an Oh Myyy Property
popular

Republican Pollster Gets Completely Owned After Trying To Blame A Broken Hotel Elevator On Socialism

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images // @Popehat/Twitter

Republicans are often the first to decry accessible education and healthcare as "socialism," but in the case of GOP consultant Frank Luntz, it backfired this time.


Luntz was staying in the Hotel Imperial in Austria. The country, though recently ruled by a Right wing government and widely considered capitalist, has public programs like universal healthcare (through the European Union) and accessible college, which certain Americans would deem socialist.

Luntz complained about an elevator in the 200 room hotel which had been broken for three days.

He blamed "European-style socialism" for the repair delay in a tweet.

Luntz, however, didn't realize that the Hotel Imperial is owned by Marriott, a private American icon of capitalism.

People were quick to point this out to Luntz.





Even if the hotel wasn't owned by Marriott, people were still confused as to how Luntz made the leap to elevators being bastions of socialism.




To his credit, Luntz took the roasts with a good sense of humor and provided some stunning pictures along the way.

Fortunately, they didn't feature elevators.

Socialism has become a bit of a buzz word, but what is it? Or, perhaps more importantly, what is NOT socialism?

Author Ryan Rogers offers an in-depth look at socialism with the book What is Socialism and Why is it Important in America?: Exploring Socialism from Karl Marx to Bernie Sanders, available here.

"Across the country people were praising or slurring this new (or not so new) way of approaching government. However, one question was left unanswered: what is socialism? There is great confusion in the United States about what socialism is and why people love or hate it. This book sets out to explore socialism's historic roots, different experiments in socialism, and how it can be applied today."
"Topics covered are the following: - what are the different branches of socialism, such as Marxism, Anarchism, or Communism? - Why did some experiments in socialism fail, and why have we not heard about the ones that have succeeded? - What is a path to socialism in America, and what do different socialist parties believe?"

"This book will generate fresh conversation about a topic that is both timely and important."

If politics doesn't excite you, but elevators do, the book Elevators (Engineering Wonders) is available here. Learn how elevators work.

"We would not have skyscrapers without the modern elevator. Learn all about elevators and how they work."

There's a certain kind of person people expect to vote for Donald Trump, whether they're real or not.

On July 21, Twitter user @malkatz asked internet users to do a fascinating thought experiment:

which fictional characters seem like they "absolutely voted for Trump."

Keep reading... Show less

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF, Marie Cleone/Facebook

A black couple is citing racial profiling when the boyfriend was proposing to his girlfriend at a hard cider company in Walden, New York.

On Sunday, security staff from Apple Orchard Farm was alerted to the theft of a T-shirt from its gift shop.

But the attempt to recover the allegedly stolen item quickly escalated into what may as well have been a drug bust.

Keep reading... Show less

If you're a hardcore Trump-supporter, there's no better place to have your wedding than one of his golf clubs.

A New Jersey couple having a MAGA-themed wedding (yes, really) at Trump's Bedminster resort even went so far as to tuck Trump 2020 flags into the brides dress.

Keep reading... Show less
Iiris since ditching shampoo (PA Real Life/Collect)

A student who has not used shampoo or conditioner in almost two years has told how her itchy scalp has been cured and her locks look healthier than ever.

Keep reading... Show less

We carry all sorts of things we might need with us on a regular basis: our cell phones, wallets, a couple of adhesive bandages, that loose change that always seems to be in the bottom of your pocket unless you actually need it. Some people though, have taken this to the extreme.

Keep reading... Show less
Dude Perfect/YouTube / @JersyStrong11/Twitter

The newly resurfaced 2016 video from YouTubers Dude Perfect showcases Serena Williams' phenomenal accuracy and talent, and shows why no amateur has a hope of scoring a point on her.

Even if they're one in eight random men on the internet.

Keep reading... Show less