How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street - #! Don't Say 'Capitalism!!'Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street?
"I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death," said Frank Luntz, a Republican strategist and one of the nation's foremost experts on crafting the perfect political message. "They're having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism."
Luntz offered tips on how Republicans could discuss the grievances of the Occupiers, and help the governors better handle all these new questions from constituents about "income inequality" and "paying your fair share." Luntz gave 10 do's and don'ts: #1 Don't say Capitalism... #6 Don't ever say you're willing to compromise...
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