Huge religious right leader. Huge religious right organization. This guy is the guy all GOP presidential candidates how to bow down to after they lick Rush Limbaugh’s teat.
He’s Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. And he has all the answers as to why Latinos didn’t vote for Republicans this past elections. You see, it’s because all Latinos come from Mexico, and Mexico is a socialist country, thus all Latinos in America are socialists.
Here’s a transcript:
“Hispanics are not Democrats, don’t vote Democrat because of immigration. It has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. They come from Mexico, which is a socialist country. They want big government intervention, they want big government goodies.”
Note the reference to Latinos “wanting” things. Interesting that Fischers is using the Bill O’Reilly/Mitt Romney lie about Democratic voters wanting stuff, and being given stuff, in order to vote Democrat. Clearly someone has spread the talking point around to the Republican party talking heads – smear Latinos and blacks, post-election, as some kind of greedy welfare queens.
Fischer frequently hosts likely presidential candidates who are looking to make inroads among Religious Right voters. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain have all appeared on Fischer’s radio show. In addition, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour were both guests on Fischer’s show while they were weighing runs for the presidency.
Last year at the Values Voter Summit, which was co-sponsored by AFA Action, Fischer shared a stage with Huckabee, Bachmann, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Indiana Rep. Mike Pence.
Many GOP members of Congress have also been guests on Fischer’s radio show, including: Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, Rep. Steve King of Iowa, Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, of Mississippi and Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. Among the major conservative activists who have appeared on Focal Point are Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, David Barton of WallBuilders, Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum and Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express.
This guy isn’t an outlier. He and his organization are mainstream Republican extremists who everyone in the party has to suck up to, or they get nowhere. They cosponsor “the” annual “family values” conference that EVERYONE on the right goes to. Perry has gone, Romney, Huckabee, Bachmann, Paul Ryan as the VP nominee (Romney sent a video), and more.
Keep in mind: This guy is the reason Mitt Romney let go of his openly gay spokesman. He has immense power in the Republican party.
Don’t get me wrong: The AFA is nuts. But in the Republican party, the nuts are mainstream. And the Republican party, members of Congress, presidential candidates, and former party chairman, all kneel down before the AFA’s hate.
And now today we learn, from a man treated as mainstream by GOP leaders, that Hispanics are all socialists because they all come from Mexico, which is a socialist country.
Good luck with that.