Vanessa mentioned in the What We Missed a few days ago that Phyllis Schlafly made some really offensive comments about married women. She said,
“One of the things Obama’s been doing is deliberately trying to increase the percentage of our population that is dependent on government…For example, do you know what was the second biggest demographic group that voted for Obama? Obviously the blacks were the biggest demographic, yall know what was the second biggest? Unmarried women. 70% of 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. And they know that. They’ve admitted it. And they have all kinds of bills to continue to subsidize illegitimacy, which is now nationwide, running at 41%. 1.7 million babies were born in our country illegitimately last year. The Obama administration wants to continue to subsidize this group because they know they are Democratic votes. Republicans never could have given the amount of money they are going to get. And as Ronald Reagan said, if you subsidize something you are going to get more of it, and if you tax it you’re going to get less of it.
Schlafly should produce evidence that indicates what she is claiming since generally it is women that are more educated and more empowered in their life choices that chose to wait for marriage, wait to have children, have greater success in their relationships long-term and also realize that voting for Republicans is not in their best interest. The assumption could be made that a larger number of educated women vote for Obama.
Also, she is lumping two demographics together and it doesn’t make sense. “Unmarried,” means a lot of different things, including, never been married, or the Levi and Bristol Palin set, who are decidedly not the same as the Obama voting set. Her assumption is that these unmarried women are divorced. Also, she is confusing her hatred for single black “welfare” queens, with single women in general, who depending on class, education, and culture wait longer to have children. These are two groups that can’t be generalized around, have different needs and voting patterns.
But that is what people like Schlafly are all about right? Making group assumptions with caricatures of people they have never met or interacted with.
As a result the Dems have asked the GOP to re-consider her endorsement of them by Eagle Forum, the group of which she is president.
And I just feel like, if haters gonna hate, they should be factually accurate about it.