ISLAMOFASCISM….David Weigel quotes Jack Reed on George Bush’s newfound infatuation with the ridiculous neologism “Islamofascism”:

And again, I think it goes to the point of that their first response is, you know, come up with a catchy slogan, and then they forget to do the hard work of digging into the facts and coming up with a strategy and resources that will counter the actual threats we face.

Preach it, brother. The modern Republican Party has mastered the art of winning elections by beating culture war campaign tropes to death in 30-second ad spots, and they seem to think that you can solve actual real-world problems the same way. Sadly, it isn’t true. With any luck, the American public will finally figure that out this year.

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