By Isabel Matos
Welcome to a new segment I am looking to work on: Sundays with Sarah (in Spanish). As you may know, I have been experimenting with doing voice-overs in Spanish of six clips so far 1 2 3 4 5 6 that Sarah Palin has been presenting on her new Digital-Television Channel online:
Let’s consider this the start of a journey whose destination is unknown. Let’s see if along the way we can confirm who is or isn’t reporting news fairly. Let’s find written publications and other media outlets and rebut their misleading information with facts in their language. Let’s dispel the tired myths that so many in this community have tirelessly and aggressively debunked over the years since 2008 and expose the places where they pervade. It’s a tall order and I am a dreamer, but…
Let’s see if in this journey we can find legal citizens who already know English but who would connect with Sarah’s message in Spanish because it is the language spoken at home and the culture they identify with first.
Let’s see if we can find bilingual citizens who know there is a status quo they are unhappy with. I do not have them at my disposal, but wouldn’t it be great to have statistics on how many Republicans who watch Spanish television (not radio) lean Republican? The filter of Spanish speaking media outlets is just as if not more candy-coated and liberal activist than that of the Mainstream Media. It has gone unchallenged.
In this expedition, let’s see if we can lend support or collaborate with the handful of Spanish radio programs that get it (the establishment problem). But how? We are not networking on a daily basis. Let’s see if we can raise awareness of it and remind folks that the person who ran as Vice President in 2008 put that topic on the map before anyone else did. Let’s inform voters that she is being ignored and/or misrepresented to millions of viewers every day that it is unfair. This is a massive pursuit.
Let’s do more homework from now on. I hardly watch television but when I do, it’s not in Spanish. Most of the news which is supposed to be political in Spanish intrigues me but it is mostly on Latin America. Each journalist has his or her own niche. When it does cover American politics, it is not what we would like to see. Just like in American news.
It would be interesting to jot down how many times (if) any of Obama’s scandals get mentioned in one week, or whether anything Sarah Palin does that is newsworthy is reported. When Rino consultants we have mentioned here say she does not appeal to Hispanics, they are in part telling a truth. She has not been pandering like they have, so her message has either been omitted or dismissed altogether. Let’s change that soon.
There are many Hispanic voters who liked Sarah in 2008. They just can’t “put their finger on” why they don’t like her now. They repeat the tired memes we’ve heard so many times about her and they do not like Obama, yet they voted for him in 2012. Makes you scratch your head.
Sarah Palin delivers a message in such an effective way that she could easily reach many of them again, even millions. Let’s see if and when her message is delivered in Spanish, 100% of the content would be grasped as opposed to just 1/2 or 1/3 where important content might get lost.
Many bilinguals who speak Spanish at home are legal immigrants and are Ronald Reagan Republicans but watch Spanish news because it is their maternal culture. It is safe to say they don’t know what is happening inside our party. It is also safe to say that many have been ignored by the Bush’s Progressive Republican Machine. That GOPe factory has cloned more than one community leader who has regurgitated Jeb Bush’s Immigration Reform talking points on more than one occasion, each one bolder in their attempt to push “DOA-mnesty” down our throats. It is only conjecture, but I am sure each one has something to gain from this as promised by the leaders they dare not challenge. In their efforts to appeal to illegals, the party has failed to convey 1. Ronald Reagan’s message of Republican Conservatism and 2. America’s Exceptionalism based on legal, not illegal immigration which are elusively committed to.
It is time to push back and say No Mas (like Sarah did when calling for Obama’s impeachment): No Mas to the GOPe’s abuse of power and corruption. No Mas to the liberal activist Spanish media lies. No Mas to rewarding illegality by our president and our Republican fools.
Back to the Sarah Palin segment each Sunday (as testing)… I have made six clips in Spanish already 1 2 3 4 5 6 . The response has been overwhelmingly positive: It should be done! The Elizabeth Warren clip has received over 475 views which I’m happy with, but contrast that number to the tens of thousands of views the negative clips got below.
It is no secret that Conservatives still don’t have the edge on fast and vast communication. For whatever reason, our message does not get out more forcefully. The propaganda does. We are doing better, but if you check, most views on clips about Sarah seem to come from the haters.
Here’s a great example. The Fast Food comment was one of her greatest moments in the Elizabeth Warren clip where she referred to the liberal hypocrisy of fighting for the little guy working at Fast Food places for owners they consider evil and in an industry where the food is not vegan:
A Visibly Drunk Sarah Palin’s Incoherent Response to Elizabeth Warren by Occupy Democrats