Monday, April 22, 2013

An idea whose time has come

A radio station that broadcasts exclusively in Spanish and whose hosts are people who like this nation and its' Constitution.

The story in Politico, dated January 27, 2012.

The first five paragraphs of the story and an audio link.
(Note: All links in these paragraphs are Politico's.)
A former Bush administration official is launching a Spanish-language talk-radio show in hopes of bringing a conservative political message to a medium popular with many Hispanics.

“It will be like Rush Limbaugh but with a little PiolĂ­n flavor,” said host Alfonso Aguilar, referring to the godfather of conservative talk and the country’s dominant Latino broadcaster.

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Last Saturday, Aguilar began what will be a weekly, hour-long show in 11 top Univision radio markets by interviewing Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. An interview with Newt Gingrich will air Saturday morning, just four days before Florida’s primary. The show airs live and features newsmaker interviews as well as listener phone calls.

It’s the first national conservative talk show in Spanish and the idea is to reach Hispanics on a station that draws millions of listeners — but doesn’t often include a conservative perspective.

“Right now, the problem that we have is Latinos have been voting for liberals because we haven’t showed up,” said Aguilar, who served as chief of citizenship for President George W. Bush and now serves as executive director of a group called the Latino Partnership for Conservative principles. “It’s important for conservatives to reach Latinos directly.”

You know, I'm starting to like immigration ....

These are the first five paragraphs of a December 27, 2018 Associated Press story that was published on their own website.
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party.

The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights.  More important, Gonzalez sees Trump’s presidency as part of a divine plan.

“It doesn’t matter what I think,” Gonzalez said of the president. “He was put there.”

Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think.  And the GOP’s position among Latinos has not weakened during the Trump administration, despite the president’s rhetoric against immigrants and the party’s shift to the right on immigration.

In November’s elections, 32 percent of Latinos voted for Republicans, according to AP VoteCast data.  The survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters — including 7,738 Latino voters — was conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.
This group of voters is demonstrating an appreciation for Republican political values.

As a proud Republican, I want this trend encouraged, especially since many people are telling Republican President Donald Trump to expand the base of the party and thus to increase the Republican presence in Congress.