We continue to pray for Gabrielle Giffords who as we all know is the victim of a gunshot wound rendered by a psychotic constituent known for his bizarre behavior. It appears that Jared Lee Loughner had an obsession with the District eight congresswoman.
There’s been so much talk about what might have triggered his violent behavior. Some pointed to the extreme violence inciting rhetoric coming from the right, and in particular from leading voices for the social conservative movement such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Others claimed he was a ticking time bomb and that red flags were ignored. In any event, on that tragic day in January, Loughner not only shot a Democratic leader and life long Tucsonan, he extinguished the lives of six people including a Federal judge and a nine year old child.
As Gabby recovers at a remarkable speed, Republicans prepare to challenge her for district eight’s congressional seat, while Democrats scramble to examine their shallow bench.
As we watched pictures released of Gabrielle Giffords today, we observed her wonderful smile and the sparkle in her eyes. Her recovery seems absolutely miraculous. However, we know what the Republicans are thinking.
The country is watching attentively, many of us continue to pray for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ full recovery. In any event, politics aside, Gabby’s return to Washington as Tucson’s district eight representative would be best for Tucsonans. This would allow at least partial restoration of what was in place before that tragic day on January 8, 2011. You know, the day the entire country came to a grinding halt after a mad man followed through on his diabolical plan, incited or not, by the right.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
Listen to our live radio broadcast every Friday from 5-7 PM on The JOLT Tucson 1330 AM or via the web on www.nospinonair.com