The Judiciary Was Not Intended
to Influence Presidential Elections
The Judiciary Was Not Intended to Promote a Political Agenda
Why the GOP Hypertension and Overreaction to Trump’s Calling out of Judge Curiel’s Ethnicity Was Counter-Conservative
Focus: Donald Trump’s call out of the “Mexican” United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the Trump University “class action” lawsuit in San Diego, California, has brought Trump’s outgoing nature to the forefront once again. I am not going to discuss the case itself as that will take care of itself over time, probably on appeal. But rather, I will focus on the Left’s use of “every weapon in their arsenal” to go after Republican Candidates. And, as a corollary, I will discuss the giddiness of Republicans, who like to hear themselves talk, to quickly jump on the left’s bashing of a GOP candidate. Finally, I will put forth some thoughts why the GOP “Conservatives” need to support the prevention of appointing judicial activists to the Federal Bench at all levels.
Democrat Left Wing Arsenal-Now Includes the Judiciary & Corporate Blackmail:
In politics it is apparent that almost nothing is off-limits. The Democrat Left has been able to create the rules that Republicans now play by and seem happy to do so.
Judicial Activism: In the Trump University cases, the Left is using the judiciary in two States to try to impugn the business integrity of Trump. The NY Attorney General is a left-wing operative who has no lost love for any conservative and has particular animus for Trump. The Federal Judge in San Diego was or is a member of the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego and oversaw the gift of a law school scholarship to an illegal alien. So much for a Federal Judge adhering to Federal Law!
The National La Raza organization is a political activists group who is opposed to deporting illegal aliens and the building of a wall on our southern border among other key immigration issues. The plaintiff’s attorneys are documented Clinton supporters and have given substantial sums ($600K+) to Hillary’s campaign and to the Clinton’s foundations. The Trump legal team has alleged that the Federal Judge in San Diego, Curiel, has consistently and in a biased manner, ruled against Trump University. From Trump’s point of view, the New York and California cases are both politically motivated and tied to his GOP Presidential Campaign.
Corporate Blackmail-PGA: In this past week, Trump was notified by the PGA that their 54 year tournament at Doral would be moved to Mexico City. The PGA used a clause in their long-term contract with Trump that if the PGA could not find a sponsor for the event at Doral they were free to move the tournament. This is after a multi-million dollar renovation of Doral, under the guidance and approval by the PGA, by Trump Doral, over the past two years. Cadillac was the previous sponsor and stated that their decision to pull out was not “political”.
I am sorry, but even if this happened to Hillary Clinton I would not believe for a second that the decision by Cadillac and the PGA was nothing but Political! The left will continue to use these types of boycotts all the way through the election in November in an attempt to either shine a bad light on Trump’s operations or make him lose so much money that he loses interest in the Presidential campaign, or both. The outcry from conservatives over the PGA dropping Trump was non-existent! As Usual.
So Why Is Trump Calling Out a Federal Judge?
One, Trump is calling out the Left’s use of judicial activism as a political tool. Trump clearly feels that Judge Curiel’s past support for La Raza et. al. is biasing his judgement in the prosecution of the Trump University suit. La Raza and their affiliates are “Hispanic” focused organizations that support illegal immigration, open borders, benefits for illegal immigrants, the Dream Act and other such legislation. Trump’s tough stand on illegal immigration and the building of a southern border wall are antithetical to the La Raza organizations.
Two, GOP immediately grabs onto the Political Correctness Banner against one of their own! When Trump called out Curiel as “Mexican” or of Mexican decent, the right, including Newt Gingrich and others, immediately came out ON TELEVISION condemning Trump and his “prejudiced”, “racist” comments about a Judge of Mexican decent born in the US. Trump is merely questioning the lack of IMPARTIALITY of a specific person, and is not indicting a whole ethnic group! Trump is questioning the motivation for lack of IMPARTIALITY by a specific person and is not indicting a whole ethnic group! It is pretty sad to see the lack of depth and conviction in our political elders.
IT ALSO DISAPPOINTING THAT NEWT DID NOT PICK UP HIS PHONE,
AND NOT A MIC ON THE TALK SHOWS!
Three, That the GOP who are condemning Trump, are displaying the worst form of Pandering! The GOP is so paranoid of offending one single Hispanic voter, they break out in hives and blisters when one of their “own” makes a statement that they think may cost them a vote or a Senate or House seat! Their “concern” is for the lost vote and not for the individuals within the ethnic group! This is the real reason the GOP cannot attract the Hispanic voter, they do not believe the GOP is sincere, because they aren’t! Trump is the premier advocate for both legal Blacks and Hispanics in terms of improving their opportunities for education, jobs and achieving the American Dream! What has the GOP or Democrats done for Blacks and Hispanics lately? NOTHING! Trump is the lone voice for stopping the exporting of needed jobs and for stopping the unfettered influx of illegal immigrants who flood our scarce employment market with cheap labor to the detriment of US citizens.
Four and most important, that appointments to the Federal Judiciary matter! The GOP Senate has given into Democrat rule changes that basically make judicial appointments automatic. Trump was hammered by the GOP “conservatives” regarding his appointments to the Supreme Court. Trump responded by naming 11 or so potential candidates to the Supreme Court who were conservative constitutionalist. Why then, when Trump questions the activist nature of Federal Judges that were nominated by Obama and approved by a GOP Senate, do those same Senators and other “conservatives” feel that Trump is biased against Hispanics when he is pointing directly at political activism by political appointees!
Federal Judgeships are the “minor leagues” for the Supreme Court. It is important to vet candidates properly and to weed out activists. RACE, ETHNIC ORIGIN, RELIGION OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE are not the issue. The issue is whether a judge will apply the law without prejudice. Period.
Trump sees the Trump U case as much more than a 6 plaintiff “class action” lawsuit.
To Trump, this is an example of POLITICAL JUDICIAL ACTIVISM that he abhors.
To Trump, any US citizen could be subjected to Judicial Overreach and harmed immeasurably. In fact, many have already.
To Trump, this is a battle to either embrace Conservatism, “Blind Justice for All”, or give in to political expediency where votes outweigh the principle.
We will see how long it takes
for the “conservatives” to get it!