Yesterday afternoon, the state GOP decided to go all Alanis Morissette on everyone and share a fun lesson in irony with their 30,000 Facebook fans. At least that's what they are calling it...
Ha ha ha! That's funny because poor people are lazy and would rather get free food from the government than enjoy the perks of having a nice job and steady income! Republican humor. Hysterical!
Actually, is this some form of self-deprecating humor? The real irony here is that we have the pro-life political party of high morals and Christian values comparing children, the elderly, the disabled and other lazy moochers of the government to bears, coyotes and squirrels at national parks. Would Jesus Christ, Son of God, do something like that?
"Jesus! Jesus! Due to complex life issues, a poor education and other circumstances, many of which are beyond my control, I can barely afford to feed my family. Can you give me some bread to get by while my wife looks for work?"
"Sorry, Jebediah. I can't give you any food or you'll become dependant on it and lose all desire and motivation to work."
"Actually, Jesus. Stats and figures prove that's a myth. According to the..."
"No, Jebediah. You know where I stand on this. I only support welfare for big businesses. I don't give people food, and I don't feed animals at national parks. Well, except those prairie dogs. They're just so cute."
Since the asshats in the GOP dropped this "lesson" on Facebook last night, it's ignited the typical outrage from people who have traits such as common sense and compassion. Several people have emailed and messaged us asking who came up with the lesson. Was it Randy "Stand By A Wife Beater" Brogdon? Did the GOP hire the KFOR Social Media Bandit from Channel 4?
Here's a clue...
Actually, Rep. Gaetz didn't come up with the lesson either. It's just a common, unoriginal meme that's been floating around the delusional angry uncle Fox News crowd for several years now. You didn't think our State GOP leaders were talented enough to come up with something original on their own, did you? The whole thing is kind of ironic when you think about it...
The Oklahoma GOP, a group lead by moralist theocrats who want to display a 10 Commandments Monument on the Capitol grounds, proudly posts recycled material and unattributed quotes on their Facebook page as if they came up with it on their own.
Meanwhile, the 10 Commandments, a list of laws given by their God to the Isrealites high up on mountain 10,000 years ago, orders "Thou Shall Not Steal."
Thus end today's lesson in irony... and hypocrisy.