“Don’t ever let it be forgot, that once there was a spot,
for one brief shining moment… that was Camelot.”
Today is the day the lights go out in Camelot. President Obama turns over the presidency to Donald Trump. Our worst nightmare has come true. So sad!
One of the tools in the GOP’s playbook for getting elected is to claim themselves as the party of “Christian values”. However, what they say and do is quite contradictory.
While Jesus spent his life helping the poor and needy, Republicans belittle those who need help, while championing those who live a life of greed. Their ideology is fundamentally based on “survival of the fittest.” Get as much as you can, nearly any way you can, and if others can’t keep up—that’s their problem. They continually fight to cut funding for programs that support the poor and needy.
Almost nothing the Republican party stands for reflects the values for which Jesus lived and died for. So, how can they continue to claim themselves to be the party of “Christian values”?
Attribution: Being Liberal
Yep, always thought something crooked was going on when politicians first get elected, they had no wealth, but retired as millionaires. Government and public service jobs just don’t pay that much.
Example: Former Texas Governor, Rick “Slick” Perry.
He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984. At that time his annual household income was $45,000. Since then, he has been a government worker on the payroll of the State of Texas for 30 years. He is now a multimillionaire with a net worth over $3M. His salary as the Governor of Texas is approximately $150K. Hmmmmm. I don’t think people get rich just being a government employee for their entire career.
If you have watched Trump’s actions and reactions during his campaign and after, you probably understand why so many observers think something is mentally wrong with him. Apparently, many psychologists agree. Enough so that three psychologists wrote the President and Vice President a letter expressing their grave concern regarding the mental stability of President-Elect Donald Trump. They believe Trump to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association), there are 9 criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. If an individual has 5 out of the 9 they have a confirmed diagnosis of this illness. Many individuals have “traits” of narcissism but only about 1% of the population has clinical NPD.
Traits of NPD:
1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
3. Believe that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with other special or high-status people (or institutions)
4. Requires excessive admiration
5. Has a sense of entitlement
6. Is interpersonally exploitative
7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
Does this sound like Donald Trump?
Watch the video below for an excellent description of NPD and how it compares to Trump. Then follow the link to the entire article by Huffington Post.
We see Kellyanne Conway everyday on television spouting untruths, covering Trump’s actions, translating what Trump has said or tweeted, and defending his legitimacy as President Elect. You have to be a special kind of person to do her job, so what did she do before becoming Trump’s Campaign Manager?
The following link to an article on MEDIA MATTERS details how hypocritical gold-digger and talking-head Kellyanne Conway attacked Trump before she became his Campaign Manager.
Funny note: she recently made a complete fool of herself on CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo when she said Stop Listening To The Horrible Things Trump Says And “Look What’s In His Heart”.