Skip to comments.Former Rep. Gabby Giffords could flip Arizona for Obama in presidential race
Posted on 02/02/2012 11:40:30 AM PST by C19fan
President Obama is eyeing Arizona as one of the few Republican states he might flip in November, but to do that he might need the help of its brightest star: former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D).
Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the presidents reelection campaign remains an open and exceedingly delicate question.
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Using her in that way is the exact opposite of that elderly guy who took a bullet and died for her. Obama is sick, and if voters fall for such patronizing, they are idiots.
He doesn’t need Giffords for Arizona, he just needs Holder to cover up illegal alien voter fraud which is being “organized” as we speak.
Never let a crisis go to waste. It’s the Demonrat way!
My thoughts exactly. Anyone who says, “I’m going to vote for the Marxist because our Rep got shot by a psychotic leftist” is too stupid to breathe.
so lets see; Arizona is being eviscerated by crime, kidnappings, drugs, etc due to illegal immigrants- yet the clout of Giffords will help the POS in the WH who continues to obstruct when the governor of the state tries to eradicate the situation??? LOL- another lame attempt at the criminal liberal media to help obama get re-elected...
Does the man have no shame at all? She resigned her seat rather than risk her recovery by the rigors of a campaign, and this putz wants to pressure her to do it anyway - for him???
Gabby will have to register a lot of illegal aliens before Arizona goes for the Kenyan. I live here and can’t find anyone who has the Barry Tingle anymore. Gas is $3.50 and going up more every day. Arizonans need their vehicles to go anywhere in this state.
I got shot! Vote for my party when you otherwise wouldn’t!
Look, we all feel for Giffords and wish her the best, medically speaking. But to seek to exploit voters’ natural sympathy for her victimization, for political gain, is sick beyond words.
Maybe they could team her up with James Brady?
Seriously, they need to leave her alone. One of my siblings ran in to her recently and spoke to Giffords. Giffords is a sweet lady who needs to work on getting as much of herself back as she can...
“””but to do that he might need the help of its brightest star: former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D).
Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the presidents reelection campaign remains an open and exceedingly delicate question.””””
Which advertising agency wrote that review?
McCain won AZ by 8.5%. How is a crime victim going to flip the election for Obama when voters have seen just how unprepared Obama is for the job? If Obama has a chance in AZ, it’s time to give up on this election and on America as the hope of the free world.
If all she can do is drool her endorsement Øbama will have her front and center of his campaign.
Obama is sick, and if voters fall for such patronizing, they are idiots.
Are these the same people that voted in McCain again?
I regularly wonder if this country is soft-headed enough to re-elect Obama, and I confess I’m not confident about the answer.
The Tucson leftist DemLibTurds would go for it.
We need four more years of Obama like Giffords needs another hole in her head. Did I just type that?
“Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the presidents reelection campaign remains an open....”
I’m sure glad to see her healthy and vibrant, but since when was she the king maker in AZ? Honestly I hadn’t heard much about her before the shooting......just awful
After long thought on whether to say this or not, outside of getting shot in the head and surviving, what has she done other than be a liberal Democrat the media wished to blame Sarah Palin and we Conservatives for aiming the pistol and pulling the trigger?
I thought she was a conservative Rat!
Nah, you went to get a beer and your cat posted.
Never send in a lunatic to do a man’s job I guess.
Is this woman sufficiently worshipped in Arizona so as to turn the State to “The Divine One?” I would guess, not being an Arizona voter, that the illegal Mexican vote will be more important.
Spot on. But as for voters...they get swayed by negative ads, thugh don’t they? Money talks and the voting public is far too lazy to do their own research. Sucks but its true.
They may well be too stupid to breathe, in which case they will die. But their death won't stop them from voting for Obama.
Personally, I think the MSM has hidden how far from recovery Rep. Giffords really is. I have a feeling she’s not even to the point yet where she herself could give a speech about the subject if she wanted to.
She may never be.
If Gabriel Giffords and her husband use the Tucson shooting to benefit Obama’s re-election... Well, I won’t say what I really feel.
No such thing.
LOL post of the day.
The Chicago Tribune’s commenter, Leonard Pitts, wrote a big article calling for more laws to limit 2nd amendment rights “to keep people like Loughner from legally buying” guns like he used...
The duplicitous Pitts bastid, however, didn’t mention the idea that the existing laws in place would have kept Loughner from buying the gun, if it weren’t for some sort of pally relationship between his mother and the ‘rat sheriff Dupnik (who immediately blamed conservatives for the incident).
All one has to do, is take a gander at the total book sales of Ms. Giffords tome!!! In a New york minute, they are dismal and miserable combined. Poor Ms. Giffords can’t help herself, she ain’t gonna help Htiler II (Obama)!!! Arizona goes Red big time in November. Matter fact, there is a good chance her seat turns Red in the upcoming special election!!! Obama is now living in fantasy land!!!
During the AP radio news breaks last week, they actually dubbed in searing, movie-score type music over her speaking. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that in my life. It was so blatantly manipulative, it had my jaw on the floor.
I can’t express what I feel for the ghouls who are propping this woman up for political gain. Her husband has to be a world-class piece of garbage to stand by and watch it happen.
arizona aint flipping...sorry
She will campaign w Obama 100% guarantee.
You must have missed the "Wellstone Memorial."
If Arizona goes for Obama, it won’t be due to Giffords. It will be because Republicans cannot run a conservative candidate. Conservatives have had enough, and voter turnout could be an issue.
They love being a victim, even if they have to imagine some way in which they've been victimized.
They look at victims as heros and regard people who fight back, or prepare to fight back, as too aggressive.
They strive to build a coalition of "victims" who have suffered imaginary class, race, gender, sexuality or environmental victimhood.
Even their rich and famous struggle to identify some slight that will help them maintain some victim cred. And if the celebrity's life is just too damn good to credibly claim victimhood, the unlucky-for-being-so-lucky celebutard finds ways to be photographed with victims, from whom they can osmose some reflected struggle.
Giffords was also going to be a shoo in for Kyl’s senate seat since he’s retiring. Why can’t these goons just back off and allow her to rehab?
Maybe in Pima county ... fat chance elsewhere
Gabby Giffords is NOT Arizona’s brightest star! She just unfortunately got shot by a psycho who was obsessed with her, and obama and the leftist pundits made it all about “lack of civility”.
Raúl Grijalva, who is perhaps the leader in exploiting the Giffords meme, is a LaRaza/MEChA TRAITOR who supported the boycott of his own state, among other things. Dump the traitor!!!!
Dude, stop smoking that stuff.
Obama would be very stupid to exploit her...just my humble opinion..
she has come a long way and the future will be difficult and the years ahead difficult for her family, I know from having a brain injury in my family..we love them but they should not be exploited.
Basically, we constituents (aka peasants) haven’t heard a thing from her that hasn’t come via a handler. There were some patched-together audio tapes, and then the well-rehearsed and highly-edited tv interview. The lefty staff and husband went all out to make it seem like it was Giffords “Tweeting,” writing, posting. They even moved her Tucson office after it had been in the same building for as long as I can remember (decades).