Is there anyone in the 5th district of NC willing and able to run and unseat this horrible embarrassment of a Congresswoman? I'm sorry there just are not any kind words to bestow against the vile, homobigoted politician, who claimed on the floor of the House that Matthew Shepard's gruesome death was a hate crime hoax, and battled with Michelle Bachmann to put her hands all over GWB at a SOTU?
Now, true to form, even as she complains about the current President's "lecturing" of her party, she's got her priorities in line -- she brags that she nabbed his autograph.
Flame-throwing conservative Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) was not a big fan of President Barack Obama's appearance before the House Republican caucus retreat on Friday.
The North Carolina Republican categorized it as "another lecture" from Obama. She suggested that "independent fact checkers" were needed to confirm the veracity of "his comments." She insisted, against some countervailing evidence, that her Republican colleagues "asked great questions."
But she also seemed delighted by the fact that she got the president's autograph. Foxx tweeted that she secured Obama's signature and a White House official confirmed her account.
Speaking of wingnuts, in Hawaii, the RNC is meeting to figure out how to improve its image with voters (good luck with that), and have mostly been cranky with one another over how to distinguish itself from the Dems. You may have heard about the extremist wing's "Purity Test" proposal by Indiana's James Bopp which would mandate that required a GOP candidate had to support 10 specific positions in order to receive backing and funding from the party.
(1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill;
(2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run health care;
(3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;
(4) We support workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check;
(5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;
(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat;
(8) We support retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;
(9) We support protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership
During this conference that proposal was defeated by the "moderates" in the party in favor of a non-binding test submitted by Bill Crocker of TX urging party leaders around the country to "screen" potential candidates for any views or votes that do not align with the party platform.
The new rule will not prevent support for moderate Republican candidates but will bar funding for those judged to be too far to the left, Crocker said.
"No more Scozzafavas, please. No more Specters, please. No more Chafees, please," Crocker said, referring to Dede Scozzafava, a GOP candidate for a U.S. House seat in New York whom conservatives opposed; U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who switched his party registration from Republican to Democrat last year, and former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a liberal Republican.
Crocker urged the party to "present candidates who will be attractive" to the people who, like those in the Tea Party movement, "are really dissatisfied with our political conduct over the past several years.