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That’s When My Headaches Begin January 6, 2010

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The battle against terrorism has been a brutal one, and no one has successfully figured out how to win it.  Until now.  Turns out after all this time, Republican Pete King (NY) has the secret to getting rid of terror: just the say the word more often. This latest bit of Republican lunacy comes courtesy of today’s Good Morning America:

‘You are saying someone should be held accountable. Name one other specific recommendation the president could implement right now to fix this,’ host George Stephanopoulos said to King.

‘I think one main thing would be to — just himself to use the word terrorism more often,’ said King, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee.

They always say it’s the simple solutions that elude us, and it turns out that’s really the case.  I wonder if this works in other situations.  After all, if just saying “terrorism” makes it go away, I think I’ll start working the word “calories” into idle conversation.  And if you suddenly find me talking about Twilight a lot more, well, now you’ll know why.

Why am I still surprised by this stuff?  This is yet another example of the Republicans – apparently bereft of ideas of their own – deciding they’ll just repeat things often enough in the hope that repetition equals truth.  We’ve seen it with accusations of Obama’s socialism, the repeated suspicions about his nationality, the introduction of the death panel (thanks, Sarah Palin!), and now the claim that Obama doesn’t use the word “terror” often enough.  George W. Bush’s bumper sticker school of politics is still alive and well in the Republican party.  And yet people still take them seriously.  Unbelievable.

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Current listening:

Florence + The Machine – Lungs (2009)

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