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Video: Gabrielle Giffords leads Pledge at DNC

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked stiffly onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, held her right hand up to her heart, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to open the final evening of the party gathering in Charlotte, N.C. (video)... Read more»

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Sep 6, 2012, 7:21 pm
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Indivisible’s a tricky one, no matter what you’ve been through. [Unless you’re a nine-year-old National Spelling Bee contestant!]

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Sep 6, 2012, 8:10 pm
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I find it nothing short of disgusting how the dems pull her out as a prop whenever they want sympathy and/or votes. The poor woman has been through something most of us can only imagine. Just let her rest.

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Sep 6, 2012, 8:27 pm
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@Bret Linden

Because Gabby’s incapable of making decisions for herself? I’d say that’s a pretty large assumption.

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Sep 6, 2012, 9:45 pm
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Ms. Giffords is an amazing inspiration.  She certainly doesn’t need your patronizing pity.  Her tenacity, courage, and strength are a monumental example of US spirit, commitment to service and exceptionalism.  And, she decides for herself…something all women have to fight to do, because freedom is never given.  It is taken, and must be constantly defended.

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Sep 6, 2012, 11:05 pm
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@Dylan Smith

you’re making an equally large assumption by thinking she’s doing this of her own free will and her own initiative, without any sort of “encouragement” from anyone…

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Sep 6, 2012, 11:19 pm
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@Bret Linden

From the time I’ve spent with Gabby, I know her as a woman who doesn’t put up with much of such “encouragement.”

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Sep 6, 2012, 11:31 pm
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@Dylan Smith

Yeah…and I’m equally certain that during her time in Congress she was never “encouraged” by Nancy Pelosi and her thugs to vote a certain way, right?

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