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Did DWS Prompt Giffords?
9/7/12 | Original buckeye

Posted on 09/07/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT by originalbuckeye

Did anyone else hear Debbie Wasserman Schultz loudly say 'I' just before Giffords launched into her rousing Pledge of Allegiance last night?


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KEYWORDS: giffords; pledge
I feel very badly for Giffords for all she has been through. When I heard DWS loudly say 'I', I was embarrassed. The Dems will squeeze every ounce of sympathy out of the situation.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 10:33:04 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

You cannot hear it on every playing of the moment. But I have definitely heard DWS voice clearly start off the Pledge.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 10:35:02 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

This on the BOTTOM of the list of things I care about this from last nights carnival of freaks

(sorry OB)


3 posted on 09/07/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mr. K

Posting as another example of the phoniness of the Left. Trivial but fits the template.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 10:42:38 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye
I didn't see it. Did Giffords not know how to start or did she just need to be prompted when to start because of crowd noise? Having someone prompt "I..." would be a lot less distracting than saying "Start now!".
5 posted on 09/07/2012 10:42:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: originalbuckeye

So you’re saying DWS said “I” to deepen the degree of sympathy from the audience and that Giffords didn’t really need the help? If so, that’s sick. Typically DemonRAT.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: originalbuckeye

Considering the circumstance, glad to see Giffords there.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: originalbuckeye

Giffords is just another Hollywood prop to the Dems. Shameful!


8 posted on 09/07/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: originalbuckeye
Yes I heard it. Sometimes people with brain trauma need a cue. What is your problem with that?

I do agree they use people for effect though.

9 posted on 09/07/2012 10:45:39 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: originalbuckeye
After the Paul Wellstone funeral, they can't shock and embarrass me
10 posted on 09/07/2012 10:46:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: originalbuckeye
Well I will give the democrats a slight amount of credit, they managed to put Giffords out there in a relatively tactful way. I figured they would try to make her stumble through a prime-time speech on gun control, or “republican extremism” or something else to milk the tragedy for political gain. Which tends to be they're standard operating procedure of not letting any incident go to waste (see Sandra Fluke).
11 posted on 09/07/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by apillar
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To: originalbuckeye

Glad to see Gabby make an appearance. Probably took a lot of courage. Looks like she is progressing in a positive way.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 10:49:54 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Giffords ain’t right and she ain’t gonna be right for awhile. Poor thing. to be expected of course.

BUT....

..that won’t stop the Dems from rolling her out on a cart if need be if there’s a chance it would further their poltical agenda


13 posted on 09/07/2012 10:50:26 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: originalbuckeye

If DWS helped Giffords, it was a nice thing to do. One could tell Giffords was so proud to say the pledge. Many parts of her body are not working right, very poor gait, a swinging motion to get her legs to move, her arms/hands are at grotesque angles, and her speech is greatly affected, but she did that pledge. Her joy after saying it was like a little girl who did a fun thing.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 10:50:26 AM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yep.
Giffords has become a prop.. a puppet for them.

Trot her out and help her say things, so sad.

Play that sympathy card, do.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Spunky
My problem was having DWS appear with her. It made Giffords look like a stage prop. If they were smart (they aren't) they should have had her husband up there with her instead. Giffords and her husband are the ones battling through her recovery every day. DWS is probably one of the most polarizing figures in politics.

I've never met him, but Capt. Kelly's rep (along with his brother's) in Naval Aviation are great.

16 posted on 09/07/2012 10:51:45 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: originalbuckeye
No person should have to suffer the injury that was inflicted on Gabby and I respect and admire her courage in dealing with this physical tragedy ..... but she's still an active Democrat so there's no sympathy for her from me on that front.

Gabrielle Giffords Forms Democratic PAC With Husband Mark Kelly

17 posted on 09/07/2012 10:53:16 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Marcella
Agree. I was not slamming Giffords. I just think it is shameful the way the Dems use her. I know she was proud to be able to say the Pledge. But it did seem she was unknowingly being used.
18 posted on 09/07/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Did they leave out “under God”?


19 posted on 09/07/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: USNBandit

Agree. They should have had her husband with her.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Qwackertoo

They should have had her husband there but I think Obama cut his job as an astronaut at NASA or sent him someplace on a “Muslim Outreach” program


21 posted on 09/07/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Marcella
I agree. Having worked with numerous brain-injured people, I can imagine the thrill she felt at being able to appear and speak the Pledge. Her recovery will continue for years to come, but she has made remarkable progress to date.
22 posted on 09/07/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I wonder why she resigned her office? There have been a lot of severely disabled politicians (we had one Congress critter here in Indiana - Julia Carson) who stayed in until they passed away.

Essentially nobody is willing to run against them because that is seen as “nasty”.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 11:05:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: DonkeyBonker

Yes, but they had to recite it three times before they put it back in.


24 posted on 09/07/2012 11:05:36 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: originalbuckeye
DWS seemed slightly ahead.

When Giffords missed an "and" i saw got a brief panicked look on DWS.

I won't fault DWS for helping Giffords even if she was happy to use Giffords as a prop, her husband made it clear this is something Giffords has wanted to do for many months. Enabling that, however politically expedient, was probably the most humane thing we'll eve see out of the "vile," 'despicable," 'unladylike' DWS.

25 posted on 09/07/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 60 days away.)
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To: originalbuckeye
Now her husband is using her name and the tragedy to profit. Here in AZ, the feeling is that Kelly will run for the Senate when McCain retires in 2016. I do feel really sorry for Giffords. What she has been through is appalling and she is making amazing progress. She seemed childlike to me and it is sad she is being used I this manner.
26 posted on 09/07/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

DWS was acting as a human teleprompter for Giffords.

How sad that Giffords is letting herself be played like a puppet-—Her husband has to step in & protect her better, IMO.

Same for Caroline Kennedy.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: nascarnation

The ‘news’ is she kept her seat until she had 5 years in Congress to get all the benefits. I have seen several of her appearances and it does not seem that she can think properly. NOT SLAMMING HER. At the end of the Sawyer interview, Diane asked Kelly what he wanted in the future. He said that he would like for Gabby to be able to speak in sentences. He didn’t sugarcoat the situation then.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

So what? Sometimes they set up these things. Timing is important. Not a big deal.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 11:17:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: originalbuckeye
I listened to the original broadcast, and She did 'initiate' the Pledge of Allegiance (to a mostly anti-American audience) by saying "I..."

I congratulate the trained monkey for completing an assignment during the convention without actually lying.

I was trying to think of a 'character' who was MORE of a LIAR than DWS.

Then.... it clicked.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: TexasCajun

IMO, this subject gets an automatic pass. I thought that it was great that she showed up.

It’s a damned shame, that no matter how she tries or how much we even collectively try to help, she is just not going to be the same because of that nut.

I will never understand where this type of crime committed against her is somehow not “as bad” as murder, in the eyes of the law.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: originalbuckeye

The embarrassment is on multiple levels...Gabby is being used as a prop by the Democrats.

Also, it is laughable that DWS has allegiance to the flag. Same goes for most of the kooks in that room.
Her husband supposedly wants to run for higher office someday...the way he has allowed his wife to be used as a football does not speak well.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: originalbuckeye
I heard it. I thought "What's the deal? Does Gabby need a prompter." Bless her!

The day before Gabby was shot she was interviewed on FOX News. I don't remember what she was asked but...from her comments, I thought she was a Republican. I had never heard of her before that interview and the next morning...

33 posted on 09/07/2012 12:03:01 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: originalbuckeye
Here is the interview I mentioned. It was Gabby's last before she was shot. Bill Hemmler accused her of sounding like a Republican.

It was about reducing Congrssional pay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY6HrTbqLc8

34 posted on 09/07/2012 12:14:24 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Mr. K

Ditto...


35 posted on 09/07/2012 12:17:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mr. K
This on the BOTTOM of the list of things I care about this from last nights carnival of freaks

+1

36 posted on 09/07/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: originalbuckeye

McLame is retiring?


37 posted on 09/07/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Marcella

“Her joy after saying it was like a little girl who did a fun thing.”

This tells me her mental capacities have not rebounded, as she is at about the mental age of a kindergarten student.

It is abusive for the Dems to trot this poor woman out at every possible event.

They are heartless.


38 posted on 09/07/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by miserare
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To: originalbuckeye

Shame on her husband for allowing his wife to be used like this.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 1:35:28 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: hattend

When he ran in 2010 he said it would be his last contest. We’ll see.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 3:47:01 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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