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Before Rubio, Before Luntz: Meet a Founding Father of Climate Change Denial

David Halperin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
David Halperin

Republican consultant Frank Luntz, a master of words, made clear in a 2002 GOP strategy memo how conservatives would address the growing threat of climate change: They would simply deny it was happening.

REBRANDING ORWELL

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart opened Tuesday's "Daily Show" with a pointed rant against what he believes is one of the more cynical parts about Fox News and the Republi...

GOP Pollster: The NRA Isn't Listening

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, said Wednesday that the National Rifle Association's recent calls for armed guards to be statio...

Reality Bites: Lessons Learned From Nov. 6

Karen Teegarden | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Karen Teegarden

Negotiating does not mean caving into the Republicans' demand that you meet more than halfway. This election gave the Democrats a mandate to demand that the Republicans meet you more than halfway. We elected you to fight for us and expect nothing less.

The Death Knell of Political Spin

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.

'That's The Difference Between Rich Democrats & Rich Republicans...'

Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy

There were numerous contentious moments in Bill Maher's "Real Time" interview with conservative pollster Frank Luntz, but perhaps the most compelling ...

Paul Ryan, Other Republicans Need to Come Clean About the Night of Obama's Inauguration

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something which put America in a position to need a comeback in the first place.

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...

Sam Stein

GOP-Backed Study Shows Broad Support For Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A survey of National Rifle Association members and non-affiliated gun owners conducted by a prominent Republican pollster shows that the...

GOP's Extraordinarily Absurd Crimes Against American English

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt may lack passion when it comes to empathizing with humans, but his love of the words "extraordinary" and "extraordinarily" knows no bounds.

How Frank Luntz Is Killing the GOP

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Another problem with winning with Luntz-style politics is that it has led to hubris; Republicans believe they can talk their way out of anything. Just look at their strategy in the war against women.

Five Right-Wing Political Obstacles That Must Be Sidelined

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The first midterm election in the post-Citizens United universe was a Republican rout. Going into 2012 I fear that the smug predictions of an inevitable Obama reelection are premature.

The Right Wing Message Machine Is Fumbling on the Economy

Madeline Janis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Madeline Janis

Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and messaging guru, gave a recent talk where he described his 10 biggest do's and don'ts for talking about the economy in the post occupy Wall Street environment.

Words That Don't Work

George Lakoff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Progressives had some fun last week with Frank Luntz, who told the Republican Governors' Association that he was scared to death of the Occupy movement and recommended language to combat what the movement had achieved. Be wary though. It's a trap.

Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

Thanksgiving From Hell: The Republican Family Forum

Alan Schroeder | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

The Republicans on stage at the "Thanksgiving Family Forum" were extremely eager to point fingers at the sinners lurking all around them. Perhaps the real sin could be found right at that phony dinner table--it's called pandering.

Romancing American Jews for 2012

Michelle Kraus | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The GOP is yet again manipulating the American Jewish vote for the upcoming election.

WATCH: Colbert Gets Super PAC Advice From Conservative Pollster

Posted 12.25.2011 | Comedy

The surrealist spectacle that is the Colbert Super PAC dished out another great moment in absurdity on Monday night, as Colbert sat down with conserva...

Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn't dare vote against "American jobs."

"Job Creators": Luntz Strikes Again

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As soon as I heard the term "job creators," I said to myself, "that sounds like Frank Luntz talking." And sure enough, it's right in there in Frank Luntz's latest book, Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

Anyone-But-Romney Crowd Needs Work

Craig Crawford | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

You have to wonder if the frenzied search for a Romney alternative has something to do with his aloofness toward pundits and operatives who are used to being major players in national GOP politics.

To Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid & Social Security, Call Them "The Middle Class Safety Net," Not "Entitlements"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Calling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid the "Middle Class Safety Net" makes it much easier to defend them politically. It's easy for politicians to call for "Entitlement reform" or "Entitlement cuts". It's not so easy to call for shredding the Middle Class Safety Net.

Unmoored From Their Base

Carl Pope | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

In proposing a bill that amounts to a wholesale assault on the Clean Water Act, House Republicans are alienating themselves from their base; conservatives perceive clean water as an inalienable right.

Small Source Of Comfort: A Conversation With Bruce Cockburn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce Cockburn recalls when he first started calling himself a Christian in the early '70s: "I wasn't sure exactly what that meant at the time, so I went with the people who claimed they did."

Iowa GOP Members Think That -- Actually, No They Don't

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Murray

FOX News mediated a forum that offered GOP members a chance to show the world that they are open-minded, informed voters who use logic and analysis to make their political decisions. Of course, they failed miserably.