What do Bill Clinton, Lance Armstrong, and Barack Obama have in common?
All three are narcissistic sociopaths that can effortlessly feign outrage and righteous indignation in the face of being exposed as the liars and frauds they are. But then again, perhaps they aren’t even feigning outrage and indignation. Instead they’re most likely sincerely outraged that anyone even questions their right to lie.
That would explain the almost scary expression on Obama’s already ugly mug during the entirety of last night’s debate. This man knows that he lies continuously to the American people, but he still manages to sincerely get angered when these lies and deceptions are brought to the surface, directly or indirectly.
For example: Obama knows full well what he said and did during what Mitt Romney called his ‘apology tour.’ But somehow he still manages to get really steamed when it is truthfully referred to.
Many of us still recall how a red-faced Bill Clinton had steam shooting out of his ears when he wagged his finger at the media and the American people and said “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” Of course he had “sexual relations” with her, and he knew it. Yet his reaction screamed out indignation at being falsely accused. In reality, he was irate that 1) he got caught, and 2) that the press he thought was in his back pocket asked him about it.
Then we have the sociopath that is Lance Armstrong. After being banned from competitive cycling and stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles this week, Armstrong was still indignant and defiant in the face of overwhelming proof of his cheating, proof that is still pouring out by the day. This proof includes instances of threats and intimidation towards anyone who he even thought was a potential threat to his fraudulent persona. But notice that while holding on to his story of being victimized by a grand conspiracy, Armstrong will not legally fight the lifetime ban and loss of his miraculous titles. Gee…I wonder why.
One of the characteristics of a sociopath is that they have no fear of harmful consequences and the humiliation that may accompany those consequences. And if this definition doesn’t fit the above mentioned three to a tee, I don’t know what does. It should also be noted that narcissism and sociopathy are clinical terms and not treatable mental diseases. Also note that not all narcissists are sociopaths, but all sociopaths are narcissists.
But what’s really maddening about the aforementioned dirtbags is the embarrassingly blind allegiance of their robotic sycophants. Sociopaths need victims and attention; and it seems that certain people seem to be drawn to them. Once these people invest their emotions into the sociopath they often hold on to the bitter end.
Yes, Obama is a sociopath, as are Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong. But unfortunately, they aren’t alone – not by a longshot. Dr. Martha Stout, a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of ‘The Sociopath Next Door’ (2006) estimates that 4% (approx. 12 million people) of the U.S. population are conscienceless sociopaths. My non-professional opinion is that it’s probably much higher than that.
Disclaimer: I’m not a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist and I don’t play one on the internet. The above post is not intended to be a medical opinion. It’s just my own non-professional opinion.