WE all have irritants that make us want to reach for the revolver. One of mine is the bumper-stickerization of the American mind - the reduction of our hard-won freedom of political speech to slogans that substitute for vision.
(And on the subject of bumper stickers: One per car is OK, but anything more is public masturbation. And I don't want to see that when I pull up behind you at the stoplight.)
Parrot-talk on policy infects both ends of the political spectrum. Extremists like things neat and simple. But, these days, tape-loop talk has reached epidemic proportions on the left. Rational debate? Ain't going to find it at that MoveOn fund-raiser.
Worst of all, the most enduringly popular slogans tend to be either dishonest, misattributed - or just plain dumb.