|Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords|
Told via gaffs and misstatements
Third Degree: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
A week ago, the Congresswoman was in perfect health, much as she is in the video above. Now, doctors are considering removing her breathing tube so that she can speak again after being shot in the head at a supermarket political meeting. Representative Giffords is a moderate Democrat in the House. She is in favor of some gun control, but she is staunchly pro Second Amendment. Our prayers are with her, her families, and the families of the fallen.
Second Degree: Sarah Palin
Ms Palin published this crosshair map through her political action committee (PAC.) The map "targets" members of the United States Congress. This poster as well as the tweet, "Don't retreat, RELOAD!" is the gaff that Ms Palin will be known for for the rest of her life. I am sure that she is very remorseful for publishing it, and I do not think that the gunman who tried to assassinate Congresswoman Giffords did so to satisfy it, but Sarah Palin knew better.
Ms Palin received tens of millions of votes in the 2000 election. On American Idol, that kind of support would make her a celebrity. As a Vice-Presidential candidate, that makes her a stateswoman. The poster is not that of a stateswoman, but of an inflammatory lobbyist.
|President Bill Clinton|
I believe that liberals and conservatives can agree on this point. YOU NEVER POINT A GUN AT A HUMAN BEING UNLESS YOU INTEND TO USE IT!!!! This poster is an abomination. It paints conservatives as gun-toting yahoos who lack common sense and judgement to such a degree, that liberals have to do the thinking for them (in the form of more laws, regulations, and oversight offices.) That kind of thinking is what conservatives resent about liberals. The poster lowers the national dialog by polarizing the sides and reinforcing stereotypes.
Now for President Clinton's most famous gaff.
|President Clinton and Pope John Paul II|
Congresswoman Giffords can also be connected to Pope John Paul via President Obama. Obama met Pope Benedict XVI, a great friend of Pope John Paul II. Here are two Obama gaffs and some commentary by Father Robert Baron.
Calling a policeman "stupid" might be okay if you are a congressman, but NOT as leader of the free world!