Thursday, October 11, 2012

Memo To MSNBC: When Will (Or Why Won't) You Address Mitt Romney's Mental Health?

RACHEL? BIG EDDIE? CHRIS? LAWRENCE? ANYONE?! Just this morning there was a call to the Stephanie Miller program by a psychologist (I believed her, she sounded reasonable and informed) who said Mitt Romney exhibits signs of a "psychopathic personality" — namely, telling serial lies without any sense of guilt unless caught, and then he becomes indignant, someone who has no empathy, who can be charming and functional (remember Ted Bundy?), but who has no conscience and will say anything, use anyone to achieve his objective, the presidency.

Case in point: Days ago, his repulsive use of a Navy Seal's death defending the Libyan consulate, despite the fallen soldier's mother who told him to STOP using her son's death for political advantage, and a friend who said the soldier felt "pity" for Romney sucking up to him. The psychologist sounded the alarm, and she also said that about 1 percent of the population suffers from this kind of mental illness, which is why it's so difficult for the SANE 99 percent to understand the signs of illness. That goes for you, too.

But don't you think you owe it to US, the voters, to consult mental health professionals, regarding a range of what constitutes NORMAL behavior, even for a politician who is expected to lie or spin occasionally, but NOT to the level of "cynical dishonesty" (as Stephanie Cutter said) of Romney? Haven't we learned ANYTHING from history?!

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