Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly put her foot in it big time yesterday when she said single women are “welfare queens” and President Obama is trying to create more of them, just so they’ll be dependent on what Schlafly refers to as “big daddy” government. After blacks, she claimed, they’re his second biggest voting block. The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News invited me to share my thoughts on the matter. Read TPM’s news report and watch the video of her remarks here if you have the stomach for it.
She’s wrong on at least two counts.
First, she failed the math. Single women are a bigger voting block because there are more of them than African Americans. Women make up 51 percent of the population, 54 percent of the voters, and up to 60 percent of the votes cast for Democratic candidates. Half of women are single. And Schlafly cites pollster Stan Greenberg’s polling that 70 percent of unmarried women voters cast their ballots for Obama and constituted 26 percent of his votes. African Americans make up approximately 11 percent of the voters and cast 23 percent of Obama’s votes. Continue reading “Eagle Forum Leader Schlafly Calls Single Women “Welfare Queens” – Yes, She Really Did”