It doesn’t matter how stupid certain politicians are, if they rage the right way during national moments of fury. What does the party of White Christian grievance and revenge have to say to its base (al-Qaeda in Arabic ) to stay in power? Things like this work quite well, when directed toward angry folks with a lot of pent-up fear and faith in Divine retribution:
A network of Islamic fundamentalist groups, founded in 1988 and associated with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. The name comes from Arabic, meaning literally ‘the base’.
From: Al-Qaeda in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable