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Qtec
01-23-2011, 05:57 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Giffords’ GOP Challenger: So, Can I Run Again Already?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was successfully moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston today after a miraculous recovery since being shot in the head two weeks ago. While most politicians from both parties have hoped for a speedy recovery, some have questioned whether Giffords should be allowed to continue to hold her seat or be forced to vacate it since she is incapacitated — a question the Republican who challenged Giffords last year also appears to be asking. According to Arizona Capitol Reports (subscription-only newsletter), Jesse Kelly is so antsy to challenge her again, that he requested a legal inquiry as to whether he could run again if Giffords lost her seat: </div></div>

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jesse-kelly2.jpg

I say vote rambo.

Q ... link (http://thinkprogress.org/2011/01/21/giffords-kelly-round-2/)

pooltchr
01-23-2011, 06:56 AM
I think it's a reasonable question to consider. As tragic as the shooting was, if it has resulted in her inability to perform her job, perhaps the question needs to be asked.

Would you prefer her constituants be left with virtually no representation at all in that office?

Steve

Sev
01-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Also another reasonable question to ask is what will Obama choose to replace the federal judge?

Special elections are held in the case of a congressman either dying or not being able to fulfill duties.
Currently while her office can advise no votes can be cast in congress using Giffords seat.

eg8r
01-23-2011, 12:10 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">some have questioned whether Giffords should be allowed to continue to hold her seat or be forced to vacate it since she is incapacitated — a question the Republican who challenged Giffords last year also appears to be asking.</div></div>This is definitely an important question that needs to be answered soon. The people of Arizon deserve to have their voices heard.

eg8r

Sev
01-23-2011, 02:51 PM
They will string it out for the 4-5 months of her projected rehabilitation.
A bullet traveling through the brain and cauterizing the area it touches is going to leave permanent damage. The cell structure has been both disrupted and destroyed.

Soflasnapper
01-24-2011, 11:23 PM
It is not an unreasonable question to raise, I agree.

However, we have precedents about how this kind of disability has been handled in the past that should be looked at. Plenty of Congressional persons have missed many months of doing any official work because of extended illnesses, and plenty have served despite degradations in mental capacity from whatever cause (Strom Thurmond comes to mind in his 90s).

LWW
01-25-2011, 04:27 AM
Or Ted Kennedy from his mid 20's.

LWW

Qtec
01-25-2011, 04:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Plenty of Congressional persons have missed many months of doing any official work because of extended illnesses,<span style="color: #990000">R Reagan.</span> and plenty have served despite degradations in mental capacity from whatever cause (Strom Thurmond comes to mind in his 90s).<span style="color: #990000">Its Reagan again.</span> </div></div>

Q

Sev
01-25-2011, 08:49 AM
It will be interesting to see how the democrats handle this. They may just live will loosing a vote while not giving another seat to the republicans.

However there may be no choice but to have a special election. It is not fair to Giffords district to have no voting power in congress.

Soflasnapper
01-25-2011, 04:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Or Ted Kennedy from his mid 20's.

LWW </div></div>

Always love the snark!

Although it should be noted that Sen. Kennedy has the most distinguished record of legislating in that body, ever. Not bad, considering what a lightweight party boy he also was.

Oh, wait, did I say 'lightweight'?

Sev
01-25-2011, 04:41 PM
You forgot to mention murderer.

Gayle in MD
01-26-2011, 08:29 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Giffords’ GOP Challenger: So, Can I Run Again Already?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was successfully moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston today after a miraculous recovery since being shot in the head two weeks ago. While most politicians from both parties have hoped for a speedy recovery, some have questioned whether Giffords should be allowed to continue to hold her seat or be forced to vacate it since she is incapacitated — a question the Republican who challenged Giffords last year also appears to be asking. According to Arizona Capitol Reports (subscription-only newsletter), Jesse Kelly is so antsy to challenge her again, that he requested a legal inquiry as to whether he could run again if Giffords lost her seat: </div></div>

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jesse-kelly2.jpg

I say vote rambo.

Q ... link (http://thinkprogress.org/2011/01/21/giffords-kelly-round-2/) </div></div>

He is truly disgusting and repulsive.

Very poor taste.

G.

Sev
01-26-2011, 09:45 AM
Possibly in bad taste but a legitimate question.
If she cant perform her duties a special election will be held. Her district currently has no vote in congress.

LWW
01-26-2011, 11:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Or Ted Kennedy from his mid 20's.

LWW </div></div>

Always love the snark!

Although it should be noted that Sen. Kennedy has the most distinguished record of legislating in that body, ever.</div></div>

How true.

Without him we would still have an immigration system that worked so well for nearly two centuries ... as opposed to Kennedy's legacy of a border so porous we can't keep out murderers and terrorists.

LWW

LWW
01-26-2011, 11:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You forgot to mention murderer. </div></div>

To be fair, he did call the police ... to see if they could help her ... within 12 hours.

LWW