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Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) Says America's 'Confused' Society Is Leading to Gay Marriage: AUDIO

Ted YohoWith Obamacare back in the news as foes attempt a final push to stop the health law's implementation, town hall fever has slowly been picking up again across the country. Unfortunately, members of congress oftentimes use these town hall meetings as a broader soapbox to rail against political opponents and their ideology in a bid to appeal to increasingly partisan constituencies.

Earlier this week, freshman congressman Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) used one of these town hall meetings as an opportunity to lament the 'sad state of affairs' in America today and unpack all the grief he's been feeling lately about gay marriage, food stamps, and terrorist immigrants.

Via Right Wing Watch:

At a town hall meeting earlier this month, after he announced he would back birther legislation and accused Obamacare of being racist against white people, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) went after gay marriage, immigration reform and food stamp funding. "I think it's a sad state of affairs in America today that we as a society are so confused that we have to redefine what marriage is," Yoho lamented. "It's an institution that's been around for thousands of years and I feel like it's ordained by God; are we that confused as a country that we have to start redefining these things?" 

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  1. Hey Yoho: you're so unhappy here, move. Assclowns get political asylum in Russia. Their country is run by one.

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 8, 2013 7:32:49 PM

  2. People must be confused if they're still voting for guys like this.

    Posted by: David | Aug 8, 2013 7:43:52 PM

  3. I have been coming to this site less and less and that is primarily because every time I do I have to see some article about some loser who can't progress himself out of a paper bag. Hey, it's your site, but I, for one, am losing interest....

    This person is a bigoted ass and doesn't deserve attention...any attention. For all I care, he can move to f-ing Russia with all the other third-world losers.

    This ISN'T the country he has always known. And thank god for that.

    Enough already.

    Posted by: noteasilyoffended | Aug 8, 2013 7:44:37 PM

  4. Ted Yahoo. There, I said it.

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Aug 8, 2013 7:48:31 PM

  5. Another moron that wants to live in a fantasy "Leave it to Beaver" world where the men drive off in their fancy new cars to their important jobs while the women dust and vacuum their days away.

    Here's news for you asswipe - TV isn't black and white anymore, and neither is society.

    Posted by: bkmn | Aug 8, 2013 8:00:48 PM

  6. If anyone's voting rights need to be restricted it's the idiots who voted for this loon.

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 8, 2013 8:03:29 PM

  7. Isn't it great to get all of these opinions about being gay? I mean, to think we were doing it wrong all this time.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Aug 8, 2013 8:21:52 PM

  8. noteasilyoffended, I won't shed a single tear if you stop coming here - I get a lot of my news from this site, so maybe you could just head off to that better site you apparently know about.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Aug 8, 2013 8:22:58 PM

  9. Says a lot about the Republican party that fools like this are elected and even liked by large majorities of the party.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Aug 8, 2013 8:33:56 PM

  10. He is the exemplar of the Republican Party norm.

    The saddest part is that he actually believes the crap he spews. He can't get outside his own narrow focus to see how other Americans that are different from him still deserve full equality.

    Towleroad posting threads about these absurd asshats gives activists a chance to refute their admittedly idiotic claims. These are then picked up and used for rebuttal in discussions around the social media and blogsphere. That's how allies are won over. LGBT are 3-10% of the population and we didn't make the strides in equality we have all by ourselves. Our straight allies argue for us as well now and use language from the rebuttals we make on blogs just like this.

    The easy solution though is that if articles like these offend you skip them.

    Posted by: JONES | Aug 8, 2013 8:58:43 PM

  11. HEY YOHO: Read the papers, watch TV, check out the Internet, It is not America that is redefining marriage, it is the entire civilized world. Your biblical god did have some ideas about marriage: Plural marriage was sanctioned by him, concubinage was approved of and guys had a duty to impregnate their dead brothers wife, not much else. Food Stamps help feed poor people. You know the people you won't vote to raise the minimum wage for to help lift them out of poverty. Immigrant terrorists: a handful out of millions of immigrants who mostly work hard and don't want to terrorize America. They want to be part of it.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 8, 2013 9:09:24 PM

  12. You know what really leads to gay marriage? Straight marriage.

    Straight marriage led to polygamy and under-age marriage long before gay marriage came along.

    Posted by: Topol | Aug 8, 2013 9:10:31 PM

  13. Obviously he'd be more at home in the Phantom Zone where everything is the negative of the real world. Honestly, the warped thinking....

    Dearheart, I'm not confused. I absolutely and without a doubt do not want to be like you. And, thank God, we are heading into a more enlightened and modern world leaving cro magnons like you to the asteroids. That, my friend, is positively Darwinian!

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Aug 8, 2013 9:12:04 PM

  14. My partner of 23 years and I are getting married in DC in October. I hope that really makes his ass burn.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Aug 8, 2013 9:23:24 PM

  15. Maybe he is right. What if the people who follow the cult of the crucified virgin, and his daddy ,the imaginary dictator in the sky who needs the foreskins to cut off from babies, are actually the non confused, sane ones.

    Posted by: HKfCA | Aug 8, 2013 9:56:51 PM

  16. Andy likes to put these punching bags on. The amusing part is that the hate gay level is as high as Russia but it's (to use a familiar term) "in the closet."

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 8, 2013 10:02:22 PM

  17. Congratulations Candide!
    23 years WOW. Here's to hoping the NC court challenges are successful quickly so that your DC marriage is recognized at home.

    Posted by: JONES | Aug 8, 2013 10:43:10 PM

  18. F-U, yoho. Just, f- u

    Posted by: AZXPAT | Aug 9, 2013 1:16:13 AM

  19. I think Rep Yoho may be confuded. This is the United States, not the Confederate States. Talk about being late to the party!

    Posted by: Esteban | Aug 9, 2013 1:35:53 AM

  20. Just to see their constituents freak, I almost wish they would cut off food stamps. The RED states would revolt!

    Posted by: uflyguy | Aug 9, 2013 2:00:56 AM

  21. Flori-duh. Again.

    Posted by: Mmike1969 | Aug 9, 2013 2:45:27 AM

  22. Yoyo said what? Who cares!?

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 9, 2013 6:06:44 AM

  23. Lol. As soon as I saw his last name "YOHO", I thought "You Only Hate Once".

    Posted by: eselrahc | Aug 9, 2013 7:12:56 AM

  24. The only confusion here is that this moron thinks he can stick his nose in other people's business and tell them what to do with their lives. Boy these dumb politicians are coming out of the woodwork aren't they?

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 9, 2013 7:37:40 AM

  25. Ugh, Flarda again, time to saw that state off and push it out to sea. Clearly there are a few gaps in the honorable Mr. Yahoo's educational background. We have nothing to worry about with morons like him speaking for the "traditionalist" side.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 9, 2013 9:39:55 AM

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