Thursday, July 29, 2010

Schlafly: Why unmarried women voted for Obama

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, the right-wing Everything since the heyday of Alley Oop, has been leading her pro-family Eagle Forum for nearly 40 years. I recall the fuss she stirred during the Goldwater campaign against Lyndon Johnson in 1964 with her book "A Choice not an Echo" - a title that should be self-explanatory even though its conclusions were soundly thrashed in the election. She also spent much of her time fighting the Equal Rights Amendment, insisting that a women's place is in her home (unless you are a conservative female activist). Now, she's done the Republican Party no favor by insisting that the only reason unmarried women voted in great numbers for President Obama is that they needed somebody to look after them. Here's what the national syndicated columnist said, ladies, at a political function:
"Unmarried women, 70 pct. of the unmarried women, voted for Obama, and this is because when you kick your husband out, you've got to have Big Brother government to be your provider."

I'm not sure what this has to say about all of the married women who voted for him, too, and I am skittish about asking . Whatever, no contest. Schlafly gets the Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award.

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