We certainly agree, cab. However, Frank Luntz disagrees, and has a much bigger microphone. He made up that term, along with dozens of others that try to soft-pedal the very harsh reality he's selling. It focus groups very well (and yeah, that is one very messed up verb).
…authoritarian followers drive through life under the influence of impaired thinking a lot more than most people do, exhibiting sloppy reasoning, highly compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and—to top it all off—a ferocious dogmatism that makes it unlikely anyone could ever change their minds with evidence or logic. These seven deadly shortfalls of authoritarian thinking eminently qualify them to follow a would-be dictator.