It’s big news that The Donald has publicly complained about the judge in his Trump University court case and he referred to the judge’s race. My question is — so what?
The reason that so many people think that the American judiciary is somehow above the political fray is a mystery to me. Haven’t people read the U.S. Constitution? Haven’t they read what our founding fathers had to say about the judicial branch? Evidently not.
Why do people think judges are a royal priesthood, a holy nation and above reproach? It can only be due to the absence of a proper education. Even one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met — Newt Gingrich — has gotten it wrong in this case. Another big name in error on this one is U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. I’m already on record with friends calling him a troubled young man. The U.S. House has clearly had some judgment problems choosing Speakers in recent years. Anyone hoping for something different than Dennis Hastert and John Boehner have so far been disappointed.
The ignorance surrounding this controversy reminds me of the misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution regarding the debate over “judicial supremacy.” The need for remedial education never seems to end.
This isn’t about race — it’s about ideology. Based upon their experience, every social conservative should understand that. In the case at hand, the judge’s race is influencing his ideology. How can that be denied based upon the judge’s affiliations?
And when a nominee to the Supreme Court refers to the benefits of her being a “wise Latina,” how is it that we are supposed to ignore the reality of the common race and ideological overlap?
So what if Trump’s language is off a bit (and I’m not sure it actually is by the way). How many times does the point need to be made that Donald Trump is new to politics? He wouldn’t have the Republican presidential nomination if conservatives had not failed to fight in and win battles in the information war.
The judge is suspect. Pointing that out is not racism. It’s realism.
Oh, and as an aside, this article about U.S. Senator Mark Kirk “jumping off of the Trump train” makes me laugh. Kirk is unable to campaign for reelection due to an unfortunate physical disability. He is unable to stand for any length of time and is unable to give speeches. There will be no debates with his Democratic opponent this fall. His opponent, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, has already won. Why the Illinois Republican Party allowed Kirk’s candidacy to go forward says so much about the Illinois GOP leadership.
Back to Trump and the Hispanic judge. This is why more people should attend Dispatches University. There’s so much to learn — and this university is free. Below are just a few articles that might help people understand — if they’re willing. I realize that many “never Trumpers” never seem to fail to find yet one more reason to defend their position — and like so many other things, this, no doubt, will fit in nicely on their list.
Donald Trump and Gonzalo Curiel
Every mature, intelligent person in this country knows that the judge in the Trump University case, United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, could very well be biased against Donald Trump, the one man who has the testicular fortitude to declare that he will build a wall on the Mexican border. Judge Curiel is of Mexican heritage.
Trump Is Right: The Shame of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell
The race-driven San Diego La Raza Association is exactly what’s wrong with the legal system.
Donald Trump Is Correct To Hit ‘La Raza’ Judge For Latino Identity Politics
But what exactly had Trump done wrong? How was it unreasonable to suggest that a judge belonging to a group pledging to advance Latino interests might be biased against the man who wants to build the wall that hinders the interests of Latino politicians?
Judge, law firm bringing Trump U case both tied to La Raza
The federal judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a group that while not a branch of the National Council of La Raza, has ties to the controversial organization, which translates literally “The Race.”
Trump and the judge — It’s not about race, but the rule of law
Trump is one of few politicians willing to stand up to and call out those who place politics above the law.
The Donald & The La Raza Judge
Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and to question his motives. There are grounds for believing Trump is right.
Rigged: The Trial of Trump University
Political conflicts of interest galore go uncovered in witch hunt against Trump. Can we talk a big, fat political conflict of interest? Can we talk the lawyers and the judge involved in the lawsuits against Trump University? Let’s throw in identity politics and, but of course, follow the money.
A Judge’s View of Judging Is on the Record
FLASHBACK: Sotomayor said ethnicity ‘will make difference in our judging’…
Remember When Justice Sotomayor’s View of Judging was like Trump’s?
Was Donald Trump wrong to point out that the Judge in the Trump University case is Cuban? The fact that the judge and the law firm bringing the suit are associated with La Raza. Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, seems to think that back ground, gender, and ethnicity do affect judge’s decisions. Judge Sotomayor once said that she felt that a wise Latina woman could make better decisions than a white man.
EXPOSED: Truth About Anti-Trump Judge Finally Comes Out… Look Who He REALLY Is
According to a report in The Daily Caller, Judge Gonzalo Curiel revealed that he was a member of La Raza Lawyers of San Diego during a questionnaire before his appointment as a federal judge in 2011.
7:00pm CST UPDATE — here are a few more links:
Trump, the Judge, and the GOP
It is certainly not inappropriate in the least to ask exploratory questions, and certainly appropriate to ask whether such a judge can be fair with a plaintiff like Trump who has been widely accused of pursuing goals in immigration that are considered by many, perhaps even by the judge, to be contrary to Latino interests.
Sufficient evidence exists to require Judge Curiel to recuse himself from any litigation involving Trump
A case can be made that no sitting judge should be aligned with any such activist organization in general, but for a judge to preside over a case involving a defendant’s business whereby said judge is also a lifetime member of an organization that very recently made public calls for a general boycott of the defendant’s businesses is an undeniable stain on the purported impartiality of the judiciary.
Donald Trump Issues Statement Regarding Trump University Lawsuit and La Raza Judge Curiel…
The Judge in the lawsuit is an open borders immigration activist with direct ties to San Diego La Raza, and has openly engaged with them on their political endeavors. (link) and (link) including scholarships for illegal aliens.
Stunning New Development!!! Media Calls Trump Racist
Curiel has distributed scholarships to illegal aliens. He belongs to an organization that sends lawyers to the border to ensure that no illegal aliens’ “human rights” are violated. The name of the organization? The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association — “La Raza” meaning THE RACE.
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