Monday, August 19, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Don't use the term the other side uses. What does Barack Obama talk about all the time? The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a class? That's Marxism talk."

Rick Santorum, in Iowa.

Santorum declaring the use of the term middle class "Marxism" is hysterical. What is happening here is Santorum is stupid enough to publicly air out a 2011 memo by Republican pollster Frank Luntz.

“[Democrats] cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers. We can say we defend the ‘middle class’ and the public will say, I’m not sure about that. But defending ‘hardworking taxpayers’ and Republicans have the advantage.”

Luntz is a smart pollster. What he is telling the Republican Party is there tax and economic policies are political losers with voters. Luntz is telling the GOP to give up the high ground to the Democratic Party on the middle class. The GOP is a party in retreat. If they don't think they can win the middle class than they better hope for more older, uneducated white people to magically appear.

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