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:
Here 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.