If I didn't know better I'd think this was made up. Like it was from The Onion or Christwire or something. And I don't know what is more amusing – That he pretty much said his audience was stupid, or that they applauded it.
I think I see his point, it's more to the conservatives' advantage to have the uneducated zealously accept whatever is in front of them. That was his point, right?
Considering this was part of a speech made at the Values Voters Summit, is a given level of ignorance now a value?