RUSH: Dave in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hi, Dave. Great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, thanks for taking my call. Here’s the deal. I believe that the Republicans are never gonna win another presidential election until they can somehow win back even 30% of the black vote. You cannot continue to lose over 90% of one major voting bloc and win a national election anymore. I just don’t see it happening.
RUSH: Well, I understand your theory, but I must respectfully disagree. The Republicans have won plenty of presidential races with the Democrats getting 93% of the black vote. It happened in 2000. It happened in 2004. It happened in 1992. It happened in 1980, ’84. The same thing is being said about the Hispanic vote. I was just thinking while I was waiting to take your call, there was a news item last week. There was some result with the Republicans, it might have been a poll or something and the Republicans were winning big in it, and there wasn’t one word about the Hispanic vote in it. I mean, it would be great to break up that voting bloc. I don’t disagree with that. But to say that they’re never gonna win another election without doing so, that’s bit of a stretch.
They woulda won this election in 2012 if they’da had a candidate that every Republican who voted in 2008 wanted to vote for in 2012. There are four million Republicans that didn’t vote in 2012, for whatever reason. And if they had, it wouldn’ta mattered. If Obama hadn’t gotten as many Millennials as he got, Romney would be president today. You know, the Democrats have their own problems in this regard. We make the mistake that the Republicans don’t do this, they don’t do that, they don’t get this bloc, they don’t get some of that bloc, they’re never gonna win another election. That’s media BS. That’s Republican consultant media BS. And it isn’t true, historically it isn’t true.
RUSH: I remember what it was. It was the story that we had last week that if the election were held today, Romney would win, and that story said nothing about Hispanics or the Hispanic vote. If the election were held today — it was a reflection of people’s attitudes on Obama and the country — Romney would have won. Meaning: If people had known in 2012 what they know today, Romney would have won. Not with Hispanics, not with the black vote, not with the women’s vote, the pro-abortion vote. Just the general public.
Now, Obama is out today, in his speech today, he said that addressing income inequality will be the focus of all White House effort for the rest of his presidency. Now, if everything Obama’s talking about today, this week, last week, all this stuff, if he had campaigned in 2012, “This is gonna be what I’m gonna do,” you think he woulda won? Income inequality, expanding the welfare state, raising the minimum wage? No chance. Not a chance. We’ve been defrauded, folks. I can’t tell you how many ways, but there’s always tomorrow.