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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  • Christina

    I wonder which one country Ms. Schlafly believes ALL the immigrants come from since they come from “a country.” Also, with regard to Mr. Fischer’s comment that immigrants all come from the evidently Socialist Mexico, I find myself perplexed. I’m a social worker and have numerous clients who entered the United States without inspection, and not a single one is Mexican.

  • Moderator3

    I did. I also went and read your past posts. At the Daily Caller, you were complaining about trolls. Goose – gander time?

  • Equality7-2521

    Attacking *anyone* does not contribute to discussion. Read most of the posts on this thread and see how much “discussion” is taking place. Then try some thinking yourself, Moderator3.

  • Moderator3

    A post that does nothing other than attacking another poster does not contribute to the discussion.

  • Equality7-2521

    You seem to be the master of the ad hominem attack. Like most libs, that seems to pass for thinking. Good luck with that.

  • Butch1

    She’s almost as old as Jefferson and probably knew him.;-)

  • Phyllis Shitfly and the Zombie Apocalypse!

  • OMG! Mothzilla

  • Yep, give her a parking space in the hall so she can see all the Latino doctors, nurses and staff that tend to her rotting last days.

  • If she had known her son was gay she might have.

  • benb

    Off the chart crazy…

    “By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape”

  • BillFromDover

    “She’s nothing but an old bigoted racist.”

    Spouting Mitt’s (and his party’s slogan; Hey, If they ain’t gonna vote for us, then fuck ’em!

  • Heather M. Riley

    Republicans would never put their fingers in dikes (dykes).

  • Butch1

    This woman is still alive? She doesn’t have enough synapses firing to make an intelligent statement. She should be put away in a home where she cannot make such hurtful statements. She’s a bigoted racist.

  • angryspittle

    Well this old bitch should maybe reconsider her position on abotion?

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    Rubio is of Cuban ancestry and Cuban-Americans have historically hated the Democratic Party because President Kennedy refused to start WW III by invading Cuba at the bay of Pigs (an invasion actually set up by Nixon when he was Eisenhower’s VP).

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    Republican family values start and end with their own immediate family (and sometimes does not include them). That is why any person who actually cares about other people does not vote republican.

  • Jef

    The ignorance runs deep in this one…

  • Nobody will even remember the names Limbaugh and Beck a few decades from now.

  • pappyvet

    giggle !

  • labman57

    Socially conservatives and ‘equality for all’ — a classic example of one step forward and two steps back.

  • Steven

    I’m so glad all the racist crazies are screaming at the top of their lungs as they’re on their way out. We now have an unvarnished record of their ignorance and intolerance and bigotry that will be their lasting legacy. I mean, truly, can you imagine what media historians will say about Rush and Glenn Beck et al in a hundred years?

    I’ve no doubt we’re going to endure some trying times before they’re all gone and their power stripped (because let’s face it, there’s a ton of money behind them), but any damage they do legislatively or in the courts can, and will, be undone in the courts in the future.

    You gotta love that arc of the moral universe as it bends towards justice!

  • arcadesproject

    Yeah, she did, I think. That’s just a zombie talking now.

  • And with a mustache.

  • I am channeling you today.

  • I bet she’s just one ‘N’ short of a Paula Deen.

  • Didn’t Phyllis Schlafly die years ago? Is this a trailer for “‘Z’ Wars” ?

  • cambridgemac

    Gozilla & Mothra

  • cambridgemac

    I thought when her son came out as gay that maybe she mellowed. I guess not. And I’ve been following her since 1963 myself. With a hiatus for the past five or six years. (I thought she was dead.)

  • cambridgemac

    I’m tempted to send Phyllis ten bucks. Can we please get her on tv regularly to spread her Republican brand of civic-mindedness? Maybe we could pair her up with Todd Akin.

  • Hey Phyllis: YOU and racist bigots just like you are why Latinos and Hispanics don’t vote GOP.

    Oh, and by the way? We older women haven’t forgotten how you and your self-hating misogyny cost us the Equal Rights Amendment. Which is why the GOP also has a smaller share of female voters than the Dems.

  • lynchie

    Her message on minorities is totally opposite to her belief about abortion. The GOP should embrace abortion better to limit the number of minority children being born. They are doomed and as far as changing how could you for one second believe they have changed or just lying through their teeth. The party is built on white supremacy and the old testament. I used to shudder when Bill and Hillary where shown walking out of a church, when he was president, clutching his bible with a big shit eating grin on his face. Once back at the white house he put his track shoes on to chase down Lewinsky for a hummer.
    That is the hypocrisy exhibited daily from our Congress, Supreme Court and the 1% they want the respect, adulation and of course our money and will say and do literally anything to get it.

  • UncleBucky

    Well, I am using palliative care as a way to suggest that she needs to be put to bed and given no more meds. Only sedatives.

  • UncleBucky

    In this case, yes.

  • M Jackson

    At what age should the elderly no longer be allowed to ride their broomstick on public?

  • DrDignity

    The myths & dinosaurs in cardiac arrest of the GOP are still kicking: sexual orientation is a choice, a woman has no right to her body, global warming is a hoax, the US is #1 in health care & the envy of the world, Americans are exceptional in all things, the USA is a Christian nation. Phyllis Schlafly has her own agenda about Latinos & people who don’t agree with her.

  • Monoceros Forth

    At first I had the same reaction as Randy below: she’s still alive?

    In a twisted way, though, there is hope to be found in Schlafly’s bile because (I think) it’s a sign of tension within the Republican Party. The Party is trying, in however small and pathetic away, to change itself or at least change the image of itself to appeal to more voters; I conjecture that Schlafly and others of the old, far-right guard don’t like it one little bit. This is her way of telling her own party that it’s madness to change.

  • ArthurH

    How can you tell? She might have died years ago and what we see is a zombie with a recording skipping in a groove.

  • or dropping a shipping pallet on her?

  • Johayan

    Better an empty stomach than a full one!

  • tsuki

    She never was.

  • tsuki

    She is so deliciously GOP. She’ll defend the fetus with her dying breath, but demonize the children the fetuses create. She can have her cake and eat it too.

  • Shlomo Abrin

    Hubris causes the Republican verbal diarrhea.

  • Randy Riddle

    My initial reaction: Phyllis Schlafly is still _alive_?

  • Indigo

    Palliative? As in benign indifference?

  • Indigo

    Okay, Mr. Professional Latino Rubio, did you hear what she said?
    Do you understand now why you’re in the wrong party?

  • pappyvet

    Phyllis Schlafly has always been a terrible human being. I remember when her son came out,what a zinger.
    She like most wingnuts, thinks she should have the right to take rights away from anyone she doesn’t agree with. “Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous
    women.” This kind of thinking maintains a level of cold cruelty that is part and parcel of rightwing philosophy and is applied to any group or situation that does not fit into their exceedingly narrow bandwidth.

  • Democrats have done pretty well in the last few election cycles (except for 2010), not because they have done all that great a job of getting their message across to voters, but because Republicans have sent voters running and screaming to Democratic candidates. Schaeffley is a great example. Does a statement like that appeal to anyone who isn’t also a hardcore GOP voter? Highly unlikely. It does, however, show just how bigoted and hateful today’s GOP is. Any Republican who isn’t that extreme has to spend the entire campaign running against his or her own party. So thanks, you rightwing nutjobs. We couldn’t do it without your help.

  • Gary Harmer

    Gee thanks cole3244…I’ll never get that image out of my head now! Discusting..

  • Gary Harmer

    Just goes to show you…Latinos have more brains and understanding than ANY teapukelikan ever had or considered to have!

  • cole3244

    please, not on an empty stomach lol!

  • FoxIsForRetards

    She’s OLD. She’ll be dead VERY soon.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Palliative? Forget that, at least until she has suffered as much as she has made others suffer.

  • LosGatosCA

    Evil POS must spew evil bigoted bile.

    Another religious bigot who will be shocked when they arrive in their own special circle of Hell.

    Proof that Republican wing nut hate is inexhaustible.

  • UncleBucky

    LOL! Good one! Can you imagine a morph of Coulter and Schlafly? My gosh!

  • UncleBucky

    Isn’t there a hospice for this woman? She has fatal bigotry and racism.

    I recommend palliative care.

  • lynchie

    Another old, white, GOP bigot spewing her hate. What is there to like about the message from the GOP “vote for us we hate you and everything we say you stand for”. They are trying to put their finger in the proverbial dike and stop the world from evolving and don’t understand why the young, minority, female, and non-religious don’t see the world through their cataract afflicted eyes. Good grief her house parties have to be a hoot, “Hey Helen have some more KKK cake, or how about some Minority meatloaf, don’t forget the I hate everyone who doesn’t look like me punch. Assblankets the lot of them.

  • cole3244

    listen up coulter, this is you in 25 years, only a lot nastier and even more out of touch.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Is that creature still kicking?

  • dula

    Ding Dong. If Only.

  • intotheabyss81

    Wow. One must wonder what her yearly dry cleaning bill is for white sheets.

  • I was so waiting to hear Phillip (oops, I mean Phyliss…the moustache threw me off) Schlafly’s comments on DOMA being overturned. I mean, her gay son was outed more than 20 years ago.

    Oh silly me, by all accounts John Schlafly was a self-loathing gay man who supported his mother’s efforts.

    Maybe he is being groomed to be the next husband of a certain right-wing, homophobic politician from Minnesota….after she breaks up with her current gay husband, of course.

  • paulabflat

    good one. and. i’m afraid. true.

  • S1AMER

    Some GOP extremists are better for Democratic GOTV efforts than our own Democratic strategists. Schlafly is most definitely a case in point.

    I’ve been watching her since 1964, when she came to prominence as a Goldwater supporter from the Bircher & Co. wing of the GOP. Her immediate causes have changed with the times, but her absolute evil has been consistent all these years.

    Also, on a personal note, I’ve long wondered how much her hair spray use is responsible for the hole in the ozone layer.

  • olandp

    If “Only the Good Die Young” we will be saddled with (Sy)Phyllis for decades and decades to come.

  • Leota2

    Really there is nothing to say about Phyllis except she needs a warm blanket to chill her
    cold dark heart and a few valium to chill her racist jabbering.

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