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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 10:10 PM
Yes. I had noticed. I found your post while looking for the word for word duplicate screeds posted against Shedlock's piece on Nov. 2 by "jabber". I wonder how much money the Chinese military is spending to fund these cut-and-paste hacks.
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...