The Donald & The La Raza Judge

By Pat Buchanan

Donald Trump
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Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- 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 2016, 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 Presidents Jefferson and Jackson attacked the Supreme Court, and FDR, fed up with New Deal programs being struck down, tried to “pack the court” by raising the number of justices to 15 if necessary.

Abraham Lincoln leveled “that eminent tribunal” in his first inaugural, and once considered arresting Chief Justice Roger Taney.

The conservative movement was propelled by attacks on the Warren Court. In the '50s and '60s, “Impeach Earl Warren!” was plastered on billboards and bumper stickers all across God's country.

The judiciary is independent, but that does not mean that federal judges are exempt from the same robust criticism as presidents or members of Congress.

Obama himself attacked the Citizens United decision in a State of the Union address, with the justices sitting right in front of him.

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.

But these things matter.

Does Newt think that when LBJ appointed Thurgood Marshall, ex-head of the NAACP, to the Supreme Court, he did not think Marshall would bring his unique experience as a black man and civil rights leader to the bench?

Surely, that was among the reasons Marshall was appointed.

When Obama named Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, a woman of Puerto Rican descent who went through college on affirmative action scholarships, did Obama think this would not influence her decision when it came to whether or not to abolish affirmative action?

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life,” Sotomayor said in a speech at Berkeley law school and in other forums.

Translation: Ethnicity matters, and my Latina background helps guide my decisions.

All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.

There are reasons why defense lawyers seek “changes of venue” and avoid the courtrooms of “hanging judges.”

When Obama reflexively called Sgt. Crowley “stupid” after Crowley's 2009 encounter with that black professor at Harvard, and said of Trayvon Martin, “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,” was he not speaking as an African-American, as well as a president?

Pressed by John Dickerson on CBS, Trump said it's “possible” a Muslim judge might be biased against him as well.

Another “inexcusable” outrage.

But does anyone think that if Obama appointed a Muslim to the Supreme Court, the LGBT community would not be demanding of all Democratic Senators that they receive assurances that the Muslim judge's religious views on homosexuality would never affect his court decisions, before they voted to put him on the bench?

When Richard Nixon appointed Judge Clement Haynsworth to the Supreme Court, it was partly because he was a distinguished jurist of South Carolina ancestry. And the Democrats who tore Haynsworth to pieces did so because they feared he would not repudiate his Southern heritage and any and all ideas and beliefs associated with it.

To many liberals, all white Southern males are citizens under eternal suspicion of being racists. The most depressing thing about this episode is to see Republicans rushing to stomp on Trump, to show the left how well they have mastered their liberal catechism.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 22 thoughts on “The Donald & The La Raza Judge

    1. “You old white people. It is your duty to die.” HISPANIC LEADERS OF LA RAZA SPEAK OUT.
      Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die … they should die; they have a duty to die. They’re taking up too much space, too much air. Through love of having children, we are going to take over.
      We’re here to show white Anglo-Saxon Protestant L.A., the few of you who remain, that we are the majority, and we CLAIM this land as ours, it’s always been ours, and we’re still here, and uh, none of this talk about deporting. If anybody’s going to be deported it’s going to be YOU. We are the majority in L.A. There’s over seven million Mexicans in L.A. County alone. We are the majority. And you’re going to see every day more and more of it, as we … we manifest as our young people grow up, graduate from high school, go on to college and start taking over this society. Our people … are … the vast majority of our people are under the age of 15 years old. Right now WE’RE ALREADY CONTROLLING THOSE ELECTIONS, whether it’s through violence or nonviolence.
      Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. “They’re afraid we’re going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They’re right. We will take them over … We are here to stay.” (NOTES: Richard Alatorre served in the California State Assembly from 1973 to 1985 and was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1985 to 1999. He was twice fined for violating conflict of interest provisions while a council member, and in 2001 he agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of felony tax evasion, admitting that “he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service nearly $42,000 in cash he received from individuals attempting to influence [him] in his official duties.”)
      Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, “The American southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot.”
      Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; “We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population … I love it. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it.”
      Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General, OPENLY ADMITS INVASION, “We are practicing ‘La Reconquista’ in California.”
      Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, “Remember 187 — proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens — was the last gasp of white America in California.”

      Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, “We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country … I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, “I’m going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back.”
      Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, “California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn’t like it should leave.”
      Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; “We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos “

    2. NOT only that, BUT the judge’s parents are ILLEGAL ALIENS and he is an ANCHOR BABY.
      He should have RECUSED HIMSELF from the trial based on his association with a RACSIT organization and the fact that Trump wants to build a wall. The Morons trashing Trump should go stick their heads in a toilet and flush three times.

    3. Trump erred by call the judge a Mexican. He should have referred to him as a supporter of La Raza. Then, he should explain what La Raza is all about. Inform people of the facts and let them decide. Don’t spout opinions that can be rejected.
      Trump should say, “Let me tell you about Judge Curiel. He is a member of La Raza. La Raza is Spanish for The Race. Judge Curiel affiliates with an organization that promotes racist ideas without apology. La Raza wants unfettered immigration from Mexico. They claim California and the southwest for Mexico even though Mexico sold those territories to the US in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo for 15 million dollars. Do we want a judge who does not recognize internationally established treaties ? Do we trust such a judge to be impartial ?”

      1. Yaba! As my wife has said to me many times, after I have upset her or one of the kids or grand kids, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Unfortunately, no mater how I try to alter my delivery, it never seems to work out.

        Hopefully Trump can do a bit better in the delivery department and take better aim than mostly shooting from the hip, which seem to be his major failing. One step forward, two steps back, giving his opponents purchase to spin his statements against him.

      2. Brother I, the other half, the unspoken, but implied in Spanish half, of the phrase is LA RAZA is the race of humans, and if you are not hispanic, then you are not among the race of humans. I have met them in court, and I know them well. And I concur with all of the rest, residue, and remainder of your assessment!
        As to this and other judges, we, the people need the civil Right of recall to get guys like that off the bench.

    4. “MEXICAN” is not indicative of “RACE” any more than “AMERICAN” .
      Trump’s referring to the judge’s being of “MEXICAN” heritage is not “RACIST”.
      The judge’s affiliation with “La Raza” is no less “racist” than the Democrat’s affiliation with the KKK.
      “La Raza”, by virtue of it’s name, ( THE RACE”) is “RACIST”.
      The recent events in San Diego and San Jose were sanctioned by “La Raza”, according to the police chief in San Diego.
      The police chief of San Jose is still denying the connection, however eventually the facts will out.

    5. Is my information wrong? Trump needs to ask the judge to recuse himself. Has he done that?
      I think that one so inclined to sue anybody would have a competent attorney to handle this. No he wants headlines and drama. He acts like a 13 year old girl.

      1. Any judge can recuse themselves if there is even the smallest appearance of impropriety. Neither side has to make a motion. I can’t think of a better way to really make the judge into your enemy, at trial, if you make such a motion because it implies that there is something wrong and that the judge should have recused himself before your motion. Many lawyers are loath to make such a motion.

        This judge should not even be on the bench belonging to such a raciest organization. Every lawyer that comes to the bar, every plaintiff, prosecutor, and defendant are entitled to an impartial judge. Belonging to La Raza makes him appear something other than impartial, and that is clearly improper.

    6. “California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. They should go back to Europe.” – Mario Obledo, Founder of the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego.

      1. Gee whiz Fred, can’t Ca remain a state that is one of the United States? Cause if not, I know how to normalize it in about three days. When I lived out in SoCAL, the Spanish speaking radio stations promoted a kind of general strike called “A Day Without an Alien” wherein all the workers of Spanish descent were to stay home from work, call in sick etc. for the purpose of showing those nasty white people how much they need the immigrant workers. A great many hispanics did stay home. It totally backfired. On that “Without an Alien”, the roads were not jammed; traffic accident went to zero; crime on that one day went to near zero, the Santa Ana PD officers that I talked to and civilians alike all asked “Can’t we have this every day?”

        1. @Wild Bill: Interesting you bring that up. I lived in Los Angeles for two decades. Even had an hispanic girlfriend at one time. So I am familiar with the mindset. As a matter of fact, she was very eager to have me watch a movie, which was also entitled “A Day Without an Alien” or something to the same effect. The premise was absurd. Illegals disappeared and whites were helpless slugs. Haven’t thought about that in years. And you are correct about the drop in crime during the strike. I remember that too. And so much more.

            1. 88 to 09 minus certain vacations provided for by the courtesy of the DA. Hermosa Bch, Venice, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Culver City, Norco. Downtown LA during the Rodney King thing.

    7. Hilldolph Clintler is even now attacking the Supreme Court, telling supporters they got it wrong on the 2nd Amendment. Can you say double standard?

    8. Trump is a rascist, pure and simple. The Judge is an AMERICAN; he took on the drug cartels at the risk of his and his family’s lives. There is a process to recuse a judge who a party feels is biased. Why haven’t Donald’s lawyers filed a Motion to Recuse, which is what a normal party would do?

      In Texas, our then Attorney General (who lead the effort to successfully repeal a number of trial lawyer/plaintiff laws that hurt all businesses) and now Governor Greg Abbott, ran Trump University out of our state because it was a sham and violated a number of Texas laws. Abbott did the right thing; had Trump U not closed Abbott would have sued Trump U. Now Trump claims a judge is biased? What proof is there other than Trump’s shout that the Judge is Mexican?

      1. Is Trump a racist or are you projecting on him. You had better hope you never have to go to court and watch a judge rule on thinks you know are wrong! Then we’ll call you a racist. Careful where you throw shit, it just might spatter back on you.

      2. Well, John,……

        Your response the this article leaves me wondering if you bothered to read the detail of it all. You believe that Trump is a racist? Aren’t you jumping to a conclusion based upon nothing but the Media Hype of the moment? I can be wrong here. Perhaps you’ve spent a lot of time around Trump. or you are personally acquainted with someone who has, and Trump has been heard to repeatedly make hateful racist remarks? I’m guessing that neither of those things are true.

        So, let’s see what we actually know. We know that the Major Media has been beating the bushes for months trying to dig up even the tiniest something that can be used to bring Trump down. The Washington Post has 20 people running all around the world trying to dig up dirt. We know that the Media is not acting in good faith as purveyors of News. They have all but purchased a golden crown for Clintons Head to be used on inauguration day. If we take the trouble to listen to what Trump actually said, rather than how it is being mischaracterized, we hear what? Trump says that the Open Border Policy needs to be changed, because countless un vetted people, some of whom are Terrorists and who soon will begin slaughtering Americans within our own borders have slipped into this country. Trump observes that the very character of our Country (Eurocentric) is being toppled by what amounts to an invasion from the south. As of now, the numbers may exceed 18 – 20 million Hispanics.

        And they have kids, lots and lots of kids. In thirty years they, rather than the Anglo will be the majority. And did you happen to notice some of them at the Trump rally the other day waving the Mexican Flag, and burning the American Flag, and chanting “Give California back to Mexico”. And did I mention that a frightening number of illegals are infected with TB and other deadly diseases, any one of which will end up killing thousands of us. Oh yes, there’s the little reported fact that Obama has had over 30,000 illegals with criminal records, including rape and murder released into our society recently. Think that the violent crime rate will go up soon? Bet on it. And as to Judge Raza? Is he acting out of bias, and malice against Trump? Well, some of the things he’s done should leave anyone asking that question.

        If he’s not prejudiced against Trump, than he can simply recuse himself. There are plenty of other trails he can be handling.

    9. Statements like Trump’s are acceptable or not depending on whether they come from the ‘Left’ or the ‘Right’. The political vetting process is being stifled by the hypocrisy of the ‘Left’.

    10. Trump said nothing wrong at all ! What the hell is wrong with calling a Mexican a Mexican ? That Mexican judge does need to recuse himself from this case. Trumps poll numbers will skyrocket because he says things most people want to but don’t !

      1. AMEN!!! It is the JUDGE who is racist and a member of La Raza.
        “You old white people. It is your duty to die.” HISPANIC LEADERS SPEAK OUT.
        Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die … they should die; they have a duty to die. They’re taking up too much space, too much air. Through love of having children, we are going to take over.
        We’re here to show white Anglo-Saxon Protestant L.A., the few of you who remain, that we are the majority, and we CLAIM this land as ours, it’s always been ours, and we’re still here, and uh, none of this talk about deporting. If anybody’s going to be deported it’s going to be YOU. We are the majority. There’s over seven million Mexicans in L.A. County alone. We are the majority. And you’re going to see every day more and more of it, as we … we start TAKING OVER this society. Right now WE’RE ALREADY CONTROLLING THOSE ELECTIONS, whether it’s through violence or nonviolence.
        Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. “They’re afraid we’re going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They’re right. We will take them over … We are here to stay.” (NOTES: Richard Alatorre served in the California State Assembly from 1973 to 1985 and was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1985 to 1999. He was twice fined for violating conflict of interest provisions while a council member, and in 2001 he agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of felony tax evasion, admitting that “he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service nearly $42,000 in cash he received from individuals attempting to influence [him] in his official duties.”)
        Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, “The American southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot.”
        Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; “We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population … I love it. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it.”
        Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General, OPENLY ADMITS INVASION, “We are practicing ‘La Reconquista’ in California.”
        Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, “Remember 187 — proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens — was the last gasp of white America in California.”

        Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, “We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country … I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, “I’m going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back.”
        Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, “California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn’t like it should leave.”
        Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; “We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos “

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