Many politicians are psychopaths, aka sociopaths.
The personality traits that are so common to politicians — superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others — are also common to psychopathic serial killers. Both serial killers and politicians are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds with absolutely no remorse and free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences. The only difference is that serial killers run from the police, whereas politicians merely run for office.
Disgraced former Democrat congressman Anthony Weiner – the sexual exhibitionist, married to Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin, who sentpics of his genitals to a woman he knew only online — is an example.
But New York Democrats surprised me by ranking Anthony Weiner last in the city’s recent mayoral Democratic primary election, giving him only 5% of the total votes. There is hope even for New York!
Always a class act, Weiner reacted to his loss by giving everyone the finger:
Jeff Wagner is another sociopath.
A candidate in Minneapolis’ mayoral election, Wagner is a habitué of strip clubs who drops F-bombs in his campaign ad.
There really are no limits any more to how foul people behave in America today.
It’ll be interesting to see how many votes Jeff Wagner gets.
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.