January 9, 2011
BARACK OBAMA: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
UPDATE: Reader Ron Hardin emails: “It’s time to stamp out violent figures of speech.” Heh.
MORE: In 2008, Markos Moulitsas put a “bullseye” on Gabrielle Giffords’ district. While we’re tracking those violent figures of speech . . . .
Give it up guys. Your efforts to politicize this tragedy have been pathetic.
To be clear, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Markos’s post, which is about primary challenges. But I do think there’s something wrong with pretending that this sort of language is to blame for nuts. And if you’re going to claim that, well, sauce for the goose. . . .
STILL MORE: Peter Ingemi weighs in.