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I am so tired of the whiners on the Right who can’t wait to point out Donald Trump’s weaknesses as a candidate, or worse, are engaged in an outright effort to return America’s first family of organized crime back to the White House.
Trump is the candidate.
And, as from the beginning in this crazy political year, what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth may often be offensive but also, more often than not, hits the proverbial nail right on the head.
Such is the case with Gonzalo Curiel, federal judge in the Trump University civil trial.
Or perhaps we should just hash-tag him #LaRazaJudge.
The race-driven San Diego La Raza Association is exactly what’s wrong with the legal system.
The GOP Establishment is in full flight.
No Abraham Lincolns here.
In a shameful haste to embrace identity politics, the latter the political descendant of slavery and segregation, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have stunningly given thumbs up to a judge who has made no bones about injecting his ethnic heritage into his role as a lawyer and judge.
In a broadside against Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who presiding over the case against Trump University (a case in itself riddled with bad judicial decision-making as the judge has assigned the case to a notoriously Clinton-supporting law firm — more of which later this week), Trump has assailed the Indiana-born judge as “of Mexican heritage” who has “an inherent conflict of interest.”
The response from the Speaker? “It’s reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that.” Said McConnell: “I think it’s a big mistake for our party to write off Latino Americans.” Hello? Speaker Ryan can’t relate to standing up to fight racism? Who, Senator McConnell, is writing off Latino Americans? And isn’t it time to get right with Lincoln and write off racism — aka in the 21st century, “identity politics”? Appallingly in the case of Ryan, his latest comments embracing out and out race-driven lawyering and judging comes only weeks after he said he stood for the “Party of Lincoln, Reagan, and Kemp.” Well that didn’t last long. Somewhere Abe, Ronnie, and Jack are baffled as to why their defender has suddenly thrown them over the side to embrace the absolute worst of racial politics.
Over in the Wall Street Journal, our friends on the editorial board have written an entire editorial on the subject entitled:
Trump and the ‘Mexican’ Judge
Why equating ethnicity with judicial bias is so offensive.
Well, yes, “equating ethnicity with judicial bias” is offensive. Yet the WSJ has not a solitary word revealing to readers that Judge Curiel has been actively associated with the racially-centric San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association — a group entirely devoted to “equating ethnicity with judicial bias.” An association Curiel listed on his questionnaire filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee. The group, as I noted over at NewsBusters, specifically states its mission on its website as follows:
Our purpose is to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys and the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy.
Note. The group supports “equality, empowerment and justice” not for all attorneys in San Diego — only for “Latino attorneys.” [read it all]
What? You don’t think the administration fully vetted this guy’s commie bona fides before Barack tapped him for the bench? You thought maybe Lindsey Graham would catch it?
Trump has every reason to question this man’s ability to make fair and unbiased rulings in the University case.
No, Gonzalo Curiel doesn’t belong to peon La Raza.
He belongs to a race centric group of lawyers founded to make sure peon La Raza accomplishes its goals.
Immutable Trumpian Rule No. 1: We don’t really care how it sounds.
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