Friday, August 14, 2009

GOP - Giffords Out of Touch with Voters

From the Arizona Republican Party

Friday, August 14, 2009

As pressure mounts on members of congress to reveal how they will vote on health care reform, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords appears to be unraveling at the seams. In two incomprehensible yet telling events, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her staff have demonstrated their contempt towards the 8th congressional district by canceling events or accusing those concerned with the direction of healthcare reform of racism.

According to published reports, Gifford's staff recent accused community organizers of “manipulation and racism to spread their message.” In response, local citizens advocating against a government takeover of healthcare say “Giffords is lying” and they “have no intention of hurting her. And they're not racists.” If that wasn't enough, Congresswoman Giffords bagged an event in Sahuarita/Green Valley refusing access to their duly elected representative.

Augustus Shaw, 1st Vice Chair of the AZGOP and a founding member of the Coalition of Arizona African American Republicans said “Organizing a diverse group of Arizonans to make their opinions known about healthcare reform is not manipulative or racist, it’s the cornerstone of our American form of Democracy, a concept the staff of Rep. Giffords apparently no longer believes in.”

“Resorting to outlandish claims and name calling clearly shows Congresswoman Giffords is losing touch with her constituents and reality,” said Chairman Randy Pullen. “Her feeble attempt to blame her own voters for their frustration with a potential government takeover or healthcare is bordering on insane. All people want is an open and transparent process that takes their concerns into account. Canceling events, skipping out on advertised ‘Town Halls or limiting access where only a few can speak their mind is absurd. People want to hear what she has to say and have their own voices heard. It’s really that simple, and yet she doesn't seem to get it.”

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