Morning Poll -- More Exciting: Gabrielle Giffords in D.C. or U.S. Government (Probably) Not Going Into Default?

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Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress yesterday to vote on the debt deal.
Two pretty incredible things happened yesterday: the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan debt-ceiling bill that -- Senate-approved -- will keep the federal government from defaulting on its loans. Also, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- who was shot through the brain eight months ago -- walked into the House and cast her vote for the last-minute bill.

Giffords' appearance on the House floor yesterday was her first real public appearance since the January Tucson shooting rampage that left her critically wounded.

   

We want to know which event you think is more exciting: Giffords casting her first vote since getting shot, or the House doing its job and averting financial disaster?

Cast your vote below.



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Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

It's good to see her recover from the injury but I could care less what she does otherwise.   The farcical debt bill...whoopdedoo!     The crooks create a so called crisis and then they generously find time to strip more of our funds from us because we're not fucking Congressmen.     Did they cut their medical insurance?    They don't need anything because they already voted themselves to get everything they can.    Have the treasury print their own money instead of paying a private bank to control it and then chrage us billions a year for creating money out of thin air.    Dumbass Congress gave up the governments right to print their own money.  Stupid unbelievable horseshit.    Now we're supposed to be grateful for them solving their own crisis.   This country has been officially in bankruptcy since the 1930's.

Mistalee
Mistalee

The poll needs a third option, something like "collecting toenail parings" or "watching my nose hairs grow in the mirror."

Let me elaborate. The "bipartisan" deal screwed the unemployed, students, the working class, and particularly the working poor. Social spending on programs such as unemployment, food stamps, winter heating assistance will be slashed. But the Wall Street Banksters responsible for America's economic meltdown have not so much as a hair out of place.

This is class war against working Americans. It is no surprise, but I sure wouldn't characterize it as "exciting." I am not thrilled about the debt deal and not thrilled that Giffords went to DC to sign it.

Nuff said?

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

I didn't vote either, like the first poster. They both were exciting news. I praised Gifford's return with a bi-partisan stand. It was good news for the day.

Eleanor
Eleanor

I am not going to vote.  They are both very miraculous.  Ms Giffords is a true hero. As for the others they are useless and an extreme disappointment for the American people. 

Immortalized At The Safeway
Immortalized At The Safeway

Eleanor,

I, too, abstained from voting or even looking at the totals.

Since January I have come to know our State Rep. better than either of my two wives, given her never-ending exposure in the media. And I will guess that while she may appreciate the remarkable outporing of kindnesses in her honor, she probably takes exception to being pedistalized alongside JFK, FDR, Moses, and Jesus Christ.Her's is an incredible story of healing and survival against all odds...but goddamn it...give her a break.Your last sentence, by the way, is the understatement of the century

Native Guns
Native Guns

Yup, "the others" you are talking about are the Tea Party Hobbits. They wouldn't back either plan by the Dems or Boehmer's. They preferred this country goes into a waste basket....quite "patriotic" of them, eh?

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