Isn't NPD part of the cluster B personality disorders? I think that this diagnosis is really close. I may even go a step further and say they have Antisocial Personality Disorder.
Disregard for social obligations, lack of feeling for others, and impetuous violence. There is a gross disparity between behavior and social norms. Behavior is not readily modifiable with experience or punishment. They are often affectually cold, overly aggressive and irresponsible. They have a low tolerance to frustration and tend to blame others or offer plausible rationalizations for their behavior.
This is just the info out of an old ICD-9-CM that I have lying around. Anyway, I'd hate to be the shrink that has to deal with the differential diagnostic criteria for personality disorders of these types. And you can't rule out Organic Brain Syndrome secondary to alcohol abuse.
You don't have to hand deliver mine all the way to MN. Or dress in funny bows or have friends cook for me.
But if you and kos could sit at the publishing company for a day (or two) and sign all of the 10,000 limited edition copies that will be sold out soon. Now that would be cool. Speaking for myself, of course, your views may vary.
Strickland was given bad advise and used it. What ever happened to calling someone and communicating your concerns? Well, like Marie says, the focus needs to be the republicans' culture of corruption. About Rod, those underhanded tricks will be a net loss for his cause.
In case anyone has not noticed, the Republican Party wants Democrats destroyed. They will attempt to roll anything and everything over the Democrats. They want to see all democrats crushed under the wheels of the political juggernaut they have created.
Democrats should make them fight like hell for every inch of ground. Inflame their base and point out their wrongdoing at every opportunity. Do not think that this is politics as usual. You be wrong.
Is it all about money to win an election these days? i would like to think that this is not true. Am I stupid to even entertain this thought?
I'm thinking that money, power and influence will become the conservative's backlash narrative.
The frame of Republicans = corruption & greed can't be too far away from getting significant traction.