House Votes to Extend Voting Rights Act; McHenry and Foxx Voted "NO"

I just got this by email:

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), issued the following statement about passage of the Voting Rights Act today on the House floor by a vote of 390 to 33:

"I applaud members of the United States House for voting to reauthorize the landmark Voting Rights Act, which extends for 25 years expiring provisions of the bill. The VRA is the most important civil rights statute ever enacted and strengthens the very foundation of our democracy.

"The bicameral, bipartisan bill, also known as the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, restores the Voting Rights Act to its original intent to secure and protect the rights of minority citizens to participate fully at the ballot box.

"Passage of the bill with such a resounding margin is especially gratifying, because it now creates momentum for passage in the Senate. We will now turn our efforts to getting the bill passed in the Senate and feel confident that it will be signed by the President."

McHenry and Foxx voted against it. I guess the Southern Strategy lives on in their NC districts.

Comments

The Only States to Offer More "NO" Votes than NC

Were California (where, c'mon, they have like a gazillion Representatives), Georgia, and Texas. You can call that the list of states that we're less racist than.

Yippee!

We're the #47 least racist state!

So glad to hear this!

With the pugs history, I was afraid they were going to turn back to the days when only landowner could vote!

Here's the Vote Roster

390 vote For and 33 (all Republican) votes against! click on the Link Textlink to see who voted for and against. I'm wondering if the Foxx listed in the "Against" column was NC'c own virginia foxx?

Eww, went to Link Textfoxx's website, the traitor voted FOR the deep oceans emergy resources (DOER) along with drilling in ANWAR! Don't they care about the planet? Who am I kidding...of course they don't!

When is she up for re-election? I want to work on the Dem's campaign running against this tuncoat!

Foxx...

...called the Arcitc National Wildlife Refuge a "Barren Wasteland."

Shes a fuckin bitch. And a racist. and an asshole. and an idiot. And the worst representative ever.

I will learn to read the post first

I will learn to read the post first....i will learn to read the post first....i will learn to read the post first....

It was this sorry excuse of a 'REPRESENTATIVE"!

Goddamnit

Yall are fast. I just came here to post this! :)

I fuckin hate Foxx. Shes the worst representative in the whole country. Why must she be mine?!

Awwww JW

I'm sorry you have to live with such shame. Maybe, just maybe we can target her with a fury in 2008.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Young environmentalist

runs against an aging old goat and wins. I can read the headlines now.



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It wouldnt be me

Although I ran for Boone City Council last year. It was fun!

I'd rather be Karl Rover than George W. Bush. I much prefer behind the scenes, but running for office really isnt as crazy or difficult as everybody cracks it up to be. Its just people...

Taking out Virginia Foxx, with ANYTHING (inanimate objects=vast improvement), would be amazing.

If Allen Joines (popular Dem Mayor of W-S) would run for this seat, we could take it. I don't know of many more people who could beat her. I don't know...its bad. :(

You guys rock.

Blogger candidate in every district

this was the idea I had earlier. Someone like JW could run against Foxx and just say whatever the hell he wanted. He could out and out call her a liar and point out her immorality. Someone needs to run in each and every US House, NC House and NC Senate race. If no "real" candidates will run, then we should run bloggers that would be willing to stand up and call a liar a liar and call Republican policies immoral. We have a lot of professionals here who could pull it off.
BlueNC could provide daily talking points and a place for blog entries.

Anyway, I think we should keep it in mind for 08. If nothing else, maybe each blogger candidate could bring a few 100 voters out that would not vote otherwise (family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors). Do that often enough around the state and it could help make a difference in the state-wide races.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I liked this the first time you said it

and I like it even more now.

Time to sharpen our recruiting skills . . .

Thomas, are you sure you can't run? We'll need to get you a different job if that's true.

Anglico,

As a federal employee, my political activities are restricted by the Hatch act. The act restricts federal employees from running in any partisan elections, which rules out anything above the county level.

What does BlueNC pay these days? :)
Thomas S. Brock
www.brocknet.net
www.brocknet.net/WordPress/

OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.com
http://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net

Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Heh.

Pay. There's a novel idea.
As in fiction.

Maybe you should figure out how to make this your job. I bet you can.

Heh Heh...

It would a dream job, to blog for a living.

Maybe we could figure it out and build a multi-faceted internet-media conglomerate and get rich while typing in our boxers at midnight...

Ahhh the dream of success...

Thomas S. Brock
www.brocknet.net
www.brocknet.net/WordPress/

OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.com
http://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net

Thomas

What have YOU done today to make the world a better place?

Now you are talking!

n/t

I don't own any boxers....

I don't want to scare the dog or the kids...so if it's OK...I'll just keep blogging fully clothed. The money thing would work for me, though. :)



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If Im still in the district...

Youre damn right Ill run and expose her for everything she is. A criminal (literally), a bad employee, a cheating student, a racist, a dumb bitch, an embarassment, a haggard old witch, a turncoat, an oppurtunist, unoriginal, power hungry, unresponsive to members of her ditrict, terrible, evil, old-fashioned, faux religious, unconservative, anti-environment, worker-hating, minority slandering, religious right pandering pirate hooker.

Not to win. But just to call her that on TV.

You don't like Foxx much

do you JW, hmmmm? You crack me up. It's been a long time since I felt that much anger. At least since 10:00 this morning. :)



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The shame is Foxx' ... how

The shame is Foxx' ... how could any clear-thinking rep vote "nay" on voting rights?

the far right believes it has something to do with...

state's rights. Of course, after Bush v. Gore we know that their concern for state's rights is B.S.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Foxx's District...

You McHenry folks can fend for yourself... :) (sorry, shes a handful!)

NC-5

Boone, Statesville, Mount Airy, Stanleyville, some of the Suburbs of Winston-Salem. Includes all or part of Alexander County, Alleghany County, Ashe County
Davie County, Forsyth County, Iredell County, Rockingham County, Stokes County, Surry County, Watauga County, Wilkes County, Yadkin County.

In 2004 Foxx beat a really good guy named Jim Harrel 59%-41%

Heres the kicker...NC-5 is,
89.5% white and 6.8% black. no other ethnicity even breaks 1%. We are the white-ass honkey tonkin mountains!

On average, 11%+ of Americans are foreign born. In NC-5, its only 3.7%.

18% of Americans speak a language other than English at home. In NC-5 its just 6%.

NC-5 is also freakin beautiful...

But its a bunch of white dudes! What is she worried about?

Making a molehill out of a mountain

It's hard to tell Ashe County in NC-5 was a part of the Underground Railroad.

Before the revolution, Mount Jefferson was known as Panther Mountain, perhaps because of a legend that tells of a panther that attacked and killed a child there. Area residents gave the mountain other names until 1952 when Mount Jefferson received its official name. The mountain's name was chosen in honor of Thomas Jefferson and his father, Peter, who owned land in the area and surveyed the nearby North Carolina-Virginia border in 1749. Around the time of the Civil War, legend holds that the "caves" beneath Mount Jefferson's ledges served as hideouts for escaped slaves traveling to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

That's the really sanitized version. The other names were Ni**er Mountain or Ni**er Cave Mountain

Important to note

that these two have no serious competition this year. Perhaps if we actually challenged every house seat, not just run in, but challenged, some of these votes would be different.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me