Right Wing Watch posted audio of Yoho's comments from a Saturday town hall, in which the Florida Republican said he called his colleague Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) to pledge his support for a potential bill that would launch an investigation into whether the president's birth certificate is fake.If I were President Obama and there were no birther movement, I would invent one. It destroys the credibility of anyone who talks about it. To moderates and liberals, the birther movement is the right-wing equivalent of those drooling liberals who were calling the 2000 election stolen, years after the election was over.
The audience applauded Yoho, but an attendee asked the congressman if such a bill would be an appropriate use of time. The crowd responded "no," and Yoho agreed by labeling it a "distraction."
"But I'm gonna check into that because in order to have freedom, you have to have economic freedom," he said, before pivoting back to why Stockman's bill mattered.
"But then they said, well, if [the birth certificate] is truly illegal, he shouldn't be there and we can get rid of everything and I said I agree with that," Yoho said.
Not only has Obama been proven to be American born many times over, the only person helped by the whole business is Barack Obama. Every time a Republican brings up the birther nonsense it makes the rest of the GOP look stupid by association. Not only has the birther argument been proven wrong many times over, it takes attention from the real winnable arguments, such as Obama is a failed corrupt president.
The birthers can never explain that Barack Obama's birth announcements that ran in local Hawaiian newspapers soon after he was born. For those to be fake, Obama's mom would have to have seen into the future, known he was going to run for president, and planted those announcements in 1961.
Since neither mother/seer or the Klingon Bird-of-Prey are rational explanations I will to reject the birther movement until someone comes up with convincing evidence of time travel (I would even accept a Klingon Ship as long as the cloaking device works).
For those of you who don't believe that Obama is American born, look at it a different way, as Andrew Brietbart, told Joseph Farrah during a Tea Party Convention in 2010, it is not a winning issue. Just like the lugnuts who are still counting chads a decade after George Bush defeated Al Gore, its not an argument one can win. Besides if the birther thing was true, Joe Biden, the SCHMOTUS would have let is slip it out years ago.
The only one served by the Birther movement is Barack Hussein Obama, because it gives him and his cronies the opportunity to dismiss the entire lot of us. Barack Obama may not be our kind of American, but he is a natural-born American never-the-less. Lets fight against his policies, those are the arguments that we have a chance of winning.
There is a second issue about Obama's birth which I support. There are those who believe that he was born in the United States but do not believe that he was a "Virgin Birth," like the mainstream media seem to believe, I fall into the group who denies he is of divine origin.
Rep. Ted Yoho and his ilk prove that anyone can be elected to Congress, even if they are not the sharpest crayon in the Crayola Box