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Giffords ‘makes me want to vomit’?

MSNBC is reporting that a former Marine whose wife of 54 years was killed last year in the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has strong feelings about the Arizona lawmaker and her retired astronaut husband, Mark Kelly.

“Every time I see them on TV,” George Morris told the Arizona Republic, “it makes me want to vomit.”

He said he and his wife had gone to Giffords’ town-hall meeting outside the grocery store in Tucson on 8 Jan 11, to complain to his congresswoman, who he says kept voting for liberal causes (go figure a Democrat voting for Liberal causes); but before he had a chance to whine, a gunman began shooting people in the crowd. Morris’ wife, Dorothy, 76, was killed in the rampage, and he was hit in the legs and back. Giffords was shot in the head.

Reportedly, in the days following the shooting, Morris, a self-described “ultraconservative,” refused an invitation to have President Barack Obama visit him in his hospital room, according to the Arizona Republic.

“I will not kowtow to anyone,” he told the newspaper. “People would not believe that I would refuse the president.”

No, I believe it, Morris was an angry white whiny conservative before the shootings and he continues to be an angry white whiny conservative; big surprise. As a Marine (because in truth there are no former Marines) he should’ve been honored to have the President – his Commander in Chief – visit him in the hospital, it’s called respect and clearly Morris never learned that while he was in uniform; you respect the office, not the man, and Morris’ attitude speaks volumes about the kind of Marine he probably was, and the man he is today. Don’t care whatever he did as a Marine, his current words and attitude drowns it all out. I’ve little doubt as a self-described “ultraconservative” he undoubtedly supported then, and continues to support now the extremely “liberal” gun laws of Arizona which allowed a lunatic to buy weapons, clips and ammo he shouldn’t have been able to get and to ultimately murder his wife and five others.

Morris, who had campaigned on behalf of Giffords’ opponent in the 2010 election, said he didn’t think Giffords should be in office then or now.

“I think she ought to be thrown out of Congress posthaste,” Morris told the Arizona Republic. “I do not think she is worthy of serving.”

He also said Giffords’ husband should’ve had better security in place to protect his wife, knowing she was a target of death threats, and reportedly blames the former astronaut for his wife’s death.

“I’d like to debate our dear captain astronaut (and ask) why he didn’t have security,” Morris told the Arizona Republic. “My wife would still be alive.”

Well, maybe she’d still be alive, but since the gunman was a crazed individual does Morris really think he wouldn’t have attacked as he did, or that somehow his wife wouldn’t have been shot anyway? Of course, then he’d probably argue there should’ve been more security; but exactly why would an officer in the United States Air Force have been responsible for providing security for his Congresswoman wife? If Morris had shown up and there’d been armed guards no doubt he’d have screamed about the Congresswoman being afraid to meet her constituents and called her a coward, or that she’d had her jackbooted thugs there to frighten people.  Morris is a jackass and he’s a disgrace to the Marine Corps. No one’s responsible for his wife’s’ death except for the gunman, and perhaps the pervasive ever-escalating violent rhetoric from the right leading up to the attack.

I’m deeply sorry for his loss, but he’s still an angry white whiney conservative jackass (which means a donkey – for conservatives reading this post).

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Lunatics

 

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GOTP raffles off Glock in Gabrielle Giffords’ district?


Just when you thought Arizona couldn’t possibly become more tactless, according to the Huffington Post, the Pima County Republican Tea Party (GOTP) is raffling off a Glock 23 handgun to raise money for get-out-the-vote efforts in Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Arizona district. What’s the big deal some will ask? The congresswoman continues to recover after being critically wounded in a mass shooting in January that left six people dead and 13 injured. You may remember that Giffords was holding a “Congress at your corner” event in Tucson when a shooter open fired with a Glock 19.

An August edition of the Pima County GOTP’s newsletter advertises that supporters can purchase raffle tickets for $10 to win the .40 caliber handgun.

“That’s right, for just 10 dollars this gun could be yours,” the newsletter reads. The Pima County GOTP plans to sell 125 raffle tickets and the winner will also receive three 12-round magazines, adjustable grips and a case.

Greg Harris, executive director of the Pima GOTP, told Hotsheet the firearm was in his organization’s possession prior to the January shooting.

Asked whether the raffle would appear insensitive, Harris also pointed out that Giffords herself owns a Glock and has been a strong gun advocate. As Hotsheet pointed out after the tragic Tucson event, gun ownership is a deeply ingrained part of Arizona culture. Owning a gun simply “is Arizona, it is the West, it is the culture,” Carol Ruh, president of the Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates, told Hotsheet.

Wow, really? It’s the West? It’s the culture? It’s the ignorance? It’s the insensitivity? It’s today’s Republican Tea Party? Yeah, all of the above, but especially the latter; can you imagine someone in Columbine, CO selling a handgun for a fund raiser? Only the GOTP, and only in Arizona would anyone think this is normal and OK. Well, maybe in Wasilla it would be considered OK too.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Guns

 

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