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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:23 AM

GOP Congresswoman: 'Get off my elevator you peon'

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) yelled at a House staffer after catching her riding on a "members only" elevator, The Hill reports.

Said Foxx: "This is a 'members-only' elevator; can you read?. Get out here. What does this sign say? It says, 'Members of Congress only.'"

The staffer attempted to point out that the sign next to it stated, "during votes," which is when Foxx started yelling, "Members only!" as she pointed to signs.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/12/06/foxx_chews_out_staffer_on_elevator.html

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Reply GOP Congresswoman: 'Get off my elevator you peon' (Original post)
WI_DEM Dec 2012 OP
sharp_stick Dec 2012 #1
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #3
John2 Dec 2012 #4
BlueCollar Dec 2012 #5
avebury Dec 2012 #6
Blunt477 Dec 2012 #7
CitizenLeft Dec 2012 #8
longship Dec 2012 #9
Coyotl Dec 2012 #13
Atticus Dec 2012 #19
Coyotl Dec 2012 #20
Skittles Dec 2012 #26
Cresent City Kid Dec 2012 #31
Brigid Dec 2012 #22
ROBROX Dec 2012 #10
HooptieWagon Dec 2012 #11
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #12
Coyotl Dec 2012 #14
jmowreader Dec 2012 #32
sakabatou Dec 2012 #15
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #16
SoapBox Dec 2012 #17
Tabasco_Dave Dec 2012 #18
Texin Dec 2012 #21
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #23
CTyankee Dec 2012 #24
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #25
yardwork Dec 2012 #27
njcamden_25884 Dec 2012 #28
Blasphemer Dec 2012 #29
Recursion Dec 2012 #30
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #33
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #34
Jennicut Dec 2012 #35

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:32 AM

1. That woman is truly the

dictionary definition of Hag.

Even Spongbob has her down pretty pat:

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. How close did Foxx come to losing her seat?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. Not close enough

She had like 65% of the vote. She cruised.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:52 PM

4. Forget

 

about beating her. Her District is 88 percent white and mostly rural Districts in North Carolina. She comes from Burr's old District. She is anti-Gay and anti Civil Rights. I wonder whose staffer she was yelling at?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:53 PM

5. She's a bitch...n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:29 PM

6. Too bad it wan't caught on a camera phone to

be posted online for posterity.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:50 PM

7. This Elevator Is For People That Matter You Peasant

 

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:07 PM

8. I swear...

...when I saw the headline, I immediately thought of her.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:08 PM

9. You mean her?



She's photogenic, too.

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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:22 PM

13. Would you like to be scolded by this?



Not me

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:43 PM

19. Used to have a dog with a face like that.

We shaved his butt and taught him to walk backwards.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:36 PM

20. ROFFLMFAO

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:09 PM

26. kitteh does not approve

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:50 PM

31. Members Only?

I'm not going to post the comeback I just thought of, let's just say it would sound best in a New York accent.

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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:43 PM

22. Ouch.

It is said that politics is showbiz for ugly people, but this is ridiculous.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

10. THIS PERSON IS AN OLD NUT

 

This person is truly supported by those who are not part of this century or society. This person is a true reflection of those people who are filled with pure evil and hate. It will be a long time before this type of person is eliminated from our society since they care all home grown. The sad fact that the red states promote people with this mindset means that theses areas are not civil for minorities or progressive people who what to progress versus regress.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:35 PM

11. Hopefully, the Congressperson the staffer works for...

...reports the b**** to a congressional ethics committee, and demands an apology from b**** Foxx.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:08 PM

12. An apology on the floor of the House is where it should be done.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:26 PM

14. Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: ‘I Have Very Little Tolerance’ For Them

Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: ‘I Have Very Little Tolerance’ For Them
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2012/04/13/464154/foxx-tolerance-student-loans/

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) took on a unique enemy during a radio interview yesterday: people with student loans.

Though many politicians sympathize with those who are saddled with exorbitant student debt, Foxx, who chairs the House subcommittee on higher education, had a different take. Appearing on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show, the North Carolina congresswoman recounted her own experience paying for college, where she worked her way through and graduated after seven years. Foxx then pointed to her own experience as justification for why she has “very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt.” “There’s no reason for that,” she concluded:

FOXX: I went through school, I worked my way through, it took me seven years, I never borrowed a dime of money.....


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Response to Coyotl (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:23 AM

32. Virginia Foxx graduated from UNC in 1968

According to UNC's website, a year at her alma mater currently costs $22,340 for a NC resident. You would have to be a very special person to do today what she did then - because what she did was live at home until graduation and work one year full-time, study one year full-time, work a year, study a year...in the 1960s when tuition was low you could do that. Now you need a degree to get the $25/hour job you'll need to have to pull it off.

She looks down on people who don't do what she did even though you can't do that anymore. Nice lady.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:19 PM

15. Makes me remember my 7th grade English teacher...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:02 AM

16. Didn't Red Skelton used to imitate her?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:01 AM

17. ...she's another BatShit Crazy BaggerHater.

They need to toss her ass out.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:31 AM

18. I'd call her an old bat

but bats are useful and noble creatures.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:25 AM

21. Just a wild guess, but was the staffer perhaps an African American or some other "dusky" person?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:17 PM

23. Take the stairs prole.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:41 PM

24. My mother always said "Pretty is as pretty does."

Yep.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:49 PM

25. Why was she using the elevaor? Was her broom in the shop that day?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:14 PM

27. Oh Virginia Foxx. Such a credit to our state. We're so proud.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:29 PM

28. what a vile person

 

hateful b-word

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:56 PM

29. I thought this would have been about Bachmann...

Anyway, yes, that kind of behavior is always unacceptable. Even if she were correct, there is such a thing as kindness and diplomacy. Too bad those things are almost impossible to find amongst the GOP.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:00 PM

30. Huh? That's only during votes, or was when I worked on the Hill

Did that change?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:58 PM

33. Virginia Foxx(R-NC) is the female Jesse Helms.

She is the product of Jesse Helms,Lauch Faircloth,or Richard Burr.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

34. Welcome to DU, and I agree she is just nuts.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:03 PM

35. Being an elected member of Congress does not mean you can treat staffers like shit

Though I am sure many of them do. You are elected by the people, the staffers are not slaves. There is no law from using that elevator, especially when the regular one was being occupied by furniture movers and the members only one can be used when votes are not happening. What a nut.

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