Republican Senate Candidate Bashes Single Women For Not Supporting Him, Says They Would If They Had A Man

Democratic Senator Cory Booker is insanely popular in New Jersey. With a 20 point lead over his Republican opponent, Jeff Bell, Booker has his race practically wrapped up. Even among women, Booker is popular. But Bell thinks he’s only losing because of single women and he says if they had a man, they’d definitely vote for him.

Jeff Bell via Raw Story

Jeff Bell via Raw Story

In remarks made to the Ashbury Park Press, Bell directly blamed single mothers as the main reason why he can’t defeat Cory Booker. Not only did he say that single women are married to the Democratic Party, he portrayed them as moochers and said that if they were married to a man, they’d automatically vote the way their husbands do — for Republicans.

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. 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. 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.

Once again, Republicans prove they are totally brain-dead when it comes to women’s issues. If Bell wants to improve his image among single women, all he needs to do is actually give a damn about policies that affect them instead of attacking them as if they are stupid and need a man to survive.

As Booker campaign spokeswoman Silvia Alvarez responded,

It’s not surprising that women across New Jersey are supporting Sen. Booker. Whether it is his fighting to expand college affordability, equal pay, increasing the minimum wage or expanding access to women’s health care, New Jerseyans can always count on Sen. Booker to reach across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions to the issues affecting our state.

Republicans have made a disgustingly sexist effort this year to convince women to vote for them. In ad after ad, Republicans have portrayed Democrats as ugly wedding dresses or as an abusive boyfriend. Like these ads, Bell’s comments are insulting and should result in a loss greater than 20 points on Election Day. Women will remember in November.