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'Cooling Out' the Voters

crackerette Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:10 AM
General Ham was about to disobey the wh and give help to our people who were under attack. But before he had a chance to do it, he was summarily arrested and relieved of his command.
JudithBG Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:23 AM
Everyone...go to the above link. General Ham would probably have saved many lives if he hadn't been called down about trying to rescue our ambassador.
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...