Skip to comments.White House mum about guns on Giffords anniversary
Posted on 01/09/2012 5:55:52 AM PST by marktwain
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head last Jan. 8, but the White House is downplaying the likelihood of any White House campaign-trail effort to restrict gun ownership.
I dont have anything new for you, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday when asked about the anniversary. Its a solemn occasion. Its a remarkable recovery that Congresswoman Giffords has made, but we can never forget the lives lost on that day, he added.
President Barack Obamas poll ratings are low, especially in swing-states, and hes shown no willingness to publicly challenge or antagonize gun-owners or other critical swing-voting blocs.
For more than a decade, Democratic officials have sidelined numerous calls by allied activist groups for new curbs on guns. The shift followed the Democrats defeat in the 2000 presidential election, when gun-rights activists helped Vice-President Al Gore lose his home state of Tennessee to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
In the days after Giffords shooting, numerous Democratic activists tried to pin the blame on Republicans, including former Gov. Sarah Palin, and also demanded new curbs on gun ownership.
The gunman was eventually identified as Jared Lee Loughner, and his friends later described him as a drug-using conspiracy theorist who also hated former President George W. Bush.
Loughner killed six people and wounded thirteen, including Giffords when he shot her in the head at close range.
White House has been reduced to something out of the movie “Idiocracy.”
Gun sales are up 16% over last year in our state - Obama doesn’t want to kick that hornet’s nest before the election. If he gets 4 more ...... look out.
Ms. Giffords certainly did not deserve the devastating attack on her by a maniac that her liberal friends fawn over!!! But....IMHO, the voters of her congressional district also do not deserve an absentee congresswoman representing them. She is not capable of returning to congress effectively and should resign or choose not to run for office in 2012.
As for her husband, a man I call the NASA turncoat, he is only interested in his own power and greed!!! He said not one word as POTUS Barack Hussein Obama destroyed the NASA manned space program costing thousands of skilled jobs. He and Obama are simply A1, “dirt bags” of the lowest life.
Thank the Lord in heaven their book flopped miserably. Pray for him and his wife. They both need it!!!
I seem to recall a warning about someone who survives a killing head wound.
I agree with you almost 100%!!! Where I disagree, just a little, is that this selfish woman and her “dirt bag” husband only care for themselves, much in the same manner of America hater Michelle & Barack Hussein Obama. If the voters in her district re-elect her, they are fools and idiots from the word go!!!
Personally, I think “Fast and Furious” speaks volumes. The Obama regime will do anything short of out right confiscation to push gun control. Murder certainly doesn’t seem to bother them.
“”hes shown no willingness to publicly challenge or antagonize gun-owners or other critical swing-voting blocs.””
That’s what the writer would like everyone to believe. It’s BS. Your post has it right - they are certainly working “under the radar”. They have no intention of giving it up. There’s the pursuit in the UN and who on earth knows what else is going on in their marxist brains?
Wicked, wicked people in that administration.
Who said they are either stupid or evil? I pick EVIL!
baraq and holder got caught. So far there have been no consequenses. But they have not given up on their goal to disarm America. Bet the farm that they are still working on a F&F type deal, but this time much more covert.
Their only regret is they got caught.
“”Bet the farm that they are still working on a F&F type deal, but this time much more covert.””
I have no doubt!!! They are so smug and arrogant, they think their actions can remain hidden....but they underestimate us ordinary folks.