Wait, what? The administration has talking points? Talking points that it repeats? And encourages others to repeat? Regardless of context? Instead of saying anything substantial? Can’t be.

We’ve got to stay the course! He’s the right man at this critical moment in our nation’s history! If the media continues speaking freely, the terrorists win!

Why do you hate America, liz?

(Francois, I’m still pondering your point. Part of me wants to say yes, of course, you’re right, but part of me wants to say that if we all decamp for the counterculture, we wind up ceding the dominant culture to the Right — and end up where we are now, with a silenced majority being told that it’s out of step with the mainstream…)