Merle Haggard, as quoted by Joe Klein:

“This is America. We’re proud. We’re not afraid of a bunch of terrorists. But this government is all about terror alerts and scaring us at airports. We’re changing the Constitution out of fear. We spend all our time looking up each other’s dresses. Fear’s the only issue the Republican Party has. Vote for them, or the terrorists will win. That’s not what Reagan was about. I hate to think about our soldiers over in Iraq fighting for a country that’s slipping away.”

See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? Why can’t Haggard’s candidate of choice — Hillary Clinton — say the same thing? Instead she spends her time all but declaring war on Iran just to look “tough.” It’s absurd.