Monday, December 5, 2011

cowardly Luntz

Duntz told the Republican Governors Association last week, "I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death. Okay, "they should occupy a job" and "take a bath." I get that joke. But, man! They're having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism. And so I'm trying to get that word removed and replace it with either economic freedom or free market."

Is this guys serious?!  What the hell are you talking about Luntz? You mean that rag-tag movement that's falling apart at the seams, primarily due to all the communists/socialists hitching their wagons to it? There numbers have never been there and are constantly dwindling, as well as everyone who's not an extremist on either sides of the aisle, think they're a bunch of lunatics. 

Also take note of the way Luntz capitulates to the Left, the way he plays with words...very Orwellian.

Don't say 'capitalism.'

"I'm trying to get that word removed and we're replacing it with either 'economic freedom' or 'free market,' " Luntz said. "The public ... still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we're seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we've got a problem."

Don't say 'government spending.' Call it 'waste.'

"It's not about 'government spending.' It's about 'waste.' That's what makes people angry."

Don’t say that the government ‘taxes the rich.’ Instead, tell them that the government ‘takes from the rich.’

“If you talk about raising taxes on the rich,” the public responds favorably, Luntz cautioned. But “if you talk about government taking the money from hardworking Americans, the public says no. Taxing, the public will say yes.”

Republicans should forget about winning the battle over the ‘middle class.’ Call them ‘hardworking taxpayers.’

“[Democrats] cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers. We can say we defend the ‘middle class’ and the public will say, I’m not sure about that. But defending ‘hardworking taxpayers’ and Republicans have the advantage.”

Should we roll over and wag our tails when they rub our belly? How weak is this?! Luntz would make drones out of us all with this kind of thought.

Additional sources: Washington Post, Reason

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