Sunday, September 22, 2013

GOP Rep. Compares Defunding Obamacare To Civil Rights Movement

Republican Representative Ted Yoho of Florida thinks highly of Republicans who wish to deny affordable health care to millions by threatening to shut down the government over defunding Obamacare. Yoho actually had the chutzpah to compare such obstructionists, implicitly including himself, to the revered figures of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s (despite the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. supported equal access to health care):

“It only takes one with passion — look at Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King,” said Representative Ted Yoho of Florida, one of the rank-and-file House Republicans who have risen up to challenge their party’s leadership over whether to confront the Senate and President Obama with their demands to cut off funding for the president’s health care law. “People with passion that speak up, they’ll have people follow them because they believe the same way, and smart leadership listens to that.”

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