To me, the idiocy (to say nothing of the pointless taxpayer expense) of these votes speaks for itself. However, since I have promised to highlight a U.S. House Republican for every one of them (as I did here and here), that means that I’m currently down by 2, having highlighted 40 to date, for what it’s worth.
So, without any more ado, let me make up my quota:
#41 - Ted Yoho (FL - 03)
Like every other Repug (I believe) in the House, Yoho (a darling of the Teahadists) voted to cut SNAP benefits while maintaining farm subsidies (here).
Yoho also praised an alleged “birther” conspiracy and called “Obamacare” racist against white people (here).
In addition to food stamps, he also railed against gay marriage and “terrorist immigrants” here.
And speaking of SNAP, it looks like Yoho and his wife applied during the Carter Administration – but of course, he opposes it now because he wants to “wean” people off it, or something (here).
There’s lots of stuff on Yoho here, including his “don’t tax our tanning beds” idiocy.
Update 10/7/13: OWWWWWW!! THE STUPID!!! IT BURNS US!!!!!
Update 10/11/13: Actually, I’m not sure who’s more of an idiot here – Yoho, or the caller presumably from his district who thinks that furloughed federal workers automatically “are home watching Netflix and whatever…”
#42 - Markwayne Mullin (OK - 02)
Mullin confessed to being a “birther” here (that pretty much seems to be required for admission into the Teahadist “club”).
He said here that he personally witnessed food stamp “fraud” in Washington, D.C. because someone who was poor was also apparently able-bodied too, which was too much for his tiny mind to process I suppose (of course, he said this when he was safely back in his home district).
Oh, and did you know that Mullin took about $370,000 in stimulus funds (here – so much for that baaad “big gumint”).
Here, he claimed that the price of a McDonald’s hamburger would rise to $20 if the minimum wage was raised to $10 an hour (hat tip to Blue Oklahoma for the above two links).
And of course he denies that climate change is happening, even though he’s from a state that has been buffeted severely by its effects (here).
I really hope this is the end of this nonsense, but somehow I have a feeling that, before the 2014 mid-terms, we’ll hit the half-century mark (love to be wrong).
If we do, don’t worry; I’m loading up with plenty of ammunition (metaphorically speaking, of course).