Conservative Activist: Latinos Not Worth GOP Effort; They ‘Don’t Understand’ Bill Of Rights
Appearing on a California talk radio show last week, famed conservative activist and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly disputed the notion that the Latino vote would be worthwhile for the Republican Party because, she believes, they do not comprehend limited government.
After the radio host posited that Hispanic voters actually have a lot in common with the GOP, specifically due to their generally social conservative views, Schlafly reiterated her belief that Latinos are actually not a worthwhile pursuit for the party.
“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.”
“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, you can’t even talk to them about what the Republican principle is.”
Last month, Schlafly advised the GOP to stop its pursuit of Latino voters, lambasting the “great myth” that immigration reform could pull in more of the minority group into the party base. Instead, she said, the party should focus on capturing more of the white vote.