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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

GOP strategist: ‘I don’t think the NRA is listening’ to Americans

Republican strategist and CBS political analyst Frank Luntz said on CBS on Wednesday that both major political parties in the U.S. suffer from a disconnect with Americans, and that the NRA isn’t listening to the public’s views on gun policy.

Citing a survey he conducted with the Republican Mainstream Partnership, Luntz claimed that people don’t view the GOP as a party of the people. “When we asked the American people, ‘Who is the GOP fighting for and representing?’ the number one answer, the rich, the number two, big business. Well well back is number three, hardworking taxpayers.”

By fighting against tax increases for the rich, he said, the GOP plays into that perception.

Yet he also said that “Democrats don’t understand the hostility towards how much Washington spends.”

“What they really want is to end the spending, even more than raising the taxes,” he said of Americans, which he claims is not part of the ‘Democratic package.’”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/26/gop-strategist-i-dont-think-the-nra-is-listening-to-americans/

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Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Dec 2012 #1
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #2
ProfessorGAC Dec 2012 #3
Flashmann Dec 2012 #4
rrneck Dec 2012 #5

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. Yeah, yeah, Luntz... both major political parties...suffer from a disconnect with America" Wrong.

The Dems needs smacking sometimes upside the head but the GOP has NO CLUE about Americans and furthermore, gives not one shit.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. psst..psst...Luntz

LOL ..You may have a petition to have you deported. Remember Whinepublicans are so sensitive now.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. Show Me The Data Frankie!

Notice he doesn't mention which percentage of people want spending reduced?

Notice the survey was taken by a group with "republican" in their name?

Notice he doesn't mention how large a plurality wants cuts in spending vs. tax increases for the uber rich?

I strongly doubt his opinion is really based on reality.
GAC

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. GOP strategist: ‘I don’t think the NRA is listening’ to Americans

That's just flat ridiculous......The NRA listens to Americans every bit as much as the GOP does....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:47 PM

5. Frank Luntz...

I don't believe anything that is associated with that guy.

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