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12/01/2011

Frank Luntz Tells Republicans Occupy Wall Street "Scares Him"

Frank Luntz, the infamous Republican pollster and master of Orwellian speak, told a group of conservatives at a Republican Governors Association conference held in Florida, why the Occupy Wall Street movement has him scared.  Chris Moody from Yahoo was at the event and here are some snippets of Luntz's advice to fellow Republicans:
– Don’t Mention Capitalism: Luntz said that his polling research found that “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.”
– Empathize With The 99 Percent Protesters: Luntz instructed attendees to tell protesters that they “get it”: “First off, here are three words for you all: ‘I get it.’ … ‘I get that you’re. I get that you’ve seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system.”
– Don’t Say Bonus: Luntz told Republicans to re-frame the concept of the bonus payment — which bailed-out Wall Street doles out to its employees during holidays — as “pay for performance” instead.
– Don’t Mention The Middle Class Because Americans Don’t Trust Republicans To Defend It: “They cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers,” Luntz instructed the audience. “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.”
– Don’t Talk About Taxing The Rich: Luntz reminded Republicans that Americans actually do want to tax the rich, so he reccommended they instead say that the government “takes from the rich.

11/27/2011

Video: Newt Challenges the President to a Debate! How Fun!

Watch Newt Grinch mocking the President and actually challenging to him to a debate.  He even jokingly invites the President to "use a teleprompter".  The audience found this particularly funny.  However, Newt and his fans must have conveniently forgotten how easily the President took on the WHOLE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS  to an impromptu debate in which he soundly made them look like morons.  BTW, there was no teleprompter involved..  So here's Newt, in his famously egomaniacal way, challenging the President of the United States, who Newt knows has better things to do than kick his dumb ass: