Personality Disorder Reclassification


What if people are starting to support Newt because he is more likeable than Mitt?

In a blow to political campaigns, pundits, politicians, and humble bloggers everywhere, there may be a change in the way personality disorders are classified.

Some of the anti-Newt pundits are a bit schizophrenic. On one hand, they are complaining that Newt has blown his tries at getting on some of the ballots, and is running out of time, yet they are begging Mitch Daniels to get into the race.  Now, pray tell, how the heck can this be?  We are deifying logic here.  Think about it.  If there is “no” time for Newt to get onto certain ballots (and the claim itself is a crock) then how the H-E- double toothpick do they think Daniels can part the Red Sea and perform some sort of time traveling miracle to get into the race.

I do admit that we Newt supporters are becoming a bit paranoid.

These proposed changes are going to create problems for those who claim, rather foolishly, that Newt Gingrich is Narcissistic.  There is a discussion whether or not to leave this specific disorder intact.

“…The DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders work group made several recommendations to change the approach toward diagnosing personality disorders. One of those recommendations is to delete five personality disorders as a way to reduce the level of comorbidity among the disorders. The ones originally slated to be removed include paranoid, schizoid, histrionic, narcissistic and dependent personality disorders. More recently, the Work Group recommended that narcissistic be retained. Lead author Mark Zimmerman, M.D., director of outpatient psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital, points out, however, that no data were cited describing the impact this deletion had, or might have, on the overall prevalence of personality disorders. Likewise, no research was cited for the Work Group’s reversal in deciding to retain narcissistic personality disorder…”

The great debate moderator debate is something Mitt’s campaign is using to try and make Newt look like a fool.  NOTE TO MITT:  The Pink Flamingo likes the touch of white in the hair.  What it there the other day, or was South Carolina so traumatic he’s going gray all of a sudden.

The Hill

I think we have a heck of bi-polar going on here.  Romney decries Newt’s work with Freddie, but he has advisers who did the same.  He donated big bucks to them.  One of the worst to attack Newt, Susan Molinari, made huge money trying to prevent Fannie/Freddie from being regulated.  Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, worked for a firm that received two mullion bucks (in secret) to stop any regulations. Mitt himself has connections to Fannie/Freddie.  He said it was a blind trust – hear no evil, see no evil, do no evil?  Romney was a “distinguished panelist” at a Fannie conference in 2004.

We have a mega rich candidate who appears to be ashamed of his money, or is acting like it. Passive – aggressive anyone? Or just a little pandering.

We have pundits who have literally ruined their reputations and careers in their support of one candidate or another.  It’s too bad they are doing away with the histrionic disorder.  Let’s face it, Ann Coulter and Jennifer Rubin are a perfect fit, unless they are to be classified as paranoid.  So is S. E. Cupp.  No, let’s face it, Ann Coulter is just plain nuts.

Jonah Goldberg calls him Newtzilla.  Perhaps Castro has it right, for once (about one thing).

“…“The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is – and I mean this seriously – the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been…”

And, that does sum it up, quite well.  Totalitarian dictators (or former ones) have no sense of humor.   Let’s face it this is idiocy.

Legal Insurrection

Rubio is a bit schizoid in his behavior this week.  The Pink Flamingo has never been a fan of his.  Now I know why.

Somos Republicans

The problem with Rubio is the possibility that he is starting to believe the hype about him being the perfect VP.  He’s blown it with the Hispanic community, big time by meddling for Mitt.  Not that he has endorsed either candidate.

You don’t think this race is crazy?

Doug Powers

I rest my case.