(CNN) - North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx criticized President Obama after his address to House Republicans but had no qualms about walking away with a souvenir.
"Pres gave us another lecture. Our guys asked great questions. Need independent fact checker for his comments. Got autograph," the Republican congresswoman tweeted Friday afternoon at the House Republican retreat.
A follow up tweet she sent shortly after read, "Am concerned that Pres thinks health care bill is centrist. He did not accept the scalpel and it is a great tool."
Her remarks followed a rare question-and-answer session with the president and the GOP caucus.
About 300 lawmakers, family members and aides attended the meeting, which was broadcast live. The event was for the most part civil, with a few moments of heated discussion.
Obama accused Republicans of frequently mischaracterizing his policy proposals, particularly in the health care debate. Republicans, in turn, complained that the White House and congressional Democrats had ignored their ideas, locked them out of the policy-making process, and unfairly labeled them as obstructionists.
"Both sides can take some blame for a sour climate on Capitol Hill," Obama sai, adding that Democrats and Republicans "need to be careful" in choosing their rhetoric. "A tone of civility instead of slash and burn would be helpful."
Seems like this woman needs more than a "lecture". Her disresepect for our President is embarassing.
You can say whateer about Obama, but he has shown again that being a leader and being able to have open dialogue come hand-in-hand.
Wow – so glad to see that she's doing her part by walking away and IMMEDIATELY badmouthing Obama. Way to show leadership and be the frontrunner in acting your AGE. All of congress – both Dems and Repubs should be replaced. There should also be term limits. All any of them try to do is get re-elected.
The President is reaching out. Seems to me the Party of No really is not interested in any form of negoitiating like they say they are. This Foxx lady is a loser.....but she does at least realize how great a President Barack Obama is or she wouldn't have asked for an autograph.
Evidently, Virginia Foxx still want the same old rhetoric. It's obvious the repubs do not want to work with the President. And it's President Obama, not pres. Give the man some respect, he's the leader of the greatest nation in the world. Maybe next time he should teach the repub how to respect people.
I cannot believe that right after the president asked that congress stop its infantial bickering she said something so silly. I am so tired of all off this nonsense. An independent form NC.
obama needs to practice what he preaches! enough said!
Interesting that the Republicans planned on a closed meeting until the President suggested that the cameras be allowed to roll. Very good tactical move on Obama's part, displaying his confidence in his position and backing the neocons into a corner. What could they do, after all the fuss about transparency? And then Obama looked so good that FOX stopped broadcasting 20 minutes before the meeting ended.
It really says it all doesn't it? She's as fake as they come. Scorn in public and groupie in private. She's a pedestrian politician with nothing more than vitriol to spew. Autograph indeed.
Why do right wing Republicans believe they are the only ones who should have rights? Why do right wing Republicans always want to "fight"? Why do they choose violent verbage over civility and peace for the good of all? Why do they choose party politics over an America that respects all of its citizens? Why do Republicans proclaim to be the pro life party while rushing war, loving guns and supporting the death penalty? Why do they openly HATE the President. This has become the Divided States of America where selfishness and the lust for power have become the norm, rather than a society that works to lift up everyone. Is it easier and more "Christian" to beat your fellow America down? Just wondering. God Help America!
What a bunch of hypocrites. Talking out of both sides of your mouth!
Lets not forget how Pelosi and Reid have charactorized the Republicans in Congress or Tea Party Activists or antone else who disagrees with them. President Obama is trying to position himself as a peacemaker and reaching out to Republicans but it is the leaders in Congress who controll the debates. If Obama is serious he will do well to start to really work with the Republicans now because he will need them after the mid terms.
Typical republican, they can not be trusted to ever deal in good faith
The only time Republicans want Bipartisanship is when they are in the minority. Once again President Obama extends his hand only to have it slapped away. It should be obvious now that Republicans only want to gain power. If that means tearing down our counntry then so be it.