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View Diary: Don't Laugh. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) Urges GOP To Declare War On Ted Cruz. Stop Laughing. (284 comments)

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  •  I hope you're right (6+ / 0-)

    I fear that he is a master showman, and that he knows how to turn on the charm when he needs to disarm his opponents.

    The whole snarly in public/charming in private, is a classic abuser tactic to keep people off guard. If a target expects someone to be snarly and then when the meeting comes and the person is sensible, direct, and even a little flattering, many people will be totally disarmed, drop their guard, and give away the whole store just because they are so relieved that the person isn't being a complete asshole.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 11:25:50 AM PDT

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    •  Which is why Hillary is our only move. (0+ / 0-)

      We declare checkmate with Hillary, she is the only one whose machine can beat this blowhard....cannot stand him, appears moderate but  is just another teabagger at heart and corrupt to the max. NJ is the Louisiana of the North

      "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

      by merrywidow on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:14:26 AM PDT

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