RUSH: Frank in Gilbert, Arizona, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Great to have you here, sir.
CALLER: Rush, I love you man. I just wanted to make a quick point. You’re right. We do not need to reach out to the Hispanic community. I’m just going to pinpoint them because my mom is Brazilian so she listens to two stations on TV, Univision and Telemundo. But you’re right, we don’t have to reach out to them simply because the two biggest points: gay marriage, they’re against; abortion, they’re against. But in the next four years, Rush, if we don’t come out with a Fox Spanish network to inform, not indoctrinate… My mom has been indoctrinated and duped by those stations for years. That’s the reason she voted for Obama. She actually said to me, ‘I’m voting for Obama because the Democrats are for poor people and the Republicans are for the rich.’
CALLER: We only have four years left. I am so nervous right now.
RUSH: Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. How old are you?
CALLER: I am 39.
RUSH: 39. I’m about 18 years older than you are, Frank, and my whole life I have heard that the Democrats are for the little guy and the poor, the Republicans are for the rich.
RUSH: That is a derivative of the New Deal and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and 50 years or more of media promoting the whole concept. It’s of course flat-out false now, but people think it; and particularly the way they grow up. We could do a Spanish version of Fox. I don’t know who’s going to do it, if anybody would. But I don’t know that that’s the way to go about this. (sigh) I wouldn’t oppose it, don’t misunderstand. I just don’t know about the likelihood of it.
But you get down to this point. You say that a bunch of Hispanics are opposed to abortion and they’re opposed to the other thing that you said. Obama got the majority of the Catholic vote, and Obama’s for infanticide! Obama’s for partial-birth abortion, and he got over half the Catholic vote, and the Catholic vote’s not all watching Spanish language television. There’s more at work here than saying you gotta get the Hispanics because they oppose abortion and they oppose gay marriage. The party that’s for gay marriage was supported two-to-one by Hispanics!
The party that is for abortion was supported two to one by Hispanics; and 52% of the Catholic vote votes for Obama. Now, you can come up with your own explanation. I have my explanation for this. I think whether you do it in English, whether you do it in Spanish — the population of the Hispanics watching Telemundo might be such that you might have to do some of this in Spanish. I just don’t think that we’ve had anybody in our party unabashedly, proudly, articulately run a conservative campaign, or even govern that way. That’s what’s going to turn all this around. It’s really not complicated, and it’s really rather simple. What’s hard is convincing somebody to stick with it. They can’t handle the criticism.