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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Flubadub Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:31 AM
That is why we have bankruptcy laws to take care of all people and investors involved and guide the rebuilding, if possible, to make the company able to return to operations. That is not what happened as BHO choose who to favor and gave big money to unions. The bond holders had their money stolen by BHO and given to unions pensions, taxpayers lost billions. stockholders lost billions in value. Unions and BHO stole the money.
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...