paulryanhead.jpgThere are times when a politician says something so obnoxious and outrageous that the temptation to comment on it can not be resisted. This is one of those times.

I suspect that some of you are familiar with the psychology concept of projection. Here's a brief description and example from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Projection is a form of defense in which unwanted feelings are displaced onto another person, where they then appear as a threat from the external world. A common form of projection occurs when an individual, threatened by his own angry feelings, accuses another of harbouring hostile thoughts.

For the sake of complete disclosure, I must fess up. What you are about to read is not based in fact or observation. It's personal opinion, pure and simple. But today's target of being wrong on the internet is about politics - and we all know that truth is optional in politics. It's possible to be both honest and factual but it's rare in Congress. I haven't spotted any congress members of this ilk since Lowell Weicker and Rev. John Danforth (R - Missouri) retired. YMMV!

I confess I may be biased here since Rev. Danforth was one of the priests at the church I attended in St. Louis.

Anyway, I was making a pass through and spotted a gem with the following title:

Paul Ryan: Progressivism Is 'Arrogant And Condescending'

If that's not a case of projection, I don't know what is!

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