Frank Luntz: Xmas C-SPAN

Brilliantly evil wordsmith, Republican pollster and Fred Flintstone look-alike Frank Luntz holds forth on C-SPAN’s Christmas program about the current state of politics in America. (It’s kind of sad… but Frank isn’t married and says “my family is all gone now” which may account for the fact that he’s appeared on C-SPAN every Christmas Day for the past 9 years!)

Not much that’s terribly new or interesting here, to be frank (heh), although his disparaging remarks about the toxic demeanour of Ron Paul’s core of fanatical supporters will doubtless raise the hateful ire of that disaffected group of kooks and deranged libertarian malcontents.

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2 responses to “Frank Luntz: Xmas C-SPAN

  1. Awww. Wasn’t it touching to hear Luntz lament the “nastiness” of Ron Paul supporters and the polarisation of America’s public discourse after having worked assiduously for over a decade to peddle rank, inflammatory mendacities on behalf of a party whose moral bankruptcy and squalid cynicism have become literally proverbial?

    …that disaffected group of kooks and deranged libertarian malcontents…
    …but enough about 70% of registered Republicans…

  2. LOL It had all the genuine sincerity of Newt Gingrich vowing to wage a “relentlessly positive” campaign the the other week…

    This from the same man who previously wrote the following guidelines for aspiring Republican candidates:

    Often we search hard for words to help us define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party.

    decay… failure (fail)… collapse(ing)… deeper… crisis… urgent(cy)… destructive… destroy… sick… pathetic… lie… liberal… they/them… unionized bureaucracy… “compassion” is not enough… betray… consequences… limit(s)… shallow… traitors… sensationalists…

    endanger… coercion… hypocrisy… radical… threaten… devour… waste… corruption… incompetent… permissive attitudes… destructive… impose… self-serving… greed… ideological… insecure… anti-(issue): flag, family, child, jobs… pessimistic… excuses… intolerant…

    stagnation… welfare… corrupt… selfish… insensitive… status quo… mandate(s)… taxes… spend(ing)… shame… disgrace… punish (poor…)… bizarre… cynicism… cheat… steal… abuse of power… machine… bosses… obsolete… criminal rights… red tape… patronage

    It seems Frank and Newt are cut from the same cloth.

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