Yesterday Thomas Sowell released an article called “‘Cooling out’ the Voters”. What he refers to is the process by which a con man pulls the wool over his victim’s eyes. The con man, Sowell says, must keep the victim in a state of confusion for long enough to get away with the con. Eventually the victim will know he was conned, but the timing of when he figures this out is key to the con man. The period of uncertainty when the victim is still unsure of what has happened, is called “cooling out” the mark–the mark being the victim.
American’s have been conned by President Obama over the truth behind the Benghazi terrorist attack on the Libyan embassy on September 11, which left 4 Americans dead, including the Ambassador to Libya. The “cooling out” process is currently underway for voters, and by the time the truth comes out, the timing of the information will make the information practically irrelevant.
The belated release of State Department e-mails shows that the Obama administration knew, while the attack on the American consulate was still underway, that it was a coordinated, armed terrorist attack. They were getting reports from those inside the consulate who were under attack, as well as surveillance pictures from a camera on an American drone overhead.
So then all Obama had to do to “cool out” the voters, was shift focus. If he spun this situation right, no facts would come out until after the election. It wasn’t a terrorist attack, it was a protest that got out of hand. It wasn’t an assassination, it was a tragic death–and they weren’t joyfully dragging Ambassador Stevens’ dead body through the streets, they were simply trying to get him to the hospital. And all this was caused by a video depicting Muhammad, but don’t worry we will track down and arrest the man responsible… even though his right to free speech is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
We were confused, we did not know what to believe, anger and blame was thrown in many directions, but not enough of it directed at the Commander in Chief. He knew what was happening in Libya while it was happening, but Obama acted in a political way–like a con man–instead of acting like a leader.
As the Obama administration’s video story began to slowly unravel, their earlier misstatements were blamed on “the fog of war” that initially obscures many events. But there was no such “fog of war” in this case. The Obama administration knew what was happening while it was happening.
This is probably also why Obama made the call not to intervene in the situation, and not to save the lives of those Americans whose safety he was responsible for. Newt Gingrich appearing recently on Fox has suggested that the military was ready to respond to the situation in Libya, but were told to stand down. If they intervened, it would be harder to claim this was not a terrorist attack, and all the facts would have come out at once. If you caught a con man in the act, you would call the police. And if the American people were not “cooled out” before finding out the truth bit by bit, their anger would have boiled over and made the reelection of this incompetent President impossible. I’ll leave you with the quote from Newt Gingrich.
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. (Full Quote Here).
Click here to learn about another Obama lie. In the video of him addressing a mostly black crowd, Obama claims the feds forced New Orleans to pay for part of the costs of cleaning up after Katrina. Two weeks earlier however, the Senate had in fact voted to waive the cost for New Orleans, but Obama voted against waiving those costs!