The thing that I find so maddening about Dick is he’s just so damn stubborn and irrational. He’s completely void of any rational thought and just refuses to see things from other people’s perspectives. You can’t have an intelligent debate with him. I wanted to like him at the start of the season, but I just can’t.
The turning point, for me, was during that POV competition in which Dick completely lost his cool because of Mike. Mike was not someone that was a huge threat to Dick. Jen and Kail were far more likely to go after him. But Dick has another one of his temper tantrums, loses his little pea brain, and evicts someone that could have been a loyal ally of his. Nick was someone that would have stayed loyal to Dick and Danielle. Mike was someone that has proven he’s a loyal guy and would have stayed loyal to Nick (and Dick/Danielle by proxy). Those are two very strong allies Dick could have had on his side if he had any foresight. But he blows that opportunity over what? Something as miniscule as Mike doing a little heckling?
I can tolerate slimeballs and liars like Eric, but the thing that drives me crazy are people that refuse to listen to reason and Dick is one of those people. Dr. Will was a huge douchebag that lied to people’s faces, lied behind their backs, and constantly talked trash about people in the diary room. But his most redeeming quality was that he was an extremely rational person. When he wanted someone to do something for him, he didn’t try and bully/intimidate them into doing it, because he knows that never works. He just talked to them in a rational manner. When someone gets one up on Will, he gives them their due. ( for example, when Janelle evicted him last season, he took it like a man and gave her his props).
Dick, on the other hand, is such a sore loser, that he would have pouted like a baby or “called her out” on her lie. Jen made a very smart strategical move this season in the POV competition in which Jameka won. Instead of giving Jen her kudos, he just pouted like a baby. Dustin’s alliance made a smart strategical move in keeping Eric. Once again, Dick pouts like a baby.
I honestly don’t see any difference between Dick and Cappy from season 6. Cappy was up front with people too. Cappy “called it like he saw it” too. Cappy was an emotional wreck too. Cappy was a bully and a control freak too. Cappy created "great TV" (if you're into Jerry Springer-like television) too. Yet the opinions on both players are so vastly different. There’s nothing that I can pinpoint about Cappy that I also couldn’t say about Dick as well. Is the reason Dick is getting support because he loves his daughter? Because I’m sure Cappy loves his wife and kids as well.
I don't know if you guys have ever been around someone like Dick, but it is extremely aggravating being around someone THAT hardheaded.