A heartwarming moment on the house floor and reason to give thanks for the miracle of her recovery:
Vice President Joe Biden showed up to wish Giffords well and joked "She's now a member of the cracked head club like me." Biden suffered from serious brain aneurysms in 1988. Though considering some of Biden's other more recent statements people may wonder whether he is still affected.
On the same day Biden welcomed Giffords back to the House he declared that the Tea Party Republicans had “acted like terrorists” in the fight over the debt limit. Apparently Biden didn't get the memo from Obama in the wake of the Tucson shooting of Giffords where the President said: "it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."
Of course Biden is not the only one calling Tea Party Republicans terrorists, or racists or accusing them of wanting to blow things up. It's common parlance in Democrat circles. Many of these same Democrats would themselves explode in unified outrage if ANY Republican used the same words to describe them.
Despite Biden's best efforts to stick his foot in his mouth and again be exposed as a hypocrite in calls for civility, it is still a good day to see Rep. Giffords back on the House floor!