Phyllis Schlafly is still alive? Who knew?

The woman who helped kill the ERA (equal rights amendment, not earned run average) is not only still alive but isas wingnutty as ever:

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly took aim at “unmarried women”
at a recent fundraiser and in an interview with TPM, saying that they
overwhelmingly support President Obama and are all on welfare. Democrats
aim to exploit the comments to pressure the more than 60 Republican
candidates who have earned Schlafly’s endorsement.

“Unmarried women, 70% 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,”

Hey, how come nobody told me Phyllis was still alive and kicking? I feel left out, y’all. She’s always been dotty so we can’t blame it on dementia or even on Phyllis Diller’s husband, Fang. I wonder, however, what she thinks of Neil Young:

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6 thoughts on “Phyllis Schlafly is still alive? Who knew?

  1. Not sure that most recent photo of her is actual proof of life. Reminds me of the pix in “Wisconsin Death Trip” of folks in their nice comfy coffins.

  2. Saying that all unmarried women perforce had husbands providing for them and/or that they can’t provide for themselves is especially hypocritical coming from someone who made big bucks on the lecture circuit preaching about how all women but her should stay home and let men run everything.
    I’d rather have a bad job than a good marriage in which I was financially dependent, frankly. In a society as capitalist as this one, money = power = freedom, and that’s exactly what the men pulling Phyllis’ strings don’t want women to have — after all, women with more money/power/freedom means less for them.

  3. One of the things I used to try to point out to people is how long the wingnuts stay with us. I have a book of my father’s about the conservative movement called “Men of the Far Right” that mentions Schlafly as one of the wave of up and coming right-wing activists. It was published in 1962, almost 50 years ago, when Schlafly wasn’t even 40. And even though her halcyon days were in the ’80s and she looks like death unwarmed, she’s still been active behind the scenes for the past quarter century.
    Bill Kristol’s been around since the ’70s and at 58 he’s probably got another two or three decades of influentially being wrong about everything. Sarah Palin’s not going anywhere for a long time. I fully expect to see Condi Rice for the rest of my life the same way Pat Buchanan has been there for what’s passed so far.

  4. “For example, do you know what was the second biggest demographic group that voted for Obama? Obviouslythe blacks were the biggest demographic, y’all know what was the second biggest? Unmarried women.”
    TEH BLACKS. Oh noes.

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