WHERE'S THE CIVILITY  2:39 pm April 24, 2012

Obama Travels To North Carolina To Make Fun of Virginia Foxx

by Jim Newell

Now rub Grandma's feet, kNorth Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, the beloved Southern belle, education subcommittee overlord, and defender of for-profit colleges’ right to loot the federal government and strap poor students with billions in debt in return for worthless pieces of paper, recently drew fresh OUTRAGE! with her admission that she had “very little tolerance for people” who graduate with a lot of student debt. She didn’t take any loans to pay her $87 bucks in tuition when she went to UNC, during the Plantagenet dynasty, after all. Stupid kids. Anyway, here were are a week later, and coincidence of coincidences, President Obama is giving a speech about student debt at UNC today and quoting a certain old dingbat congresswoman.

Hey North Carolina, who wants to see the President shoot fish in a barrel? Eh? Eh?

Speaking at the University of North Carolina about a bill to prevent some interest rates on some student loans from doubling, President Obama let loose with a lengthy dig at the state’s Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) for comments she made dismissing student’s complaints about their debt load.

“She said she had ‘very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt because there’s no reason for that.’ I’m just quoting here,” Obama said. “The students who rack up student loan debt are just ‘sitting on their butts having opportunity dumped in your lap.’ I’m reading it here. I didn’t make this up.”

He continued: “Now, can you imagine saying something like that? Those of you who’ve had to take out student loans, you didn’t do it because you’re lazy. You didn’t do it lightly. You don’t like debt. A lot of you, your parents are helping out, but it’s tough on them. They’re straining. And so you do it because the cost of college keeps going up and you know there’s an investment in your future.”

Picking on an old lady, are you? Some class. This is an assault of sorts, perhaps we might call it a war, on members of the female gender, women.

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{ 196 comments }

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Wow…that's a real kick in the pussy

RedneckMuslin April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Why's it so dusty in here?

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I think it got her in the cunt, too.

mookwrthwilson April 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

If it had one…

stncmchnc April 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

A humiliating kick in the crotch, that had to sting.

kingofmeh April 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

you could feel it from many miles away.

Barb April 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

She worked her way through college by being a car hop waitress. Fred Flintstone is still pissed that she tipped his car over with that hunk of meat.

WhatTheHolyHeck April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Nobody wore a mastodon-hide mini like Ginny Foxxrock.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

That's funny. I was just thinking she looked Dinosaur-ish. Don't make eye contact!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Maybe we should use this picture of Ginny from now on:
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060515212

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Yes. God yes.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Yes! I worked up a photoshop edit and sent it to "tips".

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Did you give granny dino Ginny's cross eyes?

CommieLibunatic April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I guess her hair could pass for pseudo-feathers like the raptors had.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I have to disagree, Barb. Even that job is too modern for her. I mean, just look at her!

I'm thinking some profession that is much older, perhaps the world's oldest.

larrykat April 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

And that was when roller skate wheels weren't round yet.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Is that Paul Dean's Mom?

I don't think it's fair to call that a sour look – it's the only look she's got.

Barrelhse April 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Might be Methusela's mom from the look of her.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Or Medusa's.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Back when Virginia was in college a black man knew how to show respect to a white woman. Outrage!

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

They don't make 'em like Hoke Colburn anymore.

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Like there were any black men around the college when she went to UNC…., Well, except for the porters and the janitors, and they all knew if they even looked at a white women……

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Back then the only women in college were "party girls" and "fallen women" providing "comfort and succor" to the all-male Student Body.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The all-male, all-white student body. FIFY.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Oh, she found her way over to Morehouse & Savannah State for some taboo "Mandingo" love – how'dya think she became a "fallen woman"?

"Obama's a Marxist fraud" is on her lips…
"Take me, my Ebony god!!" is in her loins….

SorosBot April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Back when she was in school, they had separate colleges for the black and the white students. And she's probably thinking, "Damn that James Meredith!"

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Yea.

"Where da white wimmin at?"

Warwhatgoodfor April 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Back than black man know better than to get anywhere near white woman. Otherwise next act went: "Mr rope, meet Mr tree".

prommie April 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

A little red meat to keep us loyal. I is unimpressed. Cease all extra-judicial detention, all torture, all warrantless spying on US citizens, and then begin the prosecution of Bush, Cheney, Yoo, Condi, and that insane Let The Eagle Soar asshole, then I would be impressed.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

This please.

WunkRocker April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Right. Show up @ UNC, as Jesse Helms referred to it -Univ of Negroes and Communists. Still cannot believe the DNC is gonna be in Charlotte. He should go to Kannapolis and tell that story about how Bessie Smith single-handedly faced of some armed KKK goobers.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Hell, I'm just impressed we haven't started any new preemptive wars.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Well, except the War on Biddies.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

And the War on Religion.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

And the War on Chrimbus.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I'm not that impressed either. I'm still going to vote for the smoove bastard, however.

And depending on how the polls are going, potentially donate another several hundred dollars to his campaign fund.

Nostrildamus April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

What a breathtakingly myopic, posturing, self-important post.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

What a posturing, self–important speach by Obama, carefully, cynically targeted to woo the votes of a narrow slice of the electorate by literally promising to give them some cash.

I love me some Hopey, but jesus, I am not blind, I know he sneaks out on me and goes running around with them defense contractors and finance industry people.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Don't worry prommie, the Bush/Obama tax cuts are safe.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

You know, I'm feeling a little sentimental, so I let myself go, full Kucinich Libtard mode, instead of my usual rage-and-gin filled cynic, and I get slapped for it. fucking A, man, all harshing my buzz and shit.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

And besides, the only item on my wish-list thats a bit of a stretch was the prosecution thingy, I understand we can't really do that. But asking that we stop with the murder, illegal detention, and illegal spying all that much to ask for? Just stop breaking the fucking law and killing people?

FakaktaSouth April 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

But oh God you are the sexiest gin soaked, self important, kucinich loving, ashcroft droning, sentimental libtard I've never met. I'm over be talked at about stuff I already know to be incensed over too – I want some actual shit kicked. (Blah blah, "hell no you can't," and we can't get anything out of the House, all that, I know. I'm just saying FUCK em – and not with rhetoric.)

prommie April 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Well you are the sexiest damned if I know what but funny as all hell and I imagine beautiful drawling chick.

Barrelhse April 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

"Cease all extra-judicial detention, all torture, all warrantless spying on US citizens, and then begin the prosecution of Bush, Cheney, Yoo, Condi, and that insane Let The Eagle Soar asshole."
You saw my bumper sticker?!

wolvenwood13 April 25, 2012 at 1:16 am

No, he saw your wish-list letter to Santa Claus.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Damn lazy students should just live on rice and beans.

iburl April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Why in my day, we just sucked our ragged socks dry at the end of the day and gained nutrition from the leavings of the sheriff's horses. Why can't kids today do that?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

In her day, Jesus left dinosaur droppings for the masses

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm
actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

HA! Already used that in the Hannity thread…

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Ramen, hot dogs, and mac'n'cheese did for me.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Thank God I had a kitchen job at a sorority house in my U of W days. I was getting fat on all the same stuff that my sisters were getting fat on. (Except the Dominos. That stuff was even shittier back in the 80s than it is now.)

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Ha! I delivered pizza for Domino's for three years when I was in college. That was the fourth leg of my nutrition table. I can't touch that shit now, but back then, any port in a storm. Hell, some people survived the concentration camps…

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I delivered for Pizza Pronto. Fucking cheap-ass no-tipping fucking college kids.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

When I went to college, I survived on $5 a day.

So a small bottle of Mateus and a pack of cigs.

Yes, I'm that fucking old that $5 bought wine AND cigarettes.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

When I worked in St. Thomas, we bought cold beer from a soda machine on the dock (I think it was fifty cents a can), Jack Daniels was about $1.25 a bottle – and cigarettes were a quarter a pack.

That's what no sales and excise taxes can do for you. I still have the Rolex I paid a couple of hundred dollars for.

And no, it wasn't pre-WW II. Why do you ask? It was in the early '70's. The 1970's.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

When I was in high school, a dollar got me a pack of cigs (50 cents) and 6 games of pinball, 3 for a quarter. And $25 got you a full OZ of mexican blonde, a full bulging pint baggie. Oh, and we wore onions on our belts, because that was the style at the time . . . .

Warwhatgoodfor April 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Iron City for 35c a quart. If we were really stretching it Rheingold was 5c less. Half gallon of Gallo Vin Rose was a buck and a quarter. With all the guys coming home fron 'Nam with their duffel bags, who needed cigarettes?

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

In my poor school days/daze I could buy a case of long neck Buckhorn beer for $2.86 with the returns so had plenty left over for a pack of cigs and a burger.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Hmmmm, Buckhorn beer.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I haven't heard the word "Mateus" for years. Is that still on the market?

Warwhatgoodfor April 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

You had hot dogs? We had something called "mystery meat", and we knew better than to ask.

Fare la Volpe April 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Dinner at the Volpe household tonight shall consist of a cold tortilla and microwaved chicken pieces. We're feeling ritzy!

Sparky McGruff April 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

What, no pink slime? You SNOB!

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

5-gallon tubs of p.b., government cheese, food taken from work. Never went to the free meals provided by Hare Krishnas, though…we had some dignity.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We had to pay 50 cents for the Krishna lunch; the cake was usually OK.

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I always heard that it gave you diarrhea, but I guess that was just third eye libel.

Chichikovovich April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I worked on summer construction out in the bush, hard work, ben oui, but with hefty pay and ridiculous per diem that you could never spend more than $10 of since there was nothing to spend it on. Tuition at the University of Toronto was about $800 a year. No debt, and even saved enough for a trip to Europe between year 3 and 4.

Life as a student in that socialist hell-hole was soul-crushingly dismal, I can assure you.

Warwhatgoodfor April 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Medical school was $800 a semester. Now that "might" buy you the books. Used. Tuition alone can run 60k a year, and that 200k debt would look like chicken feed.

el_donaldo April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Everyone grab a torch and a pitchfork and let's go!

Terry April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

It will be interesting seeing how the GOP attack machine tries to go after Obama on this one, seeing as Santorum's attack went so darn well.

Troglodeity April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I think we've found Romney's running mate.

a_pink_poodle April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Why is Obamer so racist against The Olds™?

lowaltflier April 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Jesus Jim. I just had lunch. And then read the alt text. Dam you!

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Oh sure, whenever I use "Plantagenet" in a joke, "crickets". Jim? He kills it. Bullshit.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Dennis Miller is that you?

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Oh, just 'cause my jokes bomb you call me Dennis Miller? I have never!

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Neither has Dennis, apparently.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I haven't seen that many bombs since The Battle of the Ruhr.
*crickets*

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Plantagenet, grow a maple

Chichikovovich April 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Look, when I warned you it was a Tudor crowd, I wasn't talking about their taste in architecture.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Let's say a sucker signs up at one of those fancy for-profit "colleges" and starts taking courses paid for with big student loans.

The institution goes BK, the debt has been sold to a third party, the "credits" can't be transferred because the school wasn't accredited – yet the debt remains to be repaid, and can't be discharged by BK (although that's how the school went out of business).

What a clusterfuck.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

For profit corporations are people too … until it's time to go broke. Then, magically, they stop being people and start being special. Just ask Bain Capital.

IncenseDebate April 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hey Joe! Foxxy Lady is in a Purple Haze.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

But is she experienced?

stncmchnc April 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy!

Maman April 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

It isn't the President's fault that it doesn't take much for him to look warm and fuzzy next to that old crone.

niblick77 April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

That's a Dude, man!

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The world needs ditch-diggers, too.

SayItWithWookies April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

This is gonna hurt President Obama with the knee-jerk asswipe vote.

Callyson April 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

"Now rub Grandma's feet, k"

Grandma libel!!!

Barrelhse April 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Rub libel.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I spit ice-tea all over my keyboard when I read that.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

How can it be an assault on women, Newell? None women there…

DaRooster April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf Foxx?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Say, isn't that Joe Paterno?

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

When she hears about this, she'll be cross I'd betcha.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

She'll have no tolerance for it.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I feel like maybe I should have put "cross I'd" in bold. Or perhaps subtlety isn't the issue and I'm just not as funny as I think.

Boojum April 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Sorry, we couldn't read it, because we are cross eyed.

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

But no one wants the job of trying to scream the details to her – "OBAMA, HE'S THE PRESIDENT… NO, NO, NOT OF THE SCHOOL,… OF THE COUNTRY…. YA, YA, BLACK GUY…. REALLY!!!!…."

OKthennext April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Platagenet…whut's that? Looks it up on wikipedia… English monarchs … Parliament…founded Oxford and Cambridge! Well holy shit, you can't go there without a student loan, silly.

Callyson April 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

"very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt"

Yeah, how dare they. Debt is for those of us in Congress to create, by voting for wars and then not funding them because we gave tax cuts to the wealthy instead.

Bitch.

FlownOver April 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

She's really let herself go since she and Wilbur Mills were an item.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

and that "fling" with Fatty Arbuckle led her down some dark roads…
'

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Listen, she survived Hammurabi, so she can handle anything.

wolvenwood13 April 25, 2012 at 1:19 am

Oh is she that young? I figgered she died before sex was invented (isn't that why she's so cranky?)

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Let the War on Biddies begin.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I'm in.

anniegetyerfun April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Tonight, on Fox News, I guarantee you that there will be a piece about the Left's War on Senior Congresswomen.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Count Aunt Lindsey in. Someone been stealin her ham biscuits and she is peeved.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

"Begun the Crone War has"

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

If I could only double fist…

GunToting[Redacted] April 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Genius.

fartknocker April 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

While your in the area Mr. President, you should pop into Paula Deen's restaurant and ask her how that law suit is going. She would appreciate seeing you.

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

As a UNC alumnus, I am hoping that this vile bitch did not attend that institution.

superdave April 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Anther Carolina alum here, and sadly she did. Got a BA in 1968, then a MA and EdD from UNC Greensboro.

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The EdD doesn't surprise me.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I'm surprised she doesn't make people call her Dr. Foxx.

littlebigdaddy April 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm

That's her granny porn name.

NorthStarSpanx April 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

If Virginia was a woman, I'd be inclined to agree it is a shot across the bow, or war, of some sort against this Chair of a House Education subcommittee.

CrunchyKnee April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

When she heard Barry's comments she caught the vapors and fainted into her trusted house blah's arms.

x111e7thst April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Besides just look at the guy. He's BLACK for Christ-sakes.

BarackMyWorld April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

She's totally gonna match Joe Wilson in fundraising now. Thanks, Bammerz.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

You LIE!

Arkoday April 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I'm a parent and I'm straining. Had to be a co-strainer for the kids' loans. Bitch is crapping on me, too. Also.

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Tell me I'm wrong.Separated at birth.
http://freaksoprano.deviantart.com/art/Cross-Eyed

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I was thinking this would be the mutant offspring.

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

She would have to mate with this man, the possum is a female.
http://www.nndb.com/people/183/000205565/

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Tx lizzie, you owe me a keyboard.

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

He was amazing, I love Ben Turpin. Talk about using a deficit to your advantage.

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

As I posted a little bit earlier, I'm going with this:
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060515212

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Excellent. Very pretty.

vtxmcrider April 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Just imagine what the kid's eyes would look like if Virginia Foxx got fucked by Scott Walker (and her Fallopian tubes were not yet petrified) …

paulabflat April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

"now cut that out!" but in jack benny's voice.

EloquentScience April 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I wis I could give you two upfists for that one.

widestanceromance April 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I like this, but not half as much as I would like to see him read it to her face in front of that crowd before an open question session.

I hope O has been saving all the priceless things said about him for the campaign trail, because it is superb material.

OneYieldRegular April 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I want to see Virginia Foxx's long form contribution record to the UNC Alumni fund.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Virginia's brother Redd actually died of shame and embarrassment, not a heart attack.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

You meant ancestral slave "brother", amirite?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Brother from a different mother, if you get my meaning…cuz no one could be "ancestral" to this old hag.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Re-election strategy for Obama

1. Read back what a Republican lawmaker said
2. Repeat.

Looks pretty solid to me. Good luck, mittens.

weejee April 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

As long as Barry's gag reflex doesn't kick in.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I think *every* WH presser should start with a video of a ReThug doing/saying something stupid/evil/hypocritical that's related to the topic of the day, then after the reporters have watched, the WH Spokeman's first words should be "any questions"?

BarackMyWorld April 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

EXACTLY!

Upfist x 100 for you, sir!

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I still say the DNC needs to make a video of Joe Barton apologizing to Tony Heyward for the President demanding 20 Billion from BP as a down payment for the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, and now they can follow it up with pictures of shrimp with no eyes and fish with sores all over their bodies. Maybe end it with the 2008 RNC when the entire gallery was chanting "Drill Baby, Drill" during Sarah Palin's speech.
Mitt could give his concession speech now and save the money.

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The tone of voice he uses in his delivery is just right. His campaign theme song should be: clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

fuflans April 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

and a kickass song to boot.

meatlofer April 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

She could make a freight train take a dirt road!

wolvenwood13 April 25, 2012 at 1:21 am

…and make a U-turn and go all the way back to where it started.

seppdecker April 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Another proud graduate from House Slytherin.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Right to Gringott's

NorthStarSpanx April 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

And her hits keep coming. . .she's a star from way back! Bachmann has nothing on Ginnie! Right Wing talking heads haven't gone far enough with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Rep. Virginia Foxx said Matthew Sheppard was murdered in an attempted "robbery."

April 30, 2009

Less than one month after she used the term "tar baby" on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has managed to offend another group of Americans: gay people.

Speaking on the House floor Wednesday while a hate crimes bill – known as the "Matthew Shepard bill," after the gay 21-year-old who was brutally murdered in 1998 — was being debated, Foxx called the University of Wyoming student’s association with the legislation "a hoax" because, she said, Shepard was not killed because of his sexual orientation.

"The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery," Foxx said. "It wasn’t because he was gay… The hate-crimes bill was named for him, but it’s, it’s really a hoax, that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."

On TARP, she reiterated: "They've got a tar baby. They are not going to shift it off to the Republicans."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/04/r

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

So if only Shepard had Stand Your Ground on his side, huh?

bikerlaureate April 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm
weejee April 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

This Rep. Ginny Foxx news is so much liked the ginned-up Fox Newz. Obvs the success of pundits Hannity, Limbaugh, and Beck proves that a college education simply is no longer necessary for success. You just need to be able to shovel horseshit at a rate of 30 tons a minute and you'll be a 7-figure a year talking head with no student loans. We libs just don't understand what makes America great.

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

It is so nice to see that the GOP has decided that understanding and tolerance is the key to power.

And nice to see Obama actually call them on it. A little more of that, and some government action that supports that, and we might have something here.

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

“The students who rack up student loan debt are just ‘sitting on their butts having opportunity dumped in your lap.’

See? Instead of opportunity being dumped in your lap, all you girls (and some boys!) should pay your way through school by dancing in a lap.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Ironically, her name was Opportunity…altho she more "jumped" into my lap than dumped…

Generation[redacted] April 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

She will dump into your lap, but that costs extra.

EatsBabyDingos April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Why is Dick Cheney wearing a bad wig and lipstick? Is he going to Canada?

MissNancyPriss April 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

AHAHAHA

wolvenwood13 April 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

THAT was Dick Cheney??? Egads, I thought it was Donald Rumsfeld! It's so hard to tell the two of them apart, they both look soooo dead.

HobbesEvilTwin April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Alan West, Virginia Foxx, Joe Walsh…. How do such imbeciles get elected to national office?

oh, wait. that's right, this is America

stncmchnc April 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

'merika!

Sassomatic April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

How much you wanna bet she also has no tolerance for all those college hussies and their birth control.

spends2much April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Is she Redd Foxx's widow or Jamie Foxx's mom? Besides being a dingbat (a Plantagenet era dingbat at that.)

nanooknw April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Time for this old crone to retire. Time for another right crazy beach to take over!

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Drizzle, drazzle, drozzle, drome

Time for this one to go home

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Not to be looksist…OK, who am I kidding? On this blog?…but she looks like Bea Arthur got hit with an industrial strength waffle iron

redarmyzombie April 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

She's what Cheney would be like after a sex-change operation.

ManchuCandidate April 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I'd tap Abe Vigoda before I'd even think about tapping that.

Eve8Apples April 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Let me fix that…

I said I have "very little tolerance for crotchety old hags who tell me they don't have enough money to retire because there’s no reason for that." “The smelly old shrews who lose their retirement savings are just ‘sitting on their butts having opportunity dumped in their laps.”

redarmyzombie April 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

The GOP: it's more than old, white, out of touch MEN!

RavenRant April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

OT, but essential Wonketteer news:

In what is a clear cut case of Traffic Stop Slavery, Basil Marceaux has been jailed for contempt of court. Seems he told the judge "You're out of order!" (Funny, it went over so well when Al Pacino said it.)

Breaking Basil Marceaux News

What will this do to his VP chances?

Jukesgrrl April 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Free Basil Marceaux!

Wonketeers should send their contributions to the Free Basil Committee to:
Jukesgrrl
P.O. Box Yer Shittin Me
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Telling off an activist judge can only help his chances, and lock down the Real Amurrican vote for Mitt Romney.

trondant April 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Somewhere in Canada a sketch-comedy troupe is missing their Chicken Lady.

ManchuCandidate April 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Chicken Lady is still hotter than she is.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Masturbatory opportunities/this post= <0

ManchuCandidate April 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

It's the sequel to Driving Miss Daisy…

Driving Miss Foxx (over with a Steamroller)

Wile E. Quixote April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Jesus, Dick Cheney's heart transplant really had some serious side effects. Sure, it made his hair grow back, but he's also got a set of moobs and went all cross-eyed.

Douché April 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Who's afraid of Virginia Foxx, her and her son Michael J can't do shit to me!

BZ1 April 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

that's not an old lady, that's the crypt keeper!

ttommyunger April 25, 2012 at 7:24 am

…sounds kind of uppity to me; I mean "arrogant", heh, heh.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I got the Essens of that joke.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Ypres.

Radiotherapy April 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I am so looking forward to opening the Bombay doors.
I know I speak for more than a few people here, we lerb a good prommie rant. After all, we don't goose step in these parts.

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I still love you, but prefer the rage and gin-soaked cynic because I think that's the one that likes my tits.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Sorta. <g> I hope they post it. I should have taken more time.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

He's still here, no worries!

HistoriCat April 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

"that's the one that likes my tits"

All of them Katie Lizzie.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Yep, a buck filled my motorcycle and got me a pack of smokes. I was set for the night.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Remember fat lids? Sure there were too many seeds in the bottom (sometimes) but still…

Limeylizzie April 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I've only got two!

HistoriCat April 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Ah – that was directed more at the “one” in your comment.

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