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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:48 AM

Newtown GOPer to Gabby Giffords: “Stay out of my towns!!”

Source: Salon


A state legislator in Connecticut called Giffords' visit to the area "political"
BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD

Connecticut State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, a Republican who represents the towns of Monroe and Newtown, objected to a visit by Gabrielle Giffords with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, telling Giffords in a Facebook post: “Stay out of my towns!!”

The Hartford Courant flagged the post, from Friday, which has since been taken down. In the comment thread, Hovey continued: ”It was political. The Lt Gov was there, Blumenthall was there and ALL political types KNOW it is courteous to let sitting Reps known when another political is in their District. So……. There was pure political motives.”

As Daily Intel points out, the visit was announced in advance.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/07/newtown_goper_to_gabby_giffords_stay_out_of_my_towns/

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Reply Newtown GOPer to Gabby Giffords: “Stay out of my towns!!” (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
malibea Jan 2013 #10
HangOnKids Jan 2013 #15
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #26
Robb Jan 2013 #2
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #3
SaveAmerica Jan 2013 #4
tularetom Jan 2013 #5
Fearless Jan 2013 #6
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #9
malibea Jan 2013 #7
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #8
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #11
JHB Jan 2013 #12
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #13
Botany Jan 2013 #14
santamargarita Jan 2013 #16
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #17
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #18
DRoseDARs Jan 2013 #19
Pachamama Jan 2013 #20
avebury Jan 2013 #21
obama2terms Jan 2013 #22
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #23
CatFelyne Jan 2013 #24
malibea Jan 2013 #25

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:51 AM

1. Totally surprised that any town in Connecticut would elect someone who doesn't

appear to know how to spell nor write an intelligent sentence.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:17 PM

10. I'M NOT SURPRISED!

I'm not surprised at all! Goes with the territory-doesn't it? As Judge Judy says "Dumb is dumb forever"!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:53 PM

15. The CAPS, The !!!, & The Poor Grammar

 

Really? This person sounds like a troubled 6th grader.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:51 AM

2. It seems some GOPers are unable to hide that they're just assholes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:58 AM

3. Giffords is not a sitting rep and this sounds like an ego problem

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:59 AM

4. Heartless

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

5. Or what, are you gonna shoot her?

Every time I think these people cannot get any lower, they surprise me.

But I really think they've reached absolute zero this time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:02 PM

6. Someone's not getting reelected!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:15 PM

9. Monroe is a Rethug stronghold

they would elect Pol-Pot if he had an "R" in front of his name.

With that said, from experience, clearly she was educated in the Monroe Public School system.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. That's the problem: these political representatives are STOOPID!

That is the problem with the world today, stoopid representatives (I won't call them leaders) voted in by unenlightened (I won't call them dumb?) people who choose not to do the necessary research, but would rather listen to an idiot who is only in it for the money tell them how to vote! Pitiful!!!

And who does this hurt? EVERYONE

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. well that won't help

and she used to be a Republican. gonna make damn sure nobody joins that party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:29 PM

11. If SPalin showed up...

...to teach a hunting class to 6 year olds, I'm sure Ms. Hovey would have a parade. Of course, it wouldn't be considered political because she's no longer in politics. Oh...wait.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:40 PM

12. Well, it certainly wouldn't be a hunting class...

...not when she take five shots to hit what she's supposed to be aiming at... and then only because her daddy did the reloading and practically aimed it for her.

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Response to JHB (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:43 PM

13. Wouldn't stop her.

She's as dumb as a box of rocks and she still thought she could be President.

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Response to JHB (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:49 PM

14. somebody else took that shot .... i would bet on that

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:57 PM

16. What part of kiss my ass didn't these assholes understand?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:03 PM

17. Typical rancid, rabid behavior from a right-wing idiot.

Since Gabby Gifford has already seen the worst behavior in the world, she shouldn't be surprised by this typical Republican ugliness, either.

Best wishes to Gabby Gifford for a complete return to health. Fate should give her back what the hater stole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:15 PM

18. My god, parse the grammar.

"”It was political. The Lt Gov was there, Blumenthall was there and ALL political types KNOW it is courteous to let sitting Reps known when another political is in their District. So……. There was pure political motives."

"let sitting Reps known when another political is in their District."

"There was pure political motives."

Go back to school, DebbieLee. You can't form a correct sentence.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:33 PM

19. Rep. Hovey, get off my planet. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:50 PM

20. Classy!!! Just what you want an elected representative to do when vistors are coming!

What an ass! Besides, what right or business does he have questioning her meeting with these families? Isnt it up to them to decide who they wish to meet with? Do the good people of Monroe & Newtown have to seek their representatives approval before meeting people???

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:52 PM

21. My oh my, is Hovey feeling a little threatened?



Ms. Giffords is a private citizen now and hardly needs to seek anybodies permission to travel within the US.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:40 PM

22. Political HA! She's not even a sitting rep

That is just a disgustingly rude thing to say.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:49 PM

23. So what if it was political.

Big deal. Being political is only a problem with GOPers when they disagree with the politics.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:15 PM

24. Hovey doesn't speak for most of Newtown

Hovey represents approx. 1000 people in Newtown...perhaps no more than 5% of the population. She doesn't speak for us, and barely represents a fraction of us.

Not that surprised with her attitude...she's got a long running feud with her neighbors on Fan Hill Road in Monroe over multiple issues. Doesn't appear that they were handled with any more tact than she has expressed here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

25. What does she mean "my towns"?

Perhaps I missed something, but I don't understand what she calls "her towns"- meaning plural! Can someone tell me what she meant.

Does it mean, any town that she represents is "HERS"?? That would also mean that she can allow or not allow someone she doesn't like to visit the township.

True control issues I think!

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