Patrick Ruffini aside, most of the wingnut attacks on Obama over yesterday’s attempted terrorist action center on word choice. RedState:
Even the White House is calling this an attempted terror attack.
Administration says attempted terrorist attack. No. It was a terrorist attack! Just not as successful as they (AQ) planned.
“It was great to see that the Attorney General said, `I know that we are at war,’” Rudy said. But he went on to lament that under current policy, we aren’t supposed to use the phrase “war on terror” anymore.
Just as clapping louder won the war in Iraq, using the words “terrorist attack” and “war” will keep Al Qaeda at bay.