Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) is seemingly unaware of how ironic it is for him to claim Obamacare is racist for taxing tanning beds after lending his support to Rep. Steve Stockman’s renewed effort to scrutinize the president’s origins
YOHO: I’m gonna check into that, because, in order to have freedom, you have to have economic freedom. And our country is at 17 trillion dollars in debt. We need to change the dynamics of that. We need a paradigm shift on our spending. So we can go over here and it can be another distraction, but they said if it is true, it’s illegal, he shouldn’t be there and we can get rid of everything he’s done, and I said I agree with that.
Yoho categorizes birtherism as a “distraction,” but he also said he agrees that exposing the president as a secret-Kenyan would enable them to “get rid of everything he’s done.”
Even if you give Yoho the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was merely winking and nodding to his audience, that’s not necessarily better, and what he had to say about tanning beds may dissuade you from giving him that doubt.
I had a little fun with [John] Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax. He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’ and I said, ‘Yes, it’s a ten percent tax.’ He goes, ‘Well, that’s not that big of a deal.’ I said, ‘It’s a racist tax.’ He goes, ‘You know what, it is.’ I had an Indian doctor in our office the other day, very dark skin, with two non-dark skin people, and I asked this to him, I said, ‘Have you ever been to a tanning booth?’ and he goes, ‘No, no need.’ So therefore it’s a racist tax and I thought I might need to get to a sun tanning booth so I can come out and say I’ve been disenfranchised because I got taxed because of the color of my skin. As crazy as that sounds, that’s what the left does right. By God, if it works for them, it’ll work for us [inaudible].
And the crowd goes wild for reverse-racism.
Update… lost in translation: Yoho is from FL, not TX. Easy to confuse sometimes!