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The Sociopathic Party Prepares to Take Total Control of the U.S. Government

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America, a nation that has been in a severe state of regression and decline over the past decade, is approaching yet another obstacle to its ability to recover. That obstacle and a great threat to this nation, the Sociopathic Party, is a growing movement that has evolved from the corrupted Republican Party. It is relentlessly pursuing its main objective; to take complete control of the U.S. government.

Why exactly does this Sociopathic Party represent such a great danger to America? What is it about its members and its agenda that is so threatening? To answer this question we need to list some of the most pertinent characteristics of a sociopath and see just how they fit the members of this deranged political movement. And by this exercise we will also prove how these sociopaths and the Republicans are one and the same.

Characteristics of a Sociopath:

Manipulative and Conning : A sociopath is expert at scheming and manipulation. So are Republicans who are past masters of using every strategy and technique at their disposal to further the interests of Wall Street and Corporate America in the quest for greater and greater profits. They use every means at their disposal, mostly large sums of corporate money, in the attempt to weaken or destroy regulations covering this nation's financial sector. They fully intend to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency in order to eliminate air and water quality standards.

Grandiose Sense of Self : You've no doubt heard of those individuals who cover up their deep-seated feelings of inferiority by a pretense of superiority. That's an excellent description of a typical Republican who doesn't have a clue as to how to solve this nation's most pressing problems but comes across as having all the answers. What they try to do is present themselves as above everyone else, as leaders who the American people should worship as those who stand for everything that is good and right. But those are pure delusions of grandeur as they possess none of those qualities.

Pathological Lying : These sociopaths have taken the art of lying to new heights. No matter what they say they simply cannot be trusted and you can't believe a word they say. Trying to get a Republican to tell the truth is like trying to convince a hardened drug addict to give up his habit; lying is what they do, it is a part of their being. These are people who could, most probably, pass a lie detector test because, even as they tell the most outrageous lies, they actually believe that it is the truth. Their sense of right versus wrong is completely twisted.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt : No matter how much they hurt people to achieve their objectives it bothers them not a whit. It is a part of their nature to use people to get what they want so why should feelings of others be of any concern to them?

Shallow Emotions : Their behavior and actions will never be judged as being driven by warmth, love, joy or compassion for others. These are individuals who portray themselves as "compassionate conservatives" but that is just a ploy by which they cover up their utter disregard for the welfare of others. In their mind the word welfare should be eliminated from the English language. In reality, these are cold hearted people who can easily watch as millions of their fellow Americans suffer due to this economic decline without the slightest concerns over their plight.

Incapacity for Love : Those among them that include the Christian Right and the right-wing evangelicals publicize their beliefs as if they were the representatives of God on earth. But they are anything but that. If they were given a copy of the Sermon on the Mount, which is entirely based upon love, mercy and respect for others and speaks of the "meek who will inherit the earth", the "merciful who will obtain mercy", and the "peacemakers who will be called the Sons of God", they would totally reject it as being no more than liberal mythology. These are people who practice their own private brand of religion and falsely use Christianity to further their aims.

Callousness, Lack of Empathy : This characteristic is one that is most descriptive of sociopathic Republicans; they are actively planning, if they are successful in taking control of the presidency and the Congress, to tear down the most important social programs, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment benefits and others, all in the name of deficit reduction. And, when they do so, it will not cause them any personal feeling of distress; feelings of empathy or concern never enter their minds.

Irresponsibility, Unreliability : As they go about their business in both the House and the Senate they don't even try to hide the fact that their number one objective is to destroy the presidency of Barack Obama rather than do what is right for this nation. They have used the filibuster and other techniques to block every attempt by this president and the Democrats to create badly needed job for millions of out of work Americans. They are deliberately sabotaging attempts to restore this economy by using their disruptive methods.

They are masters at using language and appealing messages to fool the American people into believing that they are steeped in morality. They constantly use terms such as "family values" and "pro-life" to try to cloud the people's minds and hide their real intentions; they are masters of appearing to be something they are not. They consider themselves to be part of the upper strata of America who know what is best for others, but their actions show them to be anything but models of moral decency.

They are well aware of the massive inequality of income and wealth in this society. They know that in this society it's the 99% of the rich against everyone else and they are committed to keep it that way. They intend to increase the wealth of those at the top at the expense of all other Americans no matter what it takes to do it.

Of course, there are always those who point out that while Republicans may be everything I say they are, that Democrats are no different, that both parties are exactly the same. Sorry, but that's uninformed thinking that indicates a lack of observation of one versus the other. Democrats, from this president on down, are often weak and indecisive; some are conservatives in Democratic clothing. But most of them are still trying to address the needs and interests of the American people. Perhaps they need a shot of adrenalin to become stronger and more committed, but they certainly can't be classed as the same as sociopathic Republicans.

The Democratic Party was the creator of this nation's most successful social programs. They have been on the side of unions and they support working men and women. They are the only ones who are trying to create jobs through congressional legislation; they are the only ones who go to bat for jobless Americans by fighting to extend unemployment benefits. They want the rich to pay more of their share in taxes; they want to reduce the great disparity of income and wealth in this society. Their Republican counterparts want none of these things; their entire agenda is geared to aid the rich and Corporate America. To say that these two political entities are the same is absolutely inaccurate.

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This upcoming election is like no other that I hav... by michael payne on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:13:10 PM
This was a really well written picture of the soci... by Sherwin Steffin on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 5:53:23 PM
One is just more so than the other.... by Gary Brumback on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:15:17 PM
Gary:As I said in this and other articles I think ... by michael payne on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:00:45 PM
From your cloud where you sit as saint and help do... by BFalcon on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:57:36 PM
Both parties are just 2 sides of the same coin. Th... by comncents on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 2:39:55 PM
Amassed $billions with their PAC. They distribute ... by bogi666 on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:10:54 AM
could be defined as sociopathic. Those who have ru... by intotheabyss on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:46:47 PM
"System" is to blame. By not being able to see cl... by BFalcon on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:56:11 PM
Yes, I have heard top progressive radio talk show ... by Susan Santiago on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:35:08 PM
Mr Payne has nailed it in my opinion...... by James Tennier on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:12:28 PM
The question is, will we notice the difference?The... by Perry Logan on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 7:52:48 AM
All I can say is for you to review the long li... by michael payne on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:13:55 AM
the democrats are little more than someone that is... by zon moy on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:54:31 AM
Spot On Perry! Voting for a man who literally take... by Christopher Lunn on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 3:02:07 PM
Nice piece Mr. Payne, and keep hammering away at h... by Mark Ropel on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:52:25 AM
I wish Democrats would stop making excuses for Oba... by John Moffett on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:16:01 AM
I don't intend to defend the many failures a... by michael payne on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:46:51 PM
Dumbocrats are part of the smokescreen being used ... by comncents on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 3:52:46 PM
has to be outside the system, the people who are r... by zon moy on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 4:24:48 PM
The citizens of the United States put the criminal... by John Moffett on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 5:34:59 AM
John: I don't want to belabor the issu... by michael payne on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 11:37:01 AM
so your fears on Romney even getting elected are m... by Christopher Lunn on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 5:30:00 PM
not too long ago, scumbag Bill Clinton was caught ... by Lester Shepherd on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 7:15:34 AM
in pressing for the Dems in this unholy situation ... by Christopher Lunn on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 3:14:16 PM
I'm presenting my own observations of what I belie... by michael payne on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 5:23:47 PM
but here's a go:Line one, Healthcare etc...no argu... by Christopher Lunn on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 8:42:50 PM
Mr. Lunn: The entire premise of my art... by michael payne on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:26:48 PM
Michael, and have enjoyed reading your thoughts an... by Rhonda Pennell on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 11:24:02 PM
Rhonda:Was the subject of the reply, "I must disag... by michael payne on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:38:21 PM
It will take a number of structural shifts--in cam... by Laura Stein on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:35:56 PM
Dems need to hear the truth, even when it hurts.&n... by Truth Will Prevail on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:55:43 PM
Mr. Payne is unable to see that the lesser of two ... by goedel on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 2:41:01 PM
This is an excellent article by Michael Payne but ... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 3:04:41 PM
We can all argue forever about who is the lesser o... by michael payne on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 4:06:22 PM
are not allowed by the powers that be. Anyone that... by comncents on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 4:07:46 PM
Sorry about that. ... by comncents on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 5:47:36 PM
http://www.voterocky.org... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 3:18:40 PM
  The solution is outside the system. As long... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 4:42:06 PM
Both parties are hacks and shills for corporate in... by Spike on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 7:39:51 PM
You undercut your argument when you take sides. &n... by Terri Prince on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 7:59:22 PM
I'm not trying to make an academic argument to sol... by Spike on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:15:10 PM
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... by Allen McQuarrie on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:12:03 PM
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Mr. Payne, I respect your sincerity, good intentio... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 8:41:03 AM
You and some others have got it exactly right. it'... by michael payne on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:13:14 AM
Mr Payne wrote: " You mention Chris Hedges who (... by goedel on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 7:23:53 PM
Did ya ever think he might have missed the M. ... by Rhonda Pennell on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 11:36:51 PM
He omitted the period after "Mr" on the very first... by Jack Flanders on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:08:48 AM
The abbreviation "Mr" is not a shortening of the w... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:37:31 AM
knit picking grammar, distracts from the message..... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:41:29 AM
An error of case is hardly nit-picking - as might ... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:34:11 AM
The english language compared to chinese is over b... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:11:23 AM
Consistency in case is not prissy or dandyish. &nb... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:03:51 PM
1. I did not attack the writer.  I attacked h... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:22:40 AM
it's obviousyou criticize my lower case moniker fo... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:34:41 AM
By "case", I was referring to grammatical case - n... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:15:22 PM
because it is better, more efficient just easier f... by bogi666 on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:38:01 AM
What is called "Machiavellianism" by some is today... by goedel on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:14:11 AM
Sociopaths see conscience as "The Enemy"thus, the ... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:46:51 PM
Hard to believe that there is still somebody that,... by Gary Gibby on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:27:42 AM
Train yourself to recognize sociopathic flag wavin... by iam he on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 4:01:11 PM
This is a very good article and I agree.  Ha... by Thomas Brown on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:25:25 AM
So far the US Government seems to have no interest... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:43:18 PM
That's really hitting the nail on the head; a real... by michael payne on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:03:57 PM
navigating a conscionable course through the years... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:07:21 PM
There are sociopaths in the the other political pa... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:09:34 PM
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the Post Office was a perfect example of perfectly... by iam he on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 8:06:05 PM
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