PerfectionMichelle Bachman is mentally ill imo. I seriously mean that, and am not just being snarky. I'm not sure why our political and corporate systems select for people with attachment disorders like narcissism, sociopathy, and BPD, but they do. The unrealistic grandiosity, the lack of remorse for causing harm, the inability to learn from mistakes, the hypersensitiveness to personal slights combined with oblivious regard for tremendous harm to others, the inflation of self, the distorted perceptions of reality, etc. Perhaps psychological testing should be a requirement to run for office. If a person is not sane enough to be an astronaut, they shouldn't be elected to office, so we could just use their testing system. :oP I'm not quite as serious about the last part, but do entertain the thought.
I wish U.S. political ballots included a "none of the above" option that could actually win.
The Republican party has become maverick extremists who have dictatorship mentality.