President Obama has proposed legislation to reform the financial sector, on account of the econopocalypse caused by the financial sector. You know what that means: any time President Obama [verb meaning 'to suggest'] [noun meaning 'policy'], Republicans rush to their battle stations to dump boiling [word that means 'opposite of yes'] all over the country.
In the fight against financial reform, the GOP has another powerful weapon — this 17-page playbook crafted by creepy spinmeister Frank Luntz (excerpts and full .pdf download here), complete with a list of "Words to Use" when explaining why financial reform is the worst thing since health care reform.
Grab your pencils, it's time to play Republican Really Mad Libs!
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Financial Reform, Frank Luntz, Republicans
Bill McInturff, John McCain's official pollster in his presidential campaign, was previously best known for his comically inaccurate assessments of public opinion leading up to the election. For instance, he called Pennsylvania for John McCain on November 2nd, despite the fact that McCain went on to lose it two days later by more than 11%. Oops!
Well, McInturff is back in the spotlight — this time for threatening the limbs of fellow Republican pollster and George W. Bush crony Frank Luntz in a speech yesterday…
Unrestrained by the formalities of the election, McInturff levied some sharps words at fellow GOPers who — generally speaking — never really were bullish on the idea of a McCain presidency. The most biting jabs were saved for communications guru Frank Luntz.
"I saw Frank Luntz," said McInturff, "who is a moron — I want to make sure this is clearly on the record — he was talking to Republican governors, making fun of John for not being able to use a BlackBerry. The man can't do it because he is much more disabled than people can imagine… I would like to take a hammer and start breaking bones in Frank's arms."
Luntz, of course, has been widely discredited as a partisan hack and has recently been reduced to pathetic name-dropping with foreign journalists. With the collapse of the Republican dominance of Washington, his prospects are dimmer than ever.
And now he has two broken arms to deal with.
Tags: Frank Luntz, John McCain