Astronaut Mark Kelly, you know the Astronaut, who is married to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who he met after his second shuttle mission as an Astronaut, is running for Senate in Arizona.
Did I mention he was an Astronaut?
— Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly) February 12, 2019
Even his fucking Twitter handle is @ShuttleCDRKelly (Shuttle Commander).
Yeah, we get it, he was an Astronaut and Commander of the Space Shuttle.
It’s clear from that video that in the aftermath of his wife’s shooting, he became a raging Liberal.
I didn’t know brain damage could be sexually transmitted.*
*Is that too mean?
The reason this put me in such an antagonistic mood is the core of his ad.
“I thought I had the risky job…”
First of all, in terms of life lost on missions per hour of space travel, the mortality rate for astronauts is 7.77 people per 1,000 person-years. To be honest, the guy doing Kelly’s roof is orders of magnitude more likely do die at work than Shuttle Commander Kelly. Hell, Commander Kelly is more likely to get killed driving into work at Cape Canaveral than he was piloting the shuttle.
“Turned out you were the one that had the risky job” said while looking at his wife.
There have been 12,343 people who have served in Congress since the founding of this country. Out of those 12,343 people, 14 were killed and 11 wounded while in office. Giffords was the first Member of Congress wounded in the 21st Century, and the first one since John C. Stennis in 1973. With all due respect to her, being a Congresswoman was not statistically risky.
The Democrats really tried to push the idea that Rep. Giffords was shot for political reasons. They tried to blame Sarah Palin and the NRA.
Turns out Rep. Giffords was shot by a crazy guy who should have been a prohibited person, but everyone who had the power to report him and stop the shooting dropped the fucking ball.
It seems like in this ad that Astronaut Kelly is continuing to run with this conspiracy and is going to use it as a central part of his campaign.
We see him put a helmet on his wife, her with her arm in the sling, then on the disability recumbent quadracycle.
You can see where this is going. He is going to run on a strong gun control platform and defend every position with “my wife…”
He was the co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, and anti-gun PAC, which merged with another anti-gun PAC to become the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Keeping in mind that the autopsy of the Giffords shooting read a whole lot like the Parkland Commission Report, with person after person who noticed that something was severely wrong with Jared Lee Loughner coming down with an immediate case of the fuckits.
Then he goes into something other than his wife’s shooting.
“Arizonans are facing incredibly challenging issues… the stagnation of wages, job growth, the economy…”
Except that the economy is booming, we have record job growth, and wages are going up. Any meddling in that is going to make things worse.
Then the ad ends back with his wife again.
I’m surprised Shuttle Commander Astronaut Kelly is running with his own name and not as Mr. Shuttle Commander Astronaut Giffords, considering how much it seems like he’s going to milk her shooting for victim status for votes.
There is a chance Arizona could have a senator who is backed by his very own gun control PAC, that he co-created.
This is bad. Especially because I expect Shannon Watts to announce her candidacy for Senate against Cory Gardner any day now.
We are in for a fight in Arizona.