Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos Not Worth GOP Effort; They ‘Don’t Understand’ Bill Of Rights

  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    Conservative Activist: Latinos Not Worth GOP Effort; They ‘Don’t Understand’ Bill Of Rights


    http://www.mediaite.com/online/conservative-activist-latinos-not-worth-gop-effort-they-dont-understand-bill-of-rights/
  • tazzari

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    Jun 27, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    Great! When reactionary conservatives are in a hole, give them a shovel and encourage continued excavation.

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    Jun 27, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    “They don’t have any Republican inclinations at all,” she said, “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”

    What will come first? The death of the Republican party or the death of Phyllis Schlafly?
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
    Iceblink said“They don’t have any Republican inclinations at all,” she said, “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”


    Oh good lord. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    Is what she said untrue?
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    Jun 27, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidIs what she said untrue?


    Start with "the blacks." OMG.

    Then add "they come from a country where they have no experience with limited government. And the types of rights we have in the Bill of Rights, they don’t understand that at all...."

    "They" all come from one country and are too stupid to understand the Bill of Rights.

    OMFG.
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    Jun 27, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidIs what she said untrue?

    Oh please, do us a big favor, and you Republicans keep thinking that, and saying that. By all means self-destruct, and save us the trouble. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    Iceblink said“They don’t have any Republican inclinations at all,” she said, “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”

    What will come first? The death of the Republican party or the death of Phyllis Schlafly?


    Phyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.
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    Jun 28, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    Immigration reform should be supported because it is the right thing to do. Not from a position to "gain" votes.

    The point is that a Republican President and a Republican majority Senate passed a amnesty bill in 1986.

    Subsequent Democratic majority congresses de-funded the boarder patrol provisions and enforcement provisions.

    What passed the Senate is unlikely to be the final law if it ever makes it passed the house.

    For lawmakers and the American people to be skeptical of another Amnesty bill is completely legitimate based on prior history.
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    Jun 28, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Iceblink said“They don’t have any Republican inclinations at all,” she said, “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”

    What will come first? The death of the Republican party or the death of Phyllis Schlafly?


    Phyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.

    Unfortunately for your party, she is invited places to be a conservative voice such as on conservative radio, where the above quote came from. Fortunately for Democrats, nobody is inviting Phelps anywhere to be the voice of liberals or the Democrats. Nobody thinks Phelps represents liberals. A lot of people think Schafly represents conservatives.
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    Jun 28, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    Iceblink said“They don’t have any Republican inclinations at all,” she said, “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.”

    What will come first? The death of the Republican party or the death of Phyllis Schlafly?


    Phyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.

    Unfortunately for your party, she is invited places to be a conservative voice such as on conservative radio, where the above quote came from. Fortunately for Democrats, nobody is inviting Phelps anywhere to be the voice of liberals or the Democrats. Nobody thinks Phelps represents liberals. A lot of people think Schafly represents conservatives.


    Wrong, but you knew that.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 28, 2013 1:45 AM GMT
    It's people like her that give America a bad name.icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 28, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference was founded in 1973.
    Phyllis Schlafly has been an honored speaker at every CPAC since the first.

    At the 2012 CPAC, there were two women featured as the Bold Conservative Women of the Republican Party.

    One was Ann Romney. The other was Phyllis Schlafly.

    Republicans seem comfortable with her.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidIs what she said untrue?


    Start with "the blacks." OMG.

    Then add "they come from a country where they have no experience with limited government. And the types of rights we have in the Bill of Rights, they don’t understand that at all...."

    "They" all come from one country and are too stupid to understand the Bill of Rights.

    OMFG.


    Would you have been happier if the said "African-americans"? Must she update her vocabulary every time the pc police come up with a new term for this or that group?

    I don't think she said they were too stupid, just that the bill of rights is a foreign concept to many of these people, since a lot of countries around the world have little experience with liberty as we know it.

    I think you're all digging and reaching for something to find offensive.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    She's a racist and homophobe whose mind is stuck in the 1950s.

    Her son Andrew is the founder of "Conservapedia", an attempt at creating a right-wing conservative alternative to Wikipedia, where he tries to remove any evidence that his brother, John, is gay, although he's apparently self-hating and helps with his family's anti-gay efforts.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/1992/09/27/schlafly-s-son-out-of-the-gop-closet.html

    Sep 27, 1992

    Long before "family values" became an election year mantra for the Republican Party, Phyllis Schlafly was a frontline soldier for the conservative social agenda. The founder of the influential Eagle Forum has waged war against abortion, the equal rights amendment, sex education in the public schools and so-called alternative lifestyles. At the GOP convention in Houston last month she supported the party platform's condemnation of same sex marriages and gay civil rights. But last week her 41 year-old son confirmed that Schlafly's own family life has been something less than the Ozzie and Harriet ideal so righteously extolled by conservatives. In an interview with the San Francisco Examiner, Schlafly's son acknowledged that he was gay.

    However, John Schlafly, an attorney who lives with his parents in Alton, Ill., emerged from the closet with indignation not for conservatives but for other gays. He steadfastly defended the Republican platform and his mother, who he said was "not a monster." He told The Washington Post that "a band of screechy gay activists and Washington based pressure groups" had hysterically overreacted to events in Houston."The truth is: family-values people, of which my mother is a part, are not out to bash gay people," said Schlafly, who was "outed" earlier this month by QW, a New York-based gay weekly. He even had praise for former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, who encouraged GOP delegates to wage a "cultural war" on homosexuals.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Republican: Mrs. Schlafly’s lifetime hobby has been politics, starting with working as campaign manager for a successful Republican candidate for Congress in St. Louis in 1946, Claude Bakewell. She served as an elected Delegate to eight Republican National Conventions: 1956, 1964, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, and 2012; and as an elected Alternate Delegate to four other Republican National Conventions: 1960, 1980, 2000, and 2008. She has attended and played an active role in every Republican National Convention since 1952. Her 1964 book A Choice Not an Echo is a history of Republican National Conventions. She was three times elected President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 1960-64, and was elected First Vice President, National Federation of Republican Women (1964-1967). She was a candidate for Congress from Illinois in 1952 and in 1970, in two different districts. She received numerous awards for volunteer service to the Republican Party. In 1990, she founded Republican National Coalition for Life with the specific mission of protecting the pro-life plank in the Republican Party Platform.

    http://www.eagleforum.org/about/bio.html

    Eagle Forum members have often worked within the Republican Party. The Texas state Eagle Forum chairperson, Cathie Adams, for instance, was named Republican national committeewoman from Texas at the state convention in 2008 and then in October 2009 was chosen as interim chairperson of the Republican Party of Texas.

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    NewMtler said
    Uncle tom should be put down.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    None of that changes what I said, it just labels and dismisses the woman.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    Blakes7 said
    showme said
    Blakes7 saidIs what she said untrue?


    Start with "the blacks." OMG.

    Then add "they come from a country where they have no experience with limited government. And the types of rights we have in the Bill of Rights, they don’t understand that at all...."

    "They" all come from one country and are too stupid to understand the Bill of Rights.

    OMFG.


    Would you have been happier if the said "African-americans"? Must she update her vocabulary every time the pc police come up with a new term for this or that group?

    I don't think she said they were too stupid, just that the bill of rights is a foreign concept to many of these people, since a lot of countries around the world have little experience with liberty as we know it.

    I think you're all digging and reaching for something to find offensive.


    This is funny. Seriously. Get a clue. She sounds like a freak.
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    Jun 28, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    NewMtler saidCPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference was founded in 1973.
    Phyllis Schlafly has been an honored speaker at every CPAC since the first.

    At the 2012 CPAC, there were two women featured as the Bold Conservative Women of the Republican Party.

    One was Ann Romney. The other was Phyllis Schlafly.

    Republicans seem comfortable with her.


    'We' thinks she nuts
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    Jun 28, 2013 1:09 PM GMT
    "Republican: Mrs. Schlafly’s lifetime hobby has been politics, starting with working as campaign manager for a successful Republican candidate for Congress in St. Louis in 1946, Claude Bakewell. She served as an elected Delegate to eight Republican National Conventions: 1956, 1964, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, and 2012; and as an elected Alternate Delegate to four other Republican National Conventions: 1960, 1980, 2000, and 2008. She has attended and played an active role in every Republican National Convention since 1952. Her 1964 book A Choice Not an Echo is a history of Republican National Conventions. She was three times elected President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 1960-64, and was elected First Vice President, National Federation of Republican Women (1964-1967). She was a candidate for Congress from Illinois in 1952 and in 1970, in two different districts. She received numerous awards for volunteer service to the Republican Party. In 1990, she founded Republican National Coalition for Life with the specific mission of protecting the pro-life plank in the Republican Party Platform."

    Thanks, Stan24, for detailing her history in Republican politics.

    Phyllis Schlafly is a nut but she has a secure place within the Republican Party.

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    freedomisntfree saidPhyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.

    Phelps was a Democrat a long time ago.
    But so was Reagan. So?

    Hee...

    And I can't remember the last Democratic National Convention Phelps attended in any official Party capacity. Whereas Schlafly has attended Republican National Conventions as a primary or alternate delegate 8 times since the 1950s, and as recently as 2012.

    As Stan24 notes above:

    "She was three times elected President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 1960-64, and was elected First Vice President, National Federation of Republican Women (1964-1967). She was a [Republican] candidate for Congress from Illinois in 1952 and in 1970, in two different districts. She received numerous awards for volunteer service to the Republican Party. In 1990, she founded Republican National Coalition for Life with the specific mission of protecting the pro-life plank in the Republican Party Platform."

    I really don't think Phelps has equivalent recent credentials with the Democratic Party. It's quite another thing to have merely called himself a Democrat in the distant past, so freedom's comparison fails.
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    Aristoshark said
    freedomisntfree saidPhyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.

    Phelps was a Democrat a long time ago.
    But so was Reagan. So?

    Hee...

    And I can't remember the last Democratic National Convention Phelps attended in any official Party capacity. Whereas Schlafly has attended Republican National Conventions as a primary or alternate delegate 8 times since the 1950s, and as recently as 2012.

    As Stan24 notes above:

    "She was three times elected President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 1960-64, and was elected First Vice President, National Federation of Republican Women (1964-1967). She was a [Republican] candidate for Congress from Illinois in 1952 and in 1970, in two different districts. She received numerous awards for volunteer service to the Republican Party. In 1990, she founded Republican National Coalition for Life with the specific mission of protecting the pro-life plank in the Republican Party Platform."

    I really don't think Phelps has equivalent recent credentials with the Democratic Party. It's quite another thing to have merely called himself a Democrat in the distant past, so freedom's comparison fails.


    To paraphrase a former president a bit, it depends on how you define 'distant'.

    Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm, and a former civil rights activist. A member of the Democratic Party, he has occasionally run for political office. In the election for United States Senator for Kansas in 1992, he received 49,416 votes (30.8%) in the Democratic primary, coming in second after Gloria O'Dell (who subsequently lost to later presidential candidate Bob Dole).

    Democratic Party

    Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998.[36] In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote.[37] Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993[38][39] and 1997.[40]



    So "hee" my ass!
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    Aristoshark said
    freedomisntfree saidPhyllis is as much of a Republican as Fred Phelps is a Democrat. And he IS a Democrat! Does he really reporesent all of you? No? About as much as Schlafly represents Republicans.

    Phelps was a Democrat a long time ago.
    But so was Reagan. So?


    Was ?????