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'Cooling Out' the Voters

pejones Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:31 AM
"Cooling out" the average American voter doesn't require much talent. At least half of the people think everything is normal and that we are on the way to a strong economic recovery, and that Obama is honest. Until the Dollar reaches the end of its run this insanity will probably go on. When the credit disappears, so will the parade of fools.
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...