Oklahoma Republican Party compares poor people and animals

Do poor people have a lot in common?  No.  No they do not.  In fact, they have nothing in common – unless, of course, you are the Oklahoma Republican Party:


Well, that should help the GOP shed it’s image as a party that doesn’t care about poor people.

Naturally, the post was deleted, and replaced a terrible apology:

Come on.  This post commits multiple apology sins, including:

  • Saying that the comments were “misinterpreted.”
  • Only apologizing to “those who were offended” – not EVERYONE.  An apology like this is a wink and a nod; it’s saying, “Hey, we gotta apologize to the people we pissed off, but if you weren’t one of them, isn’t this hilarious?”

By the way, previous to the apology, the page featured a series of posts about how welfare is harmful and only benefits politicians.  So clearly, they understood that their post was wrong.  Sigh.

By the way, does this post sound familiar?  It should: Dr. Annette Bosworth, a former Republican candidate for Senate in South Dakota, found herself in trouble when making a virtually identical post.  In fact, I wrote about her mistake over a year ago.

The lesson: Come on.  Do I really need to say it?

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