BOTH of the above are the present Tea Party-soaked Republican Party… any questions?
Republican Gun Raffle in Giffords’ County Draws Criticism
The Republican Party in Representative Gabrielle Giffords‘ home county is raising eyebrows by raffling off a Glock handgun… the same brand handgun with which Giffords, a Democrat, was shot through the head in January. “When I first heard about this last week in an e-mail, I said, ‘That’s a joke, a sick joke. Nobody could be doing that’. This is like tearing the scab off a wound. This community is still healing”, said Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers. The county Republican organisation announced the fund-raiser in its online newsletter, Tracks, on 26 August. “Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal handgun for just 10 bucks… if your name is drawn”, the newsletter read. A picture of the handgun being raffled, with three 12-round magazines and a case, also appears in the newsletter. The Republicans are selling 125 tickets.
Mike Shaw, chairman pro tem of the Pima County Republicans, and Frank Antenori, a Republican state senator who has filed paperwork for a potential run against Giffords, didn’t immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who has since been diagnosed with schizophrenia, is charged with shooting Giffords and 18 others with a Glock 19 handgun during a shopping centre meet-and-greet on 8 January. Six people died in the rampage before bystanders tackled Loughner, preventing him from reloading. Giffords supports the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, said her spokesman Mark Kimble, though he could not confirm media reports that the congresswoman has owned a Glock handgun.
2 September 2011
If this doesn’t tell you the mentality of the present Republican Party, nothing does. It fits with the godless, amoral, and grubby ideology pushed by Rush Limboob, Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly, and Sarah Palin (amongst others). John Whiteford should be ashamed of himself having links up to Palin and Rush… they support goofy brainless shit like this.
THIS sort of crapola is why I left the Republican Party… I’m glad that I did…