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Leave the animal metaphors to George Orwell.

They quickly issued a half-assed apology, of course. (via Oklahoma Republican Party Facebook)

Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you fall on, most sane people agree that the poor shouldn't go hungry. What makes welfare a contentious issue amongst politicians, however, is the question of how exactly the government should spend its money to ensure this. Democrats perceive Republicans as stingy, while Republicans perceive Democrats as wasteful. It's a volatile debate, but a debate that needs to be had nonetheless. The social media manager for the Oklahoma Republican Party recently went a bit too far with his stance in a recent post, however, and compared welfare recipients to animals. The post, which was deleted but not before being screen-shotted, contained the following message:

Sources: Washington Post