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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Otho Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:51 AM
Sorry, my friend. 1) Stevens had already been moved to the backup location by the time the SEALs made it to the embassy. And 2) While we SAY we don't negotiate with terrorists, we have on many occasions negotiated with terrorists. And you know Obama would be more than happy to say, "See!? I got MY ambassador back and only gave them an old, blind man in return. I did it, MYSELF! ME!"
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...