The Oklahoma GOP has apologized for (unfavorably) comparing starving poor children to wild animals:
“Last night, there was a post on our OKGOP Facebook page, and it was misinterpreted by many. I offer my apologies for those who were offended – that was not my intention.
This post was supposed to be an analogy that compared two situations illustrating the cycle of government dependency in America, not humans as animals.
“However I do think that it’s important to have conversations about government welfare programs since our dependency on government is at its highest level ever.”
“Quoting President Reagan, “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”
“As read in our Oklahoma Republican Statement of Principles, we believe that “free market principles are the best to stimulate our economic development rather than government subsidies or programs” and I was doing my best to echo that view.
“Again, I apologize for any misconceptions that were created.”
Shorter GOP: Sorry you misunderstood us when we compared starving children to wild animals.