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Gabrielle Giffords: Giffords calls out Ayotte [Politico ADMITS Senate Bill Couldn't Stop Newtown]
Union Leader ^ | 5/5/13

Posted on 05/06/2013 5:12:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

... I was proud of almost all your New England senators, who listened to their constituents, and put safety over the big money of the gun lobby. But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks, I was disappointed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who did not listen to her constituents and who alone in New England voted in lockstep with the NRA....

When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened. I felt it was our best option to reverse a years-in-the-making crisis of health care costs and affordability...

I heard Sen. Ayotte, at her town hall last week, tell the daughter of murdered Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung that she felt she could vote against the background checks bill because expanded background checks might not have prevented the Newtown shooting. But that's not the goal the policy was trying to solve....

I don't believe that political courage means voting lockstep with public opinion. Sometimes, if the evidence isn't there, you take a tough vote that you have to help the public come to understand.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: attacks; banglist; gabbygiffords; giffords; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
FIRST of all, does anyone believe GG really wrote this? Sorry, but I don't.

SECOND, it is truly remarkable to hear a politician lecture people on how courageous it is to vote for expanded government powers.

THIRD, I submit that Gabrielle's APPARENT willingness to attack other politicians ought to make her subject to the same scrutiny as the people she attacks.

FOURTH, the admission that the Senate gun grabbing bill would NOT have prevented the senseless murder of the children at Sandy Hook is an incredible occurence--since it comes from a spokesperson for the left. But, the left's response to this truth echoes Hitlery's Benghazi testimony: "What difference does it make?"

This entire episode should wake up all of us: the fight for freedom continues.

1 posted on 05/06/2013 5:12:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

2 posted on 05/06/2013 5:21:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Mizz giffords... you can KMA. You want to know why you were shot in the head by a leftist demon that worshiped satan in his backyard? Because his mother was one of your dim activists working in government and your dim sheriff friend blocked any action against this demon due to political favors. FU and your husband... you are tyrants and evildoers.

LLS

3 posted on 05/06/2013 5:21:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RE :” I was proud of almost all your New England senators, who listened to their constituents, and put safety over the big money of the gun lobby. But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks, I was disappointed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who did not listen to her constituents and who alone in New England voted in lockstep with the NRA....
When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened. I felt it was our best option to reverse a years-in-the-making crisis of health care costs and affordability... “

So Gabby's example of ‘courage’ to attack Ayotte with is her (Gabby) vote FOR Obama-care at Pelosi’s direction even though her voters were against it.

Its a pretty stupid analogy you make Gabby, why didn't you stand up to Obama and Pelosi on the Obama-care vote?
Your liberal Profile in Courage award is obviously a profile in cowardice.

4 posted on 05/06/2013 5:21:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The purported author of the whole speech is Gabrielle Giffords.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 5:22:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: LibLieSlayer
Don't hold back now, tell us how you really feel!
6 posted on 05/06/2013 5:26:14 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: LibLieSlayer

GMTA.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 5:32:53 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Someone should ask her who the real author of this piece is.


8 posted on 05/06/2013 5:54:08 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks, I was disappointed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who did not listen to her constituents and who alone in New England voted in lockstep with the NRA....”

So, she voted against her constituents wishes. She didn’t listen.

“When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened. I felt it was our best option to reverse a years-in-the-making crisis of health care costs and affordability...”

So, she voted against her constituents wishes. But, that’s okay, since she LISTENED.

See? Simple.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 5:55:40 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If only she had had armed security around her at that moment.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 6:09:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: usconservative

I do my best. :-)

LLS


11 posted on 05/06/2013 6:21:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘But like so many Granite Staters, 89 percent of whom support expanded background checks...’

Bull.

Sh1t.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 6:21:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: exit82

Some of us see the truth! ;-)

LLS


13 posted on 05/06/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Giffords needs more rehab. She is unable to form sentences when she speaks how can she possibly do it in writing. either her husband Greg kelly wrote it or an Obamite did it for her.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I will never believe Gabby Giffords penned that article. She does nothing without the aid of her attention-seeking husband.

Regardless of who wrote it, my compassion bin for her is now empty. It’s time for her to STFU and go retire to do something productive with her life. It’ll be good for her.


15 posted on 05/06/2013 6:40:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The really important line in this is the “goal ... trying to solve” one.

She doesn’t just admit that the bill wouldn’t have stopped Newtown, she admits that Newtown is being cynically exploited and leveraged to push through different “goal(s)”.

That’s a pretty huge admission to make.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 6:47:57 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think we know who actually wrote it.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 6:50:28 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ScottinVA
They want to get on the Gun Control gravy train like the Bradys. They heard how much money Sarah and Jim Brady are pulling in.
18 posted on 05/06/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“When I voted for health care reform, which was not at all popular among my constituents, I got a lot of angry calls about my vote for health care. I listened.”

Actually, she refused to have ANY public meetings until we had multiple public protests. When she finally had them, she openly ignored her constituents - because to Gabby, it was ALWAYS about supporting the Democrat Party agenda!

In the end, she was what she still is - a party hack who does what she is told by her bosses in the Democrat Party.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 7:04:18 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

bears repeating


20 posted on 05/06/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

Thanks.

LLS


21 posted on 05/06/2013 7:52:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Giffords still does not realize she was the first one shot, then another, then Judge Roll dead. The reason she is alive is the 9MM bullet. It was not wide enough to do murder on her.

With a limited capacity magazine, (.357 or .45) she would be dead, the second person dead, and Judge Roll still just as dead.


22 posted on 05/06/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: sickoflibs

Gabby is an idiot, before and after.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 11:56:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs

“Politicians should follow the passions of their constituents, except, of course, when the constituents are wrong”


24 posted on 05/06/2013 12:54:10 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
How is it courageous to vote in agreement with one public opinion but not with another?
Eye of the beholder, certainly.
Gabby, how is it courageous to disarm the American people?
This is not the time, with increasing unrest and terrorism here and abroad, to leave regular folks defenseless.
Just because you're afraid of guns (understandable) does not mean they are all bad.
It depends on who is holding the gun, as you well know, since your own armed guards and your hubby doesn't seem to bother you.

25 posted on 05/06/2013 1:59:06 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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