Gabrielle Giffords To Resign from Congress

I guess the first thing to say is, “it’s about time.”

Regardless of politics, Giffords hasn’t exactly been doing the job that she was elected to do. Her injuries and recovery prevented it. And yes, it’s terrible that her career has to end (or be put on hold this way) but this was the right decision, but one made much too late.

Of course, her lateness to do the right thing for district is only part of the story.

Democratic officials had held out hope for months that the congresswoman might recover sufficiently to run for re-election or even become a candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jon Kyl.

Really? The Democrats wanted to use Giffords as an untouchable candidate to run for U.S. Senate, even in her condition? That’s pretty low if you ask me. We can all agree that it was a miracle that she survived the shooting last year, but I think we can all agree that despite her tremendous recovery thus far, she probably won’t ever get to do the job she was elected to do at the same capacity. And for Democrats to want to use her to shame voters from supporting a Republican… that’s just shameless.

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14 thoughts on “Gabrielle Giffords To Resign from Congress

  1. Amazona

    It’s always sad to see someone taken out in his or her prime, through accident or illness or, in her case, because of an attack. But I have the deepest respect for her, for understanding and accepting the limitations forced upon her, and not being a Byrd, hanging on well past her prime and being reelected out of pity.

    She is leaving with dignity and deserves admiration for her decision.

    I also suggest that an experience like this tends to refocus on priorities, and perhaps she has decided that politics do not define the way she wants to live her life. I’ll bet family and friends have taken on a new and higher meaning to her in the past year or so, and I don’t blame her if that has played a part in her decision.

    1. Canuckguy

      Oh come on neocon, she was shot in the head, almost died, how could she make a decision to resign a week after being shot in the state she was in.

      1. Canuckguy

        Neocon
        FYI. I am not a frog, I am an anglo. Can’t even speak froglais.
        BTW, your reply is empty of reason. It is heartless.
        There is no law that states that an office holder is automatically turfed out of the job due to injury.

      2. neocon1

        froguy

        not heartless,
        just a case of not being able to do her sworn duty as a REPRESENTATIVE of the people and on the payroll with little chance of ever recovering to where she could work.
        IF that happens, (lord willing) she can run again.
        It is morons like you who are brain dead and think someone is “heartless” for replacing someone who cant perform their very important job they were ELECTED to do.

        Im a realist period.

      3. neocon1

        canuckguy

        There is no law that states that an office holder is automatically turfed out of the job due to injury

        use that logic the next time you need brain surgery and your brain surgeon had a stroke 2 weeks before.
        would you be a “heartless” bastard for not letting him operate on you?
        because there was NO LAW from preventing him to do so?

        get real you Moron.

      4. neocon1

        canuckG*Y

        Im from Buffalo NY
        real red necks in them thar woods cletis.

        a bad name? with who ? the likes of a PUKE maggot like you?
        Pffffft

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