Yesterday, the Oklahoma Republican Party posted a message on Facebook comparing America’s food stamp receipts—almost half of whom are children—to wild animals dependent on handouts.

Today, party official Randy wrote to say he was sorry, so very sorry, that some of you “misinterpreted” his since-deleted post.

Of course, Randy’s intended message is now clear: The needy should be out there foraging for their meals in our nation’s parks, just as God and Ronald Reagan intended.

The Oklahoma GOP apologizes for any confusion.

[Images via Facebook/The Washington Post]