Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Trump is right on Judge Curiel

I guess there are just some things I don’t understand. The furor over Donald Trump’s comments about this judge in his Trump University case is one of them. The judge in question is U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel. He is a member of La Raza Lawyers of San Diego. The claim that this organization is not affiliated with the National Council of La Raza is implausible. How many organizations sport the name La Raza? It’s not like it’s some common name like the Chamber of Commerce.

It’s also important to understand what La Raza means. Literally translated, it means The Race. Anyone who joins an organization called The Race could logically be seen as a racist, yet Donald Trump is the one being portrayed as the racist. Why? Because he dared say, “The judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine.” I instantly got it. I’m Donald Trump and I’m going to build a wall on the Mexican border. Every Mexican leader has condemned me, and now I have a guy of Mexican decent who’s a liberal and a Hillary supporter presiding over my trial. I don’t think I can get a fair trial.


Sen. Ben Sasse went so far as to tweet, “Saying someone can’t do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of ‘racism.’” You see, the insinuation is that Trump wants Curiel thrown off his case because he’s Mexican. He wants Curiel thrown off his case because he believes he’s biased against him.

Former attorney general and now law professor, Alberto Gonzales, wrote in the Washington Post, “The test is whether there is an ‘appearance of impropriety’ under the facts as they reasonably appear to a litigant in Trump’s position.” In other words, does Trump really believe he can’t get a fair shake with a man who puts his race above all else and is a known Hillary supporter?

What’s most maddening is to see all of these Republican line up to condemn Trump’s comments. They feign righteous indignation over Trump having gone after a federal judge as if they’re beyond reproach. These are some of the same people who have decried activist judges on the left for decades. All of a sudden, Judge Curiel is as pure as the wind-driven snow.

Of course, the news media piled on. Trump was asked on CBS News’ Face the Nation if he believed a Muslim judge would treat him unfairly because of his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. “It’s possible, yes,” Trump replied. OMG! The news folks went nuts. Well, of course it’s possible a Muslim judge would treat him unfairly over that issue. I’d say it’s not only possible, it’s probable.

The CBS host asked, “Isn’t there sort of a tradition though in America that we don’t judge people by who their parents were and where they came from?” Trump responded, “I’m not talking about tradition. I’m talking about common sense.”

That seems to be sorely lacking. If the centerpiece of your campaign is building a wall on the Mexican border then the heritage of a judge adjudicating your case is an issue, as is his affiliation with the party that opposes you. Not to mention, he’s a member of a racist organization.

If Trump’s central issue were keeping the Irish Republican Army out of the U.S. wouldn’t it stand to reason that a Judge named Gerry O’Brien who’s a member of Sinn Fein might be biased against him?

Let’s use our brains, folks, not our emotions.


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.




6 comments:

  1. Relatively new listener to talk radio here ��. To many people now days allow society (trends, etc), and biased news media to form their "opinion" and be dumbed down - rather than allow their minds be opened!

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  2. If you're a conservative/republican, you are scrutinized for every word and action. Recently Clinton and Biden used the term CPT(colored people time) without consequences. The left gets away with "murder" (Arkansas Mafia) and they circle the wagons to protect their own. The state dept now says there will be no action on Clinton's email server until after the election. You don't really believe there will be ANY action, do you?

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  3. They just threw out the verdict of the Vanderbilt rape case because one of the jury members was a rape victim and they didn't think it was a fair trial, why, Because they figured that this particular person could be bias against rapists. (???) So why would the same not apply to a judge who is a member of an organization called the race(???) I just don't understand what is wrong with this country, as well as having that devil woman as the front runner on a presidential ticket.

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  4. They just threw out the verdict of the Vanderbilt rape case because one of the jury members was a rape victim and they didn't think it was a fair trial, why, Because they figured that this particular person could be bias against rapists. (???) So why would the same not apply to a judge who is a member of an organization called the race(???) I just don't understand what is wrong with this country, as well as having that devil woman as the front runner on a presidential ticket.

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  5. It seems half this country has lost its mind. The mainstream media cherry picks what they want people to know. The whole truth seems to never be told. LaRaza is much more than just a racist organization. The believe is reconquering the American south west by attrition . It seems to be working. I wonder how they will feel two weeks after it becomes Mexico again and the welfare checks stop ,,,how will they feel then? Trump will have my support if only to stop and return all illegal immigration. The big question still has yet to be asked, When will someone stand up to those who hire them and hold them financially responsible for all the babies, welfare, medical and lost american wages caused by illegal immigration . Our country is being destroyed for votes and cheap labor.

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  6. Before FDR a proclaimed socialist said America would never accept Socialism as it is but to introduce socialism in small increments, it would be accepted. DC and the liberal judges are pushing their agenda down our throats (PC) and we ARE accepting! It's sort of like the boy crying wolf..........after a while no one pays attention!

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