John Boehner Issues Statement Over Giffords Assassination Attempt

Tyler Durden's picture

Speaker John Boehner issued the following statement condemning the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and members of her staff today in Tuscon, AZ:

“I am horrified by the senseless attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and members of her staff.  An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve.  Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society.  Our prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her staff, all who were injured, and their families.  This is a sad day for our country."

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SayTabserb's picture

Yes, that statement should put an end to all this senseless violence, including all those gag packages showing up in Maryland and D.C. A nice sentiment, which is about all we have in this country to maintain civilization anymore.

Trimmed Hedge's picture

It wasn't senseless according to at least one gun-man out there....

LawsofPhysics's picture

"Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society".  Maybe not in society, but they certainly do in the U.S. constitution.

The far right AND the far left were BOTH afraid of this congresswoman. Therein lays the rub, with the wackos running things any sane voice will meet the same end.

Hx3's picture

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

SayTabserb's picture

These dramatic events always set in motion a whole new paradigm of lock-down, enhanced security, estrangement of the public servant from the public, restrictions on movement, metal detectors, back scatter radiation devices, searches and seizures, and all the rest. Okay, Janet, kick Homeland into overdrive.

flaunt's picture

I'm having trouble conjuring up a tear for this mafioso

JW n FL's picture

FUCK THAT DEAD CUNT! she was an idiot! who cares.. one less twit, running her mouth...

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vs. reality

Fred Hayek's picture

Is an attack on "one who serves" really an attack on all who "serve"?

Doesn't that sort of exalt this category of those who "serve"?  I'm an engineer.  If someone attacks an engineer, have they attacked me?  I doubt that anyone would think so.  It's foolish.

There's a tone to that statement which implicitly sets congresscritters up as a special class of people.  That many would substitute the word "rules" for "serves" is a separate issue.

AnAnonymous's picture

An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve.  Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society.


That is a nice group approach. An attack on one is an attack on all.

And of course, the nice exit door: it does not mean that acts and threats of violence against non public personal have their place in our society.

It simply means that we dont deem it valuable to mention the other possible targets and prefer to put the focus on us.


breezer1's picture

who was it who said," you're either with us or against us"?

High Plains Drifter's picture

We need security in this country damn it.

Mentaliusanything's picture

Security for who? 

Home owners

those with Health issues

Those who need a job and line up with the other fifty

Tax payers who get no representation

Those on minimum wage, who pray they get tips to eat.

Whose who saved all of life only to see nothing at the end

Security against the inflationary effects of QEx N2

Security against illegal foreclosure

Security against usurious CC rates and charges

Your right - we have many security issues that must be addressed  

spanish inquisition's picture

We have alot of security in this country, the question is "is there any freedom left to trade for more security". (Variation on the B Franklin quote)


"acts of violence and threats against public officials have no place in our society".

The ultimate system of checkes and balances is exactly what this country needs more of.

Hephasteus's picture

Ya they only belong in 700 billion dollar bailout legislations.

Amish Hacker's picture

You have misquoted him. The way you said it makes sense; Boehner's syntax, as usual, does not, and he ends up saying that "acts...have no place in our society." Obviously this is not what he meant, but John Boehner is a blockhead, and his thinking is so muddled that this is the best he could do.

Listen to the man sometime. One tired cliche, hackneyed metaphor, and reductio ad absurdum after another. A third-rate mind, guided only by strongly-held opinions and inflexible ideology, and he's only two chicken bones away from the presidency.

Hephasteus's picture

If you're really horrified show me the pee stain. You got a million army guys so buck up motherfucker.


I wonder if he was whipping up his latest round of fake-ass politician tears whilst making this statement?

iota's picture

This may be the beginning of another yellow alert. Such a shame after the recent reversal.



nachtliche's picture

Attacks or threats on public officials have no place in our society, but attacks on other civilians do? Nice elite perspective. Considering the target, it's hard to believe the attack was "senseless". Clearly there was some political motive. Maybe instead of pretending this sort of attack is inconceivable, you should ask WHY people are resorting to violence. 

Hephasteus's picture

I think it's video game violence. Ya. That's the ticket.

Ted K's picture

Wow, HOw Courageous of Senator Boner, And Miss Palin to take issue with attacks on "those who serve"= Politicians.  Very very courageous.  Will Boner cry tomorrow and will Miss Plain take her first REAL interview?? Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of "As the World of Hypocrit Bastards and Bitches Turns"

simonsito's picture

fuckin crazy how mad some people are when it comes to politics here on ZH...

I was wondering what kind of relevance there is in the very predictable statement of Palin and Boehner, Tyler???