Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 16, 2012, 9 p.m. EST by nomdeguerre
from Brooklyn, NY
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"Mitt Romney might be the most brazen political liar since James Polk. Polk, who was the 11th U.S. president (1845-1849), . . . Polk had the same audacious, “lying is part of what I do,” disposition as does our current Republican candidate. . . .
Is it Pathological?
Romney’s lying is so pervasive, so ever-present, that one starts to wonder if it is pathological.
There is a mental illness characterized by habitual lying. It goes by the name of Pseudologia Fantastica. Here are some of the characteristics of this ailment:
a. The lies told “are not entirely improbable” and “upon confrontation, the teller can admit them to be untrue, even if unwillingly.” In other words, the liar is aware that he or she is lying.
b. The lies told cast the teller in a favorable light.
c. The tendency to lie is a long-lasting one and not the product of the moment. It reflects an innate trait of the personality.
Well, Romney fits this pattern when it comes to the first two traits. It is hard to tell about the third. We will have to await the in-depth biographies that are certain to hit the market in short order. However, there is no doubt that the man has an easy facility for lying. One doubts if it keeps him up at night."