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Trump Doesn’t Care What Mainstream Republicans Think About His Racism — But They’re Not Helping

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Trump Doesn’t Care What Mainstream Republicans Think About His Racism — But They’re Not Helping

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington, U.S. May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump’s calculated smear of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, based on his parents’ immigration to the United States from Mexico, seems to have drawn some condemnation from the Republican rank-and-file.

Newt Gingrich called Trump’s comments “one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. Inexcusable.” Sen. Mitch McConnell said he “couldn’t disagree more” with Trump’s tactics. And Sen. Bob Corker said Trump was “going to have to change.”

Voices that happily assented to Trump’s pledge to round up and eject 11 million people — and ban 1.6 billion more — from the U.S. were shocked — shocked — that he went so far as to delegitimize a judge based on his parents’ nationality.

These same politicians, of course, didn’t flinch when Trump pulled the exact same move on the President of the United States, calling into question his nationality and allegiances because of the nationality of his immigrant father.

Then, we called it the “Birther” movement. Now, Trump distracts from his own political problems by appealing not to the dog whistle prejudices lurking under the surface of polite society, but rather to the raw racial fault lines that have punctuated American history since its start.

And it’s not over. Bloomberg Politics reported Monday that Trump urged high-level campaign surrogates on a conference call to continue attacking Curiel’s legitimacy as a judge. According to Bloomberg: 

When former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer interrupted the discussion to inform Trump that his own campaign had asked surrogates to stop talking about the lawsuit in an e-mail on Sunday, Trump repeatedly demanded to know who sent the memo, and immediately overruled his staff.

“Take that order and throw it the hell out,” Trump said.

And later in the call:

“The people asking the questions—those are the racists,” Trump said. “I would go at ’em.”

Why does Trump persist with this racist crusade? Because he isn’t going after the mainstream Republican base, he’s going after the racists.

Need proof? You could look at the dizzying number of white supremacist endorsements Trump has received since the beginning of this campaign, or the press credentials granted to James Edwards, a prominent broadcaster in the white nationalist community, or the interview that Donald Trump Jr. gave to Edwards, or Melania Trump’s insistence that a Jewish reporter had invited scores of antisemitic attacks on herself by publishing an unflattering profile.

Or you could look at the white nationalist delegate — perhaps the most well-known white nationalist in the country — who was chosen by the campaign to represent Trump at the Republican National Convention as a delegate from California; until the media noticed, caused a fuss, and forced the Trump campaign to blame the “mistake” on a “database error” — before that, too, was proved to be a lie.

Or you could take a gander at how the white supremacist internet responded to Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

The far-right, pro-white community is a large one on the World Wide Web, and they have committed themselves to undermining Curiel based on his race alone. This is why, despite the weak denunciations from the Republican mainstream, Trump’s blatant race-baiting makes sense: These are his people. 

Alex Jones, the conspiracist behind InfoWars, called Judge Curiel a “Hispanic Grand Dragon” to his 1.4 million YouTube subscribers, comparing La Raza Lawyers of California, a lawyers group in which Curiel is a member, to the KKK.

Many in the Trump camp have asserted that Curiel is a member of the unrelated National Council of La Raza, a political advocacy group as opposed to the unrelated professional group for lawyers in judges. Of course, even that would not have disqualified Curiel from presiding over the two class action lawsuits Trump currently faces in California.

And no, Trump hasn’t pursued any of the legal pathways available to him if he truly wanted Curiel to recuse himself. This is all a show.

Andrew Anglin, who has endorsed Trump, called Curiel a “terrorist spic judge” on his site The Daily Stormer, the news outlet affiliated with StormFront, the largest hub of white supremacist activity on the web.

The same site giddily reported “Trump Causing Wave of Nazism Among Teenagers” on Monday.

Writing for the Council of Conservative Citizens — the group the Southern Poverty Law Center called “Dylann Roof’s Gateway Into The World Of White Nationalism,” and whose leader robocalled for Donald Trump in Iowa — Hunter Wallace (Brad Griffin‘s pseudonym) claims the response to Trump’s attacks on Curiel shows that “The Left wants you to know that Trump is the last stand of White America. They want you to know that Whites are dying out and that racial demographics determines political power in the United States.”

One post on the White Nations web forum included a clip of Trump claiming that a Muslim judge might be biased against him as well, with the title “Trump is Obviously Racially Aware.”

Perhaps more alarming than the racist attacks on Curiel from Trump and supportive white supremacist websites is the effect these attacks have on broader conversations about race and national allegiance. Just as the vast majority of Republican elected officials and public figures failed to protest Trump’s birtherism — indeed, most benefitted from the delegitimization; and most were using rhetoric to a similar effect anyway — Republicans today will fail to disavow Trump’s candidacy, instead offering half-hearted distancing maneuvers and squirming out of the public eye, to whatever extent possible.

I hope I’m wrong. I hope that, as Trump continues to show his wholly unsurprising true colors, Republican leaders realize that it is their duty to stand up to the normalization of bigotry. Failure to do so legitimizes the kind of hatred that has bubbled for decades in the darkest corners of the web, unattended. Now, that racial animus has been given the largest stage in the world, it’s most public moment since the Civil Rights Act.

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  1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

    It is comforting to hear people like Newt Gingrich, Mitch McConnell, and other prominent Republicans condemn one of the most inexcusable expressions of racism made by any presidential candidate in history. By stating that Judge Curiel should recuse himself from his case because he is Mexican, he not only confirmed his overt racism, he went as far as making one of the most anti-American statements ever. Saying that a person, any person, is unqualified or incapable of doing a job because of his/her heritage is against everything the USA stands for. Unfortunately, the same pseudo conservatives that are condemning his statement now, are the same one that will join him, support him, vote for him, and encourage others to vote for him in weeks to come. Trump represents, not only the worst side of the Republican party, but the worst in our society. That so many people are doubling down and trying to excuse the inexcusable, says more about our society, who we are, and how meaningless our purported values really are, than what Donald Trump is. Shame on those who support this poor specimen of a human being.

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    2. InGen12 June 7, 2016

      This judge is overseeing 2 Trump U lawsuits, one of which was filed under the RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). This is serious business and has Trump running scared which is probably why he’s acting out as he is.

      1. The lucky one June 7, 2016

        I get your point but honestly, i don’t think Trump is smart enough to be scared. His money and bluster have carried him this far and he believes the sky is the limit.

        1. charleo1 June 7, 2016

          You’re embarrassingly correct. In this Country, we don’t send rich crooks to jail anymore. We hand slap their companies with a little cost of doing business fine. We privatize profits, and pay off corporate debacles with public monies. We use government resources to clean up their environmental messes. We too often worship them as super human deities. Sometimes we even elect these morally deficient hucksters, and con men to public office. As Presidents. and Governors alike appoint them to powerful positions within the government. Touting them as job creators, entrepreneurs, and just what America needs. I sure Trump expects, why should I be any different?

        2. dpaano June 20, 2016

          He’s a typical narcissist….he thinks that everyone should put him on a throne and adore him (because he adores himself so much). It’s pretty sad that you have to be so pitiful that you have to blow your ego up so high just to keep going!

      2. jmprint June 7, 2016

        BINGO!

    3. charleo1 June 7, 2016

      The Republican Party has made a mistake of epic proportion. I heard Mark Halperin on Morning Joe the other morning opine that Paul Ryan, “had no choice, as the top official of the GOP. but to support the Party’s Nominee.” And I thought, in life, we always have choices, Paul Ryan has a choice. He simply lacks the courage to make it. The Republican Party rank and file, not so encumbered by intra Party coalitions, also have a choice. And, as a fellow American who wants desperately to believe in the wisdom of the collective. The very tenet on which our Democratic Republic is founded. That in the end, they too will see the folly, and dangers of a Trump Presidency, and soundly reject them. But, I’m not certain this will be the case. That’s why it’s more important than ever, that the Democratic Party, when the stakes are so high, set aside it’s differences, and unite with all Americans of good faith, and patriotic intent. To purge once and for all time, such divisive, and un-American demagoguery as has been presented by a Right, that has never in the history of Republican Party itself, been more wrong. For whom does the freedom bell toll? Perhaps more loudly than in more than 250 years friends, it tolls for Thee.

      1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

        Sen. Marco Rubio also had a choice, but instead of doing what he knows is right, he chose to endorse Trump for political expediency.
        Lack of principles, and political opportunism, may appeal to the most shallow members of our society. I doubt it impresses the majority of Americans.
        BTW, I liked the reference to Ernest Hemingway’s work.

        1. charleo1 June 7, 2016

          Rubio, was no surprise. As neither has been the circling of the Republican Wagons, and the falling in line of Party Leaders behind Trump. Demonstrating the Party’s willingness to toss their integrity, along with their common sense out the window, while urging their million strong minions to march lockstep with them off the proverbial cliff, taking the entire Country with them.

          1. Paul Bass June 7, 2016

            Didn’t Rubio change his religion whenever he moved? He’s on his 3rd or 4th religion?

            So, if that doesn’t show political opportunism, I don’t know what does!

          2. charleo1 June 9, 2016

            I think we can assume his religion is political opportunism.

          3. dpaano June 20, 2016

            What they are mostly afraid of is that Hillary will win and pick a few new Superior Court judges….that’s their main concern!!! If that wasn’t the case, they might be a little less in love with Trump!!! After all, he’d only be in power for 4 years at the most, but those Superior Court judges….well, that’s a whole other story! That’s their biggest fear if Trump isn’t elected! It has nothing to do with the man and more to do with the party’s plans for the future of this country…..none of which are any good for the actual American public!

          4. charleo1 June 21, 2016

            Thanks for keeping that in mind. Because with the GOP elite, their corporate funders, and the producers of this dog and pony show for President they put on every four years. It really is all about instituting a set of skewed laws, along with a tax, and deregulation agenda, that insures the wealthiest elite, and the corporate structure will permanently be put in control. It is the irony of every dark cloud holding within it a silver lining. That Trump, in his own buffoonish/boorish way, could well have done more to illustrate that, while making those same goals more unlikely to be achieved, than anything Democrats, might have said, or done in the last or next 50 years.

          5. dpaano June 21, 2016

            It’s definitely the reason why the GOP is so intent upon pushing even the WORSE candidate forward for election. They don’t care about the American people; all they care about is turning our government into an “imperial” government with one ruler….their party! They’ve already tried to accomplish this by getting several Republicans elected to governorships, etc. If they can only take over the presidency, including the Senate, Congress, and the House…..they’d be totally in charge of ruining this country! It’s too scary to even consider! We need to get ahead of this and not allow this to happen or it will be the end of the United States as we know it!

      2. jovert51325 June 7, 2016

        Here is the democrat rank and file. Vote for Trump !! Hillary should be put in jail for her crimes. Unless the democratic party starts doing what is right for America, no one in their right mind would follow you. I was president of the PTA at my daughters’ school in El Paso, TX. The principle came to me and demanded I have an interpreter for the Spanish speaking people. I immediately refused. My beliefs are short and sweet. If you want to live in America you will speak English. You will fly the America Flag – Not a foreign flag. This is not being racist.

        1. jmprint June 7, 2016

          Good picture of trump supporters. Where were you born, I’m sure it wasn’t Texas. I’m guessing Alabama.

        2. RED June 7, 2016

          Well, definitely short,not very sweet. But, of course, morons can’t grasp complexity or nuance or difficult problems with gray areas, it’s actually what makes them morons. And even more evidence of deep stupidity is being proud and outspoken about their ignorance and shameful and weak short sighted positions. The classic moron knows he is right because he is too stupid to know any other thoughts. Just for example, if you weren’t a moron, and you are, but if you weren’t you would know that each time a new immigrant group comes to the U.S. they don’t speak the language. But usually the second generation speaks both languages and by the third generation the old language is completely forgotten. This is what happens with every immigrant group. But because you’re a moron and apparently afraid words, you are too stupid to know any of this. Hey, stay stupid, they’re gonna someone to use as cannon fodder for the endless wars, you’re up!

          1. Paul Bass June 7, 2016

            Look up the Dunning-Kruger effect, is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled persons suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is.

            I.e. Stupid people think they are smart, AND lack the ability to know they are stupid. sigh, that is what we are up against!

        3. charleo1 June 7, 2016

          If we want to live in America, and who doesn’t? What we need to examine is the whys of that. The lure, and true power of America. And they have nothing to do with your opinions. In fact just the opposite. Save that in America, as in no other place in the World, you and all people within the jurisdiction of the United State, have the Right to not only have their opinions, but to express them freely, and without fear. And you know what that takes, Madam? That takes effort, and above all else, a deep seated believe in the Right of all Americans to share equally in those Rights. Including the presumption of innocence, and the guaranteed Right to due process, before declaring someone unworthy of their precious freedoms. Madam, you must understand this, or else leave yourself, and your Country open to tyranny!

        4. joeg2028 June 7, 2016

          Did the “principle” tell you that he or she is really a “principal”? I guess you don’t need an education to be president of the PTA in El Paso. And what power gave you the right to refuse the request of the principal? Your beliefs ARE racist, bubba.

          1. jovert51325 June 7, 2016

            Nothing racist here! From your comments, it is obvious you never have been in a leadership position before. What power gives me the right? – The power bestowed to the office of the president of the PTA. I am one who supports Americanism. That isn’t being racist, bubba.

          2. charleo1 June 9, 2016

            You’ll find out, if you haven’t already, the power of President of the PTA, like all power in this Country, has it’s limitations. And you’ve exceeded yours. Yes, the Spanish speakers in El Paso, have the Right to hear, to speak, to be heard, and to be understood by all members of the board in these meetings. Unlike in some places, some countries in the World, in America, one doesn’t get to interject their personal politics, inherent prejudices, or biases, in what is a forum implemented with the sole purpose to serve in the best interests of all students, and parents in that school. That is your function, and your job as President of the PTA, to make sure that happens. And “Americanism,” whatever you think that is, has nothing to do with it.

          3. dpaano June 20, 2016

            Yeah, it kinda is!!! Being an American doesn’t mean that you turn your back on people who come to this country, whether they be Latinos, French, Muslim, or whatever! Everyone has a right to live in this country and do their best, and if they need a translator….they you damned well need to get one! I’d really hate to see how you’d fare in France!!!

          4. jovert51325 June 21, 2016

            I have been to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico. All are great countries. By the way, what planet did you say you were from? The sound of your attitude sounds like that of a Democrat. I am sorry you caught that nasty disease. Hoppe you get well soon. God Bless!

          5. dpaano June 20, 2016

            Typical backwoods Texan!!!

        5. Bill P June 9, 2016

          So on St Patrick’s Day no Irish flags should be flown or no Italian flags on Columbus day? By the way your school “principal” not “principle” came to you.

        6. dpaano June 23, 2016

          Seriously??? How old are you?

    4. The lucky one June 7, 2016

      Amen. ” Shame on those who support this poor specimen of a human being.” I’ve wondered how people can support many different candidates over the years but Trump is the first in many years, since Wallace probably, where I just want to say WTF is wrong with you when someone voices support for that racist buffoon.

      1. Paul Bass June 7, 2016

        Quick, look out the window, I think pigs are flying! 😉

    5. FireBaron June 7, 2016

      They may have condemned the comments, but they still have not had the courage to withdraw their support.

      1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

        I suspect that some of them are disgusted by what they hear, but in the end, they will all do whatever it takes for the GOP to get the White House back, and position themselves for 2020.

    6. sharon1026 June 7, 2016

      You do know that in the end, all of them will still vote for him, don’t you?

    7. RED June 7, 2016

      Dominick, you give them too much credit. McConnell did not condemn anything, he said he did agree with statements. And old Newt said Trump made a mistake. I don’t recall Newt’s entire statement but generally you know Cons are not ever going to do the decent and moral thing, it’s just impossible. If they could do decent and moral things they would not be Cons.

      1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

        You are probably right. I just heard on NPR that Sen. John McCain supports Trump. I, naively, believed that old conservatives such as McCain would be so disgusted by what they hear from Trump that they would not endorse his candidacy. I was wrong. It is becoming readily apparent that they are all going to fall in line, and support a man that is the anti-thesis of conservatism, a man without an ounce of morality, and a man so consumed by hatred and with such an ego, that he is willing to make the most anti-American statements ever made, knowing that his flock will follow him no matter how disgusting his rhetoric may be.
        What worries the most about the unification of the Republican party, is the fact that we are so divided that we may hand the presidency to the most unfit presidential candidate in history.

        1. RED June 7, 2016

          I’m fairly youngert I my perspective is probably different but to me there is no such thing as good conservatism. It has been both a philosophy and a party built on racism, greed, theft from working people, and vile lies.

          1. Dominick Vila June 7, 2016

            Some close members of my family, and two of my best friends, are conservative Republicans. They are neither racists nor greedy.
            Old fashioned conservatives fought for things they believed in, for things that were important to them and consistent with their values. Examples include low taxes to incentivize investment, build new industries, and create jobs. They opposed issues such as abortion, and gay marriage. Most of them preferred to curtail social programs, rather than raise taxes. I disagree with that agenda, but I respect the right of people to consider and pursue what they believe is in the best interest of the country. What is happening now has nothing to do with conservatism. The comment that Trump made about Judge Curiel has absolutely nothing to do with fiscal or social conservatism. It is pure, unadulterated, racism. That’s what is so troubling, and that is what makes the comments made by prominent Republicans such as Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and John McCain, among others, sound so disturbing. How can people of conscience support a racist because his political platform is consistent with theirs? What happened to the values these people are supposed to embrace, and what our Constitution means to most of us?
            BTW, I am not suggesting that there are no racists in the GOP. There are clearly many, but I don’t think most of them are.

          2. RED June 8, 2016

            I understand your desire to defend people you know, heck I’m from Birmingham, Alabama, so nearlym y entire family has the Con sickness, it’s all around me. But first of all, if these people are decent and moral, well they aren’t Conservatives. Also, pointing out a few people who may have a redeeming quality or two doesn’t changet he facts .I’m sure there were Nazis who rescued babies and gave homes to stray dogs. Still Nazis. So you can continue to pretend that the Republican/Con party is what you fantasize it to be or you can admit to truth of what it actually is, a disgusting racist organization filled with ignorant morons. Btw, do some realistic research and you will find that the “small government” and every other conservative principle was based in racism and simply new ways to continuet heir racism when they were prevented from outright calling people names.

          3. Dominick Vila June 8, 2016

            I am well aware of what you are saying. My point refers to our tendency to generalize things. Not all Republicans are bigots, although it is becoming readily apparent that some are willing to prostitute themselves for personal gain. The latter refers to Rep. Ryan’s, Sen. Rubio’s, and all of those who decided to either minimize or ignore the racist comments made by Donald Trump, purportedly to unite the party. My question to them is: unite what? Bigotry?

        2. dpaano June 20, 2016

          The worse part is that the poorest of the American people are supporting this man……someone who doesn’t give a damned about the poor in this country and only cares about himself and what he’s done and how much he’s supposedly made by fleecing the rest of us! Some people are so blind to the facts……this man is not out to help them….he’s out to take away their social security, their welfare (for those seniors and disabled that really need it), and tax us into oblivion all for the sake of his wealthy buddies! Maybe someday their eyes will be opened to his hypocrisy….we can only hope!

          1. Dominick Vila June 20, 2016

            Most of the blue collar workers that support Trump do it because they believe that he is, somehow, going to bring assembly line work back to the USA. These are the same people who voted for Romney, the man who bought DELCO, shut it down, laid off its workers, and moved the company to China under a different name. The same goes for Trump, a man with large investments worldwide, including hotel complexes and golf courses in many countries, including Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the Islamic world.
            Their decision is influenced by ignorance, and the failure of Democratic strategists and candidates to demonstrate the duplicity of people like Trump and Romney in ways that are easily understood.
            A facet of this issue that is seldom broached involves fact that most “American” corporations are actually multi-nationals, that are not loyal to any country or population.

        3. jovert51325 June 21, 2016

          Your right – can’t let Hillary have it.

      2. dpaano June 20, 2016

        They don’t care about the country, they only care about the party. Even if what they are doing hurts the American people, they don’t care! This is NOT what we need in this country……

  2. I of John June 7, 2016

    When Trump first starting saying outrageous things during the primary it felt like some kind of odd farce. No one could say and believe such nonsense! Now it’s graduated beyond farce to just plain scary, and not the kind we can switch on a light to dispel. We have to fight this back and drive it out.

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    1. RED June 7, 2016

      It’s simply shone a light on what has always been true in this country. And that’s one, racism is alive and well and is practiced all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, where I live to the leaders of the Republican (Con) Party. This is what the media will highlight, and should. But it also shows us how the wealthy believe that their wealth makes them always correct and how many morons in this country actually believe such ignorance. And it doesn’t matter how the wealth was gained, as in the case of Trump. Taking 200 million dollars and turning it in to Trumps net worth (which I actually think is probably only 250 million) is something anyone could do, or at least anyone with a basic understanding of money and finance. It’s certainly no sign of genius. Trump does have talent though, only that talent is being a con artist and fraudster, taking advantage of the most ignorant classes of our country, also known as Cons/Repukes.

      1. I of John June 7, 2016

        bullseye.

      2. latebloomingrandma June 7, 2016

        I also helps when you have no shame and no conscience.

  3. bobnstuff June 7, 2016

    What is the party going to do next month at the convention? We can be sure Trump will continue to be himself and say crazy things. How are they going to handle it? By wholehearted embracing of Trump they are sinking many of their own boats. There are still places that racists can be elected but not many. The best thing that could happen is that Trump gets thrown in jail for fraud, they can only hope.

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  4. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

    Minorities have been fighting for years to help ensure that juries include members of their “own minority” to make sure that bias is eliminated. So now Trump is concerned that this judge may have some bias towards those suing him. What’s the difference? This is all hogwash from the left. If the judge was as honorable as the left claims, then he should remove himself from the case. If he doesn’t and he rules against Trump, it will provide grounds for appeal; if he rules for Trump, then others will claim he did so to show he wasn’t biased. It’s like you writing a performance review for your relatives or friends.

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    1. charleo1 June 7, 2016

      Perhaps you should allow those who understand the law explain how it works. Juries are chosen by the prosecution, and defense to represent to the extent as possible, the peers of the defendant. Judges are presumed to be unbiased, until or unless, either the prosecution, or defense can show a clear conflict of interest. The premise that I hate Mexicans, the Judge is of Mexican decent, and therefore is biased against me, has not ever been recognized as a case for recusal.

      1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

        Oh I understand the judicial process just fine. There is nothing in my original comment that is not correct.
        Yes, judges are presumed to be unbiased, but whenever there’s a chance that there may be a conflict of interest, most judges will do one of two things: they will withdraw or they will issue a statement indicating why they can still be involved and not let themselves be influenced by the questioned factors. This judge, assuming he plans on staying, should have issued a statement. The fact that he has not tells much.

        1. charleo1 June 7, 2016

          That’s not correct. Judges may issue such statements defending their continued presiding over a case in question where a conflict of interest charge has been formally submitted. In Trump’s case, it has not. We try cases in the courtroom in this Country, not in the public arena. Where Mr. Trump here. is foolishly attempting to be his own lawyer. You know, like they do it on reality television?

          1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

            You are correct that there has not been a formal claim of bias by Trump’s lawyers. But now that it’s been revealed that the judge, last summer, signed a petition against Trump because of his accurate description of the criminals sneaking into the US, it’s just a matter of days before this judge puts his tail between his legs and makes the statement that I said that he should. It seems every time the media tries to get Trump, they end up making him look better and better.

          2. charleo1 June 7, 2016

            There is an old saying in the legal profession that says, if the facts are against you, use the law. If the law is against you, use the facts.
            If the facts, and the law is against you, put someone else on trial. And that is clearly what Trump is attempting to do. Put the media on trial, put the judge, or the Mexican minority itself on trial. And it will not work.

          3. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

            I guess you have not heard that the judge has been identified as belonging to La Raza and several other Mexican legal groups that support illegal immigration. They have filed motions against Trump in the past. This would mean that the judge has shown bias against Trump. Trump’s legal team will contact the judge and give him a few days to remove himself. If the judge doesn’t, then Trump’s team will file paperwork to have the judge removed because of prejudice. I understand the law as well as you (if not better). This judge is not neutral and Trump knew this. He set the stage for slamming the media who thought they had something on him and once again all they did was make Trump seem smarter and better than them.

          4. charleo1 June 7, 2016

            Belonging to La Raza a well respected Latino advocacy group who’s members include some of the most successful professional people in both the public, and private sector, Republicans, and Democrats. is not grounds for a judicial recusal. Yes, even when the defendant is a raging bigot like Trump. I predict you’re going to be very surprised at the goings on over the next week or two, concerning the GOP, and Trump’s pathetic con game, to become the next President.

          5. InformedVoter June 8, 2016

            The judge has gone on record as to opposing Trump’s proven correct comments about Latinos committing more crime than the general population. That fact alone will cause the judge to recuse himself. Trump’s folks will approach the judge and give him the opportunity to fess up and withdraw. Otherwise they will begin running TV ads that will show the judge had prejudice and bias towards Trump. If the judge waits until that occurs, his judicial career will be over. He’ll never been seen as an impartial judge. Look for the judge to say “I don’t want any chance that the public perceive that judges are not neutral, so I respectfully am withdrawing myself”.
            Nothing negative will happen to Trump, in fact, his popularity numbers just move up a few more points! Of course, that could be the result of Hillary feebly trying to attack Trump.

          6. charleo1 June 9, 2016

            Are we to assume then, that Judges are to have no opinions? Or, when a politician is involved in a lawsuit, the Judge presiding over the case, if he has political opinions, they must align with the defendant’s, or else some bias is presumed? I keep telling you, the system doesn’t work that way. Plus it makes no sense. And if it doesn’t make sense, like, “the judge’s career will be over,” it isn’t true. Didn’t you ever hear that? If you listened, used your common sense, and investigated more often, you might learn something you didn’t previously know. Or learn what you thought you knew, isn’t the case at all.

          7. dpaano June 20, 2016

            Please give it up….we’re tired of hearing you rant about the judge “belonging to La Raza and several other Mexican legal groups”…..so what? First of all, you’re wrong and you’ve been proven wrong several times here but you don’t seem to understand the difference between La Raza and the La Raza Lawyer’s Association. You don’t need to keep repeating the same mantra over and over again thinking that the more you say it, the more we’ll believe it. It ain’t true, so get over it and find something else to rant about!!!

          8. InformedVoter June 21, 2016

            Try googling “judge belongs to la raza group that calls for boycott of all Trump properties”. You claim I have been wrong on past comments – not true. In fact the opposite is true. Your past comments have been shredded and you keep trying to claim victory. Pathetically low information is a good description for you. I bet you think that the video caused the Benghazi attack.

          9. dpaano June 21, 2016

            Boy, trying to explain the REAL facts to you is like pulling teeth from an elephant! You insist that you’re right and everyone else is wrong (sounds like Trump). Give it a rest. As for my being “low information,” you have NO idea who you’re talking to. And, by the way, it already has been proven that the video DID basically start the Benghazi attack; however, Taliban living in Benghazi took the gathering and used it as an excuse to cause the further attach on the Embassy. So, you, sir, are not entirely correct. Enough said!

          10. InformedVoter June 21, 2016

            NO, IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN THAT THE VIDEO DID START the attack! Obama and Hillary both clearly state that the video had NOTHING to do with the attack! Do you realize how dumb and low information you make yourself look when you make that claim? The attack was long in the planning stage, started long before the video was released.
            I know exactly who I’m talking to. You had a short enlisted military career, followed by a lengthy reserve career that was a result of affirmative action, or else you’d never been accepted. Your “law enforcement” career, as a mall cop followed.
            How could you even think the video was the cause? One discredited claim by an alleged leader is what you’re basing your claim on? Dumb! Hillary now openly admits the video was not involved – even as a slight cause. Pathetically low information!

          11. dpaano June 21, 2016

            First of all, no it wasn’t positively proven; however, several witnesses stated that it began with a protest against the video. The LA Times stated: “Witnesses said members of the group that raided the U.S. mission specifically mentioned the video, which denigrated the prophet Muhammad.” The Associated Press reported: “There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound.” The New York Times reported the month after the attack: “To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck the U.S. Mission without any warning or protest, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotionally of their anger at the video without mentioning Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terrorist strikes of 11 years ago.”
            This doesn’t mean that the video served as the ONLY reason for the attack. There is some evidence to suggest that perhaps the attack also served as retaliation for the death of Libyan militant and Al-Qaeda associate Abu Yahya al-Libi, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike 3 months earlier. But the claims that the attack had nothing whatsoever to do with the video do not comport with the evidence.
            Secondly, the attack was NOT pre-planned. It was haphazard, poorly planned, and badly executed. A reporter from Foreign Policy, who arrived in Benghazi on 9/13 and spoke with locals, surveyed the facility, and made that conclusion. The Washington Post quoted an intelligence source saying, “There isn’t any intelligence that the attackers pre-planned their assault days or weeks in advance,” adding “The bulk of available information supports the early assessment that the attackers launched their assault opportunistically after they learned about the violence at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.” Incidentally, how could it have been pre-planned when Ambassador Christopher Smith did not even have concrete plans to visit Benghazi until a few days before!
            As for my military career, I spent over 25 years in the military and it had NOTHING to do with “affirmative action.” I’m not even sure what you mean by that!! Both my parents were in the military; my mother’s family have been in the military since the Civil War! I joined the Women’s Army Corps right out of high school…..affirmative action had nothing to do with it! Secondly, I was never a “mall cop.” I worked for the LAPD in the Harbor Division in San Pedro for 3 years. As for your many comments about my being a lawyer….you seem to have a feather up your ass about this….not sure what exactly your problem is, but you need to get over it!

          12. InformedVoter June 22, 2016

            Once more you demonstrate your ignorance of the facts. The articles you quote were written a couple of days after the attack. At that point, the stooge Susan Harris and others were claiming it was because of the video. All their statements were subsequently debunked.
            Yes, the attack was premeditated, the request for added security was made multiple times and turned down by Clinton’s office every time. It was feared that an attack was being planned. To even suggest that the video was part of the cause shows you are one of the low information crowd that the left just love.

          13. dpaano June 22, 2016

            And, once more, YOU demonstrate ignorance. I will no longer comment on your posts because it’s useless. You’ve been totally brainwashed by the RW, and nothing anyone tells you and NO facts provided is going to change your mind.

          14. jovert51325 June 22, 2016

            Then why is it that the information the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, the CIA and FBI disagree with the trash you are trying to make someone to believe? Even Judicial Watch has documentation proving there were no Video and the reason a Video was brought up was to cover their sloppy inactions which led to Americans being murdered. And then, told lies to the families of those murdered. They told the families the Factious Video was the cause of the attack. There was No Video. You and Thousand more have been bombarded with placebos to cover their rear-end. Hillary, as Secretary of State caused more damage, hurt and confusion than anyone who has held that position. If I was her boss, she would have been fired years ago. I you look at her past records as well as her past performance you cannot deny that she does NOT have the potential to be President. Don’t you hear the comments from our military leaders that they do not support her at all. President Obama and Hillary are attempting at this very moment to dictate the Voting Operation to not allow absentee ballots from military personnel. They did it during the last election. How about all the Dead People that the voting agencies found that Voted in the last election? They even found Dead People voting in the last primaries. It sound like you may have been a lawyer. Then, you must have had to take a couple courses in Ethics. Now, does this sound just a little suspicious: You have an individual who is known to be worthless and not able to hold a position of trust with the United States Government. She compromised U.S. intelligence by setting up and using a private server in her home and other areas. Not only that, Her system was hacked. She had Top Secret Classified Information stored on it. The investigators found a message which had the whereabouts of the ambassador with the date, time, on the date the ambassador was murdered. This has been investigated by Congress, CIA, and FBI and other agencies to include Judicial Watch. All this has been documented and proven to be true. Her we have an individual who is under investigation by the FBI for her involvement in criminal activies. The DNC appoints this individual as a presedential nominee. (Very Stupid, unconstitutional and UnEthical move on their part.) Now, just the fact that she is under investigation for criminal activities disqualifies he from running for president. She is quilty. She will go to jail!
            Her conduct is unbecoming as a trusted representative to serve as the President of the United States of America. What gets me is that millions know this and they see the DNC, this Administration set back and protect her and supports her doing more of the same. There is something very, very wrong with this picture. If she is not indicted, our government may as well close the doors and go home. America cannot accept this type of mismanagement and unlawful behavior.,

          15. dpaano June 23, 2016

            First of all, where you got the information that “dead people” voted is invalid. There has been very little fraud in voting in recent years and that has been proven. Secondly, US officials advised NBC News that there is NO evidence of penetration of the servers by hackers, although there IS evidence of phishing (which we all get) attempts. The government has found NO evidence that her private server was EVER hacked. So, you continue to believe every conspiracy theory that you’re told without doing any actual research, right? Thirdly, Clinton is NOT under investigation for criminal activities and there is no evidence that she committed any crime.
            I’m not sure why you still believe everything that the GOP tells you…..do you realize that 59% of Trumps claims have been determined to be false or “pants on fire false” vs. 12% for Clinton? Why do people continue to believe his BS is beyond me! Apparently, they WANT to believe everything he says, and they don’t want to do their homework to find out that he’s absolutely wrong about many of the things he’s saying about Clinton. Do your homework and quit acting like a brainwashed idiot!!!

        2. RED June 7, 2016

          Moron!! There isn’t a chance the judge is biased just because Trump and other idiots are racists!! Oh and btw maybe all judges are a biased against scumbag fraudulent criminals? But of course, you haven’t once spoken up for the millions of people thrown in American gulags each year, have you moron? Nope, ’cause morons will be morons!

          1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

            Typical name calling by left low information idiots. Now that it’s been made public that the judge signed a petition last summer to attack Trump, it’s should be a matter of days for the judge to remove himself. Now who’s the idiot?

          2. RED June 8, 2016

            Hilarious sad! It’s fascinatingt o watchh ow even when you spell out exactly what an ignorantC on will do, they will still do the exacts ame thing!! It’s like a stupidity instinct that they can’t resist. I guess it’s because when you’re amazingly stupid you can’t help it.

          3. InformedVoter June 8, 2016

            You start off calling me a moron and when I call you out on name calling you are stupid enough to try and claim I started the name calling. Pathetic is what you are. You are so stupid you can’t type words correctly and you are obviously too dumb to know about a spellchecker. But that’s typical low information crowd. You failed to obtain your GED and are collecting a handout from the government and you can’t stand the thought that you might have to actually work to survive. Brain dead you are!

        3. jmprint June 7, 2016

          Just the fact that he extended the trial date to November 28 after the election is enough to prove he is being nice, too nice to Trump

        4. jmprint June 7, 2016

          Are you more understanding of the law then Trump’s lawyers? They have not issued the statement needed for the judge to recuse himself.

          1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

            Yes, you are correct that Trump’s lawyers have not requested the judge remove himself — so far. Now that it’s been revealed that this judge signed a petition to take action against Trump last year, the judge may be forced to remove himself. FYI, the judge responded to Trump’s statement last summer about the criminals coming into the US from Mexico. A claim that has been proven to be correct. Seems that once again, when the media thinks they have got something negative about Trump, it turns out to be a plus for Trump.

    2. Bill P June 7, 2016

      The judge is of Mexican “descent” born in the US. Would you ask a judge of “Irish, Italian or any other ethnic group” to recuse themselves because the case had similar connection like Trump’s case?

      1. charleo1 June 7, 2016

        If I had conned thousands out of millions, I would want someone as ethically close as possible to rule on my case. Like my Mother maybe?

      2. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

        If it could be shown that the judge was not neutral, then they answer has to be “yes”. Now that it has been revealed that the judge is a member of La Raza and several other Mexican legal groups that support illegal immigration and have filed motions against Trump in the past, it would seem that this judge is biased. Trump’s legal team will contact the judge and give him a couple of days to remove himself or they’ll file paperwork to have him removed because of prejudice. The, once again thinking they have something on Trump only end up making him look smarter and better.

        1. Bill P June 9, 2016

          You need to do better research. There is the National Council of La Raza – a radical left-wing and pro-illegal-immigration group that has gained significant notoriety in the news over the years as a group that is both anti-American and open to fomenting violent pro-immigration protests. Then there is La Raza Lawyers of California – the Latino Bar Association of California. They have absolutely no affiliation with National Council of La Raza. So your assertion of Judge Curiel is biased because of an affiliation with a Latino Organization is baseless. As for Trump his so-called University is nothing more than a late night TV infomercial.

          1. InformedVoter June 10, 2016

            Perhaps you should follow your own advice about doing research. The judge belongs to several groups that are normal in nature. However, he also belongs to several advocacy groups pushing for illegal immigrants to come to the US. Last summer, the judge and several of these groups made public statements about Trump’s comments about illegals committing crimes. That should be enough to recuse the judge from hearing any case involving Trump. But wait, there’s more! A female Iranian immigration judge, met with some Iranian advisers. She did not receive any money or make any comments that would indicate she would be influenced by these advisers. The DOJ contacted her and told her should would no longer be able to hear any immigration case involving Iranians because it would be considered a conflict of interest. She was not even given the chance to recuse herself on a case by case basis. She was removed from ALL cases involving Iranians! When did this occur? Well it was way back in 2015! It was Obama’s own DOJ who clamped down on the immigration judge. So how is this not the same as Trump claiming that the judge who is hearing his case, who is on record condemning what Trump has said, not in violation of conflict of interest? Look for the judge, when the press has buried the story, to quietly remove himself.

          2. Bill P June 11, 2016

            You stated that Judge Curiel belonged to La Raza an organization looking for progressive immigration reform. He does not belong to that group. He does belong to La Raza Lawyers of California that has no connection to the other group. You make claims that you are not backing up with any provable facts name the organizations that you state he belongs to that are pushing for “illegal immigrants to come to the US”. You had done this same bs in the past. Prove your claims with hard facts!
            As for the Iranian Judge the DOJ did what it felt correct.

          3. InformedVoter June 13, 2016

            You’re so full of crap! I’ve ALWAYS backed up my claims. You’re just a sore loser because I continually destroy you and your low information left posters. Last summer when Trump made his now proven to be true statement about illegals committing more crimes than the general public, this judge made public statements defending Latinos. Those comments alone would be enough to have him removed.
            Prove that the judge did not make the comments.

          4. Bill P June 14, 2016

            You really are delusional. You always pull a Houdini and disappear when faced with provable facts, unlike your false assertions. You still haven’t named the groups that you stated “The judge belongs to several groups that are normal in nature. However, he also belongs to several advocacy groups pushing for illegal immigrants to come to the US. Last summer, the judge and several of these groups made public statements about Trump’s comments about illegals committing crimes.” Where is the proof? You can’t name the several groups or the bs fact about illegal immigrants committing more crimes than the general public.
            Listen dummy you made the claim, you need to provide the proof not me. Back up your claims with provable facts.

          5. InformedVoter June 15, 2016

            These links took less than two minutes to locate. There are over 2 dozen more links that shred you pathetic post.
            In fact, there were several more that showed up today as Trump redoubled his comments about this racist judge.

            http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/07/report-trump-university-judge-linked-group-calls-boycott-trumps-businesses/

            http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/la-raza-judge-curiels-bar-association-calls-boycott-trump-properties-golf-courses/

            http://spectator.org/trump-judge-belongs-to-group-that-called-for-trump-business-boycott/

            http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/trump-u-judges-group-boycotting-trump/#

            One recent post actually listed all the known groups this radical judge belongs to and how they have shown the judge to be biased against Trump. If this goofball judge doesn’t remove himself and soon, his judicial career will be over.

          6. Bill P June 16, 2016

            This your claim “The judge belongs to several groups that are normal in nature. However, he also belongs to several advocacy groups pushing for illegal immigrants to come to the US. Last summer, the judge and several of these groups made public statements about Trump’s comments about illegals committing crimes.”.

            From the Breitbart article “Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a fraud case against Trump University, is ‘reportedly’ a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.” The article has no quote from the Judge. He is not a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

            Gateway Pundit article reports “Judge Gonzalo Curiel even awarded scholarships to illegal immigrants in San Diego in 2014.”. The article never offered any facts to back up this claim. The article also makes the incorrect claim that Judge Curiel was a member of Hispanic National Bar Association. Again there is no quote from the Judge in this article.

            Spectator article makes the same inaccurate claim about Judge Curiel being a member of Hispanic National Bar Association. Again there is no quote from the Judge in this article.

            WND link didn’t work – the page couldn’t be displayed.

            All these articles are from very right wing organizations and have provided inaccurate and/or biased articles in the past. Show some media outlets like the NY Times, Washington Post, even the NY Post or NY Daily News.

            Here are some links for you to look at:

            http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/politics/judge-gonzalo-curiel-donald-trump-university/

            http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/us/politics/donald-trump-university-judge-gonzalo-curiel.html?_r=0

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/06/07/sorry-donald-trump-the-mexican-judge-was-just-following-the-law/

            http://time.com/4359303/arnold-schwarzenegger-donald-trump-judge-gonzalo-curiel/

            http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2016/06/articles/attorney/consumer-protection/curiel-trump/

            As for his judicial career being over, that’s a huge joke just like your comments.

          7. InformedVoter June 17, 2016

            Golly gee, what a surprise here. I provided (as I ALWAYS DO) PROOF by listing several ACCURATE and VERIFIED links. And what is your response? You pull a Hillary “it’s a vast right wing conspiracy”. These links, and there are well over 50, PROVE the judge has prior prejudice when it comes to Trump. The judge is wasting taxpayer money by even staying with the case. Dominick replied to me that “all the judge’s rulings so far have been in Trump’s favor”. Well, if you were the one suing Trump wouldn’t you be concerned that he’s ruling in Trump’s favor so he can’t be accused of being biased?

            You made claims about the links, yet you provided NO grounds to support the claims. You have not proven their articles to be biased or inaccurate. The media continually distorts the truth to prove their points. You don’t seem to have a problem with the proven left bias of the media to provide false job numbers, etc.
            You are guilty of what you falsely accused me of doing.

          8. Bill P June 20, 2016

            I know you are delusional but you provided 4 links and not one of them do anything more than try to link Judge Curiel to the Hispanic National Bar Association. Your links don’t “quote” the judge saying anything though you claim “this judge made public statements defending Latinos.” Defending Latinos against what?

            Your links are not an accredited news media outlets but just right wing outlets that distort things or outright fabricate. Breitbart edited a video about a Dept. Of Agriculture employee that distorted her meeting Shirley Sherrod. Here’s 2 links about this totally distorted article created on Breitbart.com

            http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/shirley_sherrod_andrew_breitba.html

            http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/9/23/1424096/-Settlement-reached-over-racist-attack-from-Breitbart-on-Shirley-Sherrod

            You “still” haven’t produced one comment made by this judge that would show your alleged bias. I copied and pasted excerpts from your links in which the best they could was claim some “possible” link to the Hispanic National Bar Association” . Nothing more, no quotes or direct assertions about the judge. Read your own links, they state nothing that would rule out the judge. I guess to a right wing troll like yourself, CNN, Time and Litigation & Trial are left wing, hardly. Any major news media outlet is considered liberal by you.

          9. InformedVoter June 21, 2016

            Once again you show your ignorance. “Defend against what”? The group was defending Latinos against what Trump said about illegals committing more crime – which was proven to be correct withing 24 hours of when Trump made his statement. Try googling “judge belongs to la raza group that calls for boycott of all Trump properties”. The judge belongs to this group and was speaking on their behalf.
            CNN, Time are left-biased sources, ALL media, except for radio are left controlled and left-biased. You don’t see it because you just lap up their distortions.

          10. Bill P June 21, 2016

            Listen misinformed you made a claim that Judge Curiel “Last summer, the judge and several of these groups made public statements about Trump’s comments about illegals committing crimes.” Where is your proof of this, in all of your right wing links you have produced any quotes alleged to have been stated by the judge. Here is a quote from an article titled “Founder of Judge Curiel’s La Raza Group: Whites Go Back to Europe, CA to Be ‘Hispanic State’ ”

            Breitbart parsed portions of a 2010 Snopes report on La Raza Lawyer’s Association’s founder, Mario Obledo:
            The lawyers’ association to which Judge Gonzalo Curiel belongs was co-founded by a man who publicly bragged about Hispanics taking over California and all of the state’s governmental institutions–and insisted that whites should go back to Europe.

            The Snopes report from 2010 states:
            Mario Obledo was a co-founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and the La Raza Lawyers of California bar association, and he formerly served as California’s Secretary of Health and Welfare. We don’t know exactly when and where he first made his controversial statement about California’s becoming a “Hispanic state,” but he has confirmed he said it at least twice: during an appearance on Ray Briem’s talk radio show in May or June of 1998, and again on Tom Leykis’ talk radio show:

            Judge Curiel didn’t make the comment you are trying to pin on him Mario Obledo did. The group Judge Curiel belongs to is La Raza Lawyers of California – the Latino Bar Association of California.
            If you think CNN & Time are left biased media organizations then you are just too much of a biased right wing troll who believes WND and Breitbart are fairer organizations. Keep your head stuck in the ground you would believe an extremely biased organization than something like Time.

          11. dpaano June 20, 2016

            Not sure what you mean by “now proven to be true.” I haven’t seen ANYTHING that says his comments are true. As for proof….YOU prove that the judge did not make the comments….you said it, you need to back it up!

    3. RED June 7, 2016

      Wow!! You’re apparently that special kind of moron! The kind of moron that is deeply steeped and brewed in ignorant stupidity that daylight and facts have become unrecognizable to you. And don’t bother proclaiming the “you have no facts and just insult because I can’t debate,” the favored tactic and response of the Con morons. Because just like I don’t don’t debate physics with my dog, it is pointless to debate reality, facts, decency or morality with beings who lack any of those traits or abilities.

      1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

        You use the typical left approach and begin calling names. You low information idiots do this because you don’t have the facts to present a coherent case. As I’ve pointed out to several of your low information idiots, it has now been revealed that this judge belongs to several groups who support illegal immigration and have filed motions against Trump in the past. This shows the judge to be biased. Trump’s team will contact the judge and give him a couple of days to remove himself. If he fails to do so, they will file the paperwork to have him removed. This will make him look pretty stupid, sort of like you and your dumb comments.

    4. A. D. Reed June 7, 2016

      Why should a judge recuse himself from a case in which the defendant claims with no evidence whatsoever that the judge cannot be fair becau the defendant hates the place the judge’s parents came from? Trump is incapable of viewing anything and anybody through any perspective other than an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, or physical appearance; that doesn’t mean the rest of us cannot do so.
      A judge does his or her job by following the facts of the case as presented by the two sides’ lawyers and by following the law in his rulings, and by instructing the jury to follow the laws and rules governing findings. Trump’s assumption that a judge of Hispanic heritage is incapable of doing that job BECAUSE OF HIS HISPANIC HERITAGE is the definition of racial/ethnic bias. This revolting behavior is even more egregious given that Trump insists that the reason the Hispanic judge cannot be unbiased is because Trump himself hates Mexicans and promises to build a wall to keep them out of the U.S.A.
      How he plans to build a wall around Indiana, where Judge Curiel was born and grew up, he hasn’t yet explained.

      1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

        You typed a whole lot of nonsense. Now that it has been revealed that the judge belongs to La Raza and 4 other major Mexican legal groups that support illegal immigration and that they have filed petitions against Trump (most recent last summer), it is obvious that the neutral judge is biased. Trump’s legal team will contact the judge and give him the opportunity to withdraw or else they’ll file the paperwork to have him removed because of prejudice.
        With his tail between his legs, the judge will have to remove himself. Once again, Trump has made statements that have been proven to be true. When will the media, extremely liberal biased, learn that whenever they think they have something on Trump, that it backfires and makes Trump look better and better.

        1. A. D. Reed June 7, 2016

          You obviously don’t know the difference between “National Council of La Raza,” a national left-wing political advocacy group, and “La Raza Lawyers of California,” a bar association for hispanic lawyers in California. The California lawyers association Judge Curiel belongs to has filed nothing against Trump or anyone else; it’s a membership group for lawyers, like the ABA. Nor will Trump’s legal team contact the judge and give him the opportunity to withdraw or file paperwork to have him removed. They have had months to do so, and haven’t, because they know he’s unbiased. Nor as a single statement that Trump made been “proven true”: in fact, according to FactCheck.org, 75% of all his statements during the campaign have been proven false.

          It’s not worth my time to try to educate someone so ignorant and who clearly gets his information from Stormfront or other white-supremacy groups.

          1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

            Factcheck? Ha, ha, ha. No wonder you’re such a low information person. Factcheck is only accurate about 55% of the time and when they’re wrong, it’s always in favor of the left. Try looking at other sources of information. Curiel’s groups have represented legal action against Trump. They made a $660,000 donation to Hillary. Bye, bye Cruriel!

          2. jovert51325 June 21, 2016

            Sounds like a awful waste of money. It would have better Spent if the money was donated for a more worthy cause like “Childrens Hospital” or somewhere to help others. Not, to destroy America.

        2. dpaano June 20, 2016

          He doesn’t belong to La Raza…..he belongs to La Raza Lawyers of California, which is an ENTIRELY different organization. Boy, you are so disillusioned and believe every conspiracy theory that the GOP puts out there!! Do your homework and fact check for a change!!

    5. Insinnergy June 7, 2016

      You poor persecuted white person.
      How do you make it through the day.

  5. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

    Hillary is under attack from multiple sides and the ones who are supposed to prosecute her are her own party’s AG, etc. Why is this not the same as Trump’s claim that he can’t get a fair trial?

    Reply
    1. FireBaron June 7, 2016

      OH, I dunno. Maybe because even though she, like every other Presidential hopeful, is slightly narcissistic, she doesn’t believe the sun should rise and set on her, and be a beacon to her every action, as does a misogynist, racist, read-headed draft-dodger.

    2. Insinnergy June 7, 2016

      Hillary!
      Hillary!
      Quick… look over there! Hillary!
      Hillary!
      Hillary!

      Do you ever think about anything else?
      Is there no Trump-is-a-crook/racist story where you won’t try to bring Hillary up?

      I’m beginning to think the best-case rationale for your existence is as a paid Astroturfer….. Although its actually looking more like its some weird sexual fetish based around Hillary and her supposed malfeasance to do with… wait for it… email.

      1. InformedVoter June 7, 2016

        What a great post. I’ve destroyed your low information logic and posts in several past forums so all you can do is whimper something about race. This is what low information bigots like you do. You lose because you don’t know or understand the facts. You immediately start name calling, not realizing that it makes you look dumber and dumber.
        How do you know I’m not a minority? Just because I make posts that have tremendous impact and value that makes you look inferior you automatically assumed I had to be white. That is very racist of you. You are stating that only white people can make good posts. RACIST YOU!

      2. jovert51325 June 21, 2016

        Trump explains his comments – Hillary doesn’t. She should already be in jail. All I hear is a description of her past performance which really sucks. If I was her boss – she would have been fired years ago.

    3. jovert51325 June 21, 2016

      Could it be that she is guilty as charged. Could it be that her party is covering for her, lying for her, supports her criminal acts?

      1. dpaano June 21, 2016

        You mean much like Trump’s group of idiots who seem to support him despite his criminal acts? Hypocritical, aren’t you? Hillary has not been charged with anything and it’s highly unlikely that she will be, but you can believe all the conspiracy comments that the GOP feeds to you.

      2. InformedVoter June 22, 2016

        Oh, Hillary’s guilty but unless Trump gets elected, there’s <1% chance she'll get charged by the biased AG. As for dpaano's comments (below), what criminal acts is she talking about? Notice how the left tries to make bankruptcy illegal. That's because they're low information and prove it every time they have the chance.

  6. latebloomingrandma June 7, 2016

    The United States has a history of going around the world and ridding counties of despots and causing more havoc. Now we are about to elect a despot of our own. Who, then, will rid us of this one, if not own people?

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  7. RED June 7, 2016

    Republican leaders stand up? Stand up for decency and morality? Are you frigging kidding me?? If a person has decency or morality then they aren’t frigging ignorant Cons, infected with the Con sickness.

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  8. game50 June 7, 2016

    This is America…to hell with the PC BS…if you can’t handle other people point of view . then Please go get some PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL HELP.

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    1. Insinnergy June 7, 2016

      Nice try, troll.

  9. paulyz June 7, 2016

    Libs throw out the stale “racism” word excessively, rendering it meaningless. This Judge is obviously biased, a Clinton supporter, & member of the racist LaRaza. Trump wanted this judge to recluse himself, not “just because he is Mexican”, but because of his blatant conflict of interests. Typical leftist strategy to deflect the actions of someone that rules to their liking, ignoring their own support of bias. There are also many leftist racists & groups that support Democrat-Socialist politicians, many anti-White, so the “proof” is just more BS. We have seen many real racists waving Mexican flags while burning American flags at peaceful Trump rallys….

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    1. chino49p June 7, 2016

      Go crawl back up drump’s butt. The only proof needed that drump is full of sh**, is that his lawyers have not nor will they file a motion to have the judge removed from the case. drump had nothing bad to say about this judge UNTIL he made a ruling that drump didn’t like. drump’s own lawyers have said that judge Cruiel was doing his job. The lawyers know that they can’t make frivolous charges against a judge and they won’t do it because they will get into trouble themselves.

    2. Insinnergy June 7, 2016

      So your angle is “Trump isn’t racist because Liberals use the term too much”?
      Wow you really are a sad sack of sh1t. I was wondering.

      Maybe you’d like to explain away Paul Ryan’s classification of Trump’s comments?
      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/us/politics/paul-ryan-donald-trump-gonzalo-curiel.html
      Or is he too “Liberal” for you as well?

      At least we know who to come to if we ever want the “Screaming Racist” opinion.

      1. paulyz June 9, 2016

        Why even reply to an intolerant, foul mouth Leftist like you.

        1. dpaano June 20, 2016

          As usual, the Trump trolls resort to name calling without any actual facts!

  10. fortunev June 7, 2016

    Scum-sucking pink pigs are chowing it down. They love to wallow in crap.

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