News » Commentary

Chicken-Fried News: Eating crow




Did you hear the one about how poor people are like animals?

If you spent any time on Facebook or Twitter in Oklahoma over the last week, you likely saw the heavily shared post from the Oklahoma Republican Party

(@officialOKGOP) about the Food Stamp Program (actually called SNAP) and the National Park Service.

SNAP is “proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people,” the post read, before going on to talk about the “Please Do Not Feed the Animals” signs in national parks, because “the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

How anybody could take that as comparing poor people needing food assistance (most of them children and the elderly) and animals is utterly beyond Republican Party Chairman Randy “Yes, I’m a grown man named Randy” Brogdon.

The offending post, since deleted, “was misinterpreted by many,” he said.

Stupid Okies. Can’t you see that when they compared poor people to animals, they were really comparing the two situations “illustrating the cycle of government dependency in America.”

No word yet on when they’ll write a post illustrating how stupid they sound backpedaling on dog-whistle political statements on social media. Be more like your uncles, guys — save that racist stuff for lengthy, poorly spelled e-mails.

Readers also liked…

Add a comment