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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Jay520 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:12 AM
In the spirit of "never let a crisis go to waste", Obama obviously saw an opportunity to to qwell our rights to speak freely about Islam. The "movie made them do it" stratagem came from somewhere, from someone. To me, it's the more serious impact of the affiar. Obama would have us tolerate every form of perverted pornography and blasphemy of my God, but would have our rights curtailed when it comes to that other god. He swore to protect the Constitution, including Freedom of Speech. But he moved to curtail it: "the world must never belong to those who blasphem the prophet of Islam", he said to the United Nations.
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...