Do you have to be a sociopath to be a Leftist?

Wrote this as a comment on discussion in an Ann Althouse post about the Democrat fantasy of Obama recess appointing Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

As, I believe it was Tim Kaine, pointed out before the election, there’s nothing in the Constitution specifying that there have to be 9 Supreme Court Justices.

So if Obama wants to “recess appoint” Garland, he can go right ahead.

Then President Trump will appoint 2, 3, maybe even 4 new lifetime Supreme Court Justices, and we’ll have to some REAL fun.

I am sadly coming to the conclusion that to be a member of the Left, one must be a sociopath.

  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
  • Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

It’s that last one that’s the key: It never ever occurs to the Left that they’re creating precedents to be used against them, because they’re the only real people, everyone else is just a bunch of tools to be used.