Tuesday, March 12, 2019

If You Don’t Know Who The Mark Is…

You might think there isn’t any news here: “I’m not for impeachment.”

But you aren’t allowed to reach that conclusion on your own, leave that determination to your betters.

“This is news,” she added. “I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”  MCN

The important point here is not that Pelosi is calling off the dogs. She isn’t really, she’s going to let them continue to sniff around, distracting the press from covering anything other than fake news for the next two years; she’s just taking the bone away. Nor is the most important point the fact that Nancy acknowledges that she and her ilk are responsible for telling journalists what is/is not news. (“This is news,” she added. “I haven’t said this to any press person before.” Ergo, how could it possibly be news?)

Actually the most critical aspect of this “news” item is that Nancy, as Glenn Reynolds put it, is “cooling the mark out.”

“After the blowoff has occurred,” Goffman explained, about the operation of a con, “one of the operators stays with the mark and makes an effort to keep the anger of the mark within manageable and sensible proportions. The operator stays behind his team-mates in the capacity of what might be called a cooler and exercises upon the mark the art of consolation. An attempt is made to define the situation for the mark in a way that makes it easy for him to accept the inevitable and quietly go home. The mark is given instruction in the philosophy of taking a loss.”New Yorker

Yes libs, you’ve been played, by your own leadership. That’s what useful idiots are for.

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This should prove to be very interesting; can you poke a hornets nest and expect to escape unscathed? Will the hornets just disperse peacefully? I don’t know and I’m willing to bet Nancy doesn’t either. But the best part is that now progressives can now experience what we experience on a daily basis: gaslighting.

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Since they aren’t familiar with being on the receiving end of it, I offer them this primer on how to recognize it:

11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting.

1.   They tell blatant lies.

2.   They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.

3.   They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition.

4.   They wear you down over time.

5.   Their actions do not match their words.

6.   They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse you.

7.   They know confusion weakens people.

8.   They project.

9.   They try to align people against you.

10. They tell you or others that you are crazy.

11. They tell you everyone else is a liar.

Trust me, once you know what’s going on it can be great fun.

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