Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Truly Desperate

It seems like a day can’t go by without someone proving that insanity is just an everyday occurrence. For example, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) told fellow members of the House that healthcare reform will be worse than the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened …. I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful. And I believe the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room — this very room — and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. 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.

As has been noted in the past, she’s a full-tilt lunatic; among her other charms, including being a deather and a tenther, she also claimed that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a “hoax.” I know what that says about Ms. Foxx; she’s a loathsome and vicious excuse for a sentient being, but what does it also tell you about the people who voted for her?

We’ve all gotten used to the extremists using Nazi, Stalin, and Holocaust comparisons to the point that they have become trivial, but it’s interesting that some Republicans are now trivializing terrorism, especially since they made such a huge deal over it back when the Bush administration was in office. Everything we did, from fill up our gas tank to buying the right side dish with our cheeseburger, had to be seen in the light of what it did to fight terrorism, making the catch-phrase “…or the terrorists will win” the mantra of the Truly Patriotic. I guess when you’re truly desperate, you’ll try anything.