Daily Archives: January 31, 2010

Gettysburg casino supporters

From Wikimedia Commons

…are employing the old “throw everything against a wall and see what sticks” tactic.  Check out their latest salvo on Eric Wittenberg’s blog, along with a level-headed response from the preservationists and Eric’s own assessment.

The casino supporters pound the usual emotional buttons.  Outsiders!  Lobbyists!  Jobs!  Economic impact!  All this is predictable, especially given the current financial climate. 

What isn’t predictable, and what’s actually pretty hilarious, is the pro-casino crowd’s allegation that preservationists are after nothing more than “to raise money for their own greed.”  I think the technical term for that is “psychological projection.”


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