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AZ8: Giffords Goes Straight for the Democrat Playbook

            Gabrielle Giffords wasted no time attacking Jesse Kelly after he won the Republican Primary on August 24, 2010.  She launched a political hit piece straight from page one of the Democrat’s Playbook.  What’s on page one?  Let’s take a look.

The Democrat Playbook

Page 1

1)      Scare old people

2)      Call your opponent too radical

3)      Pray November gets here quick

Let’s take a look at the ad she put together: 

AFTER ALL – Giffords Hit Piece

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              This is a typical cookie cutter 30 second spot and she followed step one and two precisely.  However, if Giffords thinks that a spot like this couldn’t be made about her, she has her head in the clouds.  Just for fun, I put the following spot together to show you what it might look like. (Keep in mind I don’t have all the fancy computer software or sound equipment to make this look professional, so all you libs out there that want to flame me about the quality, I got it.) 

Gabrielle Giffords AZ8 on Obama’s Health Care Bill August 7, 2009

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            Gabrielle’s political hit spot against Kelly is just plain stupid.  She associates the privatization of Social Security with the recent stock market performance and tries to play on everyone’s fears of Wall Street.  Who does she think has contributed to Wall Street’s poor performance of late?  She can’t blame Bush for this; she’s been in office since 2007.

            Wall Street’s poor performance has been a result of a number of factors, perhaps not all the fault of the Democrat Congress and the Obama Administration, but they are playing a huge role.   Congress continues to spend money and increase the deficit.   Businesses across the United States are not hiring new employees or investing their capital for fear of new ominous regulations coming from Congress.  Unemployment remains high.

            What has Giffords done about all this?  She continues to go along with this Congress passing huge spending bills that have done nothing to help economic recovery, such as the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 and passing far reaching federal government controlling legislation like the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

            On another note though, Giffords suggests in this political spot that Wall Street is not a safe place to put your money.  She is basically saying in this spot that if privatizing Social Security means putting your money in the stock market, that’s stupid.  There are about 1.4 million individuals in the active military that have access to the Federal Government’s savings program called the Thrift Savings Program.  Three of the funds in that program allow service members to invest their retirement savings in securities traded on Wall Street.  Is Giffords prepared to tell all the service members who are currently invested in these funds that they are “too radical” or just plain stupid?

            Lastly, I wonder if Giffords has ever had an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other investment account where she invested her money in a mutual fund or individual securities traded on Wall Street.  If she has or currently does, why would she think that’s a good idea?  Maybe she is smarter than the rest of us.  Maybe she invested in real estate.

            The bottom line is this.  Giffords simply cannot run on her voting record.  Voting for that “Health Care Bill” or “Solar Pipe Dreams” and running up the deficit with every ridiculous appropriation she and the Congress vote on will not sell this year.  She won’t be running on her record, she’ll be running from it and Giffords will resort to the old stand-by, The Democrat Playbook.

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