Bike-Hating Rep. Patrick McHenry Fends Off Challenger

Congresswoman-elect Kathy Dahlkemper overcame ridicule for her "wacky" notion that Pennsylvanians should try walking and cycling. But down in western North Carolina, voters returned Rep. Patrick McHenry — shown here mocking, and misrepresenting, the federal bike commuter tax benefit — to Washington.

Though his state also went for Barack Obama, the outspoken conservative Republican defeated Democratic challenger Daniel Johnson handily. The Hickory Record reports:

"The morals and values I took with me to Washington — I still have
them," he said. "I’m not going to stop fighting for conservative ideals
now."

McHenry’s values and ideals have earned him a lot of views on YouTube, where his anti-cycling speech has been given special treatment.

Video: GreenMaterialism/YouTube

  • Patrick McHenry’s attack on the proposed modest tax break for bicycle commuters is an example of why the Republicans are intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt. It’s too bad that he was re-elected.

  • Ian Turner

    “Give me liberty” — oh what, that’s a Patrick Henry, not Patrick McHenry. “Give me obesity or give me death” — can’t you just as easily have both?

  • Yeah, that’s not a part of the state that’s going blue anytime soon, I don’t think.

  • rex

    What a dickhead. NC gets what it chooses.

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