I truly believe there are sociopathic families among the very rich; the Bushes and the Romneys being two prime examples. The children of these über rich are raised in rarified air. They are raised with the sense of entitlement, and not the twisted around version that the Republicans use against the middle and poorer classes. These families feel they are entitled to special treatment in life; perks and advantages that are denied to everyone below their economic summit and therefore unworthy of any comforts in life or consideration as living, human beings. If corporations are people, the poor are just “the poor”.
George W. came into the White House wanting revenge on Saddam Hussein; I don’t think he much cared about anything else beyond that, except the being famous and being the nominal head of the most powerful country on earth perks. I am positive he was told by Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz to just bide his time and they would tell him what to do and when. Bush may have been ignoring all the intelligence reports about al-Qaeda planning a domestic attack and Muslims learning to fly but not how to land planes, but I assure you the Unholy Triumvirate were following those reports very, very closely.
When Bush was given the go sign, he had no trouble ordering tens of thousands of Americans to their dismemberment and death because he was and still is unable to relate to people less wealthy than he is. He is incapable of empathy. Perhaps having your mother force you to look at your dead newborn sister who is stuffed inside a jar would have a similar effect on you.
But Mitt Romney was never forced to stare upon a pickled dead sibling in a jar. Instead, he was raised a wealthy Mormon which comes complete with all sorts of entitlements. He was raised to believe to his soul he was entitled to special treatment and to more of everything than other people had, even if it was stolen from them. That’s why he had no compunction against having a gay schoolmate pinned to the floor while he lopped off hunks of the kid’s hair. That’s why he thought it was great fun to pretend to be a cop and pull kids over to the side of the road, or direct a nearly-blind teacher directly into a glass door.
And it’s why he relished buying and dismantling whole companies, harvesting the profits as he closed the businesses down or spun them off in pieces to new owners overseas, all the while stealing away the jobs of hundreds of thousands of people and destroying their lives forever.
Romney also delighted in hiring accountants who could create tax and investment schemes that would enable him to legally and illegally avoid paying his fair share of taxes, while criticizing all people less wealthy than him who, sometime due directly to his company, Bain Capital, no longer had enough in income to pay taxes. He downright vilified all people who were forced to apply for and receive welfare as being lazy and irresponsible, people who saw themselves as victims. He would make public statements all the while taking as much as he could with his own corporate welfare entitlements. He felt he was entitled to this welfare because of the small fortune he and his fellow wealthy sociopaths had paid out to by people in Congress, the White House, and the courts (on up to the Supreme Court) would put and keep in place laws that made most of what they did perfectly legal.
Mitt Romney told at least 27 lies in the first debate with President Obama, and he knows they were lies. Lying comes easy when you don’t care what happens to the people who believe the lies. It’s THEIR fault for believing them in the first place, right?
George W. Bush had the presidency handed to him—twice. It may have been something he never sought because it was out of reach for someone with his mediocre grades and questionable military service. Romney, on the other hand, believes that he is entitled to anything and everything he wants in life. This means that if he is ever elected to the White House, he would be the Entitlement President.