GOP’s Schlafly: Latinos have too many illegitimate kids, don’t understand the Bill of Rights

Religious right leader, and staunch Republican, Phyllis Schlafly said last week that she’s opposed to immigration reform because, among other reasons, she doesn’t think it will benefit Republicans one bit with Latino voters.

Phyllis Schlafly (photo by Gage Skidmore)

Phyllis Schlafly (photo by Gage Skidmore)

Why won’t Latinos ever vote Republican?

Because Latinos don’t understand the Bill of Rights, and they keep having so many illegitimate babies, just like blacks, Schlafly explained to a radio show in Bakersfield, Califonria

RADIO HOST: There’s a lot of Hispanics here in Kern County, and in California. You know, socially they should be Republicans because they have the same family value ethic we do. They feel the same way about the abortion issue. Yet the minority community is Democrat (sic). Have we dropped the ball as Republicans with the minority community?PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY: No. I think the Republicans have misread them all. I don’t think they have Republican inclinations at all. They’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are. And the point fact is they come from a country where they have no experience with limited government, and the types of rights we have in the Bill of Rights. They don’t understand that at all. You can’t even talk to them about what the Republican principle is.

Schafly isn’t the first religious right leader to smear Latinos. Family values leader Bryan Fischer of the officially-designated hate group American Family Association noted after the 2012 election that most Latinos are socialists anyway. And that’s why they don’t vote Republican – because they’re commies.

It has nothing to do with immigration reform, Fischer argues:

“Hispanics are not Democrats, don’t vote Democrat (sic) because of immigration. It has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. They come from Mexico, which is a socialist country. They want big government intervention, they want big government goodies.”

How’s that GOP reboot going?


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