Skip to comments.Giffords’s potential successor runs from Obama
Posted on 06/04/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, theres the personal and then theres the political.
The personal: Days after bullets pierced his thigh and cheek in the shooting rampage last year that nearly took Giffordss life, Ron Barber was paid a special bedside visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama.
But as Barber seeks the seat of his onetime boss in a June 12 special election, the Democrat is loath to mention Obamas name let alone tout any bond they formed in the dark days after the shooting spree. And that points to Barbers biggest political problem in his race against Republican Jesse Kelly: He is running in a district where Republicans outnumber Democrats by 25,000 voters, a 6-percentage-point advantage.
Barber has studiously sought to distance himself from the White House as he seeks the seat Giffords resigned from to focus on her recovery. His campaign has refused to say whether he would have voted for the Obama-proposed health care bill, only explaining that he would support reforming certain parts of it if elected.
During a debate last month, Barber wouldnt even say whether he would vote for Obama in November, though his campaign later clarified that he would.
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“But as Barber seeks the seat of his onetime boss in a June 12 special election, the Democrat is loath to mention Obamas name let alone tout any bond they formed in the dark”
I know he’s a Dem but he may be smart enough to know the visit was pure “look at me” politics from the most arrogant man to ever hold office. Arrogance has an odor and Obama is the King of Skunks.
Article and Video: Jesse Kelly Says Health Care Is A Privilege You Earn http://j.mp/IrWsia
Article: Jesse Kelly Would Privatize Social Security http://j.mp/JPVE4E
Article: “Corporate Personhood” Citizens United Endorses Jesse Kelly in Special Election http://j.mp/w4YGg8
Article: Jesse Kelly, Arizona Congressional Candidate, Claimed Not To Know Where Stimulus Funds Went http://j.mp/LISvHf
Article: Jesse Kelly Trying To Walk Back His Call to Eliminate the Minimum Wage http://j.mp/HYa1SG
Article: CD8 candidate Jesse Kellys economic platform similar to Communist nations http://j.mp/zBKXth
Article: CD8 Republican Jesse Kelly Calls For New National Sales Tax http://j.mp/xNFoui
Article: More Jesse Kelly Lies About Medicare http://j.mp/IUOmPk
Article and Video: Jesse Kelly: “Oil Is A Renewable Resource” http://j.mp/xlm23i
Article: Jesse Kelly Supported by Groups Tied to White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, in 2010 AND 2012 http://j.mp/HR9RfR
Letter: Tucson Tea Party Co-Founder: 13 Questions for Jesse Kelly that must be answered before you vote http://j.mp/zCtsMM
Article: Jesse Kelly’s firm benefited from stimulus he criticized http://j.mp/MV8LGK
Video: Jesse Kelly’s ENTIRE platform http://j.mp/JjkdXr
Simply put, Jesse Kelly has neither the brains, credibility or honesty for public office, the will for fighting or the compassion to represent the people of southern Arizona either CD8 OR CD2.
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 5:32:27 AM by icwhatudo
Here are Caitie Parker's (a former friend of the shooter) original responses to 3 different Twitter posters (the 'at' symbol @ = To: _______ )
KOS: My CongressWOMAN [Giffords] voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!
dailyKOS via google cache ^ | BoyBlue
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:39:18 PM by Jim Robinson
Sarah Palin's Culpability in Attempted Assassination of Giffords
by BJ Rudell
Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 12:23:13 PM PST
Why are you stinking up the place with your BS?
Go play in traffic, Troll.
Someone send this al-Qaeda supporting troll, RRowleyTucson, over to DU where he belongs.
Troll. Your first post is against Tea-Partier Kelly? We should vote for Barber? You won’t be here long, enjoy it while it lasts