Republican party leaders may be working to push Rep. Todd Akin out of the Missouri Senate race, but leading social conservatives continue to rally to his side. Fellow Missourian Phyllis Schlafly said late Monday that Akin should remain in the race and compared his treatment by party leaders to former Va. Sen. George Allen, who lost support in his 2006 race for reelection after calling a young aide to his opponent “macaca.”
“He’s not for rape. That’s ridiculous,” said Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum. “They’re making a big thing about an unfortunate remark.”
“You saw what they did to George Allen in Virginia, which I thought was a shame,” she said of party leaders urging Akin to leave his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. “I don’t think people like that should make the decision. The people of Missouri should make that decision.”
My bold in a few short paragraphs Phyllis Schlafly manages to be both the most sexist and racist person in politics this election.
….and that is saying something considering the competition.
Obama should mention Phyllis Schlafly comments in a speech take the controversy to a new level and force Mitt to talk about the GOP’s new no Abortion even when a Woman is raped plank in their convention.
Plus he can get Mitt to talk about racism and George Allen’s ” Macaca ” comment either Mitt runs away from the sexism and racism of the Far Right and protects his chances with Moderate Voters or Mitt like Judas denies the Sexist, Racist Far Right and loses their votes.
Notice Mitt cannot even get Ann his wife and his advisor on Women’s issues to talk about the Akin’s statement. If your wife of many years won’t back you on something then maybe you are in trouble.
This is the kind of thing Obama’s political campaign should pounce on if they have any brains.
Romney’s intent became apparent: he was urging her to give up her soon-to-be-born son for adoption, saying that was what the church wanted. Indeed, the church encourages adoption in cases where “a successful marriage is unlikely.
In that moment, she also felt intimidated. Here was Romney, who held great power as her church leader and was the head of a wealthy, prominent Belmont family, sitting in her gritty apartment making grave demands. “And then he says, ‘Well, this is what the church wants you to do, and if you don’t, then you could be excommunicated for failing to follow the leadership of the church,’?”Hayes recalled. It was a serious threat. At that point Hayes still valued her place within the Mormon Church. “This is not playing around,” she said. “This is not like ‘You don’t get to take Communion.’ This is like ‘You will not be saved. You will never see the face of God.’?” Romney would later deny that he had threatened Hayes with excommunication, but Hayes said his message was crystal clear: “Give up your son or give up your God.”
There goes the single Mom vote.