Trump’s win at any cost in any situation by any means cannot extend to RACIAL means
And not because he is running for president.
Judge Curiel should have recused himself, not because of his heritage, but because he is a member of a judicial La Raza group which lists as an affiliate link the REAL La Raza, which is RACIST, and which works in a pro-illegal immigration advocacy milieu.
César Chávez was a critic of La Raza, stating to Peter Matthiessen of The New Yorker, ““I hear more and more Mexicans talking about la raza—to build up their pride. Some people don’t look at it as racism, but when you say ‘La Raza,’ you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and it won’t stop there. Today it’s anti-gringo, tomorrow it will be anti-NegroHe might be able to be an impartial judge, but I doubt it. If it’s arguable, he should have left the case.
But this is not what Trump said. I don’t know what he meant, and I DON’T CARE.
Instead of rethinking and restating, AND THERE WERE PLENTY OF WAYS TO DO SO, he doubled down (a progressive principle which grew in use in the last 8 years when you do something stupefyingly wrong).
I can’t defend Trump’s comment and I won’t. Worse still, THIS is the story not the 38,000 jobs created in the ENTIRE NATION. THIS is the story and not the mess in Fallujah RECREATED by this admin. THIS is the story and not the middle eastern men caught crossing the border on the terrorist list. THIS is the story and not the South China Sea. THIS is the story and not the Saudi arms diverted to ISIS. Etc., ad infinitum.
We all need to understand THIS is a huge test for Trump and it’s of his own creation. HE is the only one who can extricate his campaign. This is NOT a media creation, thought they are certainly taking advantage of it.