How Frank Luntz Led Health Care ‘Reform’ Opposition

The reason I am sharing this is not because I think the so-called health care “reform” that passed actually qualified as such, but to point out one of the maestros (or Dark Lord of the Sith, depending on your take) behind the scenes of the opposition to such legislation.

Know who Frank Luntz is. He manages to influence the public discourse in the United States, on a regular basis:

P.S. It took the Democrats until April 15th to come up with this video? And you wonder why it took over a year to pass bullshit “reform”…

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  • E.B. Wolf

    It's easy to point the finger at propagandists like Luntz for the administration's “failure” to pass any real reform, but that lets Obama and the gang off the hook for selling out their supporters before any legislative debate began.

    During the debate, candidates from both wings denounced Big Pharma for their deals to scam Medicare with non-negotiable, hyper-inflated prices for their prescriptions.

    So what does Mr. Hope-and-Change do as soon as he gets in? He signs off on keeping those prices fixed before any debate on legislation gets started.
    There was never going to be any serious reform of the insurance cartels. Luntz just helps provide the Washington crowd with the language to convince people that the moisture hitting them is rain instead of piss.

    • 5by5

      Yes, it is a two-fold problem.

      Republicans who don't give a rat's ass about anything except perpetuating their own power and position, and Democrats-In-Name-Only who appease them, rather than fighting for regular people as is the Democratic Party's mandate.

      Both are flips sides of the same Corporatist coin.

      So what we need to do is get REAL Liberals in there who'll actually fight for us — more Russ Feingold's Barbara Boxer's, Pat Leahy's, Anthony Wiener's, Alan Grayson's, Dennis Kucinich's, Marcy Kaptur's, Sheila Jackson Lee's, Maxine Waters', Jerrold Nadler's, etc. The kind of people who wanted the Universal Single Payer, much less the Public Option.

      And especially when it comes to financial reform, we need to go back to our bank-busting roots and get positively Jacksonian on the Wall Street dorks.

      As for Conservatives, I'd recommend a refresher course in Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting days. Unregulated monopolies are a threat to democracy. He knew it then, and you should know it now.

  • emperorreagan

    I have a poll question:

    Would you like to see Frank Luntz have a seizure in his bathroom, fall face forward into his toilet, and drown?

    Yes
    No
    Undecided

  • emperorreagan

    I have a poll question:

    Would you like to see Frank Luntz have a seizure in his bathroom, fall face forward into his toilet, and drown?

    Yes
    No
    Undecided

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