January 12th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Whether she understood the historic aspects of the meaning is only marginally relevant.
    Her main objectices were totally self serving. She is only one of many on the Republican side who, forgive the pun, have been "targeted" as people using an unnecessary level of vitriol, saying untrue things and using images and words that hint at violent concepts /ideas.
    The righteous indignation of Palin and Limbaugh when attacked is forgive me again amusing as they spend most ogfthier time attacking anything remotely democratic with clear vitriol and antipathy. These commentd from them recently ate the pot calling the kettle black.

    January 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  2. Carolyn Weaver

    I live in Gabby's District 8 and have voted for her each time she has run. She is a wonderful, real person. If the country had more like her we would be in much better shape. In case no one realizes it, she represents Cochise county, the county where the rancher was gunned down last year in the city of Douglas. She also represents the U.S. Army post Fort Huachuca. This last campaign was hard on her but she prevailed despite the nasty tactics of her opponent. This has been a terrible tragedy for all concerned and I hope, though politics did not seem to play a direct part in the events of last Saturday, that politicians and news reporters will consider that life can be short and we need to care more about each other than we do ourselves. The Golden Rule is an idea common in all beliefs and religions- Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
    President Obama said some great things tonight and I hope both political sides will take it to heart.The cheering was great!

    January 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    This is such encouraging news. I hope Rep. Giffords continues to improve and that we get some sort of sign soon about whether there is going to be significant impairment to over come. Hopefully, the news will continue to be encouraging.

    January 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Mike Rosenkrans

    For what its worth, a lot of us cannot make it to Tucson, Arizona to pay our respects but just under 93,000 of us on Facebook have lit a Candle of Healing for Congresswoman Giffords and the other 19 victims. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    January 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm |