Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) who, along with Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX), has thrown his hat in the ring to become the next Speaker of the House. Yoho was interviewed by Kevin Scholla on Mama Grizzly Radio. In the interview Yoho discusses his challenge to Boehner, what he expects to happen in today’s vote, and why he was compelled to step up and offer the GOP an alternative to the status quo. Yoho also opines on the recent PETA kerfuffle with Governor Palin. Via Breitbart’s Michelle Moons:
Scholla remarked he wasn’t surprised that Yoho stepped up, a guy who has been Palin-backed in the past.
Yoho responded saying he admires Palin and was “so excited when she got in” crediting that as part of the kickoff of the Tea Party movement. “It’s an ideology that was set afire by people willing to speak out against the status quo. Our problems are not going to be solved by Republicans or Democrats, they’re too big. They’ve got to be solved by Americans and putting America first.”
Scholla applauded Yoho for stepping up and asked Yoho one final question. Yoho is a veterinarian so Scholla said, “This past week Sarah Palin just got slammed for taking a picture of her son Trig—who’s six-years-old with Down syndrome—on their dog… who is a trained service therapy dog they got from the great Puppy Jake Therapy Foundation in Iowa, and I just want to ask, because we’ve talked to a lot of people who, like myself, think I’m a dog expert because I have a dog, but you who actually are a dog expert, you’re a veterinarian—is this animal abuse? Is this the worst thing in the world that a six-year-old child stood on his therapy dog in a moment of thinking out of the box, trying to do the dishes?”
Yoho, laughing, responded, “Kevin trust me, if a dog doesn’t like it, he’ll let you know. When you touch a dog in a wrong place, and they don’t like it, they will let you know. I’ve seen veterinarians who lose fingers, and if that dog is okay with her son on it, I’m okay with it, and PETA should be okay with it, and anybody else, and back off. The dog is better judge of what’s going on than any outside group, and they need to back off of that, and respect the rights of that family, and the rights of that dog.”
Exactly. Although I am currently pet-free I’ve had dogs in the past and, trust me, they have a way of letting you know if you’re doing something they don’t like which is anything but subtle. I’m not sensing that from Jill Hadassah in the pictures below.
Obviously it will be difficult, if not impossible, to depose Boehner. But he needs deposing and hats off to both Gohmert and Yoho for challenging him. Either would be a far superior alternative to Mr. Chamber of Commerce. You can read Moons’ entire article here and listen to the complete Scholla-Yoho interview below: