Extreme Revisionism: Rep. Virginia Foxx Says It Was *Republicans* Who Were Responsible For 1964 Civil Rights Act

One of the most racist, xenophobic and moronic members of the House Reppublican caucus, Rep. Virginia Foxx, just took to the floor to declare: Republicans ‘Passed Civil Rights Bills Back In The 60s Without Very Much Help’ From Democrats

No, really. This one is just mind-blowing! You see, it's THE REPUBLICANS who are the progressives in her delusional little world.

An apalled Rep. Dennis Cardoza took to the floor to take this vicious, lying southern piece of shit own.

From Think Progress:

During a debate on the House floor today over designating 21 miles of the Molalla River as “wild and scenic,” Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), who opposes the legislation, tried to claim a progressive environmental record for her party. “Actually, the GOP has been the leader in starting good environmental programs in this country,” said Foxx.

Foxx then extended her claims of the GOP’s progressive history to the issue of civil rights. “Just as we were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the ’60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle,” said Fox. “They love to engage in revisionist history.” When Foxx finally yielded her time on the floor, Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) passionately rebuked her:

Foxx’s claim that Republicans were the real engine behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a common notion among conservatives. But as Cardoza points out, it was President Lyndon Johnson who “choreographed passage of this historic measure in 1964.” In fact, the Republican presidential candidate in 1964, Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), voted against the legislation.

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This thing has a long history of outrageous statements and mind-numbingly stupid revisionist history:
Obama Exaggerating The Numbers On Uninsured Americans” Says GOP’er Foxx

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) disputes President Obama’s claim that 47 million Americans lack healthcare. “There are no Americans who don’t have healthcare. Everybody in this country has access to healthcare,” she says. “We do have about 7.5 million Americans who want to purchase health insurance who can not afford it,” she says, urging Congress to adopt a new plan for healthcare reform that wouldn’t “destroy what is good about healthcare in this country” and “give the government control of our lives.” (0:43)



Rep. Foxx Says Health Care Reform Will Cause Seniors To Be "Put To Death By Their Government":

Rep. Foxx: Health care reform is a bigger threat than ‘any terrorist right now in any country.’

Few Republican congressional members have served as a greater fount for hyperbolic and uninformed ranting about health care reform as has Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC). As ThinkProgress previously documented, Foxx has claimed Democratic reforms would mean seniors are “put to death by their government,” that health reform is a “distraction,” and that “there are no Americans who don’t have health care.” She was at it again today on the House floor, arguing that health reform is a greater threat to our country than “any terrorist right now in any country”:

Rep. Foxx Called Matthew Shepard Hate Crime "A Hoax"

On April 29, 2009, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx claimed that Matthew Shepard's death was merely the result of a robbery gone bad. While his killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson did rob him, they also admitted they knew his sexual orientation and even pretended they were gay to lure him away from the bar he was in at the time. The most striking feature of her comments, however, is that during the course of a normal robbery, the victim is not beaten, tied to a post and left for dead.

Rep. Foxx: Look, A Black Person Disagrees With Obama!

While speaking on the House floor this morning, the conservative lawmaker brought up a recent article in which Thomas Sowell criticized President Obama. Then, inexplicably, she stipulated that Sowell is also "an African American":

Foxx went on to cite several of Sowell's concerns -- none of which had anything to do with race. Apparently, Sowell's blackness was supposed to be compelling on its own:


Here are all Rep. Foxx's lies about Cap & Trade legislation in a period of only a few weeks (via Media Matters):

Rep. Foxx: "Mr. Speaker, the Democrats' climate change ''compromise'' bill passed by the Energy and Commerce Committee is still a job killer that will hit every American with a national energy tax. This plan will have a devastating impact on the price at the pump and utility bills across the country. One estimate for a similar proposal found that families would pay more than $3,100 a year in extra energy costs." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 6/12/09]

Rep. Foxx: "Madam Speaker, under the Democrats' national energy tax plan, American households will pay on average $3,100 a year in extra energy costs, and between 1.8 and 7 million American jobs will be lost. The President admitted under his energy plan, energy prices would ''necessarily skyrocket'' and that the cost would be passed on to American consumers." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 6/3/09]

Rep. Foxx: "The Democrats' energy plan is really a $624 billion national energy tax that will hit nearly every American family. This new national energy tax will be paid by anyone who turns on a light switch or plugs in an appliance. With Democrats still hiding many of the important details of their energy plan, a study that looked at a similar proposal estimated that the impact will be roughly $3,100 every American household will have to pay to the Federal Government." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 5/19/09]

Rep. Foxx: "The President's budget included a cap-and-trade policy, otherwise known as cap-and-tax, that will hit every home utility bill and inflict more pain at the pump. Every American will be impacted by this dangerous policy. American households, on average, can expect to pay an additional $3,100 a year in energy costs. The American people still live with the memory of $4 a gallon for gas and the hardship it inflicted on their family budgets. Even our Democrat colleagues say this." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 5/14/09]

Rep. Foxx: "The President's energy plan will force family energy costs to rise by more than $3,100 per year and will pull $860 billion out of family budgets and put it into the Federal budget. And this is being optimistic. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the real cost to be as high as $3 trillion over the next 10 years. That means $1,000 in energy tax hikes for every man, woman and child." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 5/12/09]

Rep. Foxx: "I think these small amounts of tax credits are being offset by the tremendous burden that we are putting on the people of this country by increased taxes, not the least of which is the cap-and-tax bill that is passing, which is going to put a minimum of $3,000 a year increased tax burden on every family in this country, as well as several other things that are coming down the pike." [Foxx Floor Remarks, 5/20/09]

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