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'Cooling Out' the Voters

giatny Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 6:52 PM
As usual Sowell is able to succinctly discuss the issues without skewed or vitriolic rhetoric. Is there any chance he could add his intellectual heft to the ever declining quality of Fox commentators? O'Reilly is more like a variety show, Hannity is repetitive and narrow in scope and Greta is intelligent but with a boundless naivety. The exaggerated bias of Cnn and Msnbc has made them unwatchable. They continue to claim the Benghazi scandal is a desperate right wing politicized mirage. The only question to ask is what Obama was doing while the realtime video and communications were streaming to State and the situation room. Surely he doesn't need a 2 month investigation to know what he was doing from 4pm to 12.
fishingfun Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:16 PM
Obama truly believes he did the right thing. This operation at this outpost reaks of CIA. We were trying to figure out how to send arms to Syria and help the rebels. We know full well the rebels are actually also our enemies. There were anti-air missiles involved and a cia listening post (old term).

Nothing but alphabet soup was constantly being served and reheated in this outpost. Obama and his coverts did not want to attract attention. Denialbility is the ultimate goal of any such operation. They would have sacrificed all 30-35 folks over there if they had to.

A God sent hero brought all this out into the open. Our government has been supporting the creation of a new and all muslim middle east all along.
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...