The fact is, post 9/11, the parties have come to two very different places on terror. The Republicans may be wrong (I think they’re more right than wrong, but that’s neither here nor there), but at least they’re serious. The Democrats are both wrong and frivolous. So anything that makes people think about terrorism and national security works to the Republicans’ advantage.
This is so perfect and ridiculous, I love it. So, the Republicans may have waged the war on terror with complete ineptitude, but at least they're serious. Not like those frivolous Dems. Hewitt captures so much of the right-wing CW in just a few lines, it's amazing. Like believing that anything relating to security and terrorism works for the GOP, no matter how dangerously incompetent they've been.