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Schlafly: Latinos aren’t Republicans because of ‘illegitimate’ babies and handouts

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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Phyllis Schlafly via Gage Skidmore Flickr creative commons

Eagle Forum founder and long-time strident anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly told a conservative radio host last week that the Republican Party is making a terrible mistake targeting Latinos for outreach. Latinos, she said, in an interview excerpt posted at Right Wing Watch, can never be proper Republicans because they have too many children out of wedlock and because they “don’t understand” concepts like small government and the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Schlafly has made no secret of her disdain for the Republican Party’s attempts at outreach to minorities, particularly Hispanics. She said that for Republican elected officials to back comprehensive immigration reform would be “suicide” for the party because immigrants are only interested in getting “a handout” from the government.

Last week, in an interview with the conservative radio program “The Clay and Marty Show,” Schlafly let fly with a blast of completely unfiltered anti-Latino racism.


“The people that Republicans ought to reach out to are the white voters,” she said by phone. Latino voters, she maintained, will never vote Republican because they don’t “have Republican inclinations at all. They’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”

Furthermore, she said, “The plain fact is they come from a country where they have no experience of limited government and the types or 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.”

Schlafly apparently believes that all Latinos in the U.S. come from one “big government,” handout-happy country, presumably Mexico. However, according to the U.S. Tax Policy Center, Mexico is one of the three countries on the planet that boasts a lower tax rate that the U.S., alongside Chile and Turkey. Additionally, the U.S. spends $8,233 each year per citizen on public and private health costs, whereas Mexico spends $962, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“What the Republicans should be doing,” Schlafly continued, “is reaching out to our own American citizens and the black community.”

She went on to trumpet the conservative victory over same sex marriage in Illinois, in which the Illinois state legislature failed to pass a law making same sex marriage legal in the state.

“And the reason is because we reached out to the black people,” Schlafly said, citing the efforts of “a wonderful black pastor in Chicago who did robo-calls for us.”


Illinois LGBT activists told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 have left them energized and ready to take up the fight anew.

“I see these decisions bringing renewed energy to the marriage fight in Springfield,” said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinoisto the Tribune. “We now have two classes of citizens in Illinois — people who can access federal benefits (because they’re married) and those who can’t until lawmakers act. Every day they don’t act is another day Illinoisans can’t access those protections.”

Watch video of Schlafly’s interview, embedded below via YouTube:



by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jun. 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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Lol! Its not like y'all need the latino vote or anything..

denise3680
by Gold Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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gotta love old people, set in their ways and old ideals that thankfully are dying off:/  Yes, that will surely help the Republican party, because all of us Hispanics?Latinos are illegal and have bunches upon bunches of babies just so we can make the good ol white people, you know only  true Americans, pay for all of our stuff:/ 

krysstizzle
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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What a crazy racist old bat.
stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 27, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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Yes bless your heart, you have reached that age where you can let anything come out of your mouth. It does not mean that people won't suddenly start treating you like a toddler when you do.

jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Okie dokie
lazycervix
by Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 7:15 PM

wow oh my word the old birds lost her mind

greenie63
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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No bueno ya old bat!  

Honestly my first thought (and it's odd) when I saw her picture was I wonder if she's ever had an orgasm? Damn I have visions of a hot latin man right now. Like him;

LaBuenaVida
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM

 She's right.  And my entire Latino family are Republicans, as any good pro-life people should be.

celticwych
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:43 AM


Quoting LaBuenaVida:

 She's right.  And my entire Latino family are Republicans, as any good pro-life people should be.

I know alot of Dems who are pro life. I'm sorry that you feel that way.

Seasidegirl
by Gold Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM

She's still alive?

Has she been to Miami?

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