Schlafly advises Republicans: Ignore Hispanics and ‘reach out to… white voters’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 14:07 EDT
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Phyllis Schlafly by Gage Skidmore
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Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly says Republicans are making a mistake by trying to court Hispanics with comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

“I think that’s a great myth because the Hispanics who come in like this are going to vote Democrat,” Schlafly told the Focus Today radio program in a clip obtained by Right Wing Watch on Wednesday. “And there is not the slightest bit of evidence they are going to vote Republican.”

“And the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes — the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election, and there are millions of them,” she advised.

Schlafly added that the Republican establishment had given the party a “series of losers” with the nominations of former Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. John McCain and former Gov. Mitt Romney.

“The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path,” the activist remarked. “There’s not any evidence at all that these Hispanics coming in from Mexico will vote Republican.”

Last month, Schlafly told Republicans that they would be committing “suicide” if they enacted immigration reform.

Watch this video from Focus Today, uploaded May 29, 2013.

[Photo credit: Phyllis Schlafly by Gage Skidmore]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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