Quinn claims Mexicans will use subsidized Viagra to "father the next generation of illegals" in effort to "reconquer the Southwest"

››› ››› HANNAH DREIER

Discussing the Mexico City government's reported plan to begin distributing free impotence drugs to men 70 and older, Jim Quinn said, "Viva Viagra. Well -- after all, who's gonna father the next generation of illegals to come swarming across the border in their effort to reconquer the Southwest?"

n the November 18 broadcast of The War Room, discussing the Mexico City government's reported plan to begin distributing free impotence drugs to men 70 and older, co-host Jim Quinn said: "Viva Viagra. Well -- after all, who's gonna father the next generation of illegals to come swarming across the border in their effort to reconquer the Southwest?" Quinn added:

QUINN: Oh, I know, I know, I know. I'm such a xenophobe and such a hater. I mean, who would suggest that, you know, La Raza, or MALDEF [the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund], or MEChA [Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán] were really Reconquista groups. I mean, we all know that that's just a myth that's been started by a bunch of right-wingers. And it's not really an invasion. It's not an attempt to populate the Southwest to the point where you eventually can outvote everybody else, and do pretty much whatever you want to do, including secede from the union if you wanted to, 'cause you still do have the constitutional authority to do that.

In fact, the National Council of La Raza, MALDEF and MEChA are U.S.-based civil rights and social justice organizations. Media Matters for America has repeatedly documented instances of conservative commentators, including radio host G. Gordon Liddy, columnist Michelle Malkin, and MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan, claiming that immigrants subscribe to a "Reconquista" philosophy aimed at recapturing the Southwestern United States for Mexico. "Reconquista" is a term associated with El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, a document drafted in the early formation of MEChA, a group with affiliates at numerous college campuses and several high schools that "promotes higher education, cultura, and historia."

In a July 15, 2006, article, Los Angeles Times reporter David Kelly wrote of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán:

MEChA leaders say it is a historical document from a more radical time distorted by critics who focus on a few lines while missing the broader picture.

"When did we say we wanted a separate nation? We never did," said Graciela Larios, who recently retired as head of the UC Riverside MEChA club. "We know about the spiritual plan for Aztlan. It reflects the time it was written in. We are not ashamed of it. We stand by it."

As Media Matters has documented, Quinn claimed on October 10 that 5 million illegal immigrants were given subprime mortgages and asserted that the Democrats "have given away your American dream, and by God, at some point, they need to be called to account for it." However, according to an October 9 Phoenix Business Journal article, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) "says there is no basis to news reports that more than 5 million bad mortgages are held by illegal immigrants" and "a HUD spokesman said ... his agency has no data showing the number of illegal immigrants holding foreclosed or bad mortgages."

Talkers Magazine lists Quinn & Rose on its "Heavy Hundred" list, which it describes as a list of the "100 most important radio talk show hosts in America." According to the show's website, it airs on 18 radio stations and XM Satellite Radio.

From the November 18 broadcast of Clear Channel's The War Room with Quinn & Rose:

BRIT HUME (Fox News host) [audio clip]: And finally, Mexico City will begin handing out free impotence drugs to men age 70 and over. The city's mayor says part of the reason is that sexuality, quote, "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."

QUINN: Wait a minute. Hold on a second. Are you running out of illegals to send across the border here? Is it -- what's going on?

HUME [audio clip]: Mexico City's health secretary says the handouts of one or two Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis pills will begin December 1st. The doses will be distributed at three centers that specialize in sexual health for the elderly after the men take a medical examination. The initiative is apparently not open to tourists.

QUINN: Oh. Viva Viagra. Viva Viagra. Well -- after all, who's gonna father the next generation of illegals to come swarming across the border in their effort to reconquer the Southwest? Oh, I know, I know, I know. I'm such a xenophobe and such a hater. I mean, who would suggest that, you know, La Raza, or MALDEF, or MEChA were really Reconquista groups. I mean, we all know that that's just a myth that's been started by a bunch of right-wingers. And it's not really an invasion. It's not an attempt to populate the Southwest to the point where you eventually can outvote everybody else, and do pretty much whatever you want to do, including secede from the union if you wanted to, 'cause you still do have the constitutional authority to do that.

You know, it's interesting that in the face of the people who argue that my arguments don't hold water, we have an entire Mexican bureaucracy whose job it is to facilitate the flow of illegals across the border -- to make DVDs for them, to give them maps, to give them tips on what to do after they get here to be -- to avoid detection.

Now, if there's a government bureaucracy in the Mexican government, who is tasked with doing that, how is it not an invasion? It's one country sending their population into another country -- that's an invasion. Now, I know, I know, they're not using guns -- well, except for the drug gangs along the border. They're not, you know, killing people or kidnapping them, except of course for the drug gangs along the border. But, sorry, folks, I mean, I don't know how you avoid the essential truth that we have one country engaging in a soft invasion. And of course, this, again, this notion of Reconquista -- that they believe that the Southwest really belongs to them and always has historically, and they're going to reclaim it politically, by -- simply by populating the Southwest and literally outvoting everybody else, that is just something that right-wing fascists like me made up.

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