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More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords
townhall.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 07/08/2013 2:23:31 AM PDT by servo1969

Gabby Giffords and her still-weightless astronaut husband are like a gun-grabbing Foghat, eternally playing the state fair circuit of American politics. Now they are literally going on tour again, hoping that their audience will forgo the old favorites and welcome a track off their new album.

She’s really just a one-hit wonder hoping to match the airplay of her power ballad “I Suffered a Tragedy So I Have Special Moral Standing (To Advocate Stripping You of Your Fundamental Rights).” The sad truth is that she is the Psy of liberal advocacy, far past her 15 minutes yet valiantly trying to recapture the glory of her gun control Gangnam Style.

Her new tune is apparently entitled “Patriot” because her latest op-ed uses some form of that term four times in about 750 words. I guess it’s now “patriotic” to want to impinge on the constitutional rights of fellow Americans. She doesn’t explain why.

She also warbles about how gun rights come with “responsibilities,” using some version of that term eight times. Except the point of a “right” is that it isn’t contingent upon fulfilling “responsibilities.” It is a foundational element of our social contract and is not subject to infringement by leftists simply because they cloak their oppression with focus group-erriffic labels like “responsibilities.”

If you misuse a gun, the judicial system deals with you afterwards. But you have to misuse a gun before the government gets to limit your rights. Clichés about “responsibility” that sound like they were cribbed from Spiderman movie dialogue are not a meaningful statement of basic Constitutional principles.

Giffords is just the latest leftist trying to speak “Conservative” to us mindless yokels to sucker us into signing on to their petty fascism du jour. You remember the Soros-funded, simpering evangelist woman shilling for the immigration scam whose ad buy on conservative talk radio exceeded even LifeLock’s? They truly think if someone says “Jesus” and leaps off a cliff, we’re going to follow, lemming-like, along behind.

So now the magic words are “patriotic” and “responsibility.” But “patriotism” was déclassé to Giffords’s fellow liberals before President Obama got sworn in, and liberals embracing “responsibility?” Give me a break. Liberalism isn’t a coherent ideology; it’s a collection of lame excuses for the sloth, laziness and lifestyle chaos of Democrat voters.

It’s always amusing to hear a liberal like Giffords babbling about “responsibility.” Perhaps Alec Baldwin can lecture us on tolerance, patience, and fatherhood. Too bad the Democrats’ beloved icon, noted KKK kleagle Robert Byrd, can’t share his insights on racial harmony.

There’s more. Now Giffords and her husband are super-duper believers in the Second Amendment who even have guns themselves! Convenient, since the conservative media caught Astro-Giffords himself buying one of those evil, awful assault rifles he and his wife are trying so hard to keep out of the hands of lesser Americans like you and me.

Liberals really do think we’re stupid.

In fact, we’re apparently so dumb they don’t even need to acknowledge obvious facts. Gifford writes that, “in New Hampshire, 93% of Democrats, 79% of Republicans, 82% of gun owners and 60% of NRA households support background checks.” But of course, we already have background checks – the issue is the wisdom of mindlessly expanding them. That’s like saying 95% of Americans support generic drunk driving laws as a specific argument to drop the DUI limit to .01% (well, except for illegals).

Nor does she bother to address our actual concerns. The Toomey-Manchin bill, like every other jammed-down “bipartisan compromise,” was poorly drafted and filled with loopholes that utterly failed to secure the promises of the sponsors. It purported to prevent a national gun registry but the actual language did not – for some wacky reason, people who take the Second Amendment seriously don’t trust bureaucrats. It also acted to, at best, inconvenience and, at worst, criminalize the innocent behavior of law-abiding citizens.

No, apparently we oppose all background checks because we hate children or something. Maybe we just aren’t “patriotic” or “responsible” enough.

Now, as her “We Love Guns Except When People Like You Have Them” tour begins, look for Giffords’s new tune to not even chart. We’re just not falling for it. And when she realizes she’s getting no traction, look for more whining about how people are being mean to her by actually assessing the form and content of her arguments instead of simply surrendering to her policy preferences because some creep shot her.

Your ideas about how to prevent a tragedy do not become better because you suffered a tragedy. Nor does the fact that you suffered a tragedy insulate you from harsh criticism of the bad ideas you choose to submit into the public debate.

Gabby Giffords has a right to pretend to change her tune on gun control. And we have a right not to listen.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; gabby; gabbygiffords; georgesoros; giffords; guncontrol; lies; nra; obama; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/08/2013 2:23:31 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Judge John Roll

The real victim of leftist wacko Jared Loughner.

2 posted on 07/08/2013 2:29:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: servo1969

How come he ain’t stickin’ his pinky finger in his mouth ?


3 posted on 07/08/2013 2:31:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Hoodat

They will never face the real issue mental healh which also plagues them


4 posted on 07/08/2013 2:41:09 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: servo1969

That picture looks like a publicity photo for Hollywood’s latest wacky comedy.

Only problem is that these people are serious.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 3:30:06 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: servo1969
Not sure the article title is right. The gun lies aren't coming from Giffords, but rather through her.






6 posted on 07/08/2013 3:46:02 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: servo1969

Grabby Giffords


7 posted on 07/08/2013 3:51:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: servo1969

It looks like space did a number on his head.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 3:53:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: servo1969

Jeez, the clueless look on her face, and the prodding companionship of her ‘loving’ husband. Can anybody say “Gravy Train?”

Is she ever really actually ‘speaking’ any of this nonsense, or are they mystical communiques augured from her ‘loving’ husband? Perhaps missives magically autowritten to him?

What a fricking sleazeball if you ask me. Another thing, he sure looks life be berry-berry gooodtohim....couldn’t fit in a spacesuit if he had to.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 3:55:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969
She’s really just a one-hit wonder hoping to match the airplay of her power ballad “I Suffered a Tragedy So I Have Special Moral Standing (To Advocate Stripping You of Your Fundamental Rights).”

Good one!

10 posted on 07/08/2013 4:00:22 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: servo1969

BRAVO!, Mr Schlichter, BRAVO!


11 posted on 07/08/2013 4:11:44 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: servo1969

The author of this article pulls no punches and has an exceedingly acerbic tone. I like him.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 4:15:14 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Hoodat

Yes, and the little girl too. I think there may have been others. Does she remember any of them?


13 posted on 07/08/2013 4:26:38 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: servo1969

IMO she is mentally incapable of the blame being placed on her.
The idiot with his hand up her backside making her lips move is the offender.

He is in it for the financial aspects of it.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 4:34:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Artie

Yes. It is well done.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 4:34:44 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: servo1969

Folks, have a heart, her husband is a money grubbing slut, but she is a woman with less than half her brain. Sure she made an amazing recovery, but still she has had more than the effect of a frontal lobotomy.

justifiable outrage against her political slut husband, a John McCain stooge, is right, but attacking her is a low blow, for she has no idea what she is doing. Look at her picture, she is clue less, a manipulated imbecile.

I wouldn’t walk across the street to piss on him if here on fire, but for Gabby, my heart goes out to her, I feel so sorry for her, at the time she needs her husband the most, he is using her like a two bit inner city pimp.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 4:35:38 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: servo1969

HALF A BRAIN SHOT OUT BY A DEMONIC SON OF A LEFTARD POLITICALLY CONNECTED RAT IN TEXAS DOES NOT GIVE YOU OR YOU SPACE CASE HUBBY THE RIGHT TO TRY AND STEAL WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO US. ALL OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS ARE NATURAL RIGHTS GABBY... THEY WERE GIFTS FROM GOD HIMSELF. NATURAL MIZZ GIFFORDS... JUST LIKE YOU ARE A NATURAL BORN IDIOT AND FOOL.

LLS


17 posted on 07/08/2013 4:35:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SilverMine

I have no heart for those that would destroy my Constitutional Rights... I offer no quarter... a line in the sand is drawn.

LLS


18 posted on 07/08/2013 4:37:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969

Pic says it all but I thi k they should remove the “Hon.” from her nameplate...


19 posted on 07/08/2013 4:38:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: LibLieSlayer

20 posted on 07/08/2013 4:57:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servo1969
I think it's increasingly clear that all gun laws since the 1934 NFA are unconstitutional. On top of being unconstitutional they have not decreased crime which was the stated purpose of the infringements. NICs is no better. We need to adhere to constitutional principles.
21 posted on 07/08/2013 5:01:35 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: tanknetter

You have to admit, she looks wonderful considering what that monster did to her.

Our healthcare system was great....

22 posted on 07/08/2013 5:15:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Travis McGee

Yes indeed... dead on!

LLS


23 posted on 07/08/2013 5:27:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969
Give me a break. Liberalism isn’t a coherent ideology; it’s a collection of lame excuses for the sloth, laziness and lifestyle chaos of Democrat voters.

Now this is a keeper

24 posted on 07/08/2013 5:28:26 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: LibLieSlayer

Amen brother. this comedy duo was here in Cincy on July 4th with their gun grabbing message. of course they relegated themselves to the Northside Parade, home of the LGBT, tree huggers and stupid liberals conclaves. wasnt worth my time to go down there and piss on hos stupid fat head. No quarter for traitors to the constitution!


25 posted on 07/08/2013 5:59:14 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I have no heart for those that would destroy my Constitutional Rights... I offer no quarter... a line in the sand is drawn.

If you are serious and not just talking, then we are on the same side, never forget that.

26 posted on 07/08/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: SilverMine

He looks like the late Donald Pleasance in “The Great Escape.”


27 posted on 07/08/2013 6:24:33 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Finatic

Amen!

LLS


28 posted on 07/08/2013 6:29:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969
Looks like hubby has his hand inside her, as in.....a puppet.

FMCDHBITS)

29 posted on 07/08/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: SilverMine

Give not one inch of our Rights... never again.

LLS


30 posted on 07/08/2013 6:30:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Gaffer
Yep I pretty much agree and I have seen lots of head trauma patients in a rehab center before. My wife spent three months in a center for spinal rehab and they also had heat trauma patients. I've also worked in nursing homes. Some simply repeat what you tell them others are child like in understanding. I've seen head trauma patients make great progress but usually it's been measured in years.

The situation reminds me of another public official being paraded around the nation in the name of gun control by a spouse. That man was injured back in the early 1989's in the Reagan shooting.

31 posted on 07/08/2013 6:43:57 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Ax
He looks like the late Donald Pleasance in “The Great Escape.”

To my wife he looks like the evil that every wife dreads, a husband that uses her while hating her.

32 posted on 07/08/2013 6:54:13 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: tanknetter

LMAO!


33 posted on 07/08/2013 6:56:52 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Ax

As an aside, his twin brother, Scott, is going to spend one whole year aboard the ISS starting in spring 2015.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 7:05:52 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: NCC-1701

Politics aside, that’s one smart family that can produce two astronauts.


35 posted on 07/08/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by Ax
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To: servo1969

Thanks for posting this


36 posted on 07/08/2013 4:05:41 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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