We psychologists know what a bucket of delusion looks like, and in this particular case, it is an entire barrel. A tinge, would be acceptable, but an entire barrel is exhaustive. In clinical terms, we call this condition schizophrenia, a delusion on the spectrum between mildly unreliable and psychotic.
Given his extreme paranoia, we believe that Mr. Romney can use some rest, preferably in seclusion, because patients with delusional disorders are rather clueless. The projection of extreme bias is glaringly obvious but Mitt does not notice because it has become his defense mechanism. He subconsciously invents his own attributes, thoughts, and emotions which are then ascribed to the outside world and that's what Mitt is all about these days. Psychotic rant after rant whose ferocity will increase as his popularity plummets because he will become even more defensive.
Now this condition is progressive and we have watched it grow through the primaries when he treated his former pals the way he is currently treating President Obama. It was Mitt Romney who famously told everyone who would listen to him during the primaries that he wasn’t responsible for the SuperPac negative ads against his opponents and added his goal was to get 50.1% of the vote to win. “You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
In fact, he had the support of a lot of bad people. Having pumped up his ego for such a long time, Mitt Romney is what you would now call "over the bend". Nothing he ever says makes any sense at all, and he keep going and going until he is either hospitalized for his own protection, because his enablers continue to salt his wounds, or until the voters give him the rest he requires, to be able to recover.
when confronted with his first major ad that showed he had altered the tape when President Obama in 2008 was quoting John McCain to make it seem like Obama was talking about himself, Mitt said he was allowed to do that in a campaign. When confronted about those speaking on his behalf questioning the President’s citizenship, education, religion and politicsal ideology Mitt refuses to distance himself from any of those who make extremely vile personal attacks.
Romney enablers like Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, Donald Trump and Hank Williams Jr., are not "the good people" as he calls them. They are very, very bad because they are not helping Mitt any. Mitt proudly admits he had paid political stooges to boo David Axelrod at an Obama event and had his bus driving around an Obama event honking its horn. Very bad Mitt. We can go on and on, but you get the picture. Once a dirty trick, always a dirty trick -there's no changing Mitt because he thinks he's perfect.
The bottom line is that Mitt Romney is accusing Obama of doing what Mitt’s campaign always does. When the projected lies that are thrown at Obama apply to those who are trying to defeat him through dirty tricks, more denial is crammed into a huge trunk of truth about Mitt Romney and he denies it all. He doesn't understand the fact that he has become Obama's biggest projection supporter.
I am neither Democrat nor Republican. I am just a therapist. If I was Mitt's campaign manager, I would ask him to do the exact opposite of what he is currently doing because that would end the projection and steer Mitt to the path of recovery.
Mitt Romney's 2008 tax return shows a deduction of $127,000 for "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" to treat Romney for "pseudologia Fantastica", a psychological condition also known as "Compulsive Liar Syndrome".
Pathological lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime."
Pseudologia fantastica may also present as false memory syndrome, where the sufferer genuinely believes that fictitious events have taken place, regardless that these events are fantasies. The sufferer may believe that he or she has committed superhuman acts of altruism and love or has committed equally grandiose acts of diabolical evil, for which the sufferer must atone, or has already atoned for in her/his fantasies.
Is America actually willing to vote for a compulsive liar?
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