Known for her opposition to feminism and for her campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly has found a new target – unmarried women.
Schlafly, who has endorsed 60 Republican candidates in this year’s election, may have given the Democrats an early election day gift at a Troy, Michigan, fundraiser on Saturday.
“Unmarried women, 70 percent of unmarried women, voted for Obama,” said the president of the Eagle Forum, a leading pro-family organization. “And this is because when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have big brother government to be your provider.”
In a follow-up interview with Talking Points Memo on Thursday, Schlafly continued to link single women, Obama and welfare.
“Yes, I said that. It’s true too. All welfare goes to unmarried moms. They are trying to line up their constituency for Obama and Democrats against Republican candidates.”
For over 30 years, Schlafly has been a forceful voice against the feminist movement at every Republican National Convention, in keeping strong anti-abortion language in the GOP platform.
Obviously the statistics are boggling her hard core conservative mind. Single women now equal one-fifth of the nation’s population and 57% currently own their own homes, living fully independents and “providing for” themselves. How about you Phyllis?