RUSH: I have here audio sound bite No. 1. We have a Trump ad that says the Democrats are gonna let more illegal murderers in the country if they start winning elections again. Now, this ad is really tough to hear. It’s an ad made for visuals. It’s on Trump’s Twitter page — a new ad targeting the Democrat Party and illegal immigration — and I’ve got a transcript.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
It’s gonna sound like a bunch of noise here to you, but the point is the ad says Democrats will let in more illegal murderers — and I want to remind you again: This is what pushback looks like. This is what pushing back against the elite liberal order looks like this is an ad that probably no Republican other than Trump would have the guts to run.
JUDGE STEVE WHITE: (music/background noise) Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, please step out into the hallway.
BRACAMONTES: They’re f-(bleep)ing dead. I don’t f-(bleep)ing regret that. I will break out soon and I will kill more.
ON-SCREEN GRAPHIC: “Democrats Let Him into Our Country.”
BRACAMONTES: See, the only thing that I f-(bleep)ing regret is I f-(bleep)ing just killed two! I wish I f-(bleep)ing killed more of those motherf(bleep)ers! F(bleep) I’m gonna kill more cops soon.
ON-SCREEN GRAPHIC: “Democrats Let Him Stay.”
JOSE: Y pedir un pardon. (Caption: “I want to enter and ask for a pardon.”)
TRANSLATOR: (outdoor noise) He says he wants to apply for pardon for the felony he committed.
TRANSLATOR: Attempt of murder.
(sounds of caravan, illegals knocking down border fence)
ON-SCREEN GRAPHIC: “Who Else Would Democrats Let In? (still of smiling Bracamontes)
ON-SCREEN GRAPHIC: President Donald J. Trump and Republicans are MAKING AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.
RUSH: Okay. Now, let me tell you who the participants here were. Among the voices, Judge Steve White, convicted killer Luis Bracamontes and a Central American migrant named Jose and a female translator. Judge Steve White opens: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, please step out into the hallway,” and then the convicted killer Luis Bracamontes: “They’re f—ing dead. I don’t f—ing regret that. I’ll break out soon and I’ll kill more!”
And then there’s an on-screen graphic: Democrats let him into our country. More from Bracamontes: “See? The only thing that I f—ing regret is that I f—ing just killed two of ’em. I wish I f—ing… The only thing I wish I f—ing killed more of those motherf—ers. I’m gonna kill more cops soon.” Five more seconds under an on-screen graphic: “Democrats let him stay.” Then eight seconds of sounds of caravan migrants tearing down barriers.
And then we have the Central American migrant named Jose, who says in Spanish, “I want to enter and ask for a pardon.” Anyway, it goes on and on. The Democrats are furious over this ad. They are livid over it! What do you think they’re comparing this ad to? They are comparing this ad to Willie Horton. The furious Drive-Bys are out there saying that this is Trump’s version of the Willie Horton ad.
CHRISTINE ROMANS: (music) The ad echoes the notorious 1988 Willie Horton campaign ad.
ABBY PHILLIP: (voice over/b-roll noise) It’s reminiscent of the notorious Willie Horton ad!
ALISYN CAMEROTA: Roger Ailes casts a long shadow. (pause) Roger Ailes has died but he was the mastermind behind Willie Horton (sic) and his acolytes are in the White House.
GAYLE KING: This ad is drawing comparisons to the 1988 Willie Horton ad.
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY: The Willie Horton ad!
JIM ACOSTA: What is Willie Horton in Spanish?
DON LEMON: People are comparing this to the Willie Horton ad.
CHRIS CUOMO: I call this “a Willie Horton redux.”
DON LEMON: That ad —
CUOMO: Willie Horton!
LEMON: Oh, my gosh.
RUSH: That’s Don Lemon there. “Oh, my gosh!” Oh, my gosh. There aren’t any white terrorists in this ad, though, Don. Sorry. So many of you ask, “What was the Willie Horton ad? What was that?” Let me tell you about Willie Horton was a murdering rapist. He was a prisoner in Massachusetts. The then governor — The Loser, Michael Dukakis — was running for president in 1988, the year this program debuted, and he had a prisoner furlough program.
Dukakis, The Loser, oversaw the prison plan that let Willie Horton out of jail. When he’s out of jail he went in and created mayhem and murder and rape or whatever at a gas station. So the Republicans put together an ad explaining what happened here. It was “the infamous Willie Horton ad.” This is the ad they still can’t get over 30 years later, and they’re still blaming Ailes. Ailes did not make the ad! Roger Ailes did not make it.
He had nothing to do with the Willie Horton ad! Talk about the long shadow. (interruption) The Democrats… (interruption) that’s exactly right! The Democrats brought Willie Horton in a Democrat candidate debate during the primaries! It was some other Democrat that accused Dukakis of being soft on crime by leading these guys out like Willie Horton! The Republicans were not the first to bring Willie Horton up! But they did a commercial.
Here is the Willie Horton ad…
ANNOUNCER: Bush and Dukakis on crime. Bush supports the death penalty for first-degree murderers. Dukakis not only opposes the death penalty, he allowed first-degree murderers to have weekend passes from prison. One was Willie Horton, who murdered a boy in a robbery, stabbing him 19 times. Despite a life sentence, Horton received 10 weekend passes from prison. Horton fled, kidnapped a young couple, stabbing the man and repeatedly raping his girlfriend. Weekend prison passes. Dukakis on crime.
RUSH: And it was just right on the money. I mean, it’s exactly what happened. There was nothing made up about it. But they had the mug shot of Willie Horton in the ad, and so that allowed the Democrats to run around and start accusing the Republicans of racism. “How dare you show a picture of Willie Horton?” Well, what are we supposed to do? That’s who he is. “Yeah. But using the mug shot,” as though they don’t do that. “The mug shot? That’s horrible! That’s so racist.”
It all happened! It’s like when Dukakis got in the tank and put on the Beetle Bailey Army helmet and started pretending he was driving a tank around and made a fool of himself. The picture was the picture. Roger Ailes did not put Dukakis in the tank, and Roger Ailes didn’t let Willie Horton out of jail. Roger Ailes had nothing to do with the Willie Horton ad. In fact, the people that did have something to do with the Willie Horton ad got a little miffed that they didn’t get the credit for it. I forget who it was.
Anyway, this ad that is running on Trump’s Twitter feed, the Democrats are fit to be tied, ’cause everything in their playbook is old. Everything they relate to is old. They say, “It’s the Willie Horton ad all over again!” The reason they’re worried about it is the Willie Horton was effective, and so is this Trump ad. Murderers are coming into the country. This caravan is not made up of a bunch of innocent young women and children and illegal immigrants in general. It includes gang members and coyotes for the drug cartels and so forth.
We all know what’s going on here.
It’s just one person has the ability and the audacity to call it all out.
RUSH: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I know. It was Algore who brought up Willie Horton in a Democrat debate. It was Algore who first used Willie Horton against Michael Dukakis. Long forgotten, never mentioned. Of course, Algore, the Democrats couldn’t possibly be racist by bringing up Willie Horton, but they did.