RUSH: Well, now, isn’t this interesting, ladies and gentlemen. We’re working on getting the audio to this. This is from the Washington Post’s blog called The Trail today, story by Ed O’Keefe. ‘The Obama campaign has released new radio and TV ads in Spanish that seek to tie Sen. John McCain to anti-immigrant comments made by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The ads also suggest the Republican has ‘dos caras’ — ‘two faces’ — when it comes to his relations with Latino voters. The new messages, airing in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, come in response to recent Spanish-language ads by the McCain campaign that suggest Obama is responsible for the collapse of last year’s bipartisan immigration reform efforts. ‘They want us to forget the insults we’ve put up with, the intolerance,’ the television ad’s announcer says in Spanish as a picture of Rush Limbaugh appears onscreen with quotes of him saying, ‘Mexicans are stupid and unqualified’ and ‘Shut your mouth or get out.”
I never said those things. ”They made us feel marginalized in a country we love so much,’ the ad continues. ‘John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces.” The audio here is probably going to be in Espanol, but this is the translation. ‘A picture of Rush Limbaugh appears onscreen with quotes of him saying, ‘Mexicans are stupid and unqualified’ and ‘Shut your mouth or get out.” Never said those things. Never said those things. Anyway, we’ll get the audio of this, and when it’s ready to go, even if it is in Spanish, I want to hear how they pronounce my name in Spanish.
RUSH: All right, we have this ad in which I am misquoted and impugned, Obama’s Spanish language ad. We’re in the process of getting this translated, but we know enough about it. The ad says they want us to forget the insults we put up with, the intolerance, from the TV ad’s narrator, saying in Spanish, a picture of Rush Limbaugh appears on screen with quotes of him saying ‘Mexicans are stupid and unqualified, shut your mouth or get out.’ So here is the ad. This ad, by the way, running in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, and here it is.
(playing of Spanish language Obama ad)
Did you hear my name in there? I did not hear my name. Now, maybe it’s just a picture with my name subtitled and so forth and then the quotes, but it says they want us to forget the insults that we put up, the intolerance, as a picture of me appears on screen with quotes. Well damn it, I wanted to see how they pronounced my name. So that ad is running in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, and it’s because McCain is apparently running ads out there saying that Obama was responsible for comprehensive immigration reform falling flat. Well, you would hope it would be El Rushbo, but the Washington Post copy does not give any indication that they call me El Rushbo. But I think they should that know I call myself El Rushbo. They probably do.
RUSH: We’ve been doing a little research here, ladies and gentlemen, on this Obama Spanish language ad quoting me. It’s a TV ad that they quote me as saying a couple things, an ad running in New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. One of the things they quote me as saying is, ‘Shut your mouth or get out.’ And what they’re doing in this ad is tying me to McCain, saying that the Republicans are two-faced on immigration and so forth. While McCain is out there saying he loves illegal immigrants and wants to welcome them, the real Republicans like me are saying, shut your mouth or get out. Now, what’s interesting, I never said that. Even in the heat of the amnesty battle, I never said shut your mouth or get out, even in the middle of those protests. What we have learned is that the usual suspects are behind this. The Media Matters types, the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting types, they are the people putting together Obama ads. Obama’s new, right? Obama’s into unity, Obama’s into change, he’s using the same old Democrat Party flacks, the same hacks. The statement you’re a foreigner, shut your mouth and get out, was made, I did say it, but in a parody of Mexican immigration laws in a Morning Update April 6th of 2006.
We were making fun of Mexican immigration laws by trying to point out the stark difference between what you can do as an immigrant or illegal immigrant in Mexico versus what they can do here. Now, let me just give you some of the highlights of this. ‘Everybody’s making immigration proposals these days. Let me add mine to the mix. Call it the Limbaugh Laws. First, if you emigrate to our country–‘ Now, you have to keep in mind that when this Update ran, we’re in the midst of another one of these high-pressured debates of illegal immigration, and we have learned what Mexican immigration laws are. I’m simply, in this Update, informing people what Mexican immigration laws are.
‘Everybody’s making immigration proposals these days. Let me add mine to the mix. Call it the Limbaugh Laws. First, if you emigrate to our country you have to speak the native language. You have to be a professional or an investor. No unskilled workers allowed. Also there will be no special bilingual programs in the schools with the Limbaugh Laws, no special ballots for elections, no government business will be conducted in your language, foreigners will not have the right to vote or hold political office. If you’re in our country, you cannot be a burden to taxpayers. You are not entitled to welfare, food stamps, or other government goodies. You can come if you invest here an amount equal to $40,000 times the daily minimum wage. If not, stay home. But if you want to buy land it’s going to be restricted. No waterfront, for instance. As a foreigner, you must relinquish individual rights to the property. And another thing, you don’t have the right to protest. You’re allowed no demonstrations, no foreign flag waving, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. You’re a foreigner, either shut your mouth or get out. And if you come here illegally, you’re going to jail. You think the Limbaugh Laws are harsh? Well, every one of these laws I just mentioned are actual laws of Mexico today. That’s how the Mexican government handles immigrants in their country, yet Mexicans come here illegally and protest in our streets. How do you say double standard in Spanish? How about no mas?’
It happens constantly when they want to link me, the left, constantly take me totally out of context, knowingly doing so. We can even go back, we could probably post on the website the Dittocam version of this Morning Update from April 6 of 2006 to prove it. Well, we don’t need to prove it, but here. I’m reciting Mexican immigration law: You’re a foreigner, shut your mouth or get out. The Obama campaign has taken ‘shut your mouth or get out’ from this commentary and put it in an Obama ad and claiming I said that about Mexicans in this country, when I never have, plain and simple. Also, what is the other quote they have me saying? I don’t have it in front of me. Stupid and unskilled Mexicans. That was way back in 1994 from the NAFTA debate, and I was chiding Americans — remember, I was pro-NAFTA — I was chiding Americans for being afraid of losing the kind of jobs that would go to an unskilled workforce. I was referring to the stupid and unskilled workers in this country, too, as a sales pitch for NAFTA, don’t worry about these kind of jobs, they’re jobs you won’t do anyway, is what I said back in 1994. And both of these things have been taken out of context on purpose, and I’m not even sure that the first quote’s accurate ’cause this wacko from the Boston Globe, Derrick Jackson, who is an extremist leftist to the hilt has picked it up and quoted it, but that’s it. We now know that the people running Obama’s campaign ran the Clintons campaign, they’re the same bunch.