Skip to comments.More Gun Lies From Gabby Giffords
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.
Shes 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 its now patriotic to want to impinge on the constitutional rights of fellow Americans. She doesnt 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 isnt 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 LifeLocks? They truly think if someone says Jesus and leaps off a cliff, were going to follow, lemming-like, along behind.
So now the magic words are patriotic and responsibility. But patriotism was déclassé to Giffordss fellow liberals before President Obama got sworn in, and liberals embracing responsibility? Give me a break. Liberalism isnt a coherent ideology; its a collection of lame excuses for the sloth, laziness and lifestyle chaos of Democrat voters.
Its 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, cant share his insights on racial harmony.
Theres 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 were stupid.
In fact, were apparently so dumb they dont 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. Thats 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 dont 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 arent patriotic or responsible enough.
Now, as her We Love Guns Except When People Like You Have Them tour begins, look for Giffordss new tune to not even chart. Were just not falling for it. And when she realizes shes 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.
You have to admit, she looks wonderful considering what that monster did to her.
Our healthcare system was great....
Yes indeed... dead on!
Now this is a keeper
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!
If you are serious and not just talking, then we are on the same side, never forget that.
He looks like the late Donald Pleasance in “The Great Escape.”
Give not one inch of our Rights... never again.
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.
To my wife he looks like the evil that every wife dreads, a husband that uses her while hating her.
As an aside, his twin brother, Scott, is going to spend one whole year aboard the ISS starting in spring 2015.
Politics aside, that’s one smart family that can produce two astronauts.
Thanks for posting this
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