The Ocala Star Banner newspaper on their web site published an article highlighting alleged racist and birther comments from Florida Republican congressman Ted Yoho of Gainesville, writing:
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, has drawn national attention and scrutiny in recent days for comments questioning the authenticity of the President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and declaring as "racist" a tanning bed tax that’s part of the Affordable Care Act.
The paper identified the venue at which Yoho made the birther remarks, a Tea Party event in Gainesville. Gainesville Tea Party President Laurie Newsom says that the majority of the crowd of 150-200 people felt that the economy and the deficit took precedence over an investigation of Obama’s birth certificate.
The birthers have just started to appear in comments.