GOP Pollster: To Shutdown, Or Not To Shutdown
Frank Luntz is a Republican pollster. He’s written several books including one entitled Words That Work, a copy of which S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley inscribed to this website’s founding editor way back in July of 2007.
No really … she did.
Anyway, Luntz gave a presentation to select Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives last week in which he argued in favor of a government shutdown if it meant defunding Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law.
Of course shortly after Luntz’s presentation he gave a few of the lawmakers precisely the opposite advice: That whatever they did, they should not risk a government shutdown.
Huh? What gives? Why the conflicting counsel?
According to Luntz, a government shutdown over Obamacare is solid political ground on which the GOP should stand and fight – he’s just not convinced the “Republican” leadership in the U.S. Congress (House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor) are up for the fight.
He’s right …