The Political Perils of Narcissism

Is it narcissism? Is it stupidity? Is it both?

A friend sent me this email. "Watch Sarah when she's on camera. She loves it, yet they're completely making fun of her. Stupid!!!"

She's an upper-case-R (for Redneck) Republican, and she has repeatedly displayed her cognitive challenges, so I suspect that it's both.

To recognize that SNL is repeatedly taking the mickey, she would have to have both a sense of humour (recognition of irony) and a more realistic opinion of her own capabilities.

Neither of these qualities seem to be prominent in upper-case-R (for Redneck) Republicans.

"Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy." [1]

The narcissist is described as . . . being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige.[2] Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness." [wiki]

(And, based on my professional observations, NPD is the form that sociopathy most often takes in females.)

What were the Republicans thinking when they chose this .... er....person as a candidate for VP????

I sincerely hope that their blatantly foolish decision will save the planet from another four years of what a friend termed "Republican rule".

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