[Marxism] Not Sure How I Feel About This: "Dan Quayle was Right"

Ismail Lagardien ilagardien at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 06:36:09 MDT 2012

Twenty Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown and Unmarried Moms

On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown—the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom—for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. 

“Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,” the vice president said. “Failing to support children one has fathered is wrong. We must be unequivocal about this. It doesn’t help matters when prime-time TV has Murphy Brown, a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid professional woman, mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice.”


Ismail Lagardien

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