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Giffords in House for first time since shooting
AP ^ | Aug. 1, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 08/01/2011 6:18:16 PM PDT by PROCON

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House for the first time since she was shot last January, making a dramatic entrance Monday night during a crucial debt vote and drawing loud applause and cheers from surprised colleagues. As lawmakers stood on the floor, staring up at the vote board, Giffords slowly made her way through an entrance on the Democratic side of the chamber. Applause built and rolled like a wave through the House as lawmakers realized that their colleague had returned.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; debtceiling; gabriellegiffords; giffords
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Despite her politics, glad she's back.

Now, Arizona, vote her out and get a conservative in!

1 posted on 08/01/2011 6:18:18 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Aye - Aye!


2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:19:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PROCON

Here, here, and well said. I admire the guts this lady displays.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:22:22 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Knowledge is pitiless.)
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To: PROCON
Is she back now for good or just came in for the vote?
Also is she 100% recovered if so that is awesome for her and her family
6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:23:45 PM PDT by funfan
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To: crosshairs

It’s hard to know how she would have voted before the shooting.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:24:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: PROCON

If any good came from her suffering it’s that the RATs have turned down the heat on their rhetoric...


8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: Bean Counter

I’m glad she’s alive and well.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:25:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: PROCON

I’m sorry guys. I’m glad she’s doing great and wish her the best, but all I see from this is the same ol’ Democratic ‘Drama Llama’ crapola. She’s just being used as a prop. Quite frankly, I find it disgusting.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:26:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: tsowellfan

I am glad she is well and alive.. but I wonder if she flew in from Arizonia or Texas where ever she was at on a private jet? those are evil... u know..


11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:08 PM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: clintonh8r
If any good came from her suffering it’s that the RATs have turned down the heat on their rhetoric...

Yeah, and Joe Biden calls the Tea Party a bunch of terrorist. It was nice while it lasted but it only lasted a day or so back when the shooting happened.

12 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: clintonh8r

Except for Biden


13 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: tsowellfan

(I didn’t think I needed the “sarc tag”).


14 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:13 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: PROCON; SandRat; crosshairs
I'm glad she is doing recovering physically. She has gone through a lot and I wish her well. I hope she decides to get away from politics and enjoy the life she almost lost.

The first time I heard of her was not when she was shot, but when she made a grandstand play on the floor of the congress in support of her MoveOn.org friends and allies. It was during their slandering and derision of General David Patreus when he was brought here from Afghanistan to testify before congress. Giffords used her opportunity (and intellect) to demand from him an explanation of what he was doing as commanding general to reduce the carbon foot print of our fighting forces in the middle east.

I hope her retirement is eminent.

15 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: PROCON
It was good to see her but......

IMO Obama and the democrats made out better than they should have on this and in an effort to distract over how much we're really getting screwed here, they brought her out. I know I'm cynical but it was the thought that ran through my head as soon as I saw the image of her waving while surrounded by the usual suspects.

16 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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She’s just being used as a prop. Quite frankly, I find it disgusting.

I agree. And if she voted the "wrong" way the dems would have come out claiming she's "incompetent"

Believe me. They knew how she was going to vote before she came in.

17 posted on 08/01/2011 6:29:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: Baynative
to demand from him an explanation of what he was doing as commanding general to reduce the carbon foot print of our fighting forces in the middle east.

I remember that; like I said, vote her out, she is an extreme socialist/greenie!

18 posted on 08/01/2011 6:32:35 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: tsowellfan

Yep. They were saying “Do it for Teddy” during the HC circus. Blech.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 6:32:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: tsowellfan
She barely won in 2010 and would have lost with out the illegal vote and other typical Democrat voting games against a very weak opponent.

Tucson has seen most of the Arizona Stimulus funding spent there to buy votes

This vote won't help her re election and they are running out of funds for vote buying.

I wish her the best for her recovery and hope she does well for the rest of her term

20 posted on 08/01/2011 6:41:22 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Tucson is also quite liberal. I lived there for a year.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 6:44:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: funfan

She is a long, long way from recovered. Considering she had a bullet smash through her brain, she is doing well just to be alive but she’ll never be the same as before.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 6:46:45 PM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: tsowellfan

Me too. Without berating the obvious, she is an incredibly brave soul. God bless her.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 6:52:14 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Knowledge is pitiless.)
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To: tsowellfan

” Tucson is also quite liberal. I lived there for a year.”

Only downtown areas are liberal. The U of Arizona is a horrible influence.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tsowellfan
Where the hell is this lady's husband ?
Why is he allowing her to be used as a PR prop by her staff desperate to keep their job, Evil Debbie and San Fran Nan.
This lady has massive head trauma and is partially paralyzed ! Have you noticed they don't show her talking or moving ! She can barely do either just like the Dem Sen Johnson!
The aides do everything including Voting !
Her husband should be stopping this charade not
letting the radical left use her !
Stomach turning !
25 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:26 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
The U of Arizona is a horrible influence.

You got that right. I was on the bus and this college age kid was wearing t-shirt "CCCP". I wanted to tell him: "You would not be wearing that T-shirt in Miami."

26 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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Her husband should be stopping this charade not letting the radical left use her !

Her husband's probably a democrat. They put party above ALL!

27 posted on 08/01/2011 6:58:29 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: PROCON
I agree. Glad she is back.

I don't agree with her on many issues, but I want to commend her on the work she has done on behalf of Pastor Yousef who is scheduled to be executed in Iran. She has been one of the most vocal leaders in Congress in trying to assure his release.

On the whole, I would much rather see a Conservative in her seat, but she does deserve credit for her stance and her diligence on this particular issue, and I respect her courage and determination in making it back to the job.

28 posted on 08/01/2011 7:02:50 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

right you are


29 posted on 08/01/2011 7:10:03 PM PDT by Beckett08 (Better a Mommy in The White House than a Commie in The White House)
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To: tsowellfan
disgusting

the left is angling for the az senate and they will use her.

the rat party is beyond is a vile mob.

her husband is a pig for letting his severely brain damaged wife being used like this ! unreal

30 posted on 08/01/2011 7:13:43 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: PROCON

I predict Biden will bow out in 2012 and Giffords will be 0bama’s running mate. I think she will be very handy to use for his future gun-grabbing agenda. He will also offer her the VP position to court the female vote. I hope I’m wrong, but when I saw her today, that was my first thought.
Jim’s wife.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 7:21:19 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: ncalburt

Like how they rolled out Sen Byrd all the time for a last minute speech (in Marquee size letters) and vote....Did GOP ever do that?


32 posted on 08/01/2011 7:25:36 PM PDT by merryberry
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To: rdcbn

You’re right, she barely won. She actually lost Election Day, but the early ballots that came in (people who had voted before Giffords agreed to have one lousy debate), pushed her over. After nearly a week or so of counting ballots.


33 posted on 08/01/2011 7:30:47 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: ncalburt

From the time that I saw the video of Texas state reps voting for others when their back was turned, I really want to make sure WHO has cast a vote in any forum.

When I lived in NY, a state rep/senator was brought in from the hospital AFTER being diagnosed with TIA’s to cast a vote in the assembly.

I am not unsympathetic to her plight. I do believe anyone who has been seriously ill/ injured needs to be determined to be “fit for duty” - no matter the job.


34 posted on 08/01/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: merryberry
Bryd aides were voting for him for years unless they needed a photo op so has Sen Johnson's aides.
Trent Lott allowed this Bryd aide charade for years.
35 posted on 08/01/2011 7:32:30 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt

The husband’s been front and center, angling for a new job after retiring from NASA. He released some extremely creepy photos of a white sheet and some other things very early on. He whisked her away when she shouldn’t have been in the air. He claimed that she’s the politician in the family -— until he decided that maybe he would consider running after all.

They never even lived together before the incident. Well, unless they did... in Houston, which means that the lies about her living in Tucson were just that... lies.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 7:34:00 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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Or her husband may be waiting in the wings which for the senate seat run.
it was a test run for something.
37 posted on 08/01/2011 7:35:07 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: jim35

I had some of those same thoughts, how eerie. The problem for me, with that, is biblical predictions..scary. Zero may get desperate, if his approval ratings keep falling.
That overwhelming response to her ordeal could trigger a sympathy vote.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 7:35:15 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Borax Queen
you beat me to that angle !
i think your right.
who would allow their spouse to be used like that in a
disgusting manner unless their is long term strategy.
39 posted on 08/01/2011 7:37:43 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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if she really is "back" then she should go on Fox news and all the tv channels for an indept, live interview....

glad she's better....doubt if she is "normal" or even near it....one needs more than just thinking capabilities to be an effective congresscritter.....one needs to be able to speak clearly, debate,read, write.....

40 posted on 08/01/2011 7:41:53 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ncalburt

Ha, well, you brought it up first and set me off... :0)

As far as “who would allow their spouse”...I don’t know... just someone really slimy.

We’ve discussed this a bit on our local FR board.
How most of us would kill our husbands for doing the stuff that creep has done. And right away in January, and ongoing!

But, as someone else posted once, it is what leftists do... so if the shoe were on the other foot, she probably would have done the same to him. The marriage seemed to be just another one of political convenience, even a few years ago.


41 posted on 08/01/2011 7:42:51 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: cherry
one needs more than just thinking capabilities to be an effective congresscritter.....one needs to be able to speak clearly, debate,read, write.....

Oh come on, you've seen Sheila Jackson Lee, Nancy Pelosi and Cynthia McKinney etc.

The good news is, she will likely get better, most RATs won't.

42 posted on 08/01/2011 7:49:19 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Borax Queen
Your right about the spouse thing.
The lack of just basic decency by her spouse is surreal here.
The Dem media would let her run for the senate without allowing a single video of her trying to speaking or walk.
Sen Johnson does not debate or been seen in public walking for quite a few years.
43 posted on 08/01/2011 7:58:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt

You’re exactly right about how they’ll run her.

You should have seen the daily 3-4 articles, plus at least 10 minutes at the top of every local news program. It went on for months. Always with the exaggerations and cover-up (making it seem like Giffords was 100% better right away, then that she was voting for bills, then how much money her staffers were giving away, posting glam shots of her, always the same quotes, never giving specific words she said besides “toast” and “awesome,” but saying how up on politics she was, so on).


44 posted on 08/01/2011 8:04:47 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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“It was a test run for something.”

Agreed. I didn't think about her husband running for office, that could be a possibility as well. I'm still thinking 0bama will pick her (Giffords) as VP. The press loves her and she will get a lot of female (and sympathy) votes.
She may have too much residual brain damage, but she's made a lot of recovery so far and the election is still a long way off. She still has quite a bit of time for rehabilitation.
The media will play up 0bama’s visits to her while she was in critical condition and it will make him more sympathetic as well. No one will be able to critcize Giffords for anything she does or says without the lapdog media coming to her defense and the outcry over “all the poor woman's been through.”
This sympathy for Giffords is how the gun grabbing agenda will get ratcheted up. I truly hope I am wrong, but I think she may be the perfect candidate to give 0bama another term.
Jim's Wife.

45 posted on 08/01/2011 8:05:57 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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“I'm still thinking 0bama will pick her (Giffords) as VP.”

I will be nice and say I assume you are joking. Even Obama knows it would be pretty foolish to have someone who has suffered a terrible brain injury, second in line to be President.

46 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:37 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: PROCON

She looks pretty good in this clip. Her right arm dangles and she looks a trifle unsteady, but she can certainly move about. No one’s holding her up. It’s a safe bet she can’t talk too well. But you can definitely tell that the lights are on and she’s all there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdmVFW2WcQY


47 posted on 08/01/2011 8:18:10 PM PDT by sinanju
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Even Obama knows it would be pretty foolish to have someone who has suffered a terrible brain injury, second in line to be President.

Uh, he picked Joe Biden.

48 posted on 08/01/2011 8:19:19 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01; HereInTheHeartland
Even Obama knows it would be pretty foolish to have someone who has suffered a terrible brain injury, second in line to be President.

Uh, he picked Joe Biden.

Now that's funny I don't care who you are..:=)

49 posted on 08/01/2011 8:23:50 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: ncalburt

The husband might be a military officer and an astronaut, but he’s also a total Kool Aid drinker. He blamed conservatives for the shooting at the outset and never apologized or corrected the record.

I’m sorry his wife got some brains blown out but I despise the guy.


50 posted on 08/01/2011 8:24:15 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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