NC’s Foxx: health care reform is a bigger threat than any terrorist
Yes, the woman who represents the 5th District (Winston-Salem, Mt. Airy) in my state is completely batsh*t insane. And she has a safe seat, sadly. You might recall that Foxx is the windbag who declared that the hate crime killing of Matthew Shepard was a hoax. She usually follows the right wing meme of the day, but occasionally she comes up with uniquely Foxxy BS like this — comparing an attempt at fixing our broken health care system as worse than terrorists? I though homosexuality was a greater threat than terrorism (oh, wait, that’s Sally Kern).
Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened. … I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful. And I believe the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room — this very room — and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.
If you want to send a message about real reform, today is the Alan Grayson money bomb.
UPDATE: The DNC’s response:
Meet Virginia Foxx: The Extreme is Now Mainstream Inside the GOP
“If you haven’t met Virginia Foxx, an extreme right wing Republican House Member from North Carolina you should because she, Glenn Beck, Sarah Plain and Michele Bachmann are the new and most powerful faces of the GOP,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse.
“Virginia Foxx’s unbelievable assertion that Americans have more to fear from health care reform than from “any terrorist in any country” is just the natural extension of Sarah Palin’s ‘death panels’ charge or other GOP luminaries who said reform would ‘pull the plug on grandma.‘ It is outrageous that anyone would compare the action of terrorists to efforts to help American families get secure, stable and affordable health insurance. Sadly, these inexplicable comments represent what is now the mainstream of a Republican Party that has been hijacked by an extremist far right-wing faction that craves ideological purity, will purge dissent, and offer nothing but reactionary opposition to progress. So long as Virginia Foxx, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin hold the keys to the GOP it will continue to be well outside the mainstream and a severely marginalized minority party well into the future.”