*Thrilled* that after long career using his incredible skills *dude is amazing at marketing politics* @FrankLuntz trying to do something good, rather than evil. But he should provide more accountability for what he did to US, really work to make it better, before we embrace him.
.@FrankLuntz (1) key behind @newtgingrich "Contract with America" which really ushered him era of Republicans having no policy other than tax cuts for rich & empty slogans (2) mastermind behind denying science to fight R&D to combat climate change ...
.@FrankLuntz (3) convinced Republicans to just fight anything Obama did, during grave recession, reasoning slow recovery is good for Republicans (4) branded ObamaCare as government takeover of healthcare, denying millions desperately needed Medicaid expansion
Outside of Rupert Murdoch there is probably no one more responsible for making the Trump presidency possible: he created a Republican Party that stood for tax cuts for rich, hatred of Democrats & science. Unlike Murdoch, he sorta bailed when white supremacy become front & center.

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