• ‘Please do not feed the animals’: Oklahoma GOP Compares Food Stamp Recipients to Park Animals

    April 8, 2016

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    Posted in: #99Percent, Economy, Minimum Wage

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    In America, we have a very crude understanding of social welfare programs. For most Americans, anything the government gives to its people (i.e., us) to keep us healthy, fed and educated, is a “handout” to lazy people who don’t deserve it.

    Helping each other, using our tax money for us, as does most of the civilized world, is somehow wrong. In America, we’d prefer you starve to death, quietly if possible, as the rest of us are binge watching Netflix whilst eating Doritos.

    Doritos we worked for, dammit. Albeit at our minimum wage jobs at Walmart, but whatever.

    And with that, welcome to that rotting greenish boil head otherwise known as Oklahoma, where the Republican Party compared Americans receiving food stamp benefits to park animals fed by the public.

    In the since-deleted Facebook post, the Oklahoma GOP offered a “lesson” by comparing the distribution of food stamps to 46 million Americans to a policy of the National Park Service to discourage the public from feeding animals “because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

    Party Chairman Randy Brogdon offered a faux-apology in another Facebook post: “I offer my apologies for those who were offended – that was not my intention.”

    Which is hilarious and clear proof he was dropped on his head as a child by his alcoholic mother, because of course it is obvious that comparing needy people to animals is offensive to absolutely everyone. Even a park animal could see that.

    This also isn’t the first time the GOP has compared Americans to animals. In 2014, South Dakota Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth’s posted a nearly identical post to her Facebook campaign page:





    FUN FACT: A very large percentage of food stamp recipients are children (“cubs”), the elderly, and disabled people. Maybe it’s time to thin the herd.



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    • John Poole said...

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      I betcha there are five “wetbacks” hiding in that foldup camper on the way to sanctuary in Arizona. That bear probably sniffed them out as a tasty meal. Maybe the solution might be to feed children on foodstamps to the bears? Just trying to think like an Okie here.

      04/8/16 9:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Andrei said...

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      So the Americans have to choose between people like these and people like Hillary and Obama. Meanwhile us Russians have to choose between Putin and people promoted by the very same characters Americans have to choose from.

      W.T.F.

      04/8/16 12:35 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Oklahoma? Frack the dumbasses.

      “We know we belong to the land
      And the land we belong to is grand,
      But don’t stand under a bridge too long
      Cause the earthquakes will turn that land to sand.”

      04/8/16 1:02 PM | Comment Link

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    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      “Party Chairman Randy Brogdon offered a faux-apology in another Facebook post: “I offer my apologies for those who were offended – that was not my intention.”

      Well, God apologized too. For creating a state sized filthy cesspool named Oklahoma. That wasn’t his intention either. At least the inhabitants know where they belong.

      04/8/16 10:08 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Ya know..you’d think these GOP dumb fucks would get tired of looking like the posterchild for Morons-R-Us. But nuuuuuuu. Un uh. They have to double down on idiocy. As if Trump weren’t enough to make a laughing stock of the GOP, along comes this clown. Let’s just hope he chokes on his words.

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