Tucson Shooting Survivor: Giffords Makes Me Want To ‘Vomit’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS Washington/AP) — A man whose wife died in the deadly Tucson shooting one year ago says Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband makes him want to “vomit.”

Speaking to the Arizona Republic, 77-year-old George Morris, a survivor of the shooting, blames Mark Kelly for the death of his wife and five others for not taking extra precautions to protect Giffords after she had been receiving death threats.

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

Morris vented to the paper that he is tired of seeing media coverage of Giffords and her husband.

“Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit,” he told the paper.

Morris, who refused an invitation to have President Obama visit him in the hospital after the shooting, believes that Giffords should be “thrown out of Congress posthaste.

“I do not think she is worthy of serving,” Morris told the Republic.

On Sunday, Giffords and Kelly led a vigil in Tucson to remember the victims of the shooting one-year later.

Shooting suspect Jared Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the shooting. A judge set a Jan. 25 deadline for the psychologist who is treating him to hand in her latest report on efforts to make him psychologically fit to stand trial.

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  1. lukuj says:

    Why can’t we just blame the man who did the shooting? No one orchestrated this except him. No one deliberately was negligent. Let’s stop the blame game – this man and the DNC chair who is still blaming Republicans.

    1. Climp Jones says:

      I blame you!

    2. JustAGuy says:

      But seriously, Jared Loughtner was a known entity to Gifford and the Sherriff Dept. He had already been making threats and had been stalking Giffords. Ultimately, it IS Loughtner’s fault, but reasonable precautions should have been made. The information about Laughtner that was known at that time was enough for them to have done more to enhance security.

    3. Dave says:

      Really? Debbie Wasserman (I HATE ALL CONSERVATIVES) Schultz seems to think tis GREAT to BLAME people…just certain people to gain political advantage.

      1. Brenda says:

        Mayonaise Headed Debbie is nothing more than an “angry white woman”. I’ve come to the conclusion from what I’ve seen that 99% of Democrat women are angry!!!

      2. Max says:

        Who’s Wasserman? I thought that comedian Carrot Top was running the DNC.

      3. Priscialla says:

        Hate is the equivalent of murder…extremely strong wording…what kind of person would say “I HATE ALL CONSERVATIVES” ? Must be a liberal…I sure want to be just like them when I grow up! Nooooooooooot!

    4. NOV'12 (D)-Out says:

      Lukuj – Good Point! Where does this “blame game” come from – the DNC PERIOD! I constantly get these shrill, wildy hate filled emails from the DNC blaming Tea party & Republicans for everything. There is not one bit of concrete information/evidience in anyone of them, it’s simply hate and vitriol. Here’s the latest from Nancy Pelosi, read it and you can see where this is coming from. The DNC party people and their stooge politicians are the root cause and they need to be thrown out!

      “…Two years ago this month, the disastrous Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United, opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate money in politics. And for the last two years, we, as a nation, have been paying the price.

      We’ve seen firsthand the brand of Tea Party extremism that money can buy. It’s one that neglects our middle class and our most vulnerable — from our children, to our seniors, to our working families fighting to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.

      These same Republican extremists take no shame in protecting the billionaires and Big Oil companies that spend millions to attack Democrats.

      Enough is enough….”

      1. GunnerLee says:

        You’ve been snorting some funny stuff, which is typical for a lib. Without big business, big oil, millionaires and billionairs your sorry _$$ would be pulling wagons by hand and you’d be picking potatoes by hand. If everybody had the same thought pattern as you we’d still be trying to figure out how to light a room and we wouldn’t know what a car was. But then you may be one of those that depend on the government to do all that for you, even support you, right? I can’t believe how stupid some people can be!!!!

    5. Dave says:

      “Safety is NO accident.”

      “The BLAME GAME”?? Seriously? You NEVER look to see HOW something went wrong, you “just deal with it”?

      Ass-inine

      This story is SO full of ridiculous nonsense. This woman is an AVACADO-she should NOT have retained her Seat THIS long-and now they’re wondering if she’ll run for re-election! What a JOKE!

      Administrate your district from Houston rehab for a YEAR?!

      Gimme a break, if this were a Rep injured like this the Dems would have called for a special election the NEXT DAY.

    6. commonlogic says:

      I agree. However, at least as a victim and survivor and losing his wife in the attack, right or wrong, he has the right to say whatever he wants. Wasserman has not. Of course she has a “legal” right, but it is not right. She’s an embarrassment.

    7. baborn3 says:

      The man (word has it) who did it with a “Fast & Furious” gun (Glock-19) that he purchased on the street?
      The man that the Feds are pumping with psychotropic drugs and keep postponing a trial “until his mind is right”.

    8. MikeHenrySC says:

      If they had been receiving death threats, they OWE it to the public to have security on hand when they have public events.

    9. George Johnson says:

      That’s funny, because just after the shooting, everybody was happy to blame the Tea Party and republicans.
      Now that it’s proven the guy was a (liberal if anything) nut and you can’t blame the Tea Party or republicans, it’s “well, lets just blame the guy that did it”….
      Now that idiot wasserman shultz is out there STILL trying to blame the Tea Party.

      Don’t you get it yet?? The DIMOCRATS are the ones that keep hyping this up. They DO NOT WANT it to go away!!

    10. Bayou Boogie says:

      So, I guess you didn’t read the article very carefully…,or at all? “George Morris, a survivor of the shooting, blames Mark Kelly for the death of his wife and five others for not taking extra precautions to protect Giffords after she had been receiving death threats.” That paragraph seems both reasonable and cogent to me. There’s no “blame game” going on here, but blame being assigned where it properly belongs. Personally – though I’m glad Ms. Giffords is alive and recovering – I’m delighted that we now have one less bureaucrat who passed every militarist, ‘Big Government’ spending bill which came across her desk. And I agree with Morris’s outrage that the other dead and wounded are hardly ever mentioned in the press. Giffords’ life is not so devine that only she should be mentioned. This, and the fact she was nothing more than a government employee, shows she was more of a parasite of ‘The People’ rather than one of them.

  2. Pup says:

    Wellllllll, he does have a point, however bitter it may seem. Why isn’t a sitting Congressman/woman who has been recieving death threats provided with at least a single bodyguard??? Seems kind of “negligent” to me…

    1. Chris Ar says:

      Bitter? The man lost his wife. He has every right to be bitter.

      1. Bud says:

        My prayers for his and his family’s healing on the loss of his wife.

      2. Pup says:

        I’m not saying he doesn’t have every right to be bitter. I would be too!

      3. xJonx says:

        … at the person who pulled the trigger.

    2. mike says:

      Besides the known death threats, Loughner was known to the Pima County Sheriff. Despite his mental condition, he was allowed to buy the gun. It is a failure of our local law enforcement all the way around.

      1. Tom Reid says:

        One of them Fast and Furious guns ‘eh?

      2. JustAGuy says:

        And the travesty of all this is the Sheriff was allowed to go on a prolonged anti-Republican rant and nobody in the media nor the Democrat party had any problem with it. ESPECIALLY when ultimately, the Sheriff had neglected his duty in all of this.

    3. Dave says:

      Bush must have delayed her bodyguard that day AND put paper bul lets in his sidearm too……

  3. Chris Ar says:

    “Why can’t we just blame the man who did the shooting?”

    Because the left attacked Sara Palin and the Tea Party immediately after the shooting, and has never apologized for it. They will not forgive or forget soon.

    1. pinouye says:

      Did you see where DNC Chair Wasserman-Schultz continues that kind of rhetoric to this day???

  4. lorraine collins says:

    All americans should have hospital coverage like Ms Giffords.

    1. Xavier says:

      “All animals are equal. But some are more equal than others.”

      1. Ben says:

        I cannot like this enough. Good reference my friend

  5. CW says:

    ??? He is blaming the representative for not habing security there-she should have, especially after receiving death threats.

    And BTW-the ratz are the most prolific in pointing the finger at republicans.

  6. Tom says:

    It’s the Chicago way…….Blame Bush, TEA Party,Republicans, ETC

    1. Jerry says:

      This is just the latest taling point by the Dem party to alienate tea partiers and to make them seem irrelevant and extreme. Including the President, and VP, they have tried since the 2010 elections to kill the tea party. Hopefully, they will not succeed. If they do, America will suffer. We need folks like the Tea Partiers to remind us that we are heading in the wrong direction as a Country. Just compare the comments by the Dems on the OWS leftwingers. And compare the mainstream press coverage of Tea Party protests vs. OWS protests. Nuff said…

  7. R. Silverman says:

    Giffords’ own father and spaceman husband both blamed the Tea Party. If she was receiving death threats why would she hold a public event with kids?

    Meanwhile her best friend Debbie Wasserman-Schulz milks this for all she can…

    1. cdm says:

      Actually, Mark Kelly’s comments were taken out of context as not the entire quote was given. He indicated that he thought it was politically motivated, until he realized it was a deranged person. Makes a world of difference when you hear the last part of his statement.

      1. inspectorudy says:

        Mark Kelly also said on one of the liberal morning shows that he was furious at Sarah Palin and was waiting for an apology from her. For what? She was just as astonished as he was. I blame the shooter number 1, but Giffords and the sheriff for not following up on the threats that Loughner had made in the past. Which BTW had nothing to do with any political map.

      2. PB says:

        In which case he should have kept his mouth shut until he did know

  8. DJ says:

    There was a security issue I agree but it wasnt Mark Kelly’s fault. He wasnt responsible for the security of this event his wife was appearing at he was thousand miles away in Houston training for a Shuttle mission so thats just ridiculous. and Lukuj your dead on Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s assertion it was the tea party’s fault is beyond reprehensible when in fact they’ve shown Laughner was in fact a left wing nutjob bordering on anarchist far from any tea party associations. The security issue does fall in the laps of Giffords staff who were responsible for such at the event namely her Chief of Staff. Not trying to blame directly but at least point it in the general right direction.

    1. Fleur says:

      Dont you dare blame Gabby’s chief of staff for lack of security. The blame for lack of secruty falls to the district director. Ron Barber.

  9. lotta says:

    gabby giffords should not be in congress. She was shot in the head and she needs handlers at her side at all times. I’m sure they guide her thoughts at all times. Oh, by the way, i hate liberals.

    1. Spartacus says:

      I’ll bet her handlers are casting her vote, as well !

  10. Christine says:

    That is so sad. Ultimately the blame lies with only the shooter, but when you’re hurting like this man, it’s hard to accept such tragic senselessness. He must feel better assigning blame to redirect his hurt and loss. Poor man.

    1. Trace says:

      He must feel better assigning blame to redirect his hurt and loss. Poor man.
      ——
      Are you feeling better after maligning this man? His wife was killed and it might have been prevented. He is a victim. Space Cadet Husband and Papa Giffords both blamed the Tea Party, and survivng wife ignored the threats.

      Poor Christine.

      1. Christine says:

        Trace, you misunderstood my post. I have complete sympathy for this man’s suffering.

    2. So is that why Giffords family is blaming the tea party?

  11. Bobert says:

    Mr. Morris – why did you not exercise your 2nd Amendment Constitutional right aided by AZ’s conceal carry law to protect yourself and your wife? Bad things – done by bad people – do happen to good people. You were not prepared. When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.

    1. Terry says:

      Blame the victim. Giffords has free access to armed protection because Mr. Morris pays for it.

      How was anyone to know she was the target of threats? She went to a grocery store–a public place–knowing she was a target and WITHOUT secret service protection.

      I hope she and rocket man are sued royally. I want to vomit every time I see them, too.

  12. Andrew Williams says:

    Is he milking this for political gain like the Democrats?
    NO!
    So you probably won’t see this on CNN..

    BTW, what about that sheriff from Tuscon who blamed the TEA Party for the shooting but hasn’t resigned since he was directly responsible for his swat team shooting up a former Marine for grabbing his rifle when he heard intruders?

  13. Pauli says:

    The dude was an outright anarchist.
    He worshipped “V for vendetta” and took the movie totally serious.
    He was intrigued by Marx and Hitler.
    He was NUTS. NO American is ‘turned on’ by ANY of this if they are truly American.

  14. Bryan Bentley says:

    Mr.Morris,
    As a fellow American, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    Bryan Bentley
    Plymouth, MI

  15. HeyHey says:

    I agree 100% and said this from day one!

  16. Sick of GOP whiners says:

    I wasn’t aware the spouses of elected official were in charge of security. Seems like I would have heard something about this before. What a jackhole — to bad the doctors were successful.

    1. Sam says:

      He’s not in charge of her security, but he has been declared her spokesperson since she can’t speak for herself. He has put himself forward in that capacity and will therefore take the heat that would have been directed to Ms. Giffords were she able to handle it.

    2. Dave says:

      No but any REAL man is concerned with his WIFE’s safety-with the possible except of Bill Clinton…..this event would NOT have been without security if it was MY wife speaking after receiving threats, and it would NOT have been in a grocery store parking lot where people did NOT come specifically to hear her drivel. Human shields?

  17. tchall says:

    The Astronaut didn’t have anyting to do with an idiot (I won’t dignify his actions by calling him mad… he KNEW what he was doing, planned every thing needed, and executed his plan… that IS mentally competent to stand trial)

    Note he doesn’t blame the folks that tackled a gunman instead of hitting the deck at the first shot… (and by doing so saved him from armed citizens in the crowd who were unable to get a clear shot)

    BTW one of the armed citizens frustrated by the crowd was about Mr Morris’s age… and prerfectly ready to defend against a shooter showing up in a sopposedly safe area…

    1. Spartacus says:

      /\ I’m not surprised Loughner was in Gffords’ Synagogue. Their politics are exactly the same, just like Marx. Now we know the DNC and the Marxist media pounced on the Tea Party immediately.

  18. headless says:

    Me too, I’m getting sick of hearing about Giffords! She should never think about political life, same goes for her bald hubby!

  19. Ken Puck says:

    Leftism, a secular relligion, is constantly on the prowl for martyrs. Ms. Giffords has now been cast as Jesus, and the Tea Party as Pontius Pilate. This meme will be dutifully picked up and rebroadcast by the MSM.

  20. Joe Doakes says:

    This guy is right and all of you know it. Men like this guy are rare. He speaks the truth and could care less what other people think of him.

  21. Todd P. says:

    Giffords should have left her job months ago. It is quite clear that she is SEVERELY disabled and she is depriving her constituents of an effective Representative. The Democrats are SHAMELESS as they repeatedly leave invalids in office (e.g.- T. Kennedy, Robt. Byrd, etc.) rather than put the seat up for a new election! I pray for Gifford’s recovery, but it is time for her to do the honorable and pragmatic thing and retire………

    1. Beth says:

      Thank you for your comment as you said exactly what many are thinking. How can she possibly be understanding a very important part of her job and voting how her constituents want her to. If this would have been an average citizen this parading of her on TV would not be going on as they are seeking politcal gain from this. I feel very sorry for Mr. Morris as the death of his wife is nothing in the eyes of the media, when it is very hurtful personally though does not get reported.

  22. KimH says:

    So, if he was so worried about Giffords’ lack of security, why did he go there with his wife? It’s Morris’ fault!!!!! See how illogical it is to blame others for the act of a crazed gunman?

    1. Max17 says:

      The lack of logic is all yours, Kim. Morris was not worried about Gifford’s ‘lack of security’ because he didn’t know about the death threats. Once Morris learned about the threats – AFTER his wife was murdered – his logical reaction is to wonder why a public figure facing credible death threats would not have security.

      Get it yet, Kim?

  23. Auric Maston says:

    THe man’s right. This woman is missing bits of her brain, even more so than most other left wing socialists.

  24. Rich says:

    My favorite is the Tuscon Police Chief blamed the tea party for the shooting, the one guy who’s job it was to prevent this kind of thing, who was aware of threats against Gifford, was aware of past threats by the shooter. Yet failed to assign even a single police officer to the event.

  25. August says:

    Why are there unstable madmen running loose in the USA?

  26. Trajan Long says:

    The DNC are a bunch of sick parasites whose philosophy has almost destroyed the US.

  27. Deserttrek says:

    The congressperson should have resigned as the people are not being represented. I too am tired of the adulation over this person and her husband. Myself and other people are injured by criminal acts everyday and the public does not pay their bills nor does the media care. The Tea Party has done nothing wrong and to blame them or anybody other thanthe criminal is evil.

  28. Deb says:

    I’m tired of hearing about Ms. Giffords also. There were other victims that day also…..don’t think they are trying to sell a book though.

    I only blame the shooter. The DNC chairman is clueless on so many things, I just tune her out.

  29. james says:

    To clarify a point, NO ONE is “casting her vote”. The people of her district are and have been unrepresented in Congress for a year. Her keeping her seat is, in my opinion, a sign that she is either totally incompetent or totally selfish. The people in her district deserve to have a representative in Congress. Her refusal to resign is depriving them of one.

  30. Norton Burgess says:

    Politicians are threatened every day. It goes with the territory George.

    It’s not her husbands fault any more than the gun manufacturer – or is that going to be your next target?

    If you knew she was dangerous to be around, why were you there?

    1. Agatha Higginbottom says:

      Because he had no idea the congresswoman was being threatened. she and others did. And maybe when one is being threatened they shouldn’t hold meet and greets outdoors without security at the least.

      Mr Morris and the other people who were shot didn’t have to divine if she was being threatened or not, she knew, her staff knew, and law enforcement knew. Maybe if he knew she was being threatened that maybe he wouldn’t have went and maybe the another person wouldn’t have taken her nine year old neighbor.

    2. Robin says:

      Norton, I don’t think it was known there were death threats until after the shooting and subsequent investigation so there would be no reason for George to not be there. And do you know if he was there to see Giffords or just doing his grocery shopping, enjoying his day and not expecting to be mingling with politicians.

      I agree that it’s the shooters fault but George’s anger is better placed than Debbie doorknob…

  31. Billrow says:

    Remember the astronaut hubby, he went on national TV to complain that Sarah Palin didn’t call his family to apologize for the shooting.

  32. Jack Offelday says:

    Had Ms. Giffords held the event across the street (in Oro Valley, AZ), less people would have lost their lives, imho. The Oro Valley police would have been on site monitoring the event. Unfortunately, the event was located in Pima County, outside the Oro Valley and Tucson police jurisdiction.

  33. bobonnit says:

    Gifford’s husband is a useful idiot who parrots the DNC talking points. Both of them are in the Rahm Emmanuel camp of never letting a good crisis go to waste. I feel sorry for her injuries but detest people like her and her pinheaded husband.

  34. Tim says:

    The guy has a good point, if she was actively getting threats then better security should have been provided. But that in no way takes away that the crazy idiot that caused the deaths and damage to those people and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  35. tod schwarze says:

    curiously gifford, wasserman-shultz and laughner all have what cultural characteristic in common?
    Hint, it is not a tea party charactoristic but is associated with political progressivism

  36. H. Johnson says:

    This man is justified in his anger. It was foolish and irresponsible for a member of congress who had previously received death threats, to hold an event in a parking lot without any security. She not only placed herself in jeopardy she endangered her constituents. The result is history.

  37. Big Dave says:

    I’ll paraphrase the same thing I posted in response to an article about Debbie Wasserman Schultz claiming the blame lies with the “Tea Party”:These [people] fail to understand the ONLY reason Giffords and the others were shot is that Loughner is a nut. There is no other reason and nothing more to understand.

  38. celador2 says:

    The shooter was out of his mind,not political but more a liberal than not. The tea party was not the only side throwing heated rhetoric. Democrats can hold their own in the very hate talk they accuse others.

    Giffords and the ones who died did not deserve the bullets from a madman. Its not her fault but the shooter’s.

    Could Giffords have provided more securirty than she did to minimize the risk to herself and the others? Might the ones killed be with us today if there were a guard on duty to watch the close crowd?

    In hindsight maybe a guard might have spotted the armed gunman sooner and yelled GET DOWN or tackled him. In hindsight.

  39. Jason in WA says:

    I can actually see his point. While the shooter is ultimately responsible, she wittingly She knowingly let her constituents share a risk without any choice- that is on her, of course, not her husband. It is one thing if she was oblivious, but she was fully aware of what appear to have been tangible threats.

    Also agreed, while I bear her no ill will and don’t think she in any way deserved to be short in the head, she is incompetent and needs to be removed from Congress. One third of government shouldn’t keep her on out of charity or sympathy.

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    1. Jason in WA says:

      Sorry- that first paragraph should have read:

      I can actually see his point. While the shooter is ultimately responsible, she wittingly placed people in the path of potential harm… she knowingly let her constituents share a risk without any choice- that is on her, of course, not her husband. It is one thing if she was oblivious, but she was fully aware of what appear to have been tangible threats.

  40. Scott Cunningham says:

    Blame the shooter. He was the one who pulled the trigger. Its a shame nobody else in the crowd was carrying a weapon. They could have stopped this nonsense within the first few seconds. Of course, they probably would have been breaking all sorts of other laws intending to make us “safer”, so nobody will ever know if Loughner could have been stopped in the act.

  41. Bob says:

    The perpetrator should have his hands bound, forced down on his knees, and have his brains beaten out by two men with baseball bats. It should be televised. There’d be a lot less of this insanity going on. But, oh yes, I forgot how “civilized we are….

  42. Hanginout says:

    Finally…some common sense comes out…Doesn’t it get old that someone who survives a terrible tragedy is considered a “hero” just for surviving. Thousands of veterans have survived all nature of wounds defending our Nation and carry on in the quiet dignity of anonymity. All the while, a group of politicians milk a terrible situation for all it’s worth.

  43. knightflyer says:

    God help us all if obongo wins a second term.

  44. E. Seifried says:

    There were 19 people shot on 1/8. And Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnick is the one primarily responsible for that level of carnage. There were no deputies present that day, undercover or otherwise. If Gabby Giffords had been 1/2 mile up Oracle Road she would have been in Oro Valley. And there would have been at least two plain clothes officers closeby. As was the practice when Oro Valley held its monthly “Council on your corner” sessions.

    Its a fact of life that political gatherings can attract people like Loughner. Mr. Morris’ anger is not unjustified.

  45. Robyn says:

    I too am more than a little weary of the media portrayals of Ms. Giffords.They make her seem like a goofy, sugar sweetened little patriotic puppet with a mental age of about six. She is no longer able to perform her job and we should stop kidding ourselves that she can be an effective lawmaker. She will just be a tool of the left. And What about the other victims who were wounded or murdered? If it isn’t Giffords or that little girl who was born on 9/11 then we just don’t hear about them.
    Here you have a man who lost his wife but there’s no “story” there so she goes unmentioned. Furthermore, Giffords did have a responsibility to protect the public if she was indeed receiving death threats.

  46. Dan L says:

    Thank-you Mr. Morris for enlightening the rest of us. The MSM paints this as Giffords being the only victim. But in reality, her recklessness hurt not only herself but others as well. I pray that you find peace Mr. Morris.

  47. Enemyof Theobamastate says:

    Truer words have not been spoken in a long time.

  48. Kari says:

    I am very, very sorry for this man’s loss and can understand wanting to get his anger out some way but his anger needs to be directed at the man who did this. There is no way of knowing if more security for the Gifford’s was going to make a difference. If EVERY member of Congress receive protection because of death threats we would be even more broke than we already are.

    1. Marylin Harris says:

      “There is no way of knowing if more security for the Gifford’s …..” more security???? There was NO security. Gabby needs to show some grace and resign.

  49. minjin says:

    I have to agree with him. Giffords does bear some responsibility. That’s not to say that she is at fault, but her actions did partly lead to this outcome.

    Also, I find it ridiculous that in the coverage of the shooting and aftermath, all we heard from the media was endless coverage about the Giffords. We heard almost nothing about all the people who died. It is as if the media was saying that those people just weren’t important enough to talk about. I find that sickening.

    1. Jimmy Patterson says:

      Agreed 100%. It was like she was the only one shot. Sickening

  50. Vincent Williams says:

    DWS and the liberal media are quick to blame the Tea Party … and even quicker to forget that a Republican judge was killed that day, shot in the back. The shooter (JL) needs the chair, and all parties are equally entitled to flip the switch.

  51. bigbiz2 says:

    They are a sickening example of political theatre and the democrat philosophy to “never let a tragedy go to waste”..to Giffords I say .be an honorable person and resign and take care of your family.

  52. maxwell says:

    Giffords is being celebrated in the Media as a hero, just for surviving.

    To the families of many that have died, including a child, they’ve got to relive this heinous murder every time the Media decides to celebrate Giffords. If they had any class they’d keep their excitement private and concentrate on making a full and healthy recovery out of the spot light, and let those families heal too.

  53. terese dudas says:

    I absolutely concur with George Morris in the facts of this case; the Giffords organization & Sheriff Dupnik were negligent with security on Jan 8, 2011. I live in Giffords district and attended two of her Congress on the Corner events when she first was elected to office. They were up-close-and-personal from the get-gom which is what made Giffords so appealing to many. Unfortunately, she appealed to the radical progs in D.C. just as much, and they used her mindless vote to steer the socialistic road the country is traveling now.. Giffords was a Pelosi Patsy, and attracted opposition to her stances. However, in all my protesting and objectifying to her voting positions, NEVER ONCE did I see a hand lifted against her. First of all Giffords steered clear of the district when opposition became loudest – she hid out in Houston, TX for the most part when Congress was not in session. And even when she was in Tucson, Giffords hid from her constiuents and did not use the Congress on the Corner format to engage them.She wouldn’t even do Town Halls for the most part. To my knowledge, the Jan. 8, 2011 ConC program was the first since her very narrow defeat of Jessie Kelly, the previous November. The so-called vandalism to her office, after the election, reportedly involved a broken window – nothing more. Yet the press has railed on how extreme violence was done to the premises. That is nonsense. Furthermore, if there were serious death threats, Mr. Morris’ contention of criminal negligence by her staff & the Pima County Sheriff has even more credence.

  54. Wes says:

    So now we are writing articles based on how people feel aobut other people as opposed to producing a work of solid journalism.

    Poor choice for an article and this is on Drudge? That surprises me that a glorified gossip blog spew made it on Drudge.

  55. smg45acp says:

    If she had a bodyguard people would have called her a Diva or a paranoid nut job.
    You can’t win with some people.
    Blame the shooter, period.

    Are we supposed to have armed guards every time a politician goes out in public.
    Should every congressperson have an armed guard with them every time they go grocery shopping or out to eat?
    Why stop at congress people, how about State representatives and State Senators?
    It just isn’t practical for so many people to have government paid armed security 24/7.

  56. Barry Hussein says:

    The additional brain damage simply made her a more-qualified democRat.

  57. Chili Boots says:

    Gifford is a total incompetent, wounded or not.

    1. Barry Hussein says:

      The added brain damage simply makes her a more-qualified democRat. Mental deficiency is fundamentally part of being a ‘Rat.

      1. Paul Kotik says:

        You miss the miracle: a bullet passed through Giffords’s head without striking any vital organ.

      2. Al says:

        How is it a miracle when there was no brain matter there to begin with? Shes a dumbocrat for christ sake…no brains.

  58. Sal Chip Saccoccio Jr says:

    Show me a politician who’s never received a death threat and I’ll show you a jewish pope.

  59. Realist says:

    We can debate all day whether Giffords and/or her husbands bears any of the responsibility. However, I think that we can all agree that Ms. Giffords is no longer capable of serving and should step down. If she recovers and wants to run again later, that’s her perogative. However, for her to hang on to the title while not being able to perform the duties does a disservice to her constituency.

  60. Jimmy Patterson says:

    Honestly, in light of all the other deaths – especially that poor little girl – I turn the channel anytime I hear Giffords’ name or see her face. The media acts like no one else was wounded or killed. Pathetic.

  61. VPI71 says:

    Typical Tea Bagger nut case. Some nut kills his wife and he blames another victim! What an idiot!

  62. Linda says:

    Why is Gabby Giffords the ONLY one EVER mentioned in the Tucson shooting? I thought other people were seriously wounded, and nearly died. Who ever hears about them? How many were killed, including a child, a federal judge, and Mr. Morris’ wife, devastating their families–who ever hears a word about their deaths from the media?

    Another thing: if a Republican U.S. representative, say Steve King from Iowa was the one shot in the head, would we be hearing such compassion and concern from the entire lamestream media for an entire year? Easy answer to that one.

  63. beazr says:

    Unfortunate what happened, but how is a brain dead idiot still in office? I mean even more brain dead than when she began.

  64. Paul Kotik says:

    Why, exactly, are we taxpayers paying Giffords’s salary since she stopped working for us? Pretty sweet deal. For Giffords.

    I wonder what the total annual cost of the non-spacegoing astronaut and the non-legislating Representative is to the American taxpayer.

  65. Miguel says:

    Loughner needs to by hung shortly after he is castrated with a hacksaw. The liberal activist sheriff also needs to at least be fired and lose everything he’s saved over the years.

    Wassernman needs to be the one to saw off Loughner’s testicles.

  66. BrunoT says:

    IF she did indeed get death threats and didn’t make proper security arrangements and didn’t inform supporters and passers by she was under threats, the guy has a point. Just because you want to assume the risks doesn’t mean everyone else does.

  67. Wick10 says:

    You-all forget that the brilliant Ms Giffords was the first to ask the US General when he was going to get solar panels on street lights in the war zone! A lady ahead of the time?

  68. chena says:

    …typical Liberal….(the husband)….blame the victim (Giffords) instead of the perpetrator (Loughner)…..I AM sorry that the husband lost his wife to this insane idiot Loughner, but to blame Giffords is just striking out (in anger/hurt) at any available target….

  69. Harry says:

    what bothers me is that those who DEMANDED that conservatives apologize for a madman – “who must’ve been a conservative” (because that’s what we conservatives do, right?) are now defending Giffords and hubby. Two-faced. Duplicitous. Forked tongue. Double standard bearers. Why should I take anything you say seriously ever again?

  70. Connie Johnson says:

    I overheard someone say she brought it on by her rhetoric. Anyone know about what it was? I agree, she put people at risk if she had been receiving death threats. She did not warn anyone. She did not have security. Why hasn’t she left office? Shouldn’t her district be represented by someone who is not recovering from TBI?

  71. JILL EWBANK says:

    IT WAS HIS HATRED FOR REP. GIFFORD AND THE PRESIDENT THAT LED HIM TO THE GATHERING. HE HAS NO ONE TO BLAME BUT HIMSELF. HIS COMMENT ABOUT VOMITING IS DISGUSTING AND OFFENSIVE. SO SAD THAT HIS LOSS HAS TAUGHT HIM NOTHING.

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