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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66 Responses to “GOP’s Schlafly: Latinos have too many illegitimate kids, don’t understand the Bill of Rights”

  1. Christina says:

    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.

  2. Moderator3 says:

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

  3. Equality7-2521 says:

    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.

  4. Moderator3 says:

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

  5. Equality7-2521 says:

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

  6. Butch1 says:

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

  7. karmanot says:

    Phyllis Shitfly and the Zombie Apocalypse!

  8. karmanot says:

    OMG! Mothzilla

  9. karmanot says:

    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.

  10. karmanot says:

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

  11. benb says:

    Off the chart crazy…

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

    http://www.sunjournal.com/node/682725

  12. BillFromDover says:

    “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!

  13. Heather M. Riley says:

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

  14. Butch1 says:

    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.

  15. angryspittle says:

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

  16. Nicholas A Kocal says:

    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).

  17. Nicholas A Kocal says:

    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.

  18. Jef says:

    The ignorance runs deep in this one…

  19. karmanot says:

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

  20. pappyvet says:

    giggle !

  21. labman57 says:

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

  22. Steven says:

    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!

  23. arcadesproject says:

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

  24. karmanot says:

    And with a mustache.

  25. karmanot says:

    I am channeling you today.

  26. karmanot says:

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

  27. karmanot says:

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

  28. cambridgemac says:

    Gozilla & Mothra

  29. cambridgemac says:

    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.)

  30. cambridgemac says:

    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.

  31. BeccaM says:

    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.

  32. lynchie says:

    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.

  33. UncleBucky says:

    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.

  34. UncleBucky says:

    In this case, yes.

  35. M Jackson says:

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

  36. DrDignity says:

    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.

  37. Monoceros Forth says:

    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.

  38. ArthurH says:

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

  39. Papa Bear says:

    or dropping a shipping pallet on her?
    :-|

  40. Johayan says:

    Better an empty stomach than a full one!

  41. tsuki says:

    She never was.

  42. tsuki says:

    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.

  43. Shlomo Abrin says:

    Hubris causes the Republican verbal diarrhea.

  44. Randy Riddle says:

    My initial reaction: Phyllis Schlafly is still _alive_?

  45. Indigo says:

    Palliative? As in benign indifference?

  46. Indigo says:

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

  47. pappyvet says:

    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.

  48. Houndentenor says:

    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.

  49. Gary Harmer says:

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

  50. Gary Harmer says:

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

  51. cole3244 says:

    please, not on an empty stomach lol!

  52. FoxIsForRetards says:

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

  53. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

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

  54. LosGatosCA says:

    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.

  55. UncleBucky says:

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

  56. UncleBucky says:

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

    I recommend palliative care.

  57. lynchie says:

    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.

  58. cole3244 says:

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

  59. Bill_Perdue says:

    Is that creature still kicking?

  60. dula says:

    Ding Dong. If Only.

  61. intotheabyss81 says:

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

  62. leliorisen says:

    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.

  63. paulabflat says:

    good one. and. i’m afraid. true.

  64. S1AMER says:

    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.

  65. olandp says:

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

  66. Leota2 says:

    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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