In the fiercest sustained attack on Donald Trump since the John McCain “war hero” controversy the lynch mob is braying for Trump’s head on a pike. His grave offense? Having the audacity to raise questions as to the impartiality of the Latino activist judge in the Trump University trial sham. While the entire national media gathers buckets of nails for the crucifixion there are few defenders of Trump, likely out of fear that they too would be strung up and the knives are out with the chumps what he beat in the primaries – like John Kasich – to damage his general election chances. The same can’t be said for the old warhorse Pat Buchanan who is calling bullshit on the whole sorry circus.
From the column “The Donald & The La Raza Judge”:
Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?
Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.
Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific?
Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right.
On May 27, Curiel, at the request of The Washington Post, made public plaintiff accusations against Trump University — that the whole thing was a scam. The Post, which Bob Woodward tells us has 20 reporters digging for dirt in Trump’s past, had a field day.
And who is Curiel?
An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.
Set aside the folly of letting Clinton surrogates like the Post distract him from the message he should be delivering, what did Trump do to be smeared by a bipartisan media mob as a “racist”?
He attacked the independence of the judiciary, we are told.
But Trump’s real hanging offense was that he brought up the judge’s ancestry, as the son of Mexican immigrants, implying that he was something of a judicial version of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
Apparently, it is now not only politically incorrect, but, in Newt Gingrich’s term, “inexcusable,” to bring up the religious, racial or ethnic background of a judge, or suggest this might influence his actions on the bench.
The entire Buchanan piece is here.
The onslaught against Trump over daring to call into question the La Raza judge’s ability to be neutral despite nearly a year of propaganda churned out that the presumptive GOP nominee hates Mexicans is clearly an attempt by the establishment to manipulate the election. For any who may believe that such a suggestion is a conspiracy theory befitting of a tin foil hat look at how the media just crowned Hillary as the Democratic party nominee the day before the critical California primary. It is a transparent and ham handed effort to suppress the vote in a state that Mrs. Clinton desperately needs to win simply for optics. It’s the same thing with the Trump University farce and if the judge has to recuse himself for bias then there goes the chance to make it the central issue of the election.
The establishment must be getting rattled by Trump and others pointing out that Judge Curiel’s ties to La Raza affiliates may be problematic. Reuters goes to great trouble in a piece explaining that while the great Gonzalo may indeed have ties to La Raza it’s not THAT La Raza.
According to Reuters “Which ‘La Raza’? Trump comments cause confusion over group’s role”:
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana native whose parents are Mexican immigrants, is making unfair rulings against him as the presiding judge in a class-action lawsuit over Trump University because of his plans to crack down on illegal immigration, including a promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
As evidence of what they say is Curiel’s bias, Trump and some of his supporters have pointed to the judge’s membership in La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, a local group for Hispanic lawyers that is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Some Trump supporters have incorrectly linked La Raza Lawyers to the National Council of La Raza, a 50-year-old civil rights group that has been strongly critical of Trump’s proposals on immigration, as well as his idea to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
The NCLR’s non-profit designation bars it from engaging in political campaigns, and the group’s website describes it as a “nonpartisan voice for Latinos.”
The words “La Raza” translate from Spanish to mean “the race,” which Trump fans cite as proof the NCLR is a group of people who hate anyone who isn’t Hispanic.
Lisa Navarrete, an NCLR spokeswoman, rejected that interpretation, saying that “thousands” of groups had names that included “La Raza” as a “nod to our common heritage.”
The attacks on the advocacy group are the latest signs of the increasing racial tension in the 2016 presidential race. Critics have said Trump’s calls to deport undocumented immigrants and ban Muslims amount to racism. His supporters say he’s defending the country from terrorism and violence.
He may be old but Pat Buchanan has seen it all although there has never been anything quite like this.
However that’s just a straw man argument because membership in ANY offshoot of La Raza is indicative of a potential racial bias and based on all of the agitprop by the media seeking to mobilize Hispanics to vote against Trump come November it would hardly be a reach that the poor, poor persecuted Judge Curiel may himself have been influenced – he is after all predisposed due to his affiliations.
He may be old and Pat Buchanan has seen pretty much everything but this is some seriously crazy shit right now.