An Omen by the Name of Phyllis Schlafly

From The Anti-Fascist Encyclopedia:


” … The problem is not so much Schlafly as it is the veneer of ill-deserved respectability that cloaks her activism. . … Schlafly’s long-stated positions have always placed her more comfortably along side the likes of John Birch Society founder Robert Welch — whose organization Schlafly belonged to in the late 1960s — and swift boat-smears purveyor Jerome Corsi. … “

By Asher Smith
Zimbio | September 27, 2010

Sharron Angle, staunch opponent of the fluoridation of the American water supply, has a clear path to victory in the Nevada senate race against unpopular majority leader Harry Reid. Joining her in the world’s greatest deliberative body may be Christine O’Donnell, who has accused President Clinton of orchestrating the murder of Vince Foster, has admitted to practicing witchcraft and has publicly asked why, if Darwinian evolution is scientific reality, she has yet to see a monkey evolve into a Homo sapiens before her eyes.

Truly, this is the year to be celebrating to ascendancy of the conservative woman. Luckily, the political action group Citizens United — yes, that Citizens United group, which recently prevailed against the Federal Election Committee in a high profile Supreme Court decision — is doing just that. Their most recent show of support includes a video that compares President Obama to mobsters while featuring an unedited, uncritiqued clip of a tea partier calling him — in what I’m sure was not meant to be racially motivated — a “gangsta.”

That, however, is far from the most offensive thing about this line of reasoning. No, that honor would go to the extensive call-outs in the video lauding the career and accomplishments of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, alongside the likes of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

At a late July fundraiser and again during an interview with Talking Points Memo, Schlafly sent Democratic activists hurtling toward their moral indignation machines. Calling out the nation’s unmarried women, Schlafly attempted to explain their overwhelming support of President Obama during the 2008 election with words recorded by Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press:

“Do you know what the second-biggest demographic group that voted for Obama — obviously the blacks were the biggest demographic group. But do you all know what was the second-biggest? Unmarried women. 70 percent 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.”

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