LAMAR SMITH HAS "RADICAL ISLAM" TOURETTE'S
Last night on Jon Stewart's show, Lewis Black asserted that Glenn Beck has "Nazi Tourette's," backing his argument with a series of clips in which Beck obsessively, compulsively describes virtually everything he doesn't like as Nazi or Hitlerian.
Meanwhile, in Congress, we have Texas GOP congressman Lamar Smith. Watch this video, posted by Liz Cheney's Keep America Safe (and currently, via this Townhall post, the lead story at Fox Nation, ahead of any news about Kagan or Shahzad or the Gulf oil spill): the headline is "Eric Holder Refuses to Say 'Radical Islam'" (which is not accurate), but the headline could just as easily be "Lamar Smith Says 'Radical Islam' Over and Over and Over Again, Apparently for the Sheer Joy of It -- Ten Times in Less Than Two Minutes":
This is how right-wingers think you fight terrorism: by saying certain words that make right-wingers feel good as often as possible. Anyone want to explain why doing that for seven-plus years between 9/11 and Bush's last helicopter takeoff from the White House lawn didn't help us catch bin Laden and Zawahiri? Anyone want to explain why the Taliban is still in operation and spreading? Or why there are still insurgents in Iraq? Or why Ahmadinejad is still thriving? WHY DIDN'T YOUR FREAKING WORDS PREVENT ALL THAT? Why didn't saying ISLAMOFASCISM! RADICAL ISLAM! ISLAMOFASCISM! RADICAL ISLAM! from 9/12/01 to 1/20/09 get the job done?
(Apologies to anyone I've offended who actually has Tourette's.)
UPDATE: Uh-oh, this is rapidly moving up the wingnut talking point charts -- I see that Michelle Malkin and crazy Andrew McCarthy (who'll probably be President Palin's AG, if she's not his first Supreme Court pick) have leapt in and linked the video.