Here are those two sentences:
On Wednesday the Senate agriculture committee approved a GOP proposal that would amend the farm bill the Senate is considering to ban “convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles” from getting food stamps. On its surface, the idea sounds unobjectionable, but the measure would have “strongly racially discriminatory effects,” according to the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).
It’s the sort of statement that could get one fired from the Heritage Foundation, but we consider our headline an accurate characterization — as did some Twitter conservatives.
@MotherJones Why do you equate "murderers, rapists, and pedophiles" with African-Americans…?
— Carl Brandt (@CarlBrandt) May 26, 2013
While we wait — possibly forever — for an answer to that, here are more responses:
No it would discriminate against criminals MT @MotherJones: GOP food stamps proposal would discriminate against black ppl
— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) May 24, 2013
— michael (@michaeljames86) May 24, 2013
— MirCat (@TRMirCat) May 26, 2013
The Left can get away with it because … it’s the Left.