Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell has “done a lot of thinking” about it and he has concluded that he’s losing to Cory Booker by double digits because of single women on welfare.
“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.”
Whether they have children — or not — single women just can’t quit welfare.
There’s nothing funny about this but I can’t stop laughing. I felt as though I could see the gears slowly turning in his head as I read this. He did “a lot of thinking” about it, after all.
While not many candidates would say something like this openly and as bluntly as Jeff Bell did, it’s perfectly in line with the Republican party which recently embarked on a nationwide ad campaign urging women to “Say Yes to the Candidate.”
Jeff Bell apparently believes women should marry for financial reasons and so does the rest of the Republican party. They want women to say “yes” to Governor Rick Scott and say “yes” to Governor Tom Corbett because they’ve got their shit together (allegedly), unlike you women folk who apparently need guidance so you won’t end up wed to welfare instead.
Relax, ladies, the conservative white men got this.