View Full Version : Who speaks for the GOP?

08-09-2010, 06:51 AM
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<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Luntz to GOP: Health reform is popular</span>
By: Mike Allen
May 5, 2009 07:05 PM EDT

Dr. Frank Luntz, a top Republican consultant on the language of politics, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>is warning the GOP that the American people want health-care reform </span>and that lawmakers need to try to avoid directly opposing President Barack Obama.

“You simply MUST be vocally and passionately on the side of REFORM,” Luntz advises in a confidential 26-page report obtained from Capitol Hill Republicans. “The status quo is no longer acceptable. If the dynamic becomes ‘President Obama is on the side of reform and Republicans are against it,’ then the battle is lost and every word in this document is useless.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>“Republicans must be for the right kind of reform that protects the quality of healthcare for all Americans. And you must establish your support of reform early in your presentation.”</span>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Instead, Luntz says Republicans should warn against a “Washington takeover” of health care, and insist that patients would have to “stand in line” with “Washington bureaucrats in charge of healthcare.”</span>

Luntz, the author of the bestselling book “Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear,” has been involved in creating much of the language Republican lawmakers used from 1994 through 2004, but was tossed out by the House leadership in 2005. One of his coups was popularizing the phrase “death tax” for “inheritance tax.

Here are some suggested arguments for Republicans that Luntz calls “clear winners”:

—“It could lead to the government setting standards of care, instead of doctors who really know what’s best.”

—“It could lead to the government rationing care, making people stand in line and denying treatment like they do in other countries with national healthcare.”

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Rep. Boehner Used Five Luntz Talking Points In One Sentence</span>
June 02, 2009 11:30 am ET

On June 2, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a press release criticizing a health care report by President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. The press release was wholly unremarkable and easily overlooked. Yet buried in the second paragraph, Rep. Boehner releases his inner-Frank Luntz by utilizing FIVE talking points in ONE sentence.
The Advice Man Cometh

As Media Matters Action Network has noted time and time again, Republicans rely on insurance industry-funded talking points peddled by GOP pollster Frank Luntz.

In ONE sentence, Rep. Boehner managed to utilize FIVE separate Luntz talking points:

Rep. John Boehner: "We don't need a government takeover of health care that raises taxes, rations care, and puts government bureaucrats in control of decisions that should be made by families and doctors." [Boehner Release, 6/2/09]
</div></div> link (http://politicalcorrection.org/factcheck/200906020004)

Luntz says that the GOP should PRETEND they are for HC reform when they are actually not.....and the GOP went right along with the charade!
Is that not dishonest?

Even after luntz told them that MOST people were FOR HC reform, they ignored it. Absolute proof that the GOP agenda is more important than the needs and wants of the majority of the people.........so much for listening!

Q...how many times have we heard the term 'Govt takeover' on Fox?

Blah friggen blah...... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZk2YbSWs8)

08-09-2010, 02:12 PM
Mostly Obama, I am thinking.

08-09-2010, 04:29 PM
I have news for you everyone wants health care reform. Just not the kind that the one pushed down our throats in the middle of the night.