Wingnut of the Day
Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC):
Repeat after me: The scary black man in the White House is going to kill old white people (mostly in Red States).
This is not Foxx’s first exhibition of batshit insanity:
And then there’s this:
I’m guessing she was yammering about the TARP.
And if you’re still uncertain she’s worthy of WOTD honors:
In fact when 11 members of the KKK Caucus in the House were the only members to vote against aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, crazy Virginia Foxx may not have brought her sheets but she was in the forefront of the lunatic fringe racists (Lynn Westmoreland R-GA), Joe Barton (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Scott Garrett (R-NJ), etc). 213 of her fellow Republicans joined all 196 Democrats to pass the bill 410-11. And in case anyone missed the point, ole Virginia was one of only 33 die-hard segregationists to vote against extending the Voting Rights Act. It passed 390-33 but all kinds of racist slime stood with Foxx against it– all the regular suspects, from Westmoreland, Tancredo, King and Garrett to Patty McHenry (R-NC), Gary Miller (R-CA), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Jo Bonner (R-AL), Tom Price (R-GA), John Linder (R-GA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Nathan Deal (R-GA), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), John Shadegg (R-AZ), etc.
Even from a red state, it confounds me how such people are elected to any position, much less the House.
Is Stupid a pre-existing condition?
@Bloggie: Even from a red state, it confounds me how such people are elected to any position, much less the House.
Hey, it’s the House of Representatives for a reason. Her constituents are probably hootin’ and hollerin’ in support of her gumption even now.
Once again I went to bed angry last night after seeing this on Keef (with Dr. Dean). The missus keeps asking me *how can people be this stupid?* and I keep from banging my head against the wall by saying it is all strategery: keep up the insane chatter and it doesn’t matter if only five percent of it sticks. The executive branch ends up distracted, and the dems in Congress are too gutless and/or in the pocket of the lobby to do anything anyway.
I’d probably sleep better if I just responded ‘I don’t know honey, it must be the water’
On second thought, she’s right: Republicans should immediately introduce a bill to convert Congress to an HMO and privatize the VA.
Obama should keep open one of the CIA “black” prisons for her and her crazy buddies.
I can’t wait until someone takes it a step further and says that this is Obama’s way of getting back at all the seniors who voted against him, by killing them off en masse. I’d actually be surprised if some outfit like Red State or WND hadn’t already tested the waters to see if it’ll fly.
@IanJ: Good point.
As someone pointed out elsewhere – first it was the Birthers, and now we have the Deathers.
@Dodgerblue: extraordinary rendition to impoverished neighborhoods across the country. Open up the fire hydrants and watch the kids have fun with their new neighbors!
And guess who is helping this along?
RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: People at a certain age with certain diseases will be deemed not worth the investment, and they will just—as Obama said—they‘ll give them some pain pills and let them loop out until they die and they don‘t even know what‘s happened.
@blogenfreude: The Repugs are just happy to finally have a geezer scare tactic — the Demrats have been threatening them over Social Security for years.
If the Congresscritters hate government health care so much and are willing to vote against it — let’s take away their health plans, make them buy insurance on their own like the small business owners and self-employed they lurve so much to cite.
I find arguing with government bureaucracy much less aggravating of my “KILL KILL KILL” impulse than debating on the phone with an insurance company rep.
I’m really torn between Logan’s Run and Soylent Green on this one.
@Signal to Noise: Let’s all FB, email, fax or call our reps seeking introduction of legislation stripping members of Congress from socialistic, single payer health care.
Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Why not both?!?!
@redmanlaw: Right. If the market is so perfect and socialized medicine is such a crime against humanity – we must save them!
Healthcare reform? Are people still going on about that?
Maybe the banks and insurance companies that own the US gummit will let us have another phony “debate” another fifteen years from now, after costs have gone up 300% and people are spending the equivalent of their annual salaries on their co-pays.
You should’ve seen the long lines of seniors in Canada patiently waiting for their turns in the Government Mandated Voluntary Transition (Suicide) Booths. Won’t someone stop this muslim commie madness in Canada and every other developed nation?
@blogenfreude: Rush: “give them some pain pills and let them loop out until they die and they don‘t even know what‘s happened.”
Rush, who knows a thing or two about being looped out on pain pills until you die*, and saying it as if it were a bad thing….
*definitely the way I would want to go if suffering from terminal illness and great pain.
We also have poor white trash clamoring for tax cuts for billionaires and the total evisceration of the evil socialist gummit programs they depend on to eke out an existence. Constituent meetings must be downright frightening these days.
@redmanlaw: And the troops! They’re fighting for our freedoms, including freedom of choice (except w/r/t to the reproductive organs and the gheyz), and they should have the freedom to not be forced into the socialized guv-mint health care system they’re in.
@Original Andrew: poor white trash clamoring for tax cuts for billionaires
Because don’t you know, someday they might win the Florida lottery and they want their daughters Mystee and MacKynzee to be able to inherit the winnings and not have to be strippers.
@Original Andrew: SO I’ve heard. Shudder.
In other news, today could be the hottest day in Seattle history, over 100 degrees.
Good lawd, it’s like an oven out there, and no one has A/C! My sweat is sweating!
@IanJ: “Her constituents are probably hootin’ and hollerin’ in support of her gumption even now.”
Shoot. You have been to Mount Airy, N.C. So you know this to be true, then.
True story: a hamburger stand in a strip-mall zone on the edge of Mount Airy dispenses napkins with Bible verses on them. Which leads to the inevitable question regarding whether you can actually wipe your hands with these napkins.
Anyway, my bill came to $6.66. I did a crucifix with my fingers when it popped up as if to ward off the evil spirits. The check-out lady didn’t laugh. She actually looked at me as if to say “that’s not funny.”
@chicago bureau: In-N-Out is no stranger to disposable Bible verses. But in SoCal, that’s just part of the charm.
@Original Andrew: NPR was interviewing scary rednecks on the TN-NC border last night who weren’t afraid to come out and say that, even though much of their family was on Medicaid, they were opposed to the Obama plan because it would help minorities and hurt white people. The mind fucking reels.
ALSO: Have any of these people screaming to hang on to their private insurance EVER been sick a day in their lives? Have they and their loved ones totally escaped ever trying to make a claim for cancer treatments or emergency surgery?? How anyone who has ever had to deal with HMOs or insurance companies whose whole strategy is to deny, deny, deny until they just wear you out could argue that that was “the best medical care system in the world” is completely beyond my ability to imagine. It goes way beyond stupid–one would have to be totally and completely delusional.
@Mistress Cynica: That’s why bad education/devaluing education works for the bad guys. Our public schools are not going to hell by accident.
Son of RML is escaping to the local Catholic high school this fall where a cross section of regular, everyday middle class and above people of Santa Fe goes to, as opposed to the exclusive mostly-Anglo, way more expensive private schools where girls fly to Paris to pick out prom dresses.
@Original Andrew: this isn’t just limited to Seattle. I was greatly misinformed when I was told that I wouldn’t see triple digits here in Portland. That was a selling point and now I’m sweating like crazy. I could rent out sauna space. BYOT.
@nojo: I miss In-N-Out. Burgerville just doesn’t cut it, although the shakes are good.
@nojo: @Signal to Noise: Culver’s is where it’s at. It takes corn- and dairy-fed midwesterners to do this type of cuisine right. Does In-N-Out have butter burgers, custard shakes, and fried cheese curds? Thought not.
@flippin eck: I remember Culver’s from my college years in the Midwest. I could feel the heart attack after the first bite.
@flippin eck: Two words: Primanti Bros: meat, cheese, slaw, tomatoes and french fries, between bread.
Heart attack food was invented in the steel belt, my fellow stinquers, because it was accompanied by hard word, hard drink and a lot of smoking.
@chicago bureau: I’m pleased to say that my supposition as to the actions of our Wingnut’s constituents was entirely and 100% based upon hearsay and stereotype. I’m picturing Cletus from the Simpsons.
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