"U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican from Watauga County, has not achieved any great accomplishments for the residents of the 5th Congressional District, and has angered and embarrassed many with her sometimes wild statements that seem designed to provoke. It's time for a fresh, progressive voice in the 5th District. We believe that Democrat Billy Kennedy, a Watauga farmer and carpenter who says he'll work to reverse the high rate of unemployment in the district, is that voice. He's the best candidate in the Nov. 2 election for the 5th District."
The endorsement goes on at some length cataloguing Foxx's "wild statements" and her penny-wise-pound-foolish dunder-headedness about the economy ... in failing to support the Blue Ridge Parkway Protection Act:
Foxx has said she'd normally support such a measure, but not in the current economic times. But the parkway, a major cash cow of the state's tourism industry, brings in more money in a single year -- $2.1 billion dollars, through 17 million visitors -- than the cost of the entire act.
And the editorial board makes this very astute observation about the U.S. Congress going forward, should the Republicans take control:
She's positioned herself so far to the right that, even if her party regains a majority in the House with this election, it's doubtful that she'd gain any power.
The Winston-Salem Journal (you may have forgotten) declined to endorse Roy Carter for Congress in 2008, for "lack of enthusiasm." We're glad to see that they've gotten their enthusiasm back for dumping The Madam overboard.