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Gabrielle Giffords' father: 'The whole Tea Party were her enemies' (Yet the shooter was a Lefty)
The London Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2011

Posted on 01/08/2011 2:53:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The father of shot American congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has said that her political stance made her many enemies.

Miss Giffords, a Democrat congresswoman, was shot in the head during a public meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

A lone gunman, described by witnesses as being a white man in his late teens or early twenties, fired into a crowd gathered for a "Congress in your Corner" event outside a supermarket.

Her father Spencer Giffords, 75, wept when asked if his 40-year-old daughter had any enemies.

"Yeah," he told The New York Post. "The whole tea party."

Miss Giffords had been named in March as a political campaign target for conservatives in November’s elections by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for her strong support for the health reforms of President Barack Obama.....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: anarchist; arizona; crime; dailykos; giffords; junkie; koskid; nutroots; palin; teaparty
It turns out that Daily Kos had her in their "crosshairs" for not being far enough left. Hmmmmm...
1 posted on 01/08/2011 2:53:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ping


2 posted on 01/08/2011 2:58:59 PM PST by victim soul
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad that this old man, in his pain, would fall for the communist media lies. His daughter was shot by a left wing nut.

As for enemies, he’s right. The Tea Party is her enemy. Her POLITICAL enemy. All dems are my enemies. But that doesn’t mean I’ll go on a shooting spree.

What these people refuse to understand is it is the extremists in their own party who should be feared. And that includes conservatives, too. I promise you Bush was in more danger of being shot by a far right winger than he was by a liberal. And the same goes for Obama. The physical threat to him is from the far left.


3 posted on 01/08/2011 3:01:13 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are we SURE he’s a lefty? We need to be right on this.


4 posted on 01/08/2011 3:02:41 PM PST by NucSubs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s disgusting that they start flaming before seeing the facts. Interesting profile is emerging on this punk. Can’t wait for information on his upbringing but at this point it sounds like he is nothing but a snot nosed wanna-be anarchist. Little bastard


5 posted on 01/08/2011 3:04:00 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Soetoro is sending Holder to AZ. The whitewash and cover up begins.


6 posted on 01/08/2011 3:04:21 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: NucSubs

Loughner Burns the American Flag

http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10#p/a/f/0/3L1lsLU-kUw


7 posted on 01/08/2011 3:11:23 PM PST by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep your heads, FRiends. The left and lamestream media pin ALL gun-related crimes on “right-wingers” and constitutionalists.

DO NOT PLAY THAT GAME.

This guy was CLEARLY not of a mind to be a lefty OR a righty. He was just plain nuts; probably paranoid-delusional.

Mens Rea.

The sad part is that he’ll almost certainly get off on insanity - with much of the evidence posted in the last few weeks.


8 posted on 01/08/2011 3:12:11 PM PST by golux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s Bushs’ fault.


9 posted on 01/08/2011 3:12:37 PM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 176 days and counting...)
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To: Terry Mross
As for enemies, he’s right. The Tea Party is her enemy. Her POLITICAL enemy. All dems are my enemies. But that doesn’t mean I’ll go on a shooting spree.

I was going to say the same thing. Look I cannot say anything bad about this woman's father. He is under extreme stress with his daughter clinging to life. I'm cutting him some slack. But because the tea party is on opposite side politically, it doesn't mean they are violent types. Tea Party members are the LEAST likely to do something like this. And the early reports are that the shooter is a left-wing loon. We have so much more to fear from those on the left than on the right. There are VERY few dangerous right wing extremists out there. That's not the perception those in the media have created, but that's the fact.
10 posted on 01/08/2011 3:13:09 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Terry Mross
As for enemies, he’s right. The Tea Party is her enemy. Her POLITICAL enemy. All dems are my enemies. But that doesn’t mean I’ll go on a shooting spree.

I was going to say the same thing. Look I cannot say anything bad about this woman's father. He is under extreme stress with his daughter clinging to life. I'm cutting him some slack. But because the tea party is on opposite side politically, it doesn't mean they are violent types. Tea Party members are the LEAST likely to do something like this. And the early reports are that the shooter is a left-wing loon. We have so much more to fear from those on the left than on the right. There are VERY few dangerous right wing extremists out there. That's not the perception those in the media have created, but that's the fact.
11 posted on 01/08/2011 3:13:37 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: NucSubs

I agree we need to get things right. Fox News had I don’t know how many people dead and then had to retract. I think, I repeat, THINK, the guy was just a disturbed person. Not left or right, just a person in need of help.


12 posted on 01/08/2011 3:13:49 PM PST by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Terry Mross
As for enemies, he’s right. The Tea Party is her enemy. Her POLITICAL enemy. All dems are my enemies. But that doesn’t mean I’ll go on a shooting spree.

I was going to say the same thing. Look I cannot say anything bad about this woman's father. He is under extreme stress with his daughter clinging to life. I'm cutting him some slack. But because the tea party is on opposite side politically, it doesn't mean they are violent types. Tea Party members are the LEAST likely to do something like this. And the early reports are that the shooter is a left-wing loon. We have so much more to fear from those on the left than on the right. There are VERY few dangerous right wing extremists out there. That's not the perception those in the media have created, but that's the fact.
13 posted on 01/08/2011 3:13:53 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever since JFK was assassinated (by Lee Harvey Oswald, an avowed communist) the left has successfully lied to the American people and claimed that ‘right-wingers’ are crazed assassins and will kill you if you disagree with liberal political positions. That is outrageous nonsense without a shred of evidence to back up the vile assertion but yet, here we go again, with Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and basically, all who hold conservative political views or even oppose ObamaCare being blamed for the shooting rampage that left the Arizona Representative shot in the head.....by a dopey young guy that probably viewed the ‘moderate’ Democrat as too ‘conservative’. The MSM will pile on and with the Democrats, cynically attempt to spin this terrible act of violence as a the fault of ‘the right-wing’, which is demonstrably false. I can only hope that the American people are now savvy enough to see this palpable lie for what it is: rank political opportunism of the most vicious and deceitful kind - and be repelled by it, as all people should be.


14 posted on 01/08/2011 3:15:12 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OBAMA VOTER
15 posted on 01/08/2011 3:16:36 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be true, the left is silent regarding his political background.


16 posted on 01/08/2011 3:19:48 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Had to switch off FNC. They keep making reference to vandalization of her office following her vote for Obamacare, as if there is a connection between this shooting and those against Obamacare. They make me sick!


17 posted on 01/08/2011 3:19:59 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube Webpage:

Name:Jared Lee Loughner
Channel Views:271
Joined:October 25, 2010
Website:http://Myspace.com/fallenasleep Hometown:Tucson
Country:United States
Schools:I attended school: Thornydale elementary,Tortolita Middle School, Mountain View Highschool, Northwest Aztec Middle College, and Pima Community College.
Interests:My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college!
Movies:(*My idiom: I could coin the moment!*)
Music:Pass me the strings!
Books:I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.


Pyx's comment ---> Interesting "FAVORITE" books. Fahrenheith 451, The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. No what I would call, a TEA PARTY SUPPORTER. --Pyx.


18 posted on 01/08/2011 3:24:03 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: mc5cents

“Not left or right, just a person in need of help.”

Excellent comment. Lets all keep that in mind.


19 posted on 01/08/2011 3:28:07 PM PST by NucSubs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Yeah," he told The New York Post. "The whole tea party."

I'll cut him some slack because he is obviously grief stricken ... but ... at some point he is going to have to be clued in that "Mein Kampf" and "The Communist Manifesto" are not generally considered favorite reading among the Tea Party crowd. We are more of a "Constitution" and "Federalist Papers" crowd.


20 posted on 01/08/2011 3:28:13 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Outlaw Woman
"...sounds like he is nothing but a snot nosed wanna-be anarchist. Little bastard"

Yeah. That's my assessment of the shooter as well, thus far.

21 posted on 01/08/2011 3:28:43 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Bush’s fault? No after the crap I’ve read all over the place today I’m pretty sure the “somebody has to be blamed for this” baton has officially passed to Palin.


22 posted on 01/08/2011 3:28:51 PM PST by redk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to Jared Lee Loughner's Youtube channel (LINK):

"favorite books: ...The Communist Manifesto... Mein Kampf..."

His video "Introduction: Jared Loughner" on Youtube states:

"... a terrorist is a person who employs terror on terrorism, especially as a political weapon." but "Calling someone a terrorist is "Ad hominem".

"The government is implying {sic} mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar."

"No! I won't trust in God!"... and uses the "B.C.E." & "A.D.E" instead of the Christian "B.C." & "A.D.E"

Weak case for the sort of patriotic American rightwing Christian profiled by Napolitano & company as a terrorist.
23 posted on 01/08/2011 3:31:57 PM PST by drpix
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Jared Lee Loughner - Disturbed Anarchist

24 posted on 01/08/2011 3:36:41 PM PST by red flanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fine. I guess the next step is to round up all TEA Party members and interrogate them.
25 posted on 01/08/2011 3:36:54 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: pyx
Here's some twitter comments from friends of his:

click here

Mrs. Prince of Space

26 posted on 01/08/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by Prince of Space
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To: NucSubs

One way to find out. Who did this guy vote for in 2010?


27 posted on 01/08/2011 3:41:14 PM PST by Fee
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To: JohnLongIsland
It’s Bushs’ fault.

I don't believe the suspect is an illegal alien.

28 posted on 01/08/2011 3:41:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So far, all the violence has come from the left, commies, leftists etc.

THEY are the loonies. We are just trying to stay alive!


29 posted on 01/08/2011 3:42:39 PM PST by NoGrayZone
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To: Prince of Space
Gay athiest anarchist who loves the Communist Manifesto commits shooting atrocity.

If the left only knew how stupid they're going to look when they end up covered with the very poo they're flinging, they'd gladly glom onto the insanity defense and quietly bury this story as fast as they could.

30 posted on 01/08/2011 3:44:18 PM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: Jim Scott

Lee Harvey Oswald - Communist
Sirhan Sirhan - Palestinian terrorist
John Wilkes Booth - Democrat, confederate sympathizer and secret society leader
Leon Frank Czolgosz - Anarchist
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore - Manson cult followers and hippies. Etc, etc..


31 posted on 01/08/2011 3:45:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Jim Scott

Ever since JFK was assassinated (by Lee Harvey Oswald, an avowed communist) the left has successfully lied to the American people and claimed that ‘right-wingers’ are crazed assassins and will kill you if you disagree with liberal political positions.


Obama’s best bud and the leading leftist for (Re)education William “the bomber” Ayers made a dedication to Sirhan Sirhan (assassin of the leftists idol Bobby Kenedy) among other killers in one of his books, I believe it was “Prairie Fire”.


32 posted on 01/08/2011 3:50:08 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Prince of Space

That’s a GREAT link thanks!


33 posted on 01/08/2011 3:55:13 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guiseppe Zangara- Italian anarchist


34 posted on 01/08/2011 4:02:24 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Fee

That would be great to know, but we might never know.


35 posted on 01/08/2011 4:06:33 PM PST by NucSubs
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To: truthguy

Give me liberty or give me Death!

Words to live by!

I’m a part of the tea party and if 200 people gets shot by some nut,

I’m still not going to give my freedoms away to the left and the RINOS!


36 posted on 01/08/2011 4:10:45 PM PST by factmart
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To: red flanker
I heard the shooter is a Good friend of Obama’s Bomber Friend who lives in Chicago?
37 posted on 01/08/2011 4:16:42 PM PST by factmart
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To: Huskrrrr

The nutcase took it upon himself to be a political enforcer for the Hard Left, so, no conspiracy theories. Yet this incident will be twisted by extreme pretzel logic. “Anyone who disagrees with the Hard Left is deranged and violent.” (Please note the quotes, it’s what I expect from Minneapolis Moonbats). Also any military veteran will be stigmatized by the Hard Left, never mind that this kook is very unlikely a veteran.
The Kos site has some very sick twisted people, if anyone remembers one KodKid who signed on to FreeRepublic, posted links to kiddie porn on FR his home page, and bragged about it on his own Kos page.
This is the deranged Hard Left we are dealing with.


38 posted on 01/08/2011 4:41:44 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: Ladycalif

someone who knows how please save this you tube...it’ll be errased to support the tea party insinuation...


39 posted on 01/08/2011 5:24:20 PM PST by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The MSM does many horrible things in "doing their job," but few as despicable as exploiting a father's grief hours after his daughter has been shot and grievously wounded.

Certainly exploiting a father's distraught statement for political capital is mind-boggling.

40 posted on 01/08/2011 6:04:49 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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