When people start
arguing, er, uh, talking with me about politics (you know, all that red team/blue team shit), I always ask them,
Seriously, would you leave your kids alone with these people for even just 5 minutes?
The answer is always 'no'.
So what's the deal then?
Politicians are psychopaths.
Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this... That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one. — Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School
Q: What's the difference between a politician and a psychopath?