It's simple. Fear trumps Reason. GOP leaders have nixed plans for fundraising pitches with scary cartoon characters, but that doesn't mean that they are giving up on their basic campaign strategy: The fear of socialism.
I recently reported that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that "the U.S. may, with executive approval, deliberately target and kill U.S. citizens who are suspected of being involved in terrorism."
My fear is a political climate that simply cannot reconcile itself to solve the massive problems of our time -- either because Democrats keep falling apart or because Republicans only know the politics of fear mongering and obstruction.
If you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to attempt to name Obama as the man who guided Hasan to his murderous rampage yesterday, the answer -- naturally! -- is Jerome Corsi.
Here's a collection of various luminaries, granted an audience on Fox News, talking about how the incident aboard Flight 253 should touch off a new round of intense racial and ethnic profiling against Muslim-looking passengers.