Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Virginia Foxx's Greatest Hits (Updated Daily)

Let's give credit where credit is due. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx has gone from obscure N.C. state senator with a celebrated penchant for stealing buffet food to a national sensation, known for smearing a wealth of lipstick on or near her mouth and using it to torture the last Republican president and for uttering some of the most devastatingly stupid, tone-deaf lines in the interest of partisan hatefulness:

1. "I'm misunderstood in the same way Jesse Helms was." 2003, in an interview with GOPUSA while still a NC state Senator

2. "The worst thing we can do is to get government involved in solving problems." September 16, 2003, in the NC state Senate's special session on medical malpractice lawsuit reform

3. "I thought Mr. [Roger] Clemens made a very credible presentation here today. I have no reason to doubt him." February 13, 2008, in a hearing before the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, looking into illegal "juicing" by professional athletes

4. "I think the 16th Amendment is unconstitutional." April 15, 2008, in an interview with Kathleen McFadden with the High Country Press. Foxx did not explain how a duly ratified addition to the Constitution could be "unconstitutional"

5. "Governmental attempts to regulate and tax tobacco are no different than if the government were to regulate and tax Mountain Dew." April 8, 2009. A close paraphrase of what she said to teenagers at North Surry High School, according to the editor of the Mt. Airy News

6. "I also would like to point out that there was a bill -- the hate crimes bill that's called the Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay. This -- the bill was named for him, hate crimes bill was named for him, but it's really a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills." April 29, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. Congress, with Matthew Shepherd's mother sitting in the visitor's gallery

7. "There are no Americans who don't have healthcare. Everybody in this country has access to healthcare." July 24, 2009, in a Capitol Hill press conference

8. A Republican health care plan would "make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government." July 28, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. Congress

9. "I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that [health reform] bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country." November 2, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House

10. Refusing to hold predatory credit card companies accountable for raising interest rates and adding new fees, Foxx said, "People who take out credit cards don't have a gun to their head. If you don't like the rate, get another credit card." November 4, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House

11. "...we [Republican members of Congress] were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the '60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle." November 19, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House

12. "I don't see raising the minimum wage as helping American workers." Quoted in an article in Roll Call, Dec. 10, 2009

13. "All the promises [President Obama] has kept have endangered our lives." On the Bill Lumaye Show, NewsRadio 680 WPTF, Jan. 5, 2010

14. "Most of the things that have been done by the federal government which are unconstitutional have been done for good reasons. They're not malevolent reasons, but they're wrong. We should not be funding education, for example." On the floor of the U.S. House, Feb. 19, 2010


Mike D. said...

This photo?  Not so much!  :-D

jaustin said...

<p><span><span>I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>Ayn Rand</span></span><span><span>, <span>Atlas Shrugged</span></span></span>
</p><p>I think this says it well enough.
</p><p> </p>

BikerBard said...

Here's the latest stupid Foxx statement.
Foxx said this week that the government should not support education with tax dollars.

Let's raise an entire generation as ignorant as she.