The American Thinker - The Battered Public Syndrome
I am seeing signs that a battered public is tired of the lies and tired of the economic destruction. It is becoming clear that their man is a liar unworthy of their trust. This is a very tough transition for people who thought they were in love and had high hopes for the relationship.
American Thinker - Battered Country Syndrome
Our country has become a battered spouse, or child. The head of our American family, President Obama, clearly detests the family and its history, and at this moment is happily abusing us on a near daily basis in the name of a strategy he himself devised: Sequestration. I say 'at this moment' because he detested us and abused us long before now, but for other, less obvious reasons. Most recently, of course, he did not get his way.
This is also a topic that JQ delved into several months back in this post:
JohnQuincy: Ever War - Kindergarten of Evil
At the core of the Battered Person Syndrome is a person who willingly lets someone with a narcissistic personality disorder take over their life:
About.com - Horney's List of Neurotic Needs
2. The Neurotic Need for a Partner Who Will Take Over One’s LifeThese involve the need to be centered on a partner. People with this need suffer extreme fear of being abandoned by their partner. Oftentimes, these individuals place an exaggerated importance on love and believe that having a partner will resolve all of life’s troubles.