Monday, November 19, 2012

quote for the day

"They do that by a process known as the Delphi technique. The Delphi technique was developed by the Rand Corporation during the Cold War as a mind-control technique. It's also known as "consensive process." But basically the goal of the Delphi technique is to lead a targeted group of people to a pre-determined outcome while keeping the illusion of being open to public input."

Field Searcy, speaking at a briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.

Maybe I'm wrong, but in what way is this different from how the GOP does business? I mean, a group for whom "compromise" seems to be defined as "do it our way or we wont play" and who claims to respond to the "will" of the people but only seems to listen to lobbyists and other un-elected bigwigs doesnt strike me as having a lot to say about "pre-determined" outcomes.

Which is irrelevant anyway, because all this really is is a justification for further Republican intransigence.

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