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Frank Luntz and America’s political climate.

7 January 2014

This is a very interesting and disturbing article. I think though that Frank Luntz is just kidding himself to put the blame primarily on Obama. The blame is much more diffuse than that and he has played his own part in it.

An excerpt:

“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 said “Not like this.”‘

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