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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords could flip Arizona for Obama in presidential race
The Hill ^ | February 2, 2012 | Russell Berman

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 president’s reelection campaign remains an open — and exceedingly delicate — question.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; gabbygiffords; giffords; obama; obama2012; onetermobama
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Disgusting. Add to that if voters give AZ to Zero just because he dragged along Giffords then this country deserves what it gets.
1 posted on 02/02/2012 11:40:34 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

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.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 11:43:07 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: C19fan
A number of factors would weigh in the decision for Giffords and for the Obama campaign.
Hey, it's worth a shot.
3 posted on 02/02/2012 11:43:32 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: C19fan

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.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 11:45:05 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: C19fan

Never let a crisis go to waste. It’s the Demonrat way!


5 posted on 02/02/2012 11:45:40 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: C19fan

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.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 11:46:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: C19fan

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...


7 posted on 02/02/2012 11:46:56 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: C19fan

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???


8 posted on 02/02/2012 11:47:07 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: C19fan

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.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 11:47:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: C19fan

I got shot! Vote for my party when you otherwise wouldn’t!

/s

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.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 11:48:56 AM PST by pogo101
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To: C19fan

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...


11 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:08 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: C19fan

“””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 president’s reelection campaign remains an open — and exceedingly delicate — question.””””

Which advertising agency wrote that review?


12 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:07 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: C19fan

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.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:41 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: C19fan

If all she can do is drool her endorsement Øbama will have her front and center of his campaign.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:48 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Yaelle

Obama is sick, and if voters fall for such patronizing, they are idiots.

Are these the same people that voted in McCain again?


15 posted on 02/02/2012 11:52:29 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Never underestimate the ability of democrats to cheat. Last election, I couldn't find anyone here in Nevada who supported Harry Reid, yet he was reelected. But no matter, we evidently are stuck with such a bad candidate on our side of the aisle, I don't think it matters too much who is president. In fact, I am so afraid of Romney, I wonder if it might better for this country if Obama did win. If ever there was a time to humble ourselves before God and for prayer, this is it.
16 posted on 02/02/2012 11:52:37 AM PST by erkelly
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To: C19fan

I regularly wonder if this country is soft-headed enough to re-elect Obama, and I confess I’m not confident about the answer.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 11:53:15 AM PST by Argus
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To: Yaelle; C19fan

The Tucson leftist DemLibTurds would go for it.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 11:53:23 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: C19fan

We need four more years of Obama like Giffords needs another hole in her head. Did I just type that?


19 posted on 02/02/2012 11:54:14 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: C19fan

“Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the president’s 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


20 posted on 02/02/2012 11:55:11 AM PST by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: C19fan; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...

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?


21 posted on 02/02/2012 11:55:11 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: C19fan

I thought she was a conservative Rat!


22 posted on 02/02/2012 11:55:51 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: C19fan
Dream On ZERO
2 million Gabby Giffords could not help yo sorry butt
23 posted on 02/02/2012 11:55:59 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: C19fan
Total BS... and I saw an interview last week that said she would have a hard time beating the republican that is running. This is total BS. They know it... but they must propagandize... it is all the left has left.

LLS

24 posted on 02/02/2012 11:56:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Nah, you went to get a beer and your cat posted.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 11:57:41 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: C19fan

Never send in a lunatic to do a man’s job I guess.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 11:58:00 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: C19fan

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.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 11:58:11 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Yaelle

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.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 11:58:29 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: Tax-chick
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.

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.

29 posted on 02/02/2012 11:59:00 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: dblshot

*groan*


30 posted on 02/02/2012 12:00:28 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Good point.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 12:01:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: C19fan

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.


32 posted on 02/02/2012 12:01:17 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: SueRae

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.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 12:01:46 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Paperdoll

No such thing.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 12:03:01 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: OrangeHoof

LOL post of the day.


35 posted on 02/02/2012 12:03:48 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Bender2

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).


36 posted on 02/02/2012 12:05:11 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

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!!!


37 posted on 02/02/2012 12:07:30 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: RockinRight

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.


38 posted on 02/02/2012 12:07:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: C19fan

arizona aint flipping...sorry


39 posted on 02/02/2012 12:08:17 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Yaelle
Great post. You win this t shirt


Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

40 posted on 02/02/2012 12:09:35 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: skaterboy

She will campaign w Obama 100% guarantee.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
"I can’t express what I feel for the ghouls who are propping this woman up for political gain."

You must have missed the "Wellstone Memorial."

42 posted on 02/02/2012 12:12:34 PM PST by daler
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To: C19fan

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.


43 posted on 02/02/2012 12:14:54 PM PST by petitfour
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To: C19fan
Liberals love victims.

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.

44 posted on 02/02/2012 12:16:54 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: C19fan

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?


45 posted on 02/02/2012 12:17:16 PM PST by Will88
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To: C19fan

Maybe in Pima county ... fat chance elsewhere


46 posted on 02/02/2012 12:17:44 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: C19fan

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!!!!


47 posted on 02/02/2012 12:24:11 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: C19fan

Dude, stop smoking that stuff.


48 posted on 02/02/2012 12:30:46 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: colorado tanker
I believe she resigned her seat because she is mentally impaired and her husband know it and does not want to embarrass her..

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.

49 posted on 02/02/2012 12:43:22 PM PST by haircutter
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To: RockinRight; SandRat

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).


50 posted on 02/02/2012 12:47:37 PM PST by Borax Queen
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