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'Cooling Out' the Voters

charlieham42 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:08 PM
Don't forget, we voted for him, and may vote him in again! We are getting what we deserve for not studying what he was really bringing to the presidency, but just listening to his nice rhetoric. It was clear long before the last election that he says one thing but does another - that was very transparent if one did not do a little questioning. Again - we got what we voted for!
3129 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 3:09 PM
What do you mean WE? I voted against him in the Democrat primaries and both elections. That's right, I voted early, and I voted to fire every incumbent Democrat in the US Congress just so Romney will have a Senate that won't kill budgets for partisan reasons. Viva la revolucion.
Confidence men know that their victim -- "the mark" as he has been called -- is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.

So part of the confidence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. This delaying process has been called "cooling out the mark."

The same principle applies in politics. When the accusations that led to the impeachment...