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Ron Barber, wounded in Tucson shooting, to run for Gabrielle Giffords’s House seat
Washington Post ^ | 02/09/12 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:33 AM PST by crosshairs

Ron Barber, an aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), will run for the House seat she just left. Barber, 66, was Giffords’ district director until she retired last month. He was shot twice, once in the face and once in the leg, in the massacre that left six dead and nearly killed his boss. “Our community needs someone who will put politics aside and solve problems for the people of Southern Arizona,” he said in a statement. “My commitment is to be honest with the people of this district and help restore civility to our public life.” The special election for Giffords’ seat will take place on June 12. Barber’s announcement left unclear whether he is planning to run for the seat again in the fall or is merely serving as a placeholder, as some news organizations have reported.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arizona; giffords
What, does he figure he has a Kennedy-like entitlement to the position because he was wounded?
1 posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:41 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

The guy could be the anti-Christ and will win. Getting shot when you are a democrat guarantees a win.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 10:45:08 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: crosshairs

The Sympathy Vote.

Yeah, that’ll work.

/sarc


3 posted on 02/09/2012 10:45:48 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: crosshairs

Welcome to Funer-Rally 2012.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 10:46:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

> The Sympathy Vote.
>
> Yeah, that’ll work.
>
> /sarc

Oh, it will work.

Liberals base everything they do on their feelings.

And the will guilt-trip their friends and relatives.

Does not matter if the guy is a collectivist-statist abortion-murder fanatic.


5 posted on 02/09/2012 10:47:55 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

And did ya notice this....

“My commitment is to be honest with the people of this district and help restore civility to our public life.”

They are still trying to play the Blame Sarah Palin game.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: crosshairs

Cool. He can ghoulishly exploit the rest of the wounded and the dead to get himself elected to a position for which he would otherwise not be considered qualified.

No sense in letting a crisis go to waste...


7 posted on 02/09/2012 10:52:37 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They couldn’t talk Giffords’ husband into running.


8 posted on 02/09/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: svcw
The guy could be the anti-Christ and will win. Getting shot when you are a democrat guarantees a win.

Which is why generations of Kennedys get elected to office, because two previous Kennedys were shot. Still getting the sympathy vote 50 years later.
9 posted on 02/09/2012 10:55:12 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs

Rat clawing for power knows no limits.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 10:56:29 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: treetopsandroofs

There is more money doing the Sarah Brady thing...


11 posted on 02/09/2012 10:56:33 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Poor Giffords. She really should stay on in Congress. Since the shooting and the resulting brain damage...

she is more qualified than ever before.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 10:56:36 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

“My commitment is to be honest with the people of this district and help restore civility to our public life.”

...especially when it comes to dealing with the Republitards...


13 posted on 02/09/2012 11:01:18 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: crosshairs
What, does he figure he has a Kennedy-like entitlement to the position because he was wounded?

No he is going to have to fight for the position just like everyone else. I don't know who is going to run against him but somebody will and the one who wins will have to have the most votes. This is not like the Governor picking somebody. He will have to campaign to win the election. I don't know the guy at all but he is not going to have an easy road. I don't think anyone does now adays with your entire past dissected.

14 posted on 02/09/2012 11:09:28 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

he said in a statement. “My commitment is to be honest with the people of this district and help restore civility to our public life.”

My initial skepticism wanted to say doubtful on both counts right out of the box.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 11:10:57 AM PST by wita
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To: crosshairs

wasn’t there a federal judge, named roll, killed in that incident? don’t hear much about that for some reason...


16 posted on 02/09/2012 11:16:36 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: gunnyg

Because that judge was a Republican.


17 posted on 02/09/2012 11:22:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: crosshairs

He expects to be handed the seat because he was wounded. I hope he’s handily defeated by a Conservative.


18 posted on 02/09/2012 11:26:58 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: crosshairs

Support Jesse Kelly. This is a pick-up seat for conservatives.

Send $25, $10, or whatever you can afford to him today.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2842437/posts


19 posted on 02/09/2012 11:35:05 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: crosshairs

Colonial McSally is also running. She was an A-10 Thunderbolt pilot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_McSally


20 posted on 02/09/2012 11:51:20 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

wasn’t a question...


21 posted on 02/09/2012 11:58:51 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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