Senator Harry Reid and others have already diagnosed the disorder that attracts certain individuals to the Tea Party. The underlying truth is that many, particularly their leaders, are bullies. To get a flavor for what defines a bully visit the website www.bullyonline.org .This will ring bells so loudly that you will be left with no doubt about what this movement is all about.

It has been estimated that one in thirty people are bullies. This amounts to around 3% of Americans or around 7 million people. Whenever you read polls that have that small percentage of extreme right-wing notions, you can bet that a lot of them are bullies.

In general, the definition of bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively impose domination over others

What are the negative characteristics of a Tea Party bully? Try this list out:

1. failure to consider others’ worries and concerns

2. makes false accusations

3. displays disdainful smirking

4. makes snide remarks

5. is a nit-picker

6. acts out by yelling

7. makes a mess and doesn’t clean it up

8. is a liar

9. does no give credit for efforts of others and falsely takes credit for others’ efforts

10. interrupt while others are speaking

11. give dirty looks

12. intentionally damn with faint praise

13. belittle someone's opinion to others

14. gossip

15, make negative insinuations

16. make audible annoyed-sounding signs

17. pressurize their opponent’s decision making

18. delay actions on matters of importance to others

19. assault others’ emotions and self-esteem

20. constantly making demands

And what about the Bully-in-Chief Ted Cruze? See if these shoes fit!

1 convincing, practised liar

2. excels at deception

3. glib, shallow and superficial

4. able to anticipate what people want to hear

5. arrested level of emotional development

6. emotionally untrustworthy

7. inappropriate attitudes to sexual matters, sexual behaviour and bodily functions

8. holds deep prejudices

9. self-opinionated

10. displays arrogance, audacity, a superior sense of entitlement and sense of invulnerability and untouchability

11. is a control freak and has a compulsive need to control

12. refuses to be specific and never gives a straight answer

13. adept at creating conflict

14. quick to discredit and neutralize

15. gains gratification from denying people what they are entitled to

16. highly manipulative

17. poisons peoples' minds

18. is arrogant, haughty, high-handed, and a know-it-all

19. is mean-spirited, officious, and often unbelievably petty

20. is always a taker and never a giver

21. constantly imposing on others a false reality made up of distortion and fabrication

22. displays a seemingly limitless demonic energy especially when engaged in attention-seeking activities

23. is vindictive against anyone who dares to hold him accountable

While you are at it, match this list against the behavior of the venomous pundits and political operatives such as Shawn Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, O’Reilly, Drudge, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage. While draping themselves in patriotism, religion and apple pies, they are really no more than beacons of negativity and self righteousness who manipulate the 3% quite profitably, and who are rabid and tenacious in their political zeal and pathology.

And, in the end, nothing pisses off a bully more than a potential victim who does not react to their attempts to manipulate them. This why President Obama infuriates them to no end. Instead of cowering to their contempt, sarcasm and narcissism, he keeps his cool and denies them the satisfaction they seek. How he does it is nothing short of amazing, but he obviously figured out that there really is no way of placating crazy.

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