• Phyllis Schlafly Behaving Like Phyllis Schlafly, Makes Democrats Sad

    Do you know the connection between President Obama's reelection plans, single mothers and welfare? Phyllis Schlafly does

    Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly took aim at "unmarried women" at a recent fundraiser and in an interview with TPM, saying that they overwhelmingly support President Obama and are all on welfare…

    "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," said Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum and infamous for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment.

    As if you even needed to any verification that the things that come out of Schlafly's mouth have but the loosest connections to reality, Charles Lemos at MyDD breaks down the numbers in a long explanatory post from which I am only going to extract this

    And while three in four families on welfare are headed by unmarried women, the number of families on welfare had been falling steadily since peaking in 1995… The cash-assistance program that once helped more than 14 million people served an average of 4 million in the 2009 fiscal year, up from 3.8 million in fiscal 2008. By comparison, there were more than 37 million people receiving food stamps in September, an increase of 18 percent from the year before. The number receiving unemployment benefits more than doubled, to about 9.1 million. To suggest that unmarried women voted for Obama because they were looking to go on welfare is beyond the pale and speaks to the vile callousness of Phyllis Schlafly.

    Obviously, if the situation was reversed and a crazy old Democrat had said something weird and and stupid about a government program, the Republicans would twist it in their face so fast and so hard that the program would be expunged from the universe by the end of the week.

    Unfortunately, Democrats think that things work the same way for them. Oh, Democrats…

    Democrats plan to jump on the 75 Republican candidates for federal office that Schlafly's Eagle Forum has endorsed and donated to — a list that includes Todd Tiahrt in the Kansas Republican primary for Senate, Ken Buck in the Colorado Republican primary for Senate, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and his Senate Conservatives Fund and Sen. David Vitter. Already, reporters in Vitter's home state of Louisiana are getting releases from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pressing them to ask Vitter if he agrees with Schlafly.

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is doing the same thing to Eagle Forum-endorsed House candidates, painting Republicans on dozens of ballots — including Rep. Michele Bachmann and Scott Rigell in the competitive VA-02 race — as "extreme" and saying the candidate should refuse Schlafly's endorsement.

    Yes, Democrats. I'm sure that Jim DeMint, David Vitter and Michele Bachmann will be falling over themselves to disavow conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. It's definitely gonna happen. Definitely!

    Sometimes your desperation is just so darned adorable.

    Tags: Barack Obama, David Vitter, Democrats, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann, Phyllis Schlafly, Republicans, Welfare


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