Friday, October 17, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate Blames Single Women For His Failing Campaign

Today's Republicans are always ready to blame immigrants, gays, minorities and women for whatever ails the nation. Jeff Bell, New Jersey Republican Senate candidate, fits right in with this ethos. He's behind by over 20 points in his race against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker. Bell doesn't blame his socially conservative views, such as his opposition to abortion, for the state of his campaign. The fault, according to him, is with single mothers who depend on government support. In fact, even single women without children–and, ultimately, declining marriage rates–are to blame for his faltering run. Bell did his whining to the Asbury Park Press:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell said he is behind in the polls by double digits because single mothers are "wed" to the social benefits like food stamps that Democrats hand out.

Bell said his 20-plus percentage point deficit among women in public opinion polls isn't due to his socially conservative views, such as opposition to abortion rights, but rather the result of demographic boost in the number of unmarried women.

"I've done a lot of thinking about this and looked at a lot of different polls, I think it has more to do with the rise in single women," Bell told the Asbury Park Press. "Single mothers particularly are automatically Democratic because of the benefits. They need benefits to survive, and so that kind of weds them to the Democratic Party.

"But single women who have never married and don't have children are also that way," he continued. "If you take married women, they aren't that different from married men. So it's really a problem with the decline in marriage rates. The Democrats do benefit from that."

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Michael J. Mand said...

And if you continue his logic, corporate America overwhelmingly supports Republican candidates because it is addicted to corporate welfare which costs our treasury far more than a multiple of all the social programs combined.

Jeff Tone said...

Completely logical progression, but he's so illogical in the first place that it wouldn't occur to him.