The Sociopath in Chief

Can We Survive a Romney Presidency?


 By Michael Chester


Webster’s Dictionary defines a sociopath as: “someone who behaves in a dangerous or violent way towards other people and does not feel guilty about such behavior.” In everyday usage it can be used to mean someone who has no conscience; someone who only cares about what benefits himself or herself with no regard for the suffering or loss of others.

When most people tell a lie, they have “tells.” They may look away, give too much or too little detail, have increased heart rate and many other indicators. They feel a sense of guilt for lying and it shows. For a sociopath, lying comes naturally and without that pesky conscience, they can be very convincing. Their only concern is getting what they want.

The most famous sociopath from recent history is probably, serial killer, Ted Bundy. He was intelligent, charming and handsome: a deadly combination for a sociopath. He was able to charm young women into trusting him even during a time when women should have been even more aware of ‘stranger danger” than they normally are. His sociopathy served him well. He could lie convincingly and his charm and handsomeness only made him more attractive.

There are several jobs that are perfect for the sociopath, such as being a hit man. Feeling no guilt, he is able to carry out the murder simply to make money. A normal person would suffer tremendous feelings of guilt for that type of behavior. A military sniper can justify his job believing that what he does is for the greater good and may save the lives of people on his side, but in talking to former soldiers who were snipers, they said that they still have some conflicted feelings about what they had to do. A sociopath would feel no conflict.

Another good job for a sociopath is as a vulture capitalist. This is a person who takes control of a valuable company, sucks out all of the money and discards what is left. He has no regard for those individuals who have spent their lives building a company they can be proud of or the employees that lose their jobs as a result. His only concern is how much money can be made. By now, most of you have heard of the trail of destruction left by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. For those not familiar with their behavior I will give a brief analogy. Suppose you borrowed money and bought a new car. Upon its delivery, you took it to a chop shop and had all of the valuable parts removed and sold. You then took what was left to a scrapyard and sold it as scrap. You then filed for bankruptcy and got out of paying back the car loan, but keeping all of the money you got along the way. If you had a lot of chutzpah you might even file an insurance claim to get paid for the loss of the car. Of course, in the real world, you would be arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud, but in Mitt Land this is all legal.

A lot of jokes have been made about strapping his dog to the roof of the car for a road trip, but how could anyone with an ounce of human compassion for his family’s pet treat him so cruelly? Only a sociopath would put his convenience ahead of the health and safety of his children’s pet. Why? To have more room for his valuables or maybe so he didn’t have to listen to the dog’s barking. Animal cruelty is one of earliest indicators of a sociopathic personality and often precedes human cruelty.

As a candidate, Mitt Romney has changed his position on so many things so many times, that the running joke is: “If you don’t like Mitt’s position on something, wait five minutes and he will change it.” As a sociopath, he has no problem saying whatever he feels his audience wants to hear. All politicians do this to a point, but most have a line that they won’t cross. If such a line exists for Mitt Romney, no one has yet to see it.

He has that same deadly combination of traits that Ted Bundy had; he is charming, handsome, educated, and intelligent. Unlike Bundy, his goals are money, power and prestige, not literal rape and murder. These are more socially acceptable goals and I guess we can be grateful for that. Many “normal” people share these goals and attributes and there is nothing wrong with them, it is how you go about achieving them. The sociopath will do whatever it takes with the only limits being what he can get away with.

Along the way he has picked up some endorsements that one could reasonably question. He has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association as a pro gun candidate even though his history is far from a pro gun position. Here is a brief history of how his position has “evolved.”

From the 2008 Opposition Research report prepared by the McCain Campaign.

  •  In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed Brady bill and assault weapons ban, saying “I don’t line up with the NRA” and “that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA.”
  •  Romney called Clinton crime bill “a big step forward.”
  •  As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to “chip away” at tough gun laws
  •  In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on assault weapons that was mirrored after federal assault weapons ban.
  •  In January 2006, Romney said he owned a gun – then two days later admitted he did not and the gun belonged to his son.
  •  Romney bragged about being member of the NRA but later revealed he didn’t join until August 2006, just before launching his presidential campaign.
  •  Romney recently said he’s “been a hunter pretty much all my life” but later admitted he hunted only twice in his life, later clarifying remarks by claiming he has hunted “small varmints … more than two times.”
  •  In 2006 press conference, Romney claimed he had been hunting “many times” after returning from quail hunt in Georgia.

In an editorial endorsing Mitt Romney, Guns and Ammo Magazine writer Doug Howlett stated:

Life Under Romney

Whether you believe Romney is a true champion of the Second Amendment or feel he’s saying what he must to get elected, odds are if the NRA helps him win, his gratitude will be such that he won’t do anything to upset that support throughout his term. That means it is doubtful we will see a return to any “assault weapons” bans or other federal legislation that will infringe upon gun rights. Without question, where gun rights are concerned, Romney is the hands down choice.

Now there is a ringing endorsement. What he is actually saying is that no matter what Mitt Romney actually believes, he has received his thirty pieces of silver (actually with inflation it is several million pieces of silver) and is now bought and paid for. He will do whatever we tell him to do.

To be fair, President Obama has also shifted his position on gun control over the years. As president, he has signed legislation that permits Amtrak passengers to carry guns in their checked baggage and another that allows visitors to national parks and wildlife refuges to possess concealed guns. He has not pushed for actions he supported in his 2008 campaign, including closing the so-called “gun show loophole” that allows unlicensed private firearm sellers to sell weapons at gun shows without conducting the background checks and reporting requirements that registered gun dealers must conduct.

Here is a clip from the HBO series, Newsroom. The show is a fictional account of a TV news station, but the facts presented here and the clips within the clip are real.

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The bottom line on the gun issue is that regardless of the outcome of the election, not much will change. The president does not have the authority to usurp the second amendment and Congress does not have the will to substantially change the laws.

Romney has promised that if elected, on day one he will repeal “Obamacare.” He has also promised to do about 20 other things on day one so it should be a busy day.  Of course, the health care legislation was passed by congress and signed into law and it would take an act of congress to repeal it so he lying again. The Supremes have upheld the penalty on those who can afford to purchase health care insurance but choose not to, calling it a tax. Of course, Mitt has jumped on the word “tax” and is now claiming that Obama is imposing a new high tax on everyone. The tax only applies to those who are able to afford insurance and choose to not buy it. Here, let me have an expert explain it in detail, as reported on Fox News. (not exactly a bastion of liberal views)

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Mitt Romney has finally chosen a clone er… running mate and I find the choice of Paul Ryan to be a curious one. I don’t see an advantage in this choice as supporters of Ryan were already firmly in Romney’s camp. It also focuses scrutiny on the Ryan budget plan, a plan so extreme that even some conservatives find it onerous. Romney has his own plan to benefit the one percent, but it is slightly different. Basically it treats the middle class like a target company from his Bain days. Squeeze all of the money out that you can and discard what is left.

I can understand the disappointment people feel towards Barack Obama: I feel much of it myself. The economy has only made modest gains and we are still in Afghanistan. At least he has resisted attacking Iran, which I believe is in Romney’s plans. If there were a “none of the above” option on the ballot, I believe that none would win in a landslide, but given the reality that the real choice boils down to Obama and Romney, the choice should be obvious. Hold your nose and do what you have to do.

This sums it all up.


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38 Responses to "The Sociopath in Chief"

  1. JKinTX  August 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    You have a sock puppet on the left hand and and one on the right- both battle each other. At the end of the fight the only one who actually wins is the puppeteer.
    Is it not so? Does his audience win? No, they paid for the whole show and are influenced and controlled by it.

  2. Michael Chester  August 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Yes, and early in the war Hitler offered a deal to Churchill whereby Germany would withdraw from western Europe and Brittan would join with Germany to crush the Soviet Union. Churchill turned him down. In retrospect, probably a poor decision.

  3. JKinTX  August 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm


  4. JKinTX  August 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    And Patton wanted to arm the German soldiers to fight the Soviet Russians, no?

  5. JKinTX  August 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    “sending our young people off to fight and die”…

    Gee, didn’t FDR promise the exact same thing?

    Red October. We are getting ready to get treated to an “October Surprise” the likes of which this country and the rest of the world has never seen.

  6. liberty belle  August 21, 2012 at 6:21 am

    right again! they are all puppets and they work for a higher cronie, so on and so forth, the agenda is set, the puppets are lining up for their next orders, Mittens is ridiculous and a joke, Barry is on his way out unless he stages his FF to stop the elections, only a couple more months to see what happens next!

  7. liberty belle  August 21, 2012 at 6:18 am

    exactly Chester!

  8. liberty belle  August 21, 2012 at 6:16 am

    right on FactversusHype! either one of the two will bring the same result, major de-population, the voting is RIGGED! hell the votes are going to be counted by a foreign company purchased by Soros? AYFKM!!
    how much more BS does one have to take before they wake the hell up? looks like a Butt load! I hope everyone is ready for what is next, the plans are in and they plan on using it!! all those bullets aren’t for show!

  9. JKinTX  August 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    And you think the cartels aren’t already here? Think again.

  10. FactversusHype  August 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

    my post just above this should have gone under my post below- wrong box. it had to happen sometime.

  11. FactversusHype  August 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    – with the exception that he would be slower on going to war on Iran. -but this may be so that the grid here is more complete first.

  12. FactversusHype  August 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Obama did nothing to prosecute 911. He is a tool of the same who control Romney. Neither choice is sane.

  13. FactversusHype  August 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

    The majority of those in the groups do not have guns to take, they are sheep believing ‘govmt will take care of me’, because govmt has done just that to reinforce infantile stupidity while they finish the grid for the culling and final control of the remainder.

  14. FactversusHype  August 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Only an apparatus tool would make those remarks. You need to understand the EOs and laws. Obama has not and will not risk anything for the truth or the lives of millions. Totalitarian culling is the agenda. O set the laws to kill us with, rather then protect our rights as he spoke so strongly of -prior to being elected. Neither candidate is a sane choice.

  15. peppertime  August 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    your wrong, they are the bundy type…. its just they have the power and money to do greater murders in the millions and bundy did not. We see that every day since 9-11, the first example of Israel’s ability to convert their psychopathy into reality.

  16. peppertime  August 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I think you are wrong….. I think they will rise up when they come for the guns. Trust me on that, we did nothing for decades prior to our revolution and accepted the horrors the British piled on the American people, BUT, WHEN THEY CAME FOR THE GUNS, that is when they heard the shot around the world and this will be the second shot heard round the world. The stats are clear…… 58 MILLION PEOPLE WERE MASSACRED BY THEIR LEADERS AFTER IMPLEMENTING GUN CONTROL. There are a list of countries and leaders who did that and numbers of those they massacred…. check it out and never give up your guns unless you intend to commit suicide.

  17. peppertime  August 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Yes, there is Bernie Sanders, Cynthia McKinney was one, but the psychopath Rahm and Pelosi got her kicked out for taking on Bush and 9-11 and making progress doing it. Then there is Kucinich and look what happened to him, so its not Americans, its the psychos who are recruited to run the two parties for the master psychos who are neither left or right because they only care about themselves and nothing else. They control the primaries as the examples above prove. The leaders of the dem party are the ones that got both of those reps out in the primary by picking another psycho to replace them. On the right there is Ron Paul and look what he has gone through trying to run for President? Its the press and the control of it by the master psychos.

  18. ricohands  August 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Are Mormons even Christian though? They believe the native Americans descend from the Israelites and Missouri is the new Jerusalem. It’s all about payola at the end of the day.

  19. OrdinarySerf  August 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

    From a UK perspective I’d like to add Blair to that list (known over here as ‘Tony B Liar’).
    We should start a top 100 league table for modern era sociopaths Michael…..

  20. Michael Chester  August 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Romney would not hesitate to send our young people off to fight and die if he thought that it would somehow benefit him. One of the main reasons that GW Bush got us into Iraq was that he felt being a war time president added to his prestige. Also it allowed him to ram more of his agenda through congress as it is much harder to oppose a president during a war. He and Cheney are both major league sociopaths.

  21. OrdinarySerf  August 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Good article Michael. I found Łobaczewski’s book PoIitical Ponerology gives a fine insight into the ‘character disorders’ which give rise to the sociopath / psychopath. Re: “Unlike Bundy, his goals are money, power and prestige, not literal rape and murder. These are more socially acceptable goals and I guess we can be grateful for that….” It really is a only short step up for the business sociopath to move to a Bundy type. He just hasn’t had the opportunity yet. If he gets elected as the next POUS, he’ll be exactly like Bundy and use the cover of false flags and ‘the war on terror’ (never ending, almost by definition) as excuses to go to war himself…..I concur, he’s looking towards Iran (not sure Obama isn’t in the medium term either by the way) and that will mean sending thousands more superb young American Forces men and women to their deaths and killing local civilians on a grand scale, all under false pretences.

  22. JKinTX  August 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

    The world has ALWAYS been run by madmen and the people have always let them do it. There is no difference at all between Romney and Obama, none whatsoever.

  23. FactversusHype  August 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    ‘hold our noses’ is what we did twenty years ago. Today we are being openly sprayed with biowarfare while HAARP is raping the environment. Obama is a killer just as Romney is and would be. Obama NDAA, Martial law EO expansion March 16 includes slavery and forced draft. Drone executions. Full secrecy. Whistleblowers. Manning. Communications EO. ‘homeland’ ordering a billion bullets. Check booths. Tanks on streets. Flooding the country with immigrants to raise the chaos, starvation, bloodshed when he declares martial law. Forced chipping, by air and the ‘healthcare’ bill. ‘army’ in the ‘healthcare’ bill to enforce it. Healthcare bill to kill natural foods and medicines for big pharma. Monsanto running the FDA -co-beneficiary of the biowarfare spraying. I consider voting O in the hope it could buy time for the half the military and police who are decent to rise up. But I don’t think they will. Nobody will. Citizens can’t do it, it has to be the military who ‘guard’ the chemtrail ops, HAARP, and the rest. Too many will just be banking for their ‘extra few years and meals’ they get for helping dissidents’ be slaughtered -too stupid to realize that they will be next. Robotics. Is may be as wise to vote Romney thereby cutting off handouts and jarring many from their ignorant lives, bringing the chaos sooner rather then waiting for the killer corporations to finish the ‘grid’. Or is the final deal to setup having Putin bomb us, while the Israelis set off the ‘IED’s’ the pentagon is now threatening us with while the scum run to the bunkers -guarded by troops I pay for. I’m tired of this sht and all those I’m being forced to pay, from back door congress corporations to the congress/senate killers, to the troops and police who on are the wrong side, to the mass of welfare takers. I try to do my part, I get through the day thinking of the good troops, cops and other citizens, but I don’t know that I see daylight now. Why not vote Romney and bring the chaos now, then if troops/citizens don’t rise up and win, then mass death would have been the outcome with either one anyway. With O it’s only slightly slower but more assured because the many will be kept asleep by handouts while O cuts off the alternative media, then it’s absolutely too late. That’s how it appears given all he has done. The remnents of the true left would finally scream about wars and rights if Romney won. That would be good. I appreciate O’s dislike of the nut. Still it’s no choice, as bad as in all of history. Then again I doubt we decide the elections anyway.

  24. Charlotte NC Bill  August 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    And btw, I don’t buy into the 2 horse race idea anymore and this is why: If all the “right of center” patriots vote for Virgil Goode ( Constitution Party ) then that hurts Romney since he can’t afford to lose those votes….If all the “left of center” patriots ( of course these 2 groups have more in common w/ea other than they do with either of the 2 main stream parties ) vote for Jill stein ( Green Party )…well, that might hurt Obama but most of those people weren’t going to vote for him anyway and there are more disaffected people on “the right”…Conclusion: W/O vote rigging in OH and Fla Romney’s toast…

  25. Charlotte NC Bill  August 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Romnay still thinks the blacks are an acursed people…Whereas the Khazar non-semites ( most of whom have no blood connection to Palestine ) are still God’s chosen people…Which means the old Covenant is still in effect…Which means Christ; 1. came and died on the cross for nothing and 2. is a liar and so are 3. all the apostles who told their fellow Jews of the necessity of conversion…But hey, gotta go with the winning side, right?

  26. Mike Kay  August 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    One wonders.
    I recall reading a psychological evaluation of American politicians. The results were that successful politicians were dangerously narcissistic psychopaths. I do recall the piece concluding that the psychological profile of successful politicians was very close to mass murderers, and the like.
    For a very long time, when being honest, citizens understand that politicians are bloviating windbags incapable of any incisive thought.
    Are there exceptions? Yes, a few, Senator Sanders comes to mind, but few others.
    Rather than question a system that encourages the mentally incompetent to rise to the top of the pond, Americans are content to sit back and vote for psycho A or psycho B.
    Of course, this begs the question of whether the citizenry is capable of basic logic, and the ability to make judgements concerning their society. Judging from the media circus, the answer to the question seems to be that Americans are also, hopelessly mentally incompetent.
    Thus we have a system that advances dangerous psychopaths into positions of extraordinary power, and a citizenry equally incapable of understanding reality. In other words, we have a system of the demented weirdos leading more demented weirdos.
    If by some chance we required some of that hope and change, seems we all are S.O.L.

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