Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:35 AM
alp227 (29,763 posts)
NRA Out of Touch on Gun Control, Says GOP Strategist
"During an appearance on CBS's This Morning on Wednesday, GOP pollster Frank Luntz starkly admitted that the National Rifle Association's (NRA) widely-panned proposal to put armed guards in public schools in the wake of the tragic shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School is out of touch with public sentiment and the American people.
As Politico reports, Luntz — who conducted a poll this past spring finding that most Americans and even NRA members back common sense gun control measures — asserted that while Americans support the Second Amendment, they are not prepared to see schools turned into police state security checkpoints."*
Most NRA members actually support common sense gun regulations, according to a recent poll. Then why does the NRA adamantly oppose most of it? Cenk Uygur breaks down which interests are at play.
*Read more from Sy Mukherjee/ Think Progress
This clip is from YouTube.com/TYTShows, which has bonus clips of the regular TYT show and spin-off shows as well.
full interview from the CBS News YouTube channel (whose video has 3 likes and 40 dislikes):
Already see wingnuts disowning Luntz, like in the Newsbusters comments section:
"...Money Talks. Just ask "Republican" Joe Scarborough."
"Luntz is a political whore just like the rest. We know what they are; all that is left is to negotiate price."
"Luntz is a RINO and has made statements in the past that any conservative should be very upset about."
"If Frank Luntz is a Republican then I am the Queen of England. He is schill for the anti-gun movement."
Weird how such an influential right wing strategist like Luntz can get so much flack. I mean, have you seen some of the comments on Free Republic dissing Grover Norquist?
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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:50 PM
Dustlawyer (7,892 posts)
1. Luntz is a sell out! He watches which way the wind is blowing! We need to set the tone,
so instead of letting him brand our social safety nets as "entitlements," we should always correct them and call it "social safety net!" It is not "gun control," it is "gun safety regulations!"