Gabby Giffords Gives Us A Piece of Her MindApril 18th, 2013 at 12:09 am by Brian
Er, what’s left of it anyway in this smarmy, disingenuous, crayon scrawled, color-by-numbers NY Times op-ed:
On Wednesday, a minority of senators gave into fear and blocked common-sense legislation that would have made it harder for criminals and people with dangerous mental illnesses to get hold of deadly firearms — a bill that could prevent future tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Blacksburg, Va., and too many communities to count.
Gave into fear? Those people looked straight into what used to be your face and voted the conscience of their constituents. That you can’t understand that may be written up to damaged ear drums or loss of cognitive abilities or what have you. But make no mistake. Let me be clear. It took courage to stand up against the rotten, emotional blackmail perpetrated by your fellow Grabbies.
I always suspected she had something against minorities but her lies about this pathetic attempt to manipulate the public by Obama wearing a stole made out of the dead pelts of tender children makes me think she’s also a self-hating handicap. Can’t depressed people defend themselves, too?
I know what it feels like to take a tough vote. This was neither. These senators made their decision based on political fear and on cold calculations about the money of special interests like the National Rifle Association, which in the last election cycle spent around $25 million on contributions, lobbying and outside spending.
So 40+ Senators were bought off with less money than Michael Bloomberg has spent in the last two months? We should get the NRA to run the Treasury with that kind of ROI. This is more than just making an argument that no one is acting in good faith and has legitimate concerns about a bill that was not going to be allowed to be debated. It is about dehumanizing your enemies. Kind of like Jared Loughner did before he tried to wipe a few out.
Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe.
I’m sure a few thousand women who visited a Philadelphia abortion clinic and whose uterii look like the inside of Grabby’s cranium and whose children’s remains are being snaked out of the toilet they were flushed down or thawed out in the stale milk cartons that constitute their final resting place might disagree about the scope of the shit that Gabby Giffords gives about the kids vis a vis – Their Safety(tm). Exponentially more kids died at Kermit Gosnell’s cloven hooves on the altar of choice than those sacrosanct
more advanced fetuses greater angels of Sandy Hook.
But, ugh. I do agree with Gabby. Listening to her speak is physically difficult for me as well. I’m furious whenever I see Barack Obama doing a Jeff Dunham impersonation and sticking his hand up her ass to make her mouth move. Despite how old the act has gotten, there is always a fresh coat of Murphy’s Oil on her when she’s taken out of the box. *tap, tap, tap* Is this thing on? Apparently, not.
I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated. I am asking for mothers to stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You’ve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators’ e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. I’m asking citizens to go to their offices and say: You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences.
If she wasn’t already half an invalid, I would have said that last line is a dog-whistle to incite murder against the Senators who voted against this atrocity of a gun-grab bill. Maybe Gabby can encourage “mothers” to write letters to their Senators laced with Minute Ricin in the likely event that they don’t run into their Senator at the grocery store.
Mark my words: if we cannot make our communities safer with the Congress we have now, we will use every means available to make sure we have a different Congress, one that puts communities’ interests ahead of the gun lobby’s. To do nothing while others are in danger is not the American way.
“To do nothing while others are in danger is not the American way.” She says this with a straight face. Or as straight as her face will get.
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