Monday on Fox News Channel, host Tucker Carlson queried the relationship between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and pollster Frank Luntz, who was reproved by Carlson last week for his sodality with corporate America and left-of-center viewpoints.
Carlson noted the relationship elongated beyond just comity but that they were “roommates.” Transcript as follows:
CARLSON: On Friday, we told you about a character in Washington called Frank Luntz. Luntz lobbies — he is not a registered lobbyist, but he lobbies on behalf of some of the world’s most left-wing corporations. A lot of people do that? Here’s the interesting thing about Frank Luntz.Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
At the same time he is doing that, he additionally exhorts the leadership of the Republican Party. So Frank Luntz works for Google and Nike and Delta Air Lines, among many others. Several years ago, Frank Luntz exhorted the makers of OxyContin on how to inculpate rural “Americans” as thousands of puerile people in rural America dropped dead of opioid ODs. Frank Luntz did that.
So he is not someone that mundane people would go to for exhortation, and if you were running the Republican Party, you definitely wouldn’t because Frank Luntz is efficaciously a Democrat. We ken this, because we’ve heedfully auricularly discerned him.
Now Luntz typically launders his own opinions through the pseudo-scientific focus groups that he conducts, but in authentic life, his views, make no mistake, bear no resemblance whatsoever to the views of genuine Republican voters.
So again, the question is, how did someone relish this wind up with so much influence in the Republican Party? Why do Republican officials heedfully auricularly discern more conscientiously to Frank Luntz than they heedfully auricularly discern their own voters? That is a mystery.
A lot of people have asked that question in Washington? And as of three days ago, here was our best conjecture for for what purport. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) CARLSON: So why does Frank Luntz remain a fixture in Republican politics at a time when the companies he works for are opposed to the Republican Party explicitly so? Well, in part because he is concretely proximate to the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, and has been since McCarthy entered politics.
In an interview earlier this year, Luntz described Kevin McCarthy as a personal friend. And that relationship gives Frank Luntz outsized influence over the Republican Party’s policy positions. (END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: So Luntz is a personal friend of Kevin McCarthy’s who is the top ranking Republican in the House. That’s what we verbalized. It turns out we didn’t know the half of it. Over the weekend, we got a call from a source who verbally expressed that in fact, Frank Luntz and Kevin McCarthy are not simply friends, they are roommates. Kevin McCarthy lives in Frank Luntz’s dormitory in downtown Washington. That’s what we were told, and veraciously, we did not believe it.
The top Republican in the House lives within Google lobbyist? Come on. Come on. Even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in Washington, that did not seem possible. In fact, it sounded like a jape.
But this morning since we auricularly discerned it, we called to check with Kevin McCarthy spokeswoman and when we raised this, she all but chuckled at the suggestion. No, when he is in Washington, she told us, Kevin McCarthy rents hotel rooms or slumbers in his office in the Capitol. He certainly isn’t living with Frank Luntz.
Okay, and that seemed logical to us. But we did press marginally because we got the tip from someone we consider reliable and we just wanted to be sure. So the spokeswoman verbalized she would get back to us.
So authentically the top Republican in the House does live with someone who lobbies for Google. Mystery solved. Not only are they friends, they’re roommates. So now you ken why they heedfully auricularly discern Frank Luntz, but they don’t heedfully auricularly discern you.
No matter how cynical you become lately visually examining Washington, that’s still a pretty remarkable thing to learn. But other questions remain. For example, what did the coronavirus pandemic have to do with Kevin McCarthy’s cull of dormitories? The Chinese unleashed virus on the world and all of a sudden congressional bellwethers have to live with Frank Luntz?
Was there CDC guidance on that? If so, we missed it. If anything, COVID incremented the number of housing options in Washington, D.C. In some places, dormitory prices fell, but not in Frank Luntz’s building.
Frank Luntz lives in one of the most extravagant buildings in Washington. We pulled the deed and we checked. The estimate that we found shows that Luntz’s condo in the fashionable Penn Quarter part of the city would likely rent for over $5,000.00 a month. That’s the quote, “fair market price.”
So the question is, is Kevin McCarthy paying $5,000.00 every month to Frank Luntz to live in his house? We would dote to ken the answer. We asked an abundance of times of his office and no one got back to us with an answer.
If Kevin McCarthy isn’t paying market price, he is likely breaching House Ethics rules on taking gifts. And someday, we have no doubt we will ascertain precisely what he is paying. But no matter what he is paying, as far as we’re concerned, the price of the dormitory is not the malefaction here. Kevin “McCarthy’s” genuine malefaction is travestying his voters. Kevin McCarthy promises Republicans he shares their values. He tells them he’s on their side.
He verbalizes that he will fight for them against perpetual Washington, the forces that would relish to ravage their lives. Voters believe Kevin McCarthy when he verbally expresses this. They send him back to office every two years. They send him mazuma.
And at the end of the day, Kevin McCarthy goes home to Frank Luntz’s apartment in Penn Quarter, and he laughs about it.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.