Skip to comments.Giffords in House for first time since shooting
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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Now, Arizona, vote her out and get a conservative in!
Aye - Aye!
Here, here, and well said. I admire the guts this lady displays.
It’s hard to know how she would have voted before the shooting.
If any good came from her suffering it’s that the RATs have turned down the heat on their rhetoric...
I’m glad she’s alive and well.
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.
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..
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.
Except for Biden
(I didn’t think I needed the “sarc tag”).
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.
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.
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.
I remember that; like I said, vote her out, she is an extreme socialist/greenie!
Yep. They were saying “Do it for Teddy” during the HC circus. Blech.
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
Tucson is also quite liberal. I lived there for a year.
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.
Me too. Without berating the obvious, she is an incredibly brave soul. God bless her.
” Tucson is also quite liberal. I lived there for a year.”
Only downtown areas are liberal. 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."
Her husband's probably a democrat. They put party above ALL!
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.
right you are
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Uh, he picked Joe Biden.
Uh, he picked Joe Biden.
Now that's funny I don't care who you are..:=)
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.