Frankie “The Thimblerigger” Luntz Did The Crime, Doesn’t Want To Do The Time

This from Raw Story about the Republican party's most infamous moon-faced assassin of joy* should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone:
Frank Luntz sheds ‘Republican’ label: ‘It’s hard to be partisan when you see the damage that’s done’

Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz with host Howard Kurtz, conservative pollster Frank Luntz decried the polarized state of U.S. political affairs — that he is partly to blame for — and said the extremist turn of the GOP has him wondering if he can call himself a Republican any longer.

Speaking with the host, Luntz slammed the “poisonous atmosphere” he has seen while talking to voters and said the U.S. can’t continue down the road it is on under Donald Trump — while ducking pinning the blame on the president when pressed.

“Do you regret any of the tactics of your past, and are you now moving to a different place when you talk about ‘I want to spend 2019 finding common ground’?” Kurtz pressed the pollster. “That’s not Frank Luntz the partisan warrior.”

“It’s hard to be a partisan warrior when you see the damage that’s done,” Luntz lamented, before the Fox host asked him, “Do you still consider yourself a Republican?”

“I don’t know,” Luntz replied before attacking both Republicans and Democrats over inner-city policies.

When asked if Trump had a hand in his dilemma, Luntz ducked the question and criticized both parties.

“I don’t like the tone and demeanor of either of them,” the pollster replied.

“It sounds like you are becoming an independent without using those words,” Kurtz suggested.
So now Frank Luntz is not exactly a Republican anymore.  Maybe even an "independent".  And he blames both sides.

Yes, by now all the GOP plague rats who brought this country to ruin know the all the magic words that will get them a seat on the lifeboat.

I presume the next step will be a book which will have the same theme as every other Never Trumper book --

-- and will be launched with boosts and blurbs and free air time by all the usual credulous Beltway Liberals and cynical Beltway Both Siderists.

Funny old world.

Behold, a Tip Jar!

*(h/t  J. Michael Straczynski)