells her he can't and won't. Not a fun day for Team Hillary.

    Klein also tells us about charm training for Hillary at the hands of Steven Spielberg no less, and how badly that went. We get more of the ugly details of her treatment of her team and staff. So, yes, she is unlikeable. My question is, will the public gag reflex finally be triggered?

    Of course, the pro-Hillary team will dismiss it as trash, but without specific criticisms.

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  2. thank god the good doctor Paul Krugman can finally sleep at night... whew !

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    1. Paul Krugman is trying to kill the dream -- a Bernie Basher from Day 1 -- a Hillary Lover all the way.

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    2. Hillary is so so so PSYCHO !

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  3. Having spent the better part of my youth under a fascist regime run by a psychopath Francois Duvalier aka Papa Doc, who was very mild-mannered, smiling( that fake smile), soft-spoken, and a good family man I can see the same traits in both Hillary and Obama. The one common link is they generally had a troubled childhood and seek revenge on society. I see that similarity between Duvalier and Obama but I believe one should dig into Hillary's past to sort out the root causes of her personality or is it that the glass slipper did not fit and Bill was just a trailer trash pretty boy.

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    1. If you read "Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us" by Dr. Hare--you would see him discuss case studies of psychopathic type personalities with no experience of abuse or hardship. This is a media facilitated myth, because we have a need to normalize and rationalize psychopathy. It is much easier to do this, than to realize that sometimes people are just born evil, which in this case is defined as completely lacking in felt empathy, conscience, ethics, etc.

      There are cases in said book where Hare discusses young children, raised in a loving home where the siblings have empathy, conscience and they do not. There is a case of identical twins where one twin has clear psychopathic traits and the other does not.

      While we would like to chalk it up solely to either enviromental and/or genetic causes, the truth is this phenomena doesn't fit into any of these neat little boxes.

      Perhaps it does suggest the preexistence of something like a Soul though, and that through the exercise of freewill, we either become more loving or unloving through our choices, experiences, etc?

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    2. So Bill and Hillary lack souls and will go to Hell? Or they were both born psychopathic (therefore, bear no personal fault) and will find a place in Heaven?

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  4. If #HRC picks #ElizabethWarren as running-mate 4 #BernieSanders votes, that would be the ultimate pander & betrayal

    http://goo.gl/zOT4yo

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  5. I think we have to also acknowledge that Donald Trump displays MANY classic psychopathic traits, in my mind, a few more obvious than Hillary.

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    1. So it's not "the lesser of two evils" but "the lesser of two psychopathic".

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