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Gabby Giffords sings same old song

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wireguy, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2013/07/08/more-gun-lies-from-gabby-giffords-n1634166/page/full


    More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords
    Kurt Schlichter | Jul 08, 2013


    Gabby Giffords and her still-weightless astronaut husband are like a gun-grabbing Foghat, eternally playing the state fair circuit of American politics. Now they are literally going on tour again, hoping that their audience will forgo the old favorites and welcome a track off their new album.

    She’s really just a one-hit wonder hoping to match the airplay of her power ballad “I Suffered a Tragedy So I Have Special Moral Standing (To Advocate Stripping You of Your Fundamental Rights).” The sad truth is that she is the Psy of liberal advocacy, far past her 15 minutes yet valiantly trying to recapture the glory of her gun control Gangnam Style.

    Her new tune is apparently entitled “Patriot” because her latest op-ed uses some form of that term four times in about 750 words. I guess it’s now “patriotic” to want to impinge on the constitutional rights of fellow Americans. She doesn’t explain why.

    She also warbles about how gun rights come with “responsibilities,” using some version of that term eight times. Except the point of a “right” is that it isn’t contingent upon fulfilling “responsibilities.” It is a foundational element of our social contract and is not subject to infringement by leftists simply because they cloak their oppression with focus group-erriffic labels like “responsibilities.”

    If you misuse a gun, the judicial system deals with you afterwards. But you have to misuse a gun before the government gets to limit your rights. Clichés about “responsibility” that sound like they were cribbed from Spiderman movie dialogue are not a meaningful statement of basic Constitutional principles.

    Giffords is just the latest leftist trying to speak “Conservative” to us mindless yokels to sucker us into signing on to their petty fascism du jour. You remember the Soros-funded, simpering evangelist woman shilling for the immigration scam whose ad buy on conservative talk radio exceeded even LifeLock’s? They truly think if someone says “Jesus” and leaps off a cliff, we’re going to follow, lemming-like, along behind.

    So now the magic words are “patriotic” and “responsibility.” But “patriotism” was déclassé to Giffords’s fellow liberals before President Obama got sworn in, and liberals embracing “responsibility?” Give me a break. Liberalism isn’t a coherent ideology; it’s a collection of lame excuses for the sloth, laziness and lifestyle chaos of Democrat voters.

    It’s always amusing to hear a liberal like Giffords babbling about “responsibility.” Perhaps Alec Baldwin can lecture us on tolerance, patience, and fatherhood. Too bad the Democrats’ beloved icon, noted KKK kleagle Robert Byrd, can’t share his insights on racial harmony.

    There’s more. Now Giffords and her husband are super-duper believers in the Second Amendment who even have guns themselves! Convenient, since the conservative media caught Astro-Giffords himself buying one of those evil, awful assault rifles he and his wife are trying so hard to keep out of the hands of lesser Americans like you and me.

    Liberals really do think we’re stupid.

    In fact, we’re apparently so dumb they don’t even need to acknowledge obvious facts. Gifford writes that, “in New Hampshire, 93% of Democrats, 79% of Republicans, 82% of gun owners and 60% of NRA households support background checks.” But of course, we already have background checks – the issue is the wisdom of mindlessly expanding them. That’s like saying 95% of Americans support generic drunk driving laws as a specific argument to drop the DUI limit to .01% (well, except for illegals).

    Nor does she bother to address our actual concerns. The Toomey-Manchin bill, like every other jammed-down “bipartisan compromise,” was poorly drafted and filled with loopholes that utterly failed to secure the promises of the sponsors. It purported to prevent a national gun registry but the actual language did not – for some wacky reason, people who take the Second Amendment seriously don’t trust bureaucrats. It also acted to, at best, inconvenience and, at worst, criminalize the innocent behavior of law-abiding citizens.

    No, apparently we oppose all background checks because we hate children or something. Maybe we just aren’t “patriotic” or “responsible” enough.

    Now, as her “We Love Guns Except When People Like You Have Them” tour begins, look for Giffords’s new tune to not even chart. We’re just not falling for it. And when she realizes she’s getting no traction, look for more whining about how people are being mean to her by actually assessing the form and content of her arguments instead of simply surrendering to her policy preferences because some creep shot her.

    Your ideas about how to prevent a tragedy do not become better because you suffered a tragedy. Nor does the fact that you suffered a tragedy insulate you from harsh criticism of the bad ideas you choose to submit into the public debate.

    Gabby Giffords has a right to pretend to change her tune on gun control. And we have a right not to listen.
     
  2. darr

    darr Well-Known Member

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    There might actually be good political benefits from these ant-gun morons. They are on the wrong side of the issue. There could be political backlash.


    Darr
     
  3. timberfaller

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    The Brady's are a has-been, the commie leftest needed "new" blood!!

    Adds new meaning to the ole saying, "num skull"
     
  4. hamm3839

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    Both are traders and need to be tried for TREASON!
     
  5. beeper

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    Ok we have one guy who has learned how to cut and paste and another who tries to spell traitors as "traders". While you all are calling people stupid names for exercising their constitutional right of free speech, you wrap yourself up in the flag and preach second amendment. WOW!

    beeper
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

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    Ask her if she's going to ban seal killing assault dogs and jail the owners.
     
  7. Setterman

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    Ask her handlers if she actually thinks for herself? Sounds mean, but I question her ability to comprehend the difference between what she's saying, saying what she's thinking, and knowing what she's saying.

    She was pushed out by the media and her "people" way too early. Notice there are never any Q and A sessions....always just comments.
     
  8. timberfaller

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    Yep beeper,

    They can exercise their First Amendment right all they want.

    But be prepared to receive rebuttal for their stupidity!!

    When you lie and make false accusations and ignore the sacrifice in blood of others YOU are a IDIOT AND STUPID to boot!!
     
  9. GW22

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    Remember, her husband is the world-class hypocrite who got caught buying an AR and a semi-auto pistol after going on tour saying YOU shouldn't have the right to own either. Zero credibility a-holes, the both of them.

    -Gary
     
  10. NMULTRARUNNER55

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    Obama, Biden and Schumer's favorite vegetable - Gabby Giffords. Willing media pawn.

    Steve Nunley

    Albuquerque, NM
     
  11. Fast Oil

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    Their final stop on the 7 state tour ended here in the Raleigh NC area. On Thursday (7-4) they announsed that Mark Kelly would be shooting at a local sporting clays range on Sunday but would not tell which one it would be. There are 3 in the area, one of which I manage. They also held a roundtable meeting with "local gun owners". Hand picked with no media present.

    They are the "NEW" James & Sarah Brady. Don't be fooled. They want to limit your rights.

    (They went to a another facility not ours)
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    Typical Politician that wants to restrict citizens and hold them to a standard that they themself do not have to adhere to ... Giffords and Kelly are bottom feeders that depend on the Government to care for them at any and all cost ... Giffords still has the same blank look that she did before she got shot and her husband is only going a long for the (free) ride ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    The anti's have tried to put a wolf in sheep's clothing before. Like the fake American Hunters and Shooters Association that the anti's created to make it appear there was a "reasonable" alternative to the NRA. A couple of fools here championed their cause and vehemently defended them even when they endorsed Kerry and Obama.

    What the Giffords are doing amounts to the same thing. Wolves in sheep's clothing. Under the guise of being "reasonable common sense gun owners" they're simply pushing the Brady-Schumer-Obama theme of background checks and semi-auto bans. In fact, they are hypocrites, since hubby tried to purchase an "assault weapon" then made up a big lie that he just wanted to get it off the street. And the irony is she was shot by a whack job who passed a background check.
     
  14. wireguy

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    Gabby is a victim. She is a victim of her own stupidity and lack of professionalism. If she was intelligent and professional she would have long ago reasoned through to the conclusion that as a public figure she needed security, and that she herself might be her own best first line of defense. Instead she chose to live in a little girl leftist dream scape where everything is happy happy happy all the time. Why should this woman, or her worthless husband who failed his wife by failing to reach the same conclusion about her security, be looked upon as a source of wisdom for how these things should work when they were both too stupid to provide her with armed security when they had that prerogative?
     
  15. Barry C. Roach

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    Go back to before she was shot. She's always been a blithering idiot moonbeam cut from the same mold as Pelosi.