National Review Online: Gabby Giffords' "childish display in the New York Times is an embarrassment."


pot kettle embarrassing childish displays

Recently, in a New York Times op-ed, Gabby Giffords wrote, “Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious.”

She's not the only one. You will be, too, once you read this, via Media Matters:

In an NRO post, Kevin D. Williamson attacked Giffords [...]

"While Ms. Giffords certainly has my sympathy for the violence she suffered, it should be noted that being shot in the head by a lunatic does not give one any special grace to pronounce upon public-policy questions, nor does it give one moral license to call people "cowards" for holding public-policy views at variance with one's own. Her childish display in the New York Times is an embarrassment."

Pot. Kettle. Embarrassing childish displays.

Juxtaposed next to that example of sensitivity, compassion, and fairness was this ad:

nra ad in national reviewHere are a couple of excerpts from Giffords' embarrassing childish display. The first example could be why the National Review went after her the way they did:

These senators made their decision based on political fear and on cold calculations about the money of special interests like the National Rifle Association...

Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious...

[T]hey looked over their shoulder at the powerful, shadowy gun lobby — and brought shame on themselves and our government itself by choosing to do nothing… [T]rust me, I know how politicians talk when they want to distract you — but their decision was based on a misplaced sense of self-interest.

Yeah, wow, what a baby.

  • yep, it does sound like the gop fop bieng a horses rear end

  • She does indeed have a right to express her point of view........... Mr.Williamson apparently has no intrest in the first amendment. Yet he to has the same right, even if it does make him appear to be an insensitive horses back side..........

  • Ban all guns, Period!

  • Sally

    So Gabby should keep her opinions to herself, but Williamson gets to call her names? Yup, sounds like the GOP at work all right.

  • The best Defense is to go on the Offense, only this time in the long run it will backfire. The NRA name is tarnished and people don't like being lied to.

  • Ms. Gifford citizen and former member of Congress, she has every right to express her view on the gun control bill. She absolutely correct, that those who voted were cowards. Their job and NRA rating was more important to them, than what 90% of Americans wanted.

    Mr. Williamson you are the one who is acting childish.

  • It's tough to say who's better at projection; The RWNJ's, or the kid upstairs at the Bijou...

  • I guess they also think Sarah Palin shouldn't have anything to say b/c although she wasn't shot in the head she acts braindead and has to opin on Every Fillpin thing? Gabby was a Congress woman who was almost assassinated in the the line of duty by Sarah's cross-hairs on her office on a map!