Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Contrast In Courage & Leadership

Gabrielle Giffords Returns to Congress, Let Their Words Speak for Themselves

Giffords' vote kept the Democrats from
voting against the compromise.

"After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge," Ms. Giffords said in a statement. "I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy."

“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
- Barack Obama, Tucson Memorial Service, January 2011
"You know we've had in this fight the most grizzled, hardened hearts harden even further and they all melted when she [Giffords] walked in the chamber "I've never heard, we have a lot of applause for various reasons in the House chamber, never like this. It was thunderous."
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., August 1, 2011
- July 27, 2011
"The Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally - and very transparently - block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it's nothing short of that blatant."
         - DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, June 7, 2011

 "I mean, look. The thing that sometimes gets lost in this place — maybe I spent too much time here as a senator -- there is a basic humanity here, man. It matters between people. I know that sounds corny."
- Vice President Biden, August 1, 2011

“They have acted like terrorists.”
- Vice President Biden, August 1, 2011

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