Get Ready for the GOP’s New Talking Points
Posted on Feb 1, 2010
Certain vigilant operatives from the blogosphere have caught wind of some key words and phrases that we might soon be hearing on Fox News, as Republican pollster and memo composer Frank Luntz has let fly with his latest manifesto on how to spin the news about happenings on Capitol Hill to the GOP’s advantage.
Click here to peruse some excerpts from Luntz’s memo curated by Gawker.
The Huffington Post:
In a 17-page memo titled, “The Language of Financial Reform,” Luntz urged opponents of reform to frame the final product as filled with bank bailouts, lobbyist loopholes, and additional layers of complicated government bureaucracy.
“If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the bad decisions and harmful policies by Washington bureaucrats that in many ways led to the economic crash must never be repeated,” Luntz wrote. “This is your critical advantage. Washington’s incompetence is the common ground on which you can build support.”
Screen capture from Gawker.com
Vocabulary time with Frank Luntz: This screen capture from Gawker shows a few of the GOP’s recommended phrases to battle financial reform in coming weeks.