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(The Atlantic)   Frank Luntz has a sad   (theatlantic.com) divider line 152
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2014-01-06 08:02:52 AM  
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He certainly doesn't look too happy.
 
2014-01-06 08:04:48 AM  
Shut up, Frank, you cock.
 
2014-01-06 08:07:18 AM  
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2014-01-06 08:09:42 AM  
Remember two things, fat boy: nobody is ever going to love you because you are incapable of such human emotion, and go vertical down your forearms, not horizontal with your wrists; otherwise you may as well try swallowing over the counter sleeping pills with a frozen margarita.
 
2014-01-06 08:14:52 AM  
FTFA: "I don't know shiat about anything, with the exception of what the American people think."

I found the flaw in his understanding of the situation. Hand selected GOP focus groups are not the same as "the American people".
 
2014-01-06 08:25:09 AM  
Jesus, 30 rock has been off the air for a while. Binge at blimpie's and get over it, man.
 
2014-01-06 08:27:42 AM  
he should definitely kill himself
 
2014-01-06 08:29:52 AM  
It was what Luntz heard from the American people that scared him. They were contentious and argumentative. They didn't listen to each other as they once had. They weren't interested in hearing other points of view. They were divided one against the other, black vs. white, men vs. women, young vs. old, rich vs. poor. "They want to impose their opinions rather than express them," is the way he describes what he saw. "And they're picking up their leads from here in Washington." Haven't political disagreements always been contentious, I ask? "Not like this," he says. "Not like this."

no person is more responsible for this than you, you farking pile of garbage
 
2014-01-06 08:42:38 AM  

Jackson Herring: It was what Luntz heard from the American people that scared him. They were contentious and argumentative. They didn't listen to each other as they once had. They weren't interested in hearing other points of view. They were divided one against the other, black vs. white, men vs. women, young vs. old, rich vs. poor. "They want to impose their opinions rather than express them," is the way he describes what he saw. "And they're picking up their leads from here in Washington." Haven't political disagreements always been contentious, I ask? "Not like this," he says. "Not like this."

no person is more responsible for this than you, you farking pile of garbage


Exactly.

Also FTFA:

Luntz knew that he, a maker of political messages and attacks and advertisements, had helped create this negativity, and it haunted him. But it was Obama he principally blamed. The people in his focus groups, he perceived, had absorbed the president's message of class divisions, haves and have-nots, of redistribution. It was a message Luntz believed to be profoundly wrong, but one so powerful he had no slogans, no arguments with which to beat it back.

He's not upset about the division.  He's upset his "message" lost.

He's spent years wordsmithing terms like "death taxes" in order make sure there was no debate or discussion - just division.  Fark you to hell, Luntz.  I hope you go mad.
 
2014-01-06 09:12:54 AM  
He should convene a 'focus group' to beat him to death with socks full of stones and horse shiat.
 
2014-01-06 09:16:43 AM  
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/Why not.  It came up in GIS.
 
2014-01-06 09:20:18 AM  
frank luntz is pure evil in human form. i personally hope he dies a long, agonizing death from ass cancer.
 
2014-01-06 09:22:55 AM  
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2014-01-06 09:23:09 AM  

Diogenes: Jackson Herring: It was what Luntz heard from the American people that scared him. They were contentious and argumentative. They didn't listen to each other as they once had. They weren't interested in hearing other points of view. They were divided one against the other, black vs. white, men vs. women, young vs. old, rich vs. poor. "They want to impose their opinions rather than express them," is the way he describes what he saw. "And they're picking up their leads from here in Washington." Haven't political disagreements always been contentious, I ask? "Not like this," he says. "Not like this."

no person is more responsible for this than you, you farking pile of garbage

Exactly.

Also FTFA:

Luntz knew that he, a maker of political messages and attacks and advertisements, had helped create this negativity, and it haunted him. But it was Obama he principally blamed. The people in his focus groups, he perceived, had absorbed the president's message of class divisions, haves and have-nots, of redistribution. It was a message Luntz believed to be profoundly wrong, but one so powerful he had no slogans, no arguments with which to beat it back.

He's not upset about the division.  He's upset his "message" lost.

He's spent years wordsmithing terms like "death taxes" in order make sure there was no debate or discussion - just division.  Fark you to hell, Luntz.  I hope you go mad.


So he is lamenting the division he helped cause?
 
2014-01-06 09:23:21 AM  
Patton Oswalt's next movie role...
 
2014-01-06 09:23:34 AM  
"I'm probably less healthy now than I have ever been in my life."

His belief in unfettered capitalism and individual self-reliance appears stronger than ever.


I'm sensing a connection.
 
2014-01-06 09:23:39 AM  
Instead of complaining about him, beat him at his own game.  He damn near tells you how to do it in his book 'Words that Work'.
 
2014-01-06 09:25:44 AM  
Somebody should leave this, along with a revolver with a single bullet, at his front door.

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2014-01-06 09:29:41 AM  
I've heard incinerating oneself with gasoline is a sure-fire way of curing the blues. Does Luntz know this?
 
2014-01-06 09:30:38 AM  
"You should not expect a handout," he tells me. "You should not even expect a safety net. When my house burns down, I should not go to the government to rebuild it. I should have the savings, and if I don't, my neighbors should pitch in for me"

I don't have a facepalm image on my hard drive that's nearly facepalm-y enough for this.

/good riddance you corrosive, propaganda-spewing piece of human garbage.  I hope you spend the rest of your days depressed and ranting on streetcorners about how much better the entire world would be if they'd only put you in charge.
//say hi to O'rly while you're there
 
2014-01-06 09:30:45 AM  
Who should I loathe more, Karl Rove or Frank Luntz?  Tough call.  Decisions, decisions . . .
 
2014-01-06 09:31:14 AM  
Self-destruction. He'll find religion and make millions.
 
2014-01-06 09:31:38 AM  
FTA: But it was Obama he principally blamed. The people in his focus groups, he perceived, had absorbed the president's message of class divisions, haves and have-nots, of redistribution.

Lutz is still using his own talking points here that caused this whole destruction of political discourse that in the same interview, that he is complaining about.

When did raising taxes 2% on the top tier become class warfare?
 
2014-01-06 09:31:56 AM  

Jackson Herring: he should definitely kill himself


Kickstarter?
 
2014-01-06 09:34:36 AM  
So, he's unhappy that people are increasingly divisive about politics, and that he had a large hand in it, but it's all Obama's fault.
 
2014-01-06 09:35:01 AM  
Schadenfreude ist die schönste freude.

Poor guy, his attempt to poison American politics has backfired on him. That longterm headache is disturbing though. Might be Atwater-Breitbart Syndrome.
 
2014-01-06 09:36:45 AM  
Snake-oil salesman has duped too many customers, and now no one's buying. Cry me a river.
 
2014-01-06 09:36:46 AM  

clambam: Might be Atwater-Breitbart Syndrome.


I believe non-conservatives have a similar psychological phenomenon, but it's known as "shame."
 
2014-01-06 09:36:47 AM  
How to destroy the Frank Luntzs of the world:

Bring Rhetoric and critical thinking classes back into primary education instead of teaching kids to parrot back what they are told on tests.

He feeds on people with no analytical skills.
 
2014-01-06 09:39:49 AM  

clambam: Schadenfreude ist die schönste freude.

Poor guy, his attempt to poison American politics has backfired on him. That longterm headache is disturbing though. Might be Atwater-Breitbart Syndrome.


It's just his subconscious mind highlighting the path the bullet should take.
 
2014-01-06 09:40:54 AM  

maxheck: How to destroy the Frank Luntzs of the world:

Bring Rhetoric and critical thinking classes back into primary education instead of teaching kids to parrot back what they are told on tests.

He feeds on people with no analytical skills.


The irony would be that, on a primary education level, the only way to grade such classes would be by testing whether the students can parrot the rhetoric and 'critical thinking.'

As someone who's had the misfortune to teach first-year university-level 'critical thinking' course, I'd say that inculcating a critical attitude is more important; there's no point in knowing how these things work if you're not willing and able to employ these things, and to deploy them effectively at minimal cost to oneself.
 
2014-01-06 09:45:31 AM  
Please suffer more.


Then die.
 
2014-01-06 09:46:01 AM  
First ...

'[Americans] were contentious and argumentative. They didn't listen to each other as they once had. They weren't interested in hearing other points of view. They were divided one against the other, black vs. white, men vs. women, young vs. old, rich vs. poor. "They want to impose their opinions rather than express them. And they're picking up their leads from here in Washington.'"

Then...

'Obama had ruined the electorate, set them at each other's throats, and there was no way to turn back.'

"I am grateful that Occupy Wall Street turned out to be a bunch of crazy, disgusting, rude, horrible people"


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Wow, this guy...
 
2014-01-06 09:46:08 AM  
"I don't get it. Why would continually offering slanted, misleading and outright false information to a society that has been over-marketed, hyper-commercialized and inundated with false promises for generations cause people to not listen to my message?"
 
2014-01-06 09:46:15 AM  
WAHHHHH I cannot polish this turd anymore, people realized my snake oil was snake oil WAHHHHHH
 
2014-01-06 09:47:46 AM  

Diogenes: He's not upset about the division.  He's upset his "message" lost.

He's spent years wordsmithing terms like "death taxes" in order make sure there was no debate or discussion - just division.  Fark you to hell, Luntz.  I hope you go mad.


for whom the gods destroy...

I always find it amazing that wretches like him cannot fathom why happiness eludes them.
 
2014-01-06 09:50:02 AM  
Another sore loser wallowing in a personal pity party while sailing down the river of denial.
 
2014-01-06 09:50:15 AM  
The conservative butthurt lingers like a massive case of hemorrhoids...
 
2014-01-06 09:50:21 AM  
Luntz has a squat build, a big slab of a face, and a mop of light-brown hair. His affect is by turns boyish and hangdog.

At that point I fumbled for the ASPCA's sex abuse hotline number, not for Lutz but to alert them about the author.
 
2014-01-06 09:50:54 AM  
What are these people eating that makes them look like this?

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I don't even understand how that texture and tone is attainable. He looks like he's been locked in a dungeon and forced to subsist on Crisco and Sprite for the last 10 years.
 
2014-01-06 09:51:47 AM  
Doughy, unattractive multi-millionaires that doesn't date women because he doesn't have time...

I'm guessing he only has time for truck stop/rest stop/airport bathroom stall romances.
 
2014-01-06 09:51:58 AM  
Wow.I got the Poe's Law Shakes reading that.

/Fark you Frank
 
2014-01-06 09:52:08 AM  
>Haven't political disagreements always been contentious, I ask? "Not like this," he says. "Not like this."

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2014-01-06 09:52:24 AM  

dookdookdook: "You should not expect a handout," he tells me. "You should not even expect a safety net. When my house burns down, I should not go to the government to rebuild it. I should have the savings, and if I don't, my neighbors should pitch in for me"

I don't have a facepalm image on my hard drive that's nearly facepalm-y enough for this.




So what happens if your neighbors refuse to help out, Frank? No safety net, no savings, presumably no insurance, so then what? I'll tell you what, Frank, you get to farking starve to death on the farking street, since you and your conservative cronies got rid of the safety net that would keep that from happening to you.

He's a typical conservative; has selective memory on what has caused the current divide in politics and then blames the other side for everything.
 
2014-01-06 09:52:51 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Doughy, unattractive multi-millionaires that doesn't date women because he doesn't have time...

I'm guessing he only has time for truck stop/rest stop/airport bathroom stall romances.


And, if conservative history is any indicator, Dominican boys.
 
2014-01-06 09:52:57 AM  
Luntz dreams of drafting some of the rich CEOs he is friends with to come up with a plan for saving America from its elected officials. "The politicians have failed; now it's up to the business community to stand up and be heard," he tells me. "I want the business community to step up." Having once thought elites needed to listen to regular people, he now wants the people to learn from their moneyed betters.

Luntz's populism has turned on itself and become its opposite: fear and loathing of the masses. "I am grateful that Occupy Wall Street turned out to be a bunch of crazy, disgusting, rude, horrible people, because they were onto something," he says.


Oh dear.  I think I know how this story ends.
 
2014-01-06 09:54:00 AM  

dookdookdook: "You should not expect a handout," he tells me. "You should not even expect a safety net. When my house burns down, I should not go to the government to rebuild it. I should have the savings, and if I don't, my neighbors should pitch in for me"

I don't have a facepalm image on my hard drive that's nearly facepalm-y enough for this.



That part made me yell out loud. You shouldn't expect a handout or a safetynet. Instead you should expect your neighbors to help you. Like if you fell off a tightrope they would make you safe by being underneath like a sheet. A save-ty-sheet if you will.
 
2014-01-06 09:54:18 AM  
He's too smart to be this stupid.  So there must be something else.

I'm going with:  he's an unrepentant asshole.
 
2014-01-06 09:54:28 AM  
It's a tragedy of Twilight Zone proportions. A man dedicates his life trying to figure out what people think...and becomes horrified when he learns that everyone think he's the biggest d-bag they ever met.
 
2014-01-06 09:54:41 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Luntz dreams of drafting some of the rich CEOs he is friends with to come up with a plan for saving America from its elected officials. "The politicians have failed; now it's up to the business community to stand up and be heard," he tells me. "I want the business community to step up." Having once thought elites needed to listen to regular people, he now wants the people to learn from their moneyed betters.

Luntz's populism has turned on itself and become its opposite: fear and loathing of the masses. "I am grateful that Occupy Wall Street turned out to be a bunch of crazy, disgusting, rude, horrible people, because they were onto something," he says.

Oh dear.  I think I know how this story ends.


Police discovering a handgun with a barrel dipped in ranch dressing?
 
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