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Are there no poorhouses? There are? Well shut them down!
Today's installment of Everyone In The Republican Party Running For Senate Is A Horrible Freaking Person brings us to South Dakota.
Dr. Annette Bosworth, a first-time candidate who styles herself after Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve King, shared an image on her campaign’s Facebook page insisting that the message of a “please do not feed the animals” sign in parks should be applied to food stamp recipients.
The text of the message—a presumed far-right chain mail that made it up the ranks to Senate candidate Bosworth—reads:
TODAY'S LESSON IN IRONY

THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THEY PROUDLY REPORT THAT THEY DISTRIBUTE FREE MEALS AND FOOD STAMPS TO OVER 46 MILLION PEOPLE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

MEANWHILE, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, RUN BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ASKS US, "PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS". THEIR STATED REASON FOR THIS POLICY BEING THAT ..

"THE ANIMALS WILL GROW DEPENDENT ON THE HANDOUTS, AND THEN THEY WILL NEVER LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES".

THIS CONCLUDES TODAY'S LESSON
ANY QUESTIONS?

You could list all of the various reasons why such logic is both (1) profoundly offensive and (2) not even "logic," per se, or you could ignore all that and focus on the real lesson here, which is apparently that every sodding last person running for the Senate as a member of the Republican Party is a horrible, horrible person.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by South Dakota Kos and Daily Kos.

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