Josh Marshall's guide for perplexed politicians

Over at TPM he’s starting a handy list for those who might be confused about what activities might cause some “misunderstanding” next time there’s an attempt on the life of a politician:

1. Refrain from telling supporters that winning the election may require active exercise of their “second amendment” rights.

2. Refrain from suggesting it’s time for “armed revolution”, even if Thomas Jefferson once kinda sorta suggested that.

3. Refrain from holding political fundraisers focused around use of automatic weapons, especially target practices with initials, name or images of your political opponent.

4. Refrain from telling supporters you want them to be “armed and dangerous.”

5. Refrain from making campaign posters with opponent’s head in gun sights.

6. Refrain from saying that bullets will work if ballots don’t.

7. Suggest that supporters not bring weapons to opponents’ political rallies.

What else should be added to the list?


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  2. AdamL

    January 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    You probably shouldn’t compare the expansion of Medicaid and giving tax credits to purchase private insurance to a terrorist attack.

  3. PAW

    January 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Refrain from speaking aloud on subjects you know nothing about.

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