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'She makes me want to vomit': Former Marine( about) Gabbie Giffords
Mail Online ^ | 10th January 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/10/2012 9:12:57 PM PST by woofie

An elderly, former Marine who lost his wife of 54 years in the Tucson mass shootings expressed his anger at fellow victim and Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords.

George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack just over a year ago as he tried to protect his wife from the gunman. Dorothy Morris, 76, was killed after the couple had gone to the Safeway supermarket to quiz Ms Giffords' political opinions. Mr Morris, who describes himself as 'ultra-conservative', even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona.

The couple had gone to the meet and greet at the grocery store to question Congresswoman's support of Obama's policies - including the health-care reform bill.

Mr Morris told the Arizona Republic newspaper his opinion of Ms Gifford and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly: 'Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: gabbygiffords; gabriellegiffords; georgemorris; giffords; giffordsshooting; jaredloughner; loughner; markkelly; tucson; tucsonshooting; vomit


1 posted on 01/10/2012 9:13:04 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie
How dare he criticize the secular saint!
2 posted on 01/10/2012 9:17:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: woofie

A number of people were killed that day including a Conservative Federal Judge. But of course, that’s not important to the #s on the Left.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 9:18:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Gene Eric

Many of the comments at that website are absolutely VILE!!!


4 posted on 01/10/2012 9:20:07 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: woofie
Unfortunately they forgot to let the man have a voice, I thought that we would get more about him and his views but they went back to the general, routine, story.
5 posted on 01/10/2012 9:20:32 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gene Eric

He raises an interesting point about security ....How much security do legislators usually have?
Was it uncommon for Giffords to do what she did?


6 posted on 01/10/2012 9:21:17 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie
I'm sorry about this man's loss, but blaming Congresswoman Giffords for the act of an insane person is idiotic.
7 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:52 PM PST by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent point.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 9:23:32 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: woofie

His anger is mis-directed and does no good.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 9:31:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: woofie
I can understand the man's pain (well, the best that anyone but him can), but I don't see how he can justify blaming anyone other than the animal who pulled the trigger.

I do share his feelings about Giffords as a politician and it's disappointing to know she will most likely be re-elected over and over out of sympathy and we will most likely never be rid of her because of it.
I do wish her the best, but I don't believe she's competent to do the job anymore. Even if she's replaced with another Dim, she really needs to go... her disabilities extend beyond physical ones from what I have seen and they keep her from talking in public for a reason.

10 posted on 01/10/2012 9:34:22 PM PST by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: stormer

His anger was primarily directed at Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, who has milked the tragedy for all it’s worth as he gears up to run in her stead for Congress.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 9:46:56 PM PST by Sea Parrot (Utopia Is The Opiate of Liberals)
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To: FunkyZero
Right you are funky...

I've know several brain injured individuals and although they lived and recovered their mental capabilities are very poor and I believe the same for Gabby...

I'm sure the retirement of Mark is sufficient to care for her and she needs to step aside...we have enough of brain feeble people serving already..I hope the family considers her mental condition and has her step aside, but I believe her husband will run in her place, they just can't give up the perks...

what a great country we have..or had...

remember to VOYE in November...

12 posted on 01/10/2012 9:51:13 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Gene Eric

(A number of people were killed that day including a Conservative Federal Judge. But of course, that’s not important to the #s on the Left.)

The judge died saving someone’s life...


13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:52:11 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: woofie

Giffords is my non-representing Representative. I’m sorry she was shot but I refuse to put her on a pedestal because of it.

She took some horrible verbal shellackings at theater-setting normal town hall meetings. She did a couple of no-shows (at large venues) and then started these “town hall on the corner” meet and greets, like she was doing the day she was shot. She’d have the people line up and talk to them one at a time.

The one “on the corner” I attended (also at a Safeway in another town) had a line out the door. She said she’d be there for 2 hours. The line was stuffed with SEIU pukes and a few “normal” constituents. She spent a lot of time with the SEIU people, and not a lot of time with those not wearing the SEIU t-shirt. I found her to be rude and untruthful. She told me she was a blue dog democrat and a fiscal conservative. I reminded her that she voted for the stimulus bill. She snapped at me, “We are talking about health care!” and effectively dismissed me, even though there was no announced agenda.

She was accompanied by about 6 or 8 assistants. I didn’t see any obvious security beyond a couple of local police outside the store eying everyone in the line.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:52:48 PM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: woofie

They started it when they tried to pin the shootings on Sarah Palin.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:54:09 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: woofie

{ Mr Morris, who describes himself as ‘ultra-conservative’, even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona. ]

You gotta respect that...


16 posted on 01/10/2012 9:57:12 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: woofie

How much security do legislators usually have?


The events might have security but legislators do not have personal security. I have seen both of my Senators in airports and restaurants with no escort. One of them very high ranking too.
I would guess Sen majority leader would have security though.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 9:59:44 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

G Giffords was an inconsequential member of the very left wing contingent in congress. She had little to set her apart from any small town school board member. Now she is special and will be reelected in perpetuity like Ted Kennedy.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:22 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: woofie

He should have been armed himself, rather than depending on the Democrat to supply protection.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 10:07:06 PM PST by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: Gene Eric

the dead people don’t count...especially that little 6 yro girl....but we’re going to have to read and read and read and hear about Ms Gabby and her flyboy arrogant husband...


20 posted on 01/10/2012 10:23:57 PM PST by cherry
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To: woofie

The irony is the shooter was a total lib wack job,known to stalk Gifford, and was recently pissed at Gifford for not being liberal enough, as she had not voted for pelosi to be minority leader.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 10:31:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sea Parrot

Milked the tragedy? I don’t know about that; his wife had her brains blown out. And FWIW, he’s not going to run.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 10:35:29 PM PST by stormer
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To: cherry

Interesting how the comments to the article immediately grasp that this man is wrong to blame Giffords and her husband for a lack of security that day.

Yet people all over the country immediately accepted that Sarah Palin somehow was responsible! I read comments on Facebook by countless people demanding that Sarah should be indicted for murder.

And this man, who suffered a real loss and was shot himself that day, is so wrong?


23 posted on 01/10/2012 10:36:51 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: stormer

The point I make is that others were killed but it seems Gifford’s tragedy is the only one of importance. Perhaps the man was too emotional over his wife’s death and his injuries but I tend to think differently considering his loss. I wish the best of health into the future for Congresswomen Giffords and am sorry people have to be exposed to deranged persons.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 10:37:53 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: FrogMom

That’s some info you got there! I always knew that whenever the left places one of their own on a pedestal in the media, they are NOT as saintly as people read them to be.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 11:10:05 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I attended a meeting with my Congressman after the shooting, and I was surprised to see just one state trooper with the Congressman.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 11:21:06 PM PST by exhaustguy
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To: woofie

He should tell us how he really feels.

Seriously, it was a tragedy all around, but he lost his wife and has the right to say what he wants. Although he probably would have said it even if he and his wife hadn’t have been shot by the looks of it!


28 posted on 01/11/2012 12:32:42 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: cherry

And where are the memorials to the lives lost and broken families due to illegal aliens? A Tucson tragedy every single day for years on end. :(


29 posted on 01/11/2012 12:48:05 AM PST by anglian
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To: Sea Parrot

...”His anger was primarily directed at Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, who has milked the tragedy for all it’s worth as he gears up to run in her stead for Congress”...

Yes..I believe he is definitely using her tragedy for his own political gain. Can’t stand to watch him on TV.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 1:53:28 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: woofie
“Ms Giffords has captivated the nation as she recovers.”

I am NOT particularly captivated. I doubt many conservatives are captivated.

Liberals like Giffords are the reason criminally insane people like Loughner are allowed to walk the streets. Liberals like Giffords also victimize citizens by taking away the right to bear arms. Giffords is a victim of her own wrongheaded liberal ideas of how to protect society from criminals & the criminally insane.

31 posted on 01/11/2012 4:08:27 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: woofie
Yet another example of the "former Marine" meme in the media.

The man is 77 years old and went to a political rally. What does the fact that he was in the Marine Corps 30+ years ago have to do with anything?

32 posted on 01/11/2012 4:28:47 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: noinfringers2

It was the same when shuttle Challenger went down. Everyone else on board worked for years to earn a seat and all they wanted to talk about was the school teacher who won a lottery.


33 posted on 01/11/2012 5:51:00 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Had he used that Marine Corps training and brought a weapon to the event, he might have been able to protect himself, his wife and everyone else by ensuring that Loughner was the one to get a bullet to the brain.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 5:53:11 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: woofie
My comment left at the website:

I wonder if even one percent of news following Americans knew who this Gabbie Giiffords and/or her "Astronaut" hubby were before the shooting. I imagine what bothers Mr. Morris, as it does me, is that the Democrat Party has used this event in which he was injured and his wife murdered for their partisan political purposes. This involves putting Ms. Giffords out there as sort of a ventriloquist's dummy and it is likely the the ventriloquists who are actually the ones who sicken Mr. Morris.

ML/NJ

35 posted on 01/11/2012 7:00:34 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mr Morris is ‘ultra-conservative’ who refused President’s visit in hospital”

Gotta love that guy. God bless all.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 7:11:04 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: woofie; mickie
I assume there's a time certain when a congressional seat is legally declared vacant and a special election is called to fill it with a functioning representative.

I also assume that in the Gifford case this time certain is long passed.

If she were a Republican basket case instead of a liberal Democrat one.......and her constituents were mired in a perpetually-unrepresented status, the long knives and the long hook of the Left and the media would be out to force her to resign.

Leni

37 posted on 01/11/2012 7:47:54 AM PST by MinuteGal (A Happy New Year is OBAMAGEDDON in 2012 !)
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Hopefully, Giffords has a new appreciation for the sanctity of life. She has a 100% favorable rating from NARAL.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 8:10:38 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: woofie

This is as good of a time as any to point out the two week vacation Giffords and husband were recently given in the NC Mountains, apparently at NC taxpayers’ expense. The NC “western governor’s residence” was offered by our current embarrassment of a Dem governor, Bev Perdue, under the guise of “rehabilitation”. Local Democrat quoted as saying “Honestly, we were thrilled to be able to do that for her,”

http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/congresswoman_giffords_stayed_at_governors_western_mansion

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111208/NEWS/312080021/Governor-s-residence-home-Giffords-Asheville-visit


39 posted on 01/11/2012 9:39:11 AM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: stormer

Owhowheee, so you have the inside track on Kelly’s thinking hey? Methinks he will run as a place holder to keep the seat in the family,


40 posted on 01/11/2012 4:58:47 PM PST by Sea Parrot (Utopia Is The Opiate of Liberals)
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To: Sea Parrot
From my reading, mr flyboy is arrogant and contemptible. A natural democrat.
41 posted on 01/11/2012 6:03:30 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MinuteGal

This is a wellstone memorial without the body. It will inevitably be a lifetyme made for tv movie.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 6:56:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dfwgator
“They started it when they tried to pin the shootings on Sarah Palin.”

Absolutely. One of the more vile, disgusting things EVER seen in politics.
And no one talks about it. Sickening.

43 posted on 01/12/2012 7:00:30 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: RDAardvark

“He should have been armed himself, rather than depending on the Democrat to supply protection.”

Took the words right from my brain. “ultra right wing”? No, he is not. He just blamed someone else for his lack of defense and failed to blame the shooter. Seems very liberal to me.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 8:25:59 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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