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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 07:31 AM
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Partisanship is one thing, but dumb is so different
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is a visible reminder of the Forrest Gump saying, "Stupid is as stupid does." Foxx has made so many gaffes since her first election to Congress in 2004 that it's more than just mildly embarrassing for North Carolina. It's find-an-island-to-ship-her-to embarrassing. And it's becoming how-can-voters-keep-electing-her embarrassing.

Don't think so? Here's the latest gaffe, which she made Monday.

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House, Foxx said Americans should fear Democratic health care legislation more than they do terrorists. "We have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist," she said. No, we don't.

That statement follows one in July on the House floor where she charged that pending legislation would "put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government." No, it wouldn't.

That statement follows one in the spring where, during a House floor debate on a hate crimes bill, Foxx labeled the death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man who was robbed, beaten and left tied to a fence, "a hoax." She later apologized, saying it was a poor choice of words. What would have been the right choice of words?

The list goes on. One time she fumed that a jobs bill was "teaching our people to work for the government. Shame on us." Foxx seemed to forget she has worked for government agencies all her career, including UNC Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University, Mayland Community College, the N.C. Senate and now Congress. Another time she called Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama socialists, then admitted "I don't know the dictionary definition of socialism." In 2005, she voted against help for Hurricane Katrina victims when even conservative N.C. colleague Patrick McHenry called it necessary.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/story/1037798....
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 07:34 AM
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1. Yep. She is really losing it.
I think she is worried about a challenger from the right so she's saying crazy shit to make sure she doesn't have to worry about that.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 08:01 AM
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2. There is not ONE single Rep who I'd like to see go more than her.
I dont know why she bothers me so much, but she does. And the name! Seriously. I swear she changed it from Smith. :)
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 08:27 AM
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3. My list of such reps grow daily
but she's right up there. Foxx, Bachmann, Boener, Cantor, Wilson and on and on. Disgusting, pandering, uninformed, violence-inciting a-holes.
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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 08:38 AM
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4. Don't forget self-promoting.
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