Virginia 'Red' Foxx is more conservative than 91 percent of her House colleagues. Her wingnut fan club will probably consider this a badge of courage, even as her votes undercut their economic self interest and personal freedoms. Go figure. Patrtick McHenry is right behind her, doing almost equal damage to the common good and the rights of citizens.
Check out the whole story -- including insights into the records of Sorry Sue Myrick Wighead Dole -- in the Charlotte Observer here. You'll find a few surprises. And just to tantalize you, here are stats for some other noteworthy nutjobs:
Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C., of Concord, more conservative than 82.5 percent.
Rep. Charles Taylor, R-N.C. of Brevard, more conservative than 80.2 percent.
Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., of Greensboro, more conservative than 65.8 percent.
On the plus side, Mel Watt and David Price hold down the left front in good stead. Mel is North Carolina's most progressive member.
• Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-N.C., of Lillington, more liberal than 65.8 percent.
• Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., of Wilson, more liberal than 68.2 percent.
• Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., of Raleigh, more liberal than 77.8 percent.
• Rep. David Price, D-N.C., of Chapel Hill, more liberal than 81.7 percent
These facts counter criticism of David Price by those who think he's too moderate. He may not be the firebrand some of us would like sometimes, but his votes are solidly progressive.