Blue America and Americans for America have teamed up to present this ad attacking Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican representing North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, on some of her most outlandish and outrageous “accomplishments.”
At the end of July, Blue America and our pals at the Americans For America PAC launched the first in a series of videos that highlights what kind of people now lead the Republican Party. We featured Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and John Boehner. And we asked the readers at DWT,C&L and Digby’s Hullabaloo to tell us who to do the next ad for. Lots of votes for Ken Calvert and Michele Bachmann but it was North Carolina reactionary haridan Virginia Foxx who got the most votes.
Billy Kennedy, Foxx’s Democratic challenger, responded to the ad in a release:
“Dishonest politicians try to divide us and turn us against each other in order to win an election on wedge issues. Politicians of both parties emphasize wedge issues to distract us and avoid talking about the serious problems we face. It is a tactic used to mislead us in order to hide how they really vote about issues that matter.
“More and better jobs, a commitment to Medicare and Social Security, fair taxation, and the failure of bailouts and subsidies to corporations are not wedge issues.
I want to make it clear. I support freedom and equal rights for all people. I will protect all individuals’ Constitutional rights, without allowing politicians to pick and choose which Amendments deserve to be taken seriously.
“I want to focus on what all of us can do to improve our lives. I’ve been listening these last few months to people all over the district. I’ve made over 18,000 phone calls, and I will not allow my opponent to play politics on questions of economic fairness and individual liberty.”
This Independence Day in North Carolina was beautiful. Clear and sunny skies and moderate temperatures.
The folks in Boone, N.C., took advantage of the good weather, and hit the streets for their Independence Day Parade on July 3. A photographer from The Watauga Democrat snapped some lovely photos of Rep. Virginia “Matt Shepard crime is a hoax” Foxx (NC-05) visiting with her constituents there.
Evidently, there was one group of citizens Foxx would have preferred stay home, and away from the Independence Day revelry.
And, what was so offensive about High Country Pride’s parade contingent? Obviously, Foxx doesn’t like Liberty.
I spoke to Mark Binker at The News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) on Wednesday regarding Rep. Virginia Foxx’s “hoax” comments regarding Matthew Shepard. Speaking about her district, I said:
“She’s not going to have any blow-back there,” Comer said. “More than likely, there will be a lot of people who agree with her.” Most of the outrage over her remarks, Comer said, would be limited to the gay community.
Wrong. Dead wrong. On Wednesday evening, or so I hear, Foxx’s phone lines were jammed and the voice mail box full. She’s getting plenty of backlash.