Rep. Gabby Giffords casts last vote in Congress

posted at 3:40 pm on January 25, 2012 by Tina Korbe

As so much of her story has been, Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ last day in Congress was an emotional one, The L.A. Times reports. Everyone from her closest friend in the chamber, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to current Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sang her praises. Pelosi even called her “the brightest star Congress has ever seen.”

Perhaps even more importantly, her colleagues in the House paid her the tribute of unanimously passing a border security bill she introduced with fellow Arizonan Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican. The bill — the last on which Giffords will vote — would give the Homeland Security Department greater ability to go after planes suspected of smuggling drugs from Mexico to the United States. The House has passed the bill before, but it stalled in the Senate. This time, the upper chamber promises to give it speedy treatment.

Sadly, Giffords’ Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., has at times been politicized, falsely linked with a rise in “violent” partisan rhetoric. Today, though, Giffords reminded her congressional peers that the tragedy she suffered was and still is an invitation to greater trust in each other.

“Amid all that was lost on Jan. 8, there was also hope and faith,” Giffords wrote in her resignation letter. “Hope and faith that even as we are set back by tragedy or profound disagreement, in the end, we come together as Americans to set a course toward greatness.”

Coming together does require civility — but it also requires forgiveness and the abandonment of hypocrisy. If we let it, Gabby Giffords’ remarkable recovery story can teach us that a relentless drive to bring out the best in ourselves must precede any calls for others to bring out the best in themselves.

Update (AP): Highlights from this morning’s session, including tributes from Cantor and Pelosi and Giffords formally tendering her resignation to Boehner, via Fox News.




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She’ll be back in a cycle or two.

SD Tom on January 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

If we let it, Gabby Giffords’ remarkable recovery story can teach us that a relentless drive to bring out the best in ourselves must precede any calls for others to bring out the best in themselves.

I’m sure her colleagues in the Democrat party will be leading the charge on this one. In her name of course
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Lost in Jersey on January 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Everyone from her closest friend in the chamber, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,

Facepalm

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Sad and horrific for what happened and what she has to go through.

This, however, is silly Pelosi’s faux teeth talking

Pelosi even called her “the brightest star Congress has ever seen.”

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Seriously? She had to get shot for the democrats in the Senate to consider the bill? We’re doomed.

Good luck to her. She deserves better colleagues than that bunch of cretins.

SouthernGent on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

A nice moment.

changer1701 on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

She took a bullet and yet still suffered less brain damage than what occurred naturally to the woman on the right (her left). Tough woman.

MechanicalBill on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Pelosi also spoke of “unity” the witch.

Recall her march, in blue suit and hammer, on the day they illegally ‘passed’ Obamacare.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Perhaps even more importantly, her colleagues in the House paid her the tribute of unanimously passing a border security bill

So now they vote on a bill as a tribute to someone? This is ridiculous. You don’t make law based on emotion. Maybe the bill’s a good one, maybe not. In either case it should be voted on its merits, not as some feel good measure.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Awww she got to sit next to DabbaWabba. That was touching.

Marcola on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll?

Still waiting for Bill Ayers’ apology for indoctrinating the Zeitgeist shooter.

Terp Mole on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

So anyone knows how the family of Judge John Roll is doing ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

God bless her–this is a time to leave obvious political/partisan comments at the door. This woman has been through hell and back.

herm2416 on January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Details matter. This whole unfortunate episode is another example of what happens when you blow off the details.

None of the people deserved to be shot by that nut. No one should have been killed. No one was paying attention and looking for problems. Poor Gabby and the rest suffered for other people’s fat dumb and happy sloppiness.

Every one of these nut case killers, has been blown off by the “authorities”. Stockton, Columbine, Virginia Tech… you could go on and on.

Watch the demands to give the people who failed more power and control, so their next failure could be larger and more painful.

CrazyGene on January 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM

So anyone knows how the family of Judge John Roll is doing ?

I heard they got %30 off their next trip to DC. Or maybe that was another story.

MechanicalBill on January 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll?

Still waiting for Bill Ayers’ apology for indoctrinating the Zeitgeist shooter.

Terp Mole on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Thanks for the link. I didn’t know that.. but I’m not surprised. The Columbine kids were firmly from “progressive” families too.

CrazyGene on January 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

CrazyGene: No one was paying attention

Not true.

Bill Ayers and the Annenberg Foundation gave Loughner way too much attention.

That was the problem.

Terp Mole on January 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

So anyone knows how the family of Judge John Roll is doing ?

He was a Republican wasn’t he? Which means forgotten by the media the second he died. Goes against the narrative of CRAZY RIGHT WING PALIN FAN SHOOTS INNOCENT DEMOCRAT WOMAN.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Unity can only come with likeminded people..

Shain1611 on January 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

God bless her–this is a time to leave obvious political/partisan comments at the door. This woman has been through hell and back.

herm2416 on January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Could she tell her husband about leaving partisan comments at the door.

the_nile on January 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM

This woman has been through hell and back.

herm2416 on January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Hundreds of people get shot in this country every week.
Some of them even die.
I ‘ve never seen anyone in Congress shed a tear for them. EVER.
And I should care for someone whose whole family and her party are cashing in on a crime to harm innocent people who had nothing to do with a Bill Ayers idealogue ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m so tired of hearing about this, can we move on please???? She’s done, let her go heal.

libertarianlunatic on January 25, 2012 at 3:56 PM

My enormous sympathy for GG was somewhat tempered last night when I learned DWS was her closest friend. I guess I’m a bit of a jerk. DWS just seems kinda toxic to me, the stuff she says. Oh well. I hope they weren’t birds of a feather.

Paul-Cincy on January 25, 2012 at 3:56 PM

“Hope and faith that even as we are set back by tragedy or profound disagreement, in the end, we come together as Americans to set a course toward greatness economic and social collapse enabled by the radical hardcore socialist agenda of my party…

She fluffed that last bit – FIFH.

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2012 at 3:56 PM

CrazyGene: Columbine kids were firmly from “progressive” families too.

yep …as was the NYC Muslim cabbie stabber.

/subtle pattern emerges

Terp Mole on January 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The House has passed the bill before, but it stalled in the Senate. This time, the upper chamber promises to give it speedy treatment.

Along with the budget and all the job bills.
Harry Reid is incompitent!

Trucorgi on January 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM

God bless her–this is a time to leave obvious political/partisan comments at the door. This woman has been through hell and back.
herm2416 on January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I can’t imagine the pain she has to deal with from such wounds. She still needs a long time to recover as best she can.

whatcat on January 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Gabbie, invest in some Photoshop….that chick on your left needs scrubbin’..

hillsoftx on January 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Today, though, Giffords reminded her congressional peers that the tragedy she suffered was and still is an invitation to greater trust in each other.

A point undoubtedly lost on DWS, the woman who read her letter of resignation.

Giffords is to DWS what MLK has been to Jesse Jackson.

BuckeyeSam on January 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Did Boehner cry?

pain train on January 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I don’t mean to sound insensitive. But I am tired of all this endless Gabby Giffords coverage. How about all the other victims?

How about Mark Kirk who is laying in a hospital bed and had parts of his skull removed, after suffering a stroke?

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 25, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Giffords is to DWS what MLK has been to Jesse Jackson.

BuckeyeSam on January 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

hehehehhehheeeehhee

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Brightest star? That sounds like emotional hyperbole. But I am told by folks who know her that she is a very nice lady and that she works well with people on the other side. I hope she has a full and speedy recovery. Glad her constituents allowed her the time to come to this decision on her own.

dczombie on January 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Not true.

Bill Ayers and the Annenberg Foundation gave Loughner way too much attention.

That was the problem.

Terp Mole on January 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I was thinking more of law enforcement and people who should have been watching at the event.

You’re point is correct.. Too much attention from the predators, not enough from the “protectors”.

(I’m jaundiced and don’t think the “protectors” can… but that’s a different point.) Thanks again for the link.

CrazyGene on January 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

God bless her–this is a time to leave obvious political/partisan comments at the door. This woman has been through hell and back.

herm2416 on January 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Could she tell her husband about leaving partisan comments at the door.

the_nile on January 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM

+10000000000000000000000000000

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I wish Gabby Giffords all the best on her road to recovery. However …

Coming together does require civility — but it also requires forgiveness and the abandonment of hypocrisy.

Easier said than done. The hypocrisy still remains because I guess she’s the only one who ever gets to be mentioned with regard to the Tucson shootings. And, while the Prez made mention of her at the SOTU, apparently Sen. Kirk of IL, currently in the hospital, was not afforded the same courtesy, even though, he’s not just from BHO’s own state, but is currently occupying his former US Senate seat–or is that the problem? Kirk’s obviously from the wrong side of the party tracks.

For a guy who keeps yapping and harping about civility and fairness, BHO hasn’t a clue as to what either is, nor do his Dimwit cronies.

stukinIL4now on January 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Hundreds of people get shot in this country every week.
Some of them even die.
I ‘ve never seen anyone in Congress shed a tear for them. EVER.
And I should care for someone whose whole family and her party are cashing in on a crime to harm innocent people who had nothing to do with a Bill Ayers idealogue ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Let’s not forget her husband blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting too.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

“Hope and faith that even as we are set back by tragedy or profound disagreement, in the end, we come together as Americans to set a course toward greatness.”

Space reserved for her husband, or best friend, Wasserman-Hyphon to blame political opponents for the crime that was committed.

MNHawk on January 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I hope, in her retirement, she gives lessons in class to her good friend, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There is great need there.

michaelo on January 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Let’s not forget her husband blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting too.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

and the media went along with it….

idesign on January 25, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Best of luck your recovery, ma’am. Hopefully you can write a book about it once you’re well enough to work again.
 
Wait, what?

rogerb on January 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Perhaps she and DWS became BFF’s after she was shot?

Deano1952 on January 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

If every brain-damaged congressperson resigned, they could move to the local Denny’s to have a caucus of the whole.

michaelo on January 25, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Of course Pelosi thinks she is the brightest rising star EVER, Giffords voted lock step for Pelosi for 5 straight years. And the good people of Arizona thought they were sending a moderate to represent them.

There is an EXCELLENT tea party veteran who will be running for this seat. He is worth supporting with our $$.

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Could she tell her husband about leaving partisan comments at the door.

the_nile on January 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Don’t forget her father.

Did Obama mention Sen. Kirk last night?

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

and the media went along with it….

idesign on January 25, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Her father still does.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I am so glad she survived. If we had one more government holiday without Monday mail, my porn mail forwarding service would not save or create jobs.

borntoraisehogs on January 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Perhaps she and DWS became BFF’s after she was shot?

Deano1952 on January 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Unfortunately no, they glommed on to each other from the very beginning of both of them being there.

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

and the media went along with it….

idesign on January 25, 2012 at 4:09 PM

but wait, there’s more
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2011/01/19/palm-beach-post-columnist-slams-parents-rep-giffords-doctor-supporting-

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I’m looking forward to the emotions that I will feel when DWS leaves, too.

trigon on January 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Seriously? She had to get shot for the democrats in the Senate to consider the bill? We’re doomed.

Good luck to her. She deserves better colleagues than that bunch of cretins.

SouthernGent on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

My first thought too.

KateNE on January 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

By the way, under full blown Obamacare, IF she was just an ordinary person with a bullet in the brain, would the local death panels have spent any money treating her at the beginning, or spent any money to send her to the best rehab facility later?

I think not, much cheaper to let her die the first day.

I know, I am a VERY BAD person to bring this up right now.

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I kind of got the impression Gabby and DWS were besties in the context of congress, not lifelong BFFs…

ellifint on January 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Gabbie this, Gabbie that. Why is it Hot Gas never tells Jarrod Lochner’s side of the story?

borntoraisehogs on January 25, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Another question, is there a magic number of years to when a Congress peep gets full retirement bennies and pension? Is it perhaps 5 years? Is there a coincidence that this month is her 5th anniversary in the House? Anyone know what the formulas are?

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Everyone from her closest friend in the chamber, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,

You judge people by the company they keep, if Debbie Downer is her best friend…

I hope she gets better and leaves Congress behind forever, she will just be used by the dems like kleenex.

gdonovan on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

but wait, there’s more
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2011/01/19/palm-beach-post-columnist-slams-parents-rep-giffords-doctor-supporting-

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Sick….

idesign on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Gabbie this, Gabbie that. Why is it Hot Gas never tells Jarrod Lochner’s side of the story?

borntoraisehogs on January 25, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Umm because his picture with his head shaved and that sick, evil smile is so disturbing that the owners of HotGas are afraid we will never return if that picture showed up to head a thread?

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I hope she gets better and leaves Congress behind forever, she will just be used by the dems like kleenex.

gdonovan on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Want to bet that she will be one of the stars of 2012 Democratic convention?

idesign on January 25, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I wonder if she’ll be taking Christopher Reeve’s place as keynote speaker at the DNC this year…

repvoter on January 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’m glad she was there able to do this and wish her the best recovery possible.

DarkCurrent on January 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Why is it Hot Gas never tells Jarrod Lochner’s side of the story?


“So the skittles were not red. The answer expected was not given. Rabbits live longer sometimes. Telephone plastic baby. This was the argument Lochner made. The best his kind can make.”

It was all in the book “How Right Wing Extremist Think, The Jared Loughner story” by Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

MechanicalBill on January 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM

By the way, under full blown Obamacare, IF she was just an ordinary person with a bullet in the brain, would the local death panels have spent any money treating her at the beginning, or spent any money to send her to the best rehab facility later?

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Oh Obama-scare is not so bad, it’s just like ordering a pizza :(

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM

So now they vote on a bill as a tribute to someone? This is ridiculous. You don’t make law based on emotion. Maybe the bill’s a good one, maybe not. In either case it should be voted on its merits, not as some feel good measure.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

That’s Dems for you – and I wouldn’t be surprised if Reps fall for this emotional crap. M

erits only, people.

disa on January 25, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Gabby Giffords, a real class act, resigned Congress today to work on recovering from her shooting-related brain damage. If we could get ALL the brain-damaged Congresspeople to resign, they could hold meetings of both house in the backroom of the local Denny’s.

michaelo on January 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM

But I am told by folks who know her that she is a very nice lady and that she works well with people on the other side.

dczombie on January 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Which is why DailyKos had “targeted” her, can’t have Dems working with the other side!!!

FuzzyJJE on January 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I admired Gab,for the way she handled herself, thankful that she survived and hope for her full recovery!
I look at the partisanship of her family and…having the Brillo head beast brain as a good friend, and it makes me wonder if I would have those feelings for her if she had not been shot.

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Sad tale, no surprise though seeing DWS trying to pimp Gifford’s situation.

Lest we forget, Gifford’s husband blamed the Tea Party and Palin for his wife’s shooting.

Sad this woman has suffered so badly, but none of these folks are not friends of conservatives. Hostile frankly.

litebeam1 on January 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Another question, is there a magic number of years to when a Congress peep gets full retirement bennies and pension? Is it perhaps 5 years? Is there a coincidence that this month is her 5th anniversary in the House? Anyone know what the formulas are?
 
karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

 
How dare you, madam.
 
I’m sure ANY temporarily disabled federal employee is allowed to double dip from simultaneous outside income (like book deals) without worrying about being watched by private investigators and/or charged with fraud and their benefits immediately halted, and I’m also absolutely positive they’re allowed to stay on until they become fully vested.
 
Heck, I bet federal employees don’t even need workers comp attorneys.

rogerb on January 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

So now they vote on a bill as a tribute to someone? This is ridiculous. You don’t make law based on emotion. Maybe the bill’s a good one, maybe not. In either case it should be voted on its merits, not as some feel good measure.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM

From the article:

The House has passed the bill before, but it stalled in the Senate. This time, the upper chamber promises to give it speedy treatment.

The house has already passed it before and it stopped in the do nothing Senate. Do you read the articles?

FuzzyJJE on January 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Rest in Peace…

Christina Green.

Seven Percent Solution on January 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

The House has passed the bill before, but it stalled in the Senate. This time, the upper chamber promises to give it speedy treatment.

The house has already passed it before and it stopped in the do nothing Senate. Do you read the articles?

FuzzyJJE on January 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

My point exactly. So now the Senate will give it speedy treatment because it was re-passed in her honor. That’s not how laws are supposed to be implemented. You don’t vote or consider a bill because of emotion.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 4:51 PM

God Bless her and her family on the road to a full recovery.

My point exactly. So now the Senate will give it speedy treatment because it was re-passed in her honor. That’s not how laws are supposed to be implemented. You don’t vote or consider a bill because of emotion.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Exactly right.

D-fusit on January 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Hate to sound partisan, but is it true that President Obama did not mention Sen. Mark Kirk, not even wishing him well during the SOTU speech?

balkanmom on January 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Hopefully Giffords can now finally rid herself of the parasitic appendage known as Wasserman.

SickofLibs on January 25, 2012 at 5:01 PM

There is no shame in her resigning, and those that pity her would serve her best by letting her get on with her life and not be used as a Democrat political pawn like they are wont to do.

Having to sit next to Wasserman Schultz on your last day? Priceless.

HopeHeFails on January 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Sadly, Giffords’ Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., has at times been politicized, falsely linked with a rise in “violent” partisan rhetoric.

At times?

fitzfong on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Where’s the video for the unimportant people in the US that got injured today? Oh right we only care about celebrity and those with titles. I didn’t see her talk, she barely has use of her body, am I incorrect on those points? It took a year for this? They trotted her out like propagnda last year for 1 vote (was it the debt ceiling bs?), and they get a full pass for it. This whole situation should be a moment to criticize how the whole thing was handled. It’s as if everyone’s afraid to be an adult and say what’s necessary. Those around her were irresponsible.

What’s up with the peasants that were injured and killed along with Mrs. Giffords? I’ll guess we’ll find out from the tv movie version.

John Kettlewell on January 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM

So anyone knows how the family of Judge John Roll is doing ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

From what we’re told and what’s reported locally, they’re coping. They were reportedly pleased with the decision to name the new federal courthouse in Yuma, AZ, for Judge Roll. The family said they thought the judge would appreciate that tribute. IIRC, there has also been a scholarship established in his name.

AZCoyote on January 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Did anyone apologize to Sarah Palin? If not, why not? Sarah was not the cause of Gabrielle’s injuries. Effing scumbags/douchebags.

Mirimichi on January 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

So anyone knows how the family of Judge John Roll is doing ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Who???

Oh right. One of the OTHER victims. One that can’t be played for political points or to distract the other team.

Move along, nothing to see here.

kim roy on January 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Let’s not forget her husband blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting too.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Exactly. That seems to be a lost in all this hopey changy feel good kumbaya group hugging, doesn’t it?

Sarah Palin had absolutely nothing to do with Gabby Giffords’ shooting. In fact, it can be plainly stated that DWS has employed rhetoric that is in actuality what the left was falsely accusing Palin of employing.

Before I add another word of good wishes to those I’ve already made, I think I’ll wait until Rep. Giffords reaches out to Palin with some kind words. I will not be holding my breath.

I am just so tired of these cretins.

turfmann on January 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Leftists have used and used and used the Tucson shooting to try to make something out of it–meaning something that it wasn’t. And I’ve have heard countless news stories about this one victim’s medical condition. It’s great that she survived and is improving, but she also appears to have willingly cooperated with the leftists in maintaining a high public profile. Did her resignation really have to be handled this way? Were the leftists doing here just exactly what they’ve stated they’d do, which is to capitalize on any crisis or tragedy? I’m afraid so, and I think this post is unnecessary, and its last paragraph must have the leftists grinning rather broadly. We don’t need to come together with leftists; we need to expose them and their propagandists in the media.

Allendundit on January 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Yawn

Dante on January 25, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Coming together does require civility — but it also requires forgiveness and the abandonment of hypocrisy. If we let it, Gabby Giffords’ remarkable recovery story can teach us that a relentless drive to bring out the best in ourselves must precede any calls for others to bring out the best in themselves.

And this is how we will always lose. They trot out a political point or a distraction and we fall for it.

What about the other victims?

I’d like to see some “forgiveness” and “abandonment of hypocrisy” sent towards Palin’s way. You know, the one who was blamed for this? The person that the left took innumerable shots at. Or how about TEA partiers in general? Since we’re terrorists.

They didn’t seem to care too much about how they made their points, just that they made them and it seems that Ms. Giffords has been complicit in all this since she hasn’t ONCE (please someone PLEASE prove me wrong) in all her reverential interviews said not to blame anyone but the shooter.

But that’s okay. We can all feel good about this and that’s all that matters.

kim roy on January 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Anyone else getting tired of all of the convenient political props? What about our soldiers defending their country or those who die waiting on the government to finally approve a new life saving treatment?

The more accurate question is why Giffords didn’t do the right thing and resign as soon as she was competent enough, recognizing that she was collecting a paycheck for a job she wasn’t doing.

2nd Ammendment Mother on January 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM

kim roy on January 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Excellent post.

Mirimichi on January 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM

AZCoyote on January 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Thank you.
Its so nice to see that the late Judge’s family has not launched a bitter vendetta against anyone.
I wonder how that Sheriff Dumpernix feels everytime he passes by that building named after the Judge ?

burrata on January 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Wishing her a long, happy life. As for unity, there was and remains unity in support for the victims. However, not all Americans were united in blood libeling Sarah Palin. Unless I missed it, too bad Congresswoman Giffords has not publicly repudiated all on her side who joined in that hideous display. I wish she would.

Christien on January 25, 2012 at 6:18 PM

It was nice to see Gifford’s smiling and waving, but my happiness kept getting ruined and turned to nausea every time Wasserman Shultz got into the frame, which was often.

TonyR on January 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I wonder if anyone has informed Giffords about her how Wasserman Schultz used her best friend’s horrific shooting for crass political purposes. Her best friend gets part of her head blown off and the first thing DWS does is think “OK, how do I turn this terrible tragedy into votes?” What kind sicko does that? And who could be friends with someone like that? Oh, never mind. I momentarily forgot we’re talking about Democrats.

WarEagle01 on January 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

As a therapist I know she will never be back- unless a miracle happens/ to much damage it looks like to fully recover.

Bullhead on January 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

“The brightest star congress has ever seen”??? Really??

I truly wish her the best on her recovery but for Pelosi to say the above???? Brighter than all those in the past? Really? What exactly did she do to deserve such a lofty position?

wirebitersmith on January 26, 2012 at 5:06 AM