Republican fears healthcare reform more than terrorists – WTF?

A Republican member of Congress said Monday Americans “have more to fear” from Democratic healthcare reform than from terrorists.

Rep. Virginia Foxx said people in her North Carolina district are afraid of the Democrats’ healthcare reform proposal, which could be brought to the full House for debate as soon as this week, CNN reported…

“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.”

The Democratic National Committee issued a statement calling Foxx’s comments “outrageous.”

“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,” the statement said.

Even taking into account where this nutball comes from – lobbying for federal subsidies for growing tobacco is the core of her political mandate – you have to wonder from what part of cloud-cuckooland she gets her bank account ideology.

Or has the insurance industry gotten so desperate they will hurl money at political hacks who oppose pretty much any sensible benefits for working folks?

2 thoughts on “Republican fears healthcare reform more than terrorists – WTF?

  1. Mr. Fusion says:

    The Democratic National Committee issued a statement calling Foxx’s comments “outrageous.”

    “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,” the statement said.

    What more needs to be said?

    The Democrats are losing the Health Care battle because too many of them have been bought and paid for by industry lobbyists. Instead of standing on principals, they are merely going through the motions.

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