Although the Oklahoma GOP's comparisons offended a bunch of people, including many in its own party, they haven't really softened their stance or apologized. Instead, they've gone full Trump and exploited the controversy they created for even more attention!
This is because:
A) They're propagandist trolls who believe what they preach.
B) It's been a successful fundraising tool and rallying cry.
C) The analogy really connects on social media with alt-right nationalists, science deniers, and even a couple of Oklahoma weathermen!
Over the weekend, an Ogle Mole alerted us to this exchange between diabolical Facebook beefcake weatherman Aaron Tuttle and Gary England – the Severe Weather God of Oklahoma turned angry old conservative mortal on social media: