In Wingnut World, it’s the words that count, not the thought. Steven M:
Wingnut Rumplestiltskin? We’ve been playing the post-9/11 version ever since Obama became a presidential candidate. Obama won’t say we’re at war with Al Qaeda and its ideological allies! He won’t say “jihadist” and “Islamist”! He won’t say “war on terror”! He’ll say “terrorism” and “extremism,” but he won’t say “Islamic terrorism” and “Islamic extremism”! It’s “wingnut Rumplestiltskin” because apparently the key to solving all global problems is using the exact booga-booga words right-wingers want to hear — say them and everything magically works out.