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Posing for a sign "healthcare not warfare" (and the rest). Quite the smoking gun (depending on your opinion).

Giffords voted against an end to the Afghanistan occupation. What kind of pinko does that make her? Not nearly pink enough.


Giffords vote on the Afghan operation has nothing to do with principle, it has to do with her party and power.

Amazing that Code Pink, MoveOn.org, Michael Moore and Al Sharpton are part of the Democrat mainstream.

Shows you how radical and far left the Democrat Party is (and their media allies).

At least they're not flying the American flag upside down in this pic.

It should surprise no one that Giffords just announced she's voting for this crazy healthcare bill.

As is the "Invisible" Harry Mitchell

It is clear that Gabby is on her way out of the House door!

Nice try though, Greg.


Agree that she is on the way out but Paton is not going to be the one replacing her.

What other former reporters does she have in addition to Karamargin and Kimble?

Oh, and I'm sure those were only the Blue Dog Code Pink People. 1/3 less whacked out than their regular code pinkers.

She's history as part of the Ocare bunch.


Hey Harry! Just wait till those Tempites have to pay the taxes but no Hcare for 4 yrs!!!!
should be interesting to see if you can stay out of sight that long.

Looking forward to your retirement.


David Frum has described the GOP problem here:

"Those of us who said there was a deal to be done, that there are a lot of parts of this bill that look familiar, that look like Mitt Romney’s plan, that look like plans Republicans proposed in 1993 and 1994, they look like things that were drafted at the Heritage foundation in 1990 and 1991, we can work with this, there are things we don’t like, [but] President Obama will pay a lot maybe for 20 or 30 Republican votes, let’s deal — that was shut down, we went the radical way, looking for Waterloo, and it looks like we arrived at Waterloo.

...Some of the Republican leadership like Jim DeMint, I think did play a very hard-line role. Some of our leaders were trapped. They were trapped by voices in the media that revved the Republican base into a frenzy that made dealing impossible. I mean, you can’t negotiate with Adolf Hitler, and if the President is Adolf Hitler, then obviously you can’t negotiate with him. So some of the blame has has got to go to those who said, who got the psychology of the party to a point where a lot of good people, reasonable people were trapped.

...We are encouraging a mood of radicalism in the party that is not just uncivil, that’s not the problem, the problem is it makes you stupid. It makes you make bad decisions, it leads you to think that President Obama with 53% of the vote is as beatable in 2009 as President Clinton with 42% of the vote in 1993, and that’s obviously not true."

She has hired Eric Swedlund of the Star and Mark Kimble of the Tucson Citizen.

Hannahj, I guarantee you it ain't gonna be Jesse Kelly who replaces her. His campaign is imploding. Key members of his staff have left, he's having trouble raising money, he has a credibility gap but mostly because he is not doing anything to go after Giffords and Paton is.

"Not doing anything to go after Giffords," Kathy? Kelly has been going after Giffords since April of 2009. Paton only jumped in when it looked like Republicans had a chance to win this seat.

There's Gabrielle Giffords with Code Pink. Here's Jonathan Paton whipping up the Tea Party crowd in Tucson:


You know, the tea partiers. The nice folks who spat on an African American congressman and flung the "n" word at John Lewis this weekend. Perhaps Paton could hire a media wizard to explain his association with this crowd.

The notion that Republicans are headed for a big victory this fall is delusional. Obama and the Democrats have a huge achievement under their belts. Your local hospital will not be occupied by the Soviet Army, you personal physician will not be sent to a labor camp in Siberia, death panels will not euthanize your grandmother and exterminate disabled children. Millions more Americans will get health care, insurance companies will be forced to stop some of their grotesque business practices.

The tea party crowd showed their real faces this week. They run on fear and racism. A big part of the Republican party's hopes for a huge victory this fall rests on low voter turnout. When voter turnout was extremely low, they won their big victory in 1994. When turnout was at record high levels, as in 2006 and 2008, they got whipped. This blog stated it very bluntly: "those people won't be voting next time."

Reality check. "Those people" will vote again. Especially if you keep spitting on them and calling them the "n" word. Especially when the tea party crowd turns out this summer to vent their racist fury over immigration reform. The country belongs to "those people" now. Get used to it.

Ah the fevered swamps of the far left. If Mr. Woodman or any other liberal actual attended a Tea Party he would find...a lot of former Obama supporters. You can smear them all you want with crazy lies and name-calling, but they are mostly independents, seniors and first time voters - exactly who you need to win elections.

By the way, the 2004 election is still the highest turnout on record. Even better than 2008. Just sayin

No-not better than 2008. 2008 was higher than 2004-http://elections.gmu.edu/Turnout_2008G.html
Perhaps these are wrong but at least I sourced my statement.

Just sayin, voter turnout in the 2006 midterm was the highest ever for a midterm. 2008 turnout exceeded 2004.

Was it a former Obama support who called John Lewis the n word? Who smashed the windows of Gabrielle Giffford's office in Tucson? The fevered delusions of the right. Look at the numbers from a new Harris poll:

67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.

57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim

45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"

38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"

Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."

The fevered swamps of the right are infested with some very strange beliefs.

Obama is a socialist. And even if he's not, according to today's polling, for the first time over 50% of the country is mad at him.

Democrats, including minority democrats and young people, are not going to be voting in force this time. This is for two reasons: 1. Obama isn't doing so well and probably won't be doing much better in November and 2. even if he were doing well, he's not going to be on the ballot in November.

Admittedly, our field on the gubenatorial side is pretty lame, but you've got Terry Goddard heading up your ticket. He's like a mashed potato sandwich on white bread...zzzzzz...

As for Congress, turnout will be low, except among Rs. The so-called blue dogs are all done for in Arizona and Gabby is chief among them.

"Kelly has been going after Giffords since April of 2009."

How exactly has he been going after Giffords?

Unless you count "taking stimulus money" as going after Giffords.

Yeah. He campaign is done for. Sayonara. Kaput. Dead.

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