Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) has rapidly established himself, not only as one OF Washington's chief anarchists, but as one of its most staunch opponents to reality as well.
Last month, Ted Yoho backed the Tea Party's efforts to shut down the government to protest the Affordable Care Act, which he compared to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Over the weekend, Yoho outdid himself tremendously by not only speaking favorably of the prospect of an economic default, but did so by pleading the opposite to virtually every other analyst in existence.
"I think we need to have that moment where we realize [we’re] going broke," Yoho told the Washington Post. Of a possible default on the United States' debt, Yoho said "I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets."
Yoho argued that markets would be assured that the United States had moved decisively to curb its debt, apparently having willed himself to forget that the U.S.'s credit rating had been downgraded and the world economy faltered just based on the fact that Congress had even entertained the possibility of allowing the U.S. to default on its debt.
There is literally no way to describe such a glib rejection of the facts than to say that Ted Yoho has declared war on reality itself.