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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Feeling the pressure

I won't go so far as to say Trump choked, as at least he didn't apologize or retract his comments about the Mexican judge, but he does appear to be feeling the pressure more than he did previously:
"It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent," Trump said. "I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial."

Trump added that he's "watched as the media has reported one inaccuracy after another concerning the ongoing litigation involving Trump University." The statement doesn't amount to a repudiation of his earlier comments, but it shows a tacit acknowledgment that he should tamp down his rhetoric.
Media-to-English Translation: he didn't give us enough to properly nail him, but we're going to see what we can make of it anyhow.

It's tough when you suddenly feel that you've got something to lose. Someone in the Trump camp needs to remind him that he's been at his best when free-wheeling and damning the torpedoes. He can survive any number of PC-violating gaffes, but the one thing that can definitely cost him the election is a failure of nerve.

The challenge is that he's now got all sorts of advisers who are telling him to tone it down, to play the moderate, and to try to appeal to people who are never going to support him anyhow. He will have to find the self-confidence to blow them off and play the game his way.


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135 Comments:

Anonymous fish June 07, 2016 6:07 PM  

He can survive any number of PC-violating gaffes, but the one thing that can definitely cost him the election is a failure of nerve.

He should have just bulldozed through without further comment as suggested in your Survival Guide.....clarifying his position is already allowing a hostile press additional time to discuss the incident rather than be dragged along by the regular news cycle.


Blogger Robert What? June 07, 2016 6:09 PM  

He was absolutely correct in pointing out the judge's likely bias. He just expressed it incorrectly. He should have pointed out the judge's ties to La Raza, not his Mexican heritage.

Anonymous Andrew E. June 07, 2016 6:11 PM  

This statement is nothing other than a summation of the things he's said in all his interviews on the topic. He's just formalizing it one final time.

Anonymous Maximo Macaroni June 07, 2016 6:14 PM  

What "tacit acknowledgment"?? Trump's followers have to be careful they don't fall for the dishonest characterizations of his statements in which the cucks specialize.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 07, 2016 6:16 PM  

He could be drawing them in, what is more vulnerable than a SJW off on a double down bender?

I think the Left is vulnerable here, they should really not go with race but they do, so what will happen once we make them defend Critical Race Theory?

Blogger dc.sunsets June 07, 2016 6:16 PM  

He should have made it about allegiance, not ancestry. The judge reportedly associates with La Raza and it's high time to label that overtly anti-American.

Let the press try to square THAT circle.

Blogger Guitar Man June 07, 2016 6:17 PM  

Nawt gritty.

Blogger Nick S June 07, 2016 6:19 PM  

Robert What? wrote:He was absolutely correct in pointing out the judge's likely bias. He just expressed it incorrectly. He should have pointed out the judge's ties to La Raza, not his Mexican heritage.

I'm not a huge Trump fan, but I think he expressed it exactly right. He merely pointed out that it was one possibility for why he was being treated, in his opinion, unfairly. He never said the judge was incapable of being objective because of his heritage. Let's see...which demographic, more than any other, clearly has a demonstrable bias against Trump? Trump's speculation was neither racist nor unwarranted.

Anonymous SugarPi June 07, 2016 6:23 PM  

Oh, horrors, they've labeled him a racist... for the how manyith time?

Blogger Lana J June 07, 2016 6:30 PM  

Like clockwork, all the usual suspects dutifully lined up to ritually denounce him for the howling press mob. It's hard to win when your supposed allies are busy stabbing you in the back. This is exactly why the GOP and Conservative Inc. are not only utterly and completely useless, but traitors as well.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 07, 2016 6:36 PM  

WAG on my part but I will say by the Trump swearing in ceremony in January the phrase "anti-white" will be commonly used.

Maybe Roissy will have a different take on the Don's words here, I see some redirection and some qualifying rhetoric here, but we will see

Blogger SciVo June 07, 2016 6:38 PM  

Even Ace of Spades -- hardly a Trump fan -- already deduced that was what he meant:

"Trump's been dealing with this guy for a year. Trump thinks this guy is biased because of his decisions -- Trump has inferred bias from his decisions, not his race.

"Does anyone think that if this judge were ruling Trump's way he'd be bringing this up?

"Obviously not. This is about his rulings in the case -- which Trump, shock of all shocks, finds unfair and totally biased against him, man.

"Now, having concluded the guy is biased the question naturally arises: Then what biased him?"

Blogger Sam Lively June 07, 2016 6:39 PM  

Press conference tonight should be fun. Hope he goes on offense again.

I hope he goes after Paul Ryan at some point soon. Trying to keep him in the fold is a waste of time.

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean June 07, 2016 6:41 PM  

Trump has had many similar setbacks during the campaign. He has always recovered, and emerged stronger. This time shouldn't be any different.

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 07, 2016 6:42 PM  

Trump is neglecting his own playbook.

Earlier in the primary he would simply make one outrageous comment a day until the press couldn't keep up.

By slowing down he's giving them a chance to focus on just one thing.

Anonymous Philalethes June 07, 2016 6:46 PM  

He was absolutely correct in pointing out the judge's likely bias. He just expressed it incorrectly. He should have pointed out the judge's ties to La Raza, not his Mexican heritage.

In his full statement (at the link), Trump mentions "...the Judge’s reported associations with certain professional organizations...." Apparently that's as plain as he feels he can be? As I understand it, said professional organizations actually aid illegals in breaking the law – and this guy's a judge?! Bizarro world, indeed.

Funny how he's called "racist!" for mentioning that somebody is Mexican. Since when is "Mexican" a race? Hmm, well, maybe since La Raza defined itself as one? Even though it includes peoples of manifestly different races, by the usual definition. Gee, this racism stuff is confusing.

Would be nice if somehow it could be pointed out prominently (and repeatedly, relentlessly) in the media stream that La Raza means "the race", thus the various La Raza organizations are clearly and explicitly racist, and if it's okay for them, well...

"I do not intend to comment on this matter any further." I agree that he let slip a possible opportunity here, but maybe it was just too chancy to mess with. But I'm afraid Vox is right, that he has all these people now telling him to be "moderate". I would not be the least surprised if some of his new "advisers" are actually enemy agents. He's looking good now, but still could lose very easily; if they get him to stumble the jackals will be on him in a flash.

OpenID dc123884-8321-11e5-a9c5-a3b429e4d26a June 07, 2016 6:51 PM  

I had a different take on this: seems more much ado about nothing. If this disuades people who like Trump and won't vote for him, then they probably weren't going to anyhow.

The notice he put out reiterates the points he's been making about how the entire case is bogus to begin with.

The general public will see what they want to see, but I don't find this to be a chink in his armor.

I might be looking at it too black and white, but one thing I do know is the man learns quickly and applies those lessons just as quickly.

At least it's a distraction to the demo's who've had the AP call the nomination for Shillary.

Come July, if Bernie happens to make more noise, this will just blow over. The media will try to amp it up more and more, especially that evil shrew, Megyn Kelly, but their entire schtick is getting old. Very old.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2016 6:52 PM  

Por La Raza Todo, Por La Fuera Nada

Blogger RobertT June 07, 2016 6:54 PM  

The only mistake Trump made is backing off and saying he was misinterpreted. He should stick to his guns. This is a subject that needs to be aired out. Everyone might be surprised how much support he picks up. I would be surprised if he didn't gain support. Even Trump doesn't understand what he's tapped into.

Blogger Crude June 07, 2016 6:57 PM  

Looking at his statement, it's not as bad as I thought. He event stood by his suspicions about the judge. My only wish is that he would have spelled out La Raza in it, and why he's critical of it.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 6:59 PM  

all he has to do is point to the San Jose city council and chief of police.

Blogger MATT June 07, 2016 7:00 PM  

I'd like to see him be explicit. The Judge is connectedcto La Raza. Muslim "refugees" are insabe rapists. The media can't hide the rape crises if Trump talks about it on live tv. Internet lunatic feminist "journslists" will justify the rape crises. Average middle class white men and women won't. We're not Sweden yet.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 7:01 PM  

9. Anonymous SugarPi June 07, 2016 6:23 PM
Oh, horrors, they've labeled him a racist... for the how manyith time?


don't forget Nazi Fascist Hitler

Anonymous Frank Brady June 07, 2016 7:02 PM  

One very positive result of this latest dust up is the exposure of "the GOP Leadership" as absolutely worthless, gutless, unprincipled, treasonous idiots, not that any additional exposure is necessary. Paul Ryan is particularly noxious. If he doesn't know that "La Raza" and its adjuncts are and have been hard Left thugs who advocate the return of much of the U.S. to Mexico and who despise the American republic. Ryan should be driven from office. By the way, this coward has taken down the Speaker of the House e-mail address so as not to be upset by people who oppose his treachery. Only people who live in his district can reach him.

Anonymous User June 07, 2016 7:02 PM  

https://i.sli.mg/TrrdOb.png
Have some faith in your God Emperor lads, he's playing for California. Every Californian that learns about La Raza and isn't hopelessly cucked is a vote for Trump.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 7:06 PM  

10. Blogger Lana J June 07, 2016 6:30 PM
Like clockwork, all the usual suspects dutifully lined up to ritually denounce him for the howling press mob. It's hard to win when your supposed allies are busy stabbing you in the back. This is exactly why the GOP and Conservative Inc. are not only utterly and completely useless, but traitors as well.


yes, I was disappointed to see that newt gingrinch was one of them

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean June 07, 2016 7:06 PM  

Trump is human and has made some mistakes. To me, the worst was his re-tweet of the who-would-you-rather pic of Melania vs Heidi Cruz.

This Mexican judge situation is minor by comparison. As usual, the press has blown it way out of proportion.

Blogger Sam Lively June 07, 2016 7:07 PM  

@25

Looking forward to Paul Ryan rocking the Mexico flag pin.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore June 07, 2016 7:12 PM  

Ace pointed out a double standard today. The Left assails Clarence Thomas for not filtering his world view through the lens of race while assailing Trump for pointing out the likely possibility of Curiel filtering his worldview through the lens of race. And of course, the GOPe regurgitates the Leftist attack.

Blogger Sam Lively June 07, 2016 7:14 PM  

@26

I'll be happy if it disqualifies him from VP consideration. I'm ready for Kris Kobach to start throwing haymakers from Trump's coat-tails.

Blogger Edward Isaacs June 07, 2016 7:19 PM  

Amazing how Trump's name is staying in the news cycle even on the big day of the California primary between Clinton and Sanders.

It's almost as if Trump knows exactly what he's doing.

Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if this was all intended as a loyalty test, to flush out the fairweather allies like Gingrich.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 7:19 PM  

The judge works with agencies supporting illegal aliens and donated money to the Clintons how could it be misconstrued? This latrino judge is pretty dirty if you look at sites willing to expose him. Latrino also leaked up unredacted info about trump that should have just been part of the case. Can we get a judge to leak bath house barry's records? Its like the moslem judge I listed in the other post letting the moslem off for chimping out.

The notice he put out reiterates the points he's been making about how the entire case is bogus to begin with

Tuition was only $5k, anyone that could learn something from TRUMP would be embarrassed to waste time suing over $5k.

OT: Crybullies too wossy for Nader, Tells them get off lawn.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 7:20 PM  

Sorry Crybullies too wossy for Nader, Tells them get off lawn.
http://reason.com/blog/2016/06/06/nader-trigger-warnings

Anonymous Ronnie June 07, 2016 7:21 PM  

There is still plenty of time for him to get past this. But, as Vox pointed out, if he does lose his moxie, he will have alienated the voters that usually don't bother to vote.

Blogger Nate June 07, 2016 7:21 PM  

Gay

Blogger Nate June 07, 2016 7:21 PM  

Gay

Blogger Al From Bay Shore June 07, 2016 7:23 PM  

OMG! I'm bickering with an SJW right now and dude is trying to argue that SDLRA is different from NCLR. He says its like the difference between Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine.

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 7:24 PM  

Let me fix this for you.

The judge in the case is //[Gonzalo P. Curiel]\\, member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.

See the pyramid?


From Wikipedia:
"On May 31, 2016, the conservative blog GotNews.com reported that Curiel was a member of the "La Raza". The Daily Caller published an article the following day linking the judge with the National Council of La Raza, a Latino civil rights group. The Washington Post pointed out that Curiel was not a member of the National Council of La Raza, but the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. //[Luis O. Osuna]\\, the president of the Lawyers Association, responded by explaining that the name translates to "the people and the power of people banding together for justice."

Oooooooh, that's supposed to make it ALL BETTER. "We got that fuck Trump now!"

Do these people realize how dumb they sound?

Anonymous Ronnie June 07, 2016 7:26 PM  

I think this is a form of blackmail by the GOP Leadership, especially Newt. They are sending him a clear message to either tow the line or they will undermine his campaign.

His problem is he started having advisors where as before he did his own thing. The GOP want him under control or they will be okay with Clinton in the White House.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 7:30 PM  

30. Blogger Sam Lively June 07, 2016 7:14 PM

@26 I'll be happy if it disqualifies him from VP consideration. I'm ready for Kris Kobach to start throwing haymakers from Trump's coat-tails.


sadly, I think It did. I was a fan of Newt because he sometimes says things that I believe are true like "The Palestinians are an invented people"

rumors here that the GOPe offered Trump $200 million to take Newt as VP but Trump passed:

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/740268432071884800

Blogger Salt June 07, 2016 7:33 PM  

"In 2001, Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html

Anonymous FitzRobert June 07, 2016 7:35 PM  

Trump, I am disappoint.

Blogger CM June 07, 2016 7:38 PM  


yes, I was disappointed to see that newt gingrinch was one of them


I was surprised he was on the list in the first place.

Anonymous DT June 07, 2016 7:39 PM  

Wasn't it discovered that this judge is a member of La Raza? Or did that turn out to be a rumor?

If true: would a Mexican feel a trial was fair if the judge was a member of the KKK?

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 7:42 PM  

If you want some real comedy, visit the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association's Facebook page.

They supported David Alvarez over Kevin Faulconer for mayor in San Diego 2013-2014.

HOLY SHIT. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN???

Blogger Jourdan June 07, 2016 7:43 PM  

Now THAT is a massive fuck up by Trump. The sharks are going to get mega-excited now that's he's bleeding.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 7:44 PM  

40. Blogger Salt June 07, 2016 7:33 PM
"In 2001, Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html


from your link:

“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,” said Judge Sotomayor

you could see her hatred even back then

Anonymous crushlimbraw June 07, 2016 7:44 PM  

My biggest fear - by November, Trump's advisers will have him drawn and quartered - or at the very latest, if elected, by inauguration.

Anonymous EH June 07, 2016 7:48 PM  

The La Raza National Lawyers Association was renamed the Hispanic National Bar Association in 1984. It does not seem to be associated with the National Council of La Raza, which is the Hispanic racist lobbying and activist group.

Also, the judge is one of the pale-type Mexicans, almost as fair as Vox, at least skin-wise. The judge can't do much to Trump, and by taking notice of what is said outside the court, particularly in the press, the judge opens himself up to charges of bias that are not based on his ethnicity. Trump hoped the judge would freak out and give grounds to ask for recusal, which merely being a Mexican isn't. (Can you imagine all the Black defendants challenging any judge who wasn't Black for bias? Practically speaking it can't be allowed, even if sometimes judge's bias is purely racial.)

It's a losing gambit, or at least he's gotten all he can get out of it for now. Time to move on to crafting the next media outrage.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 7:48 PM  

He says its like the difference between Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine.


said Judge Sotomayor. you could see her hatred even back then

I just thought she was saying that being a latrina influenced her decisions more than any little bit of law she "might" have learned while people were afraid to fail her affirmative action degree.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 7:49 PM  

He says its like the difference between Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine.

Tell him that's $5 wetback BJs vs. $8 wetback BJs

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 7:50 PM  

Now THAT is a massive fuck up by Trump. The sharks are going to get mega-excited now that's he's bleeding.

It's just a flesh wound. We ain't got time to bleed. Let's hope it's just like his abortion gaffe.

Anonymous Atropos June 07, 2016 7:51 PM  

Oh boi.

Purge incoming.

Just not the one you expected...



Controversial Italian MEP who was fined for nazi salute and 'blacked up' in parliament dies in a car crash


Frenchman arrested in Ukraine 'planned string of Euro 2016 terror attacks'

There's a couple more, but hey.


Bad Boys

Oh, and you're welcome.

Took a little bit of arguing to make sure you weren't on the B list.

p.s.

Aww...

Check your anonymous stuff, horse races and all that. You should *really* check out that Bois running - Lifeisafantasy, Enjoythesilence, Babylon's Books...

Real. Fucking. Deal.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY June 07, 2016 7:52 PM  

45. Jourdan
Nigga, puh-leez. Ain't you the one that blames the rest of us for you Kaliforniacs probs ? Nig, get a fuggin' grip.

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 7:54 PM  

Also, the judge is one of the pale-type Mexicans, almost as fair as Vox, at least skin-wise.

You mean like Vicente Fox? How's that working out for you, America?

Anonymous Farnswords June 07, 2016 8:01 PM  

I came into my usual coffee shop around 1:00 today to work on a report, and the TV was on CNN where four talking heads were discussing Trump's comments on the judge. A parade of talkers continued to discuss this - and no other - topic until about 7:00. He must have been called racist hundreds of times.

The only consequence I think this will have is to accelerate the dilution of the "racist" shriek. The Left, along with Ryan, Graham, McConnell, etc. are just spinning their wheels as people become more and more desensitized by this cacophony. It is almost unbelievable to me how little the politicians and the media realize that they are caught in this pathetic tail chasing.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2016 8:06 PM  

Mexico is run by fair skinned Europeans. Like Vicente Fox.

I was talking to a fat cuck on Facebook today who told me some Mexicans told him La Raza was the same as E Pluribus Unum.

Blogger Lazarus June 07, 2016 8:08 PM  

Atropos wrote:Oh boi.

Purge incoming.

Just not the one you expected...



Agent Atropos.

Martyrs strengthen the cause. They do not enfeeble it.

Maybe you could arrange a massacre. That is what ejected the British colonials from India.

You're an idiot.



Anonymous User June 07, 2016 8:09 PM  

I don't see him backing down. We'll see how this plays out, but expect to see La Raza staying in the spotlight. Most Americans have no idea that there are openly racial supremacist foreigners working to hijack their country. We're a basically friendly and generous people after all. All of the "anti-racist" conditioning isn't going to be undone anytime soon, but it can be repurposed. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-06/trump-orders-surrogates-to-intensify-criticism-of-judge-and-journalists.

Anonymous kjj June 07, 2016 8:12 PM  

In my opinion, his original statement was perfect. He messed up over the weekend by agreeing with the press and rephrasing something that one of them asked him, rather than reading from a word-for-word transcript of what he had originally said. This is how the very few Trump errors so far have come up.

Most likely, he's got a gaggle of lawyers telling him to shut the hell up about the case.

Anonymous kjj June 07, 2016 8:13 PM  

Oh, and he wins even if he loses. A week ago, only the alt right knew who La Raza was. Now everyone in the country does.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 8:14 PM  

Controversial Italian MEP who was fined for nazi salute and 'blacked up' in parliament dies in a car crash

Patton died in a car crash 6 days after saying we fought the wrong enemy in WWII

Anonymous Philalethes June 07, 2016 8:17 PM  

...advocate the return of much of the U.S. to Mexico....

Y'know, we've been hearing about this constantly for how long? The territory they talk about, which they call "Aztlán" and which they say they want to "reclaim", was part of Mexico for all of 27 years (1821–1848), and has been part of the United States for 168 years. I will agree that the U.S. war on Mexico was bogus imperialism, but that's history – and Mexico itself has hardly been a paradise of peace.

In fact, this territory (where I've lived most of my life) was part of Mexico only because it had been invaded and conquered and colonized by the Spanish, and was part of "New Spain" for some 200 years. But even by the 1840s Spanish/Mexican settlement was very sparse; it was just too far away from anywhere civilized.

Except New Mexico at least was a lot closer to the Americanos in St. Louis, and the locals, sensing commercial opportunities which the far distant Mexican government had attempted to deny them, put up only token resistance to Stephen Watts Kearney's Army of the West (which included my great-great grandfather) when they arrived in Santa Fe in 1846. Geographically and economically, the Southwest belongs in the U.S.

Meanwhile, how many of the Mexicans now living in the American Southwest came here because they wanted to see the territory reincorporated into Mexico? Very few, I'd wager; most came here to get away from Mexico, though they seem to forget that in the heat of the present political upheaval. Some of them clearly recognize that they're better off in America – even if they are in some senses "second class citizens", e.g. having to learn English and conform to American norms.

I note a significant if not huge presence of Latinos at Trump rallies, along with Africans, Asians and other aspiring Americans. As a member of Vox's American nation (all my known ancestors came from England in the 17th & 18th centuries), I say let 'em stay, if they're willing to behave. But no more ballots in multiple languages (except in New Mexico which is legally bilingual, as the population was majority Spanish-speaking at statehood in 1912). Nor any other special considerations or privileges.

Anybody who wants to live in Mexico... Well, the border is that way.

(Now if Trump could only decriminalize the drugs, the cartels would have no reason to exist, and Mexico might have a chance to put its own house in order.)

Blogger Orville June 07, 2016 8:23 PM  

Tuition was only $5k

Pfftt.I spent that on two VB.net classes last year.

On the other hand, that cock sucker Ryan needs to be taken to the woodshed.

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 8:23 PM  

52. Anonymous Atropos June 07, 2016 7:51 PM

Oh, and you're welcome.


the great things you doin fo me.

Real. Fucking. Deal.

hmm, if you put it that way im sure to believe

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY June 07, 2016 8:26 PM  







55. Stg58/Animal Mother
Of course the bastard would disagree with you, you made sense.
Making sense is not something these stupid fucks are used to, dontcha know.















Anonymous Philalethes June 07, 2016 8:27 PM  

PS: If anybody has a right to "reclaim" the Southwest, it would be the indigenous tribes who were here before the Spanish came – and I seriously doubt any of them would prefer to live in Mexico.

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 8:31 PM  

Oh, and he wins even if he loses. A week ago, only the alt right knew who //[La Raza]\\ was. Now everyone in the country does.

Exactly.

On the other hand, that cock sucker Ryan needs to be taken to the woodshed.

Add Senator MARK KIRK (R-IL) to the list. His re-election is coming up. Be sure to remember.

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra June 07, 2016 8:45 PM  

Pat Buchanan covered this matter with excellent points as did our kind and gracious host offers rational tohught.

Also I wonder if this was done to show away Paul Ryan and Newt from Trump. I dont care for either of their showing for Trump.

From Pat: "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, 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?"

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY June 07, 2016 8:48 PM  

" I say let 'em stay, if they're willing to behave. But no more ballots in multiple languages (except in New Mexico which is legally bilingual, as the population was majority Spanish-speaking at statehood in 1912). Nor any other special considerations or privileges."
Nay. Speak English or get the fuck out, period .These fucks have been here long enough to learn it, no damn excuses.

Blogger photog June 07, 2016 8:51 PM  

Actually I prefer to focus on the future when President Trump will reach out across the cosmos to help solve the problems of two worlds at once.

http://orionscoldfire.com/index.php/2016/06/07/to-serve-trump/

Anonymous Takin' a Look June 07, 2016 8:52 PM  

Judge (((Coriel)))? He's a Ladino (not a typo) just like Sonia Sotomeyer. His ancestors came from Portugal to the Caribbean in the 1500s.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY June 07, 2016 9:00 PM  

"Add Senator MARK KIRK (R-IL) to the list. His re-election is coming up. Be sure to remember."

You know you are talking about Illinois, the same idjits that foisted Obama on us, don'tcha ?

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 9:04 PM  

65. Anonymous Philalethes June 07, 2016 8:27 PM
PS: If anybody has a right to "reclaim" the Southwest, it would be the indigenous tribes who were here before the Spanish came – and I seriously doubt any of them would prefer to live in Mexico.


I hear the Apaches hated the skunks from down south. must be galling to hear all these illegal alien mestizos claim they're American Indians. "Border didn't cross me, I crossed the...Wait! other way around!"

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 9:21 PM  

You know you are talking about Illinois, the same idjits that foisted Obama on us, don'tcha ?

2016 is a lot different than 2008. Besides, no need to cry over spilled half and half.

Anonymous Credo in Unum Deum June 07, 2016 9:24 PM  

I want to see Trump go on stage with the women who accuse Bill Clinton of rape.

Blogger LES June 07, 2016 9:26 PM  

Iran is no threat to the US. Neither is Russia.

America First does not mean Israel first.

Blogger Crude June 07, 2016 9:32 PM  

Scott Adams has an interesting take on the fracas. At least insofar as the judge being unbiased goes.

Blogger ray June 07, 2016 9:39 PM  

Yep now it's not a Lark, it's an Investment. If he backs up, waffles, or apologizes, he will lose. I do not want another weakling and/or media collaborator.

He was right about the La Raza judge, it does make a difference, because the political is now personal everywhere in America, and pointing that out is patriotism, not cause for groveling.

What a clot of hermetic precious Bubble People! try standing before any of the regiment of feminist 'judges' that rule over the lives of men in this . . . nation. You might get five minutes with a peedee beforehand. Want to see some 'injustice' Donnie?

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 9:40 PM  

Now that Obama is leaving office, I'm awaiting Vox's new book, Dreams of my Great-Grandfather: The Triumph of the Chippewa Will in Italy.

Anonymous mature-Craig June 07, 2016 9:48 PM  

He will have to find the self-confidence

don't think he will have a problem with that

Blogger ray June 07, 2016 9:49 PM  

"Ryan should be driven from office."

From the nation. I'd advocate off-planet if it were cheaper.

OpenID dantealiegri June 07, 2016 9:53 PM  

Think big-
Make Earth Great Again

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 9:53 PM  

These people think it was TRUMP tricking the GOPe to demonstrate its cuckedtude, and getting more air time for people to know about LaRaza

http://www.vdare.com/posts/trumpla-raza-judge-row-blows-lid-on-gop-establishment-plan-sabotage-his-campaign-wait-for-2020

I want to see Trump go on stage with the women who accuse Bill Clinton of rape.

I don't think there is a stage that big, but maybe if you used all the stadium seats.

must be galling to hear all these illegal alien mestizos claim they're American Indians.

Chief David Yeagley gave speeches about how he could understand losing land to other warriors but its insulting that the US is giving away land it was willing to kill his people for.

On the other hand, that cock sucker Ryan needs to be taken to the woodshed.

He might like it.

Anonymous BGKB June 07, 2016 10:05 PM  

Damning Curiel was an anchor baby…

“Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1992,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-36325-10834-58?cc=2137708 : accessed 7 June 2016), Craciun, Helene-Dmytrow, Martin > image 214 of 1304; citing NARA NAID 5682644, National Archives at Chicago, Illinois.


Taken from https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-judge-curiel-decepticons-and-the-non-discussed-motives-of-the-gope-quislings/#more-117194

Anonymous Icicle June 07, 2016 10:07 PM  

From the nation. I'd advocate off-planet if it were cheaper.

Not Mars though. We are going ditch Matt Damon and Muslim outreach using NASA to Make Mars Great Again.

"The people from the moons Phobos and Deimos are immigrating illegally onto the Martian surface! They are violating our airspace with their jetpacks."

Trump: The wall just got laser beams.

"But we need the Phobians in the colony greenhouses and the Deimosians to work the pyroxene mines!"

Trump: *glares* They have to go back.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 07, 2016 10:08 PM  

The sharks are going to get mega-excited now that's he's bleeding.

So if he plays it right, they'll be easy pickings for a harpoon when they come zooming in to feed.

Vox is right that he can't get moderate and try to sit on the votes he has, though. He has to get/keep white proles excited about voting for him, and telling their friends openly that they're going to, so the kind of people who usually don't bother to vote do. He needs that turnout to overcome the built-in Democrat advantage from demographics and cheating, so he has to keep up some level of attack.

Blogger tz June 07, 2016 10:09 PM  

Birth Dearth

Sometimes you just gotta say "what the cuck?"

Anonymous andon June 07, 2016 10:10 PM  

BGKB June 07, 2016 9:53 PM

Chief David Yeagley gave speeches about how he could understand losing land to other warriors but its insulting that the US is giving away land it was willing to kill his people for.


would be great if Trump could get him to speak at some of his events.

Blogger Lazarus June 07, 2016 10:30 PM  

Should not separation of powers involve suspicion of motives and criticism of one of the powers against the others as a matter of course? Is not that the whole point of the exercise?

Blogger Teri June 07, 2016 10:38 PM  

And, if I am remembering this correctly, the judge used to work with the Mayor of San Jose and they are still friends.

Blogger tz June 07, 2016 10:40 PM  

Maybe, some day the SF/F group that decided to eject a lifetime member of their organization without any real basis (and require that the legal documents not be posted on the internet) will be sued in a court where things can be clearly resolved and compensation paid.

One must choose which battles to fight - some are better left un-fought to allow victories in other areas where it can make a difference.

Blogger praetorian June 07, 2016 10:42 PM  

Well, that's depressing.

To cheer you all up, here's some dank OC from Murdoch Murdoch on the recent ad hoc cultural enrichment and white privilege attenuation seminars in San Jose.

Blogger Student in Blue June 07, 2016 10:43 PM  

I won't go so far as to say Trump choked, as at least he didn't apologize or retract his comments about the Mexican judge, but he does appear to be feeling the pressure more than he did previously:

If Scott Adams is right and Trump is trying to "soften his tone" to nab the rest of the population, then it makes sense that Trump is feeling the pressure, as he'd be putting a lot of pressure on himself to try and avoid any charges of racism and sexism.

And the person who can put the most pressure on a very high alpha would be themselves.

We'll see though.

Blogger Jourdan June 07, 2016 11:30 PM  

@91 - That makes no sense whatsoever, SiB. None.

Trump could become unto Jesus from here on out, and he'll still be called sexist and racist 24/7.

The only way to beat this is AGREE AND AMPLIFY, RE-FRAME.

Anonymous Takin' a Look June 07, 2016 11:36 PM  

Trump basically busted La Raza wide-open and exposed it to millions of Americans.

All he has to do is say "isn't La Raza the Mexican version of the New Black Panthers?"

Blogger Sir Thermite June 07, 2016 11:48 PM  

Elsewhere I saw a commentator do a nice rhetorical debunking of one of the common arguments that "La Raza" isn't racist. To paraphrase the script:

"OMG! Only an ignorant right-wing non-Spanish-speaker would translate "La Raza" so literally. Those familiar with the culture know it just means "The People."

"Wait..so you're saying those of us outside your culture aren't even people?" How is that any better?

Blogger VFM #7634 June 07, 2016 11:51 PM  

In his full statement (at the link), Trump mentions "...the Judge’s reported associations with certain professional organizations...." Apparently that's as plain as he feels he can be?

I suspect it's actually strategic. Sort of like the Mafia saying they know about your dirty little secret. Plus, those Trump supporters who don't know about La Raza will find it out for themselves.

I don't know the benefit of doing it that way rather than calling out La Raza by name, though, but I am rather simple-minded and it's possible there are very good reasons for doing so.

Blogger TheLiberatorOfBados June 07, 2016 11:52 PM  

Trump just swept the rest of the primaries.

This isn't anything to be worried about. He knows what he's doing. He went into enemy occupied territory and his mere presence galvanized them into showing their true colors. This hasn't escaped the American public's notice. They will act accordingly this November.

Anonymous rubberducky June 07, 2016 11:59 PM  

I'd like to see those who claim La Raza isn't racist explain this to me:

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=H4aEiqlIf2E

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2016 12:47 AM  

@ Edward Isaacs:

Amazing how Trump's name is staying in the news cycle even on the big day of the California primary between Clinton and Sanders.

It is fortuitous. It was going to be her special historic day, and he stomped all over it, without even trying.

Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if this was all intended as a loyalty test, to flush out the fairweather allies like Gingrich.

It looks to me more process-oriented than goal-oriented. He'll take the benefit, but it was all media-manufactured.

Blogger Ahazuerus June 08, 2016 12:50 AM  

In other news, French polling shows EU nations that receive more funding from Eu more likely to favour the institution, while those nations that largely subsidise the others are more likely to be "skeptical" (the MSM term for recognising it's an enormous scam they'd be better off without).

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36471989

Blogger Ahazuerus June 08, 2016 12:53 AM  

Oh. Greece being an outlier of sorts, but that's a function of blatant political gerrymandering by the EU, rather than purely financial. Then again, the financial "help" Greece has received has been utterly toxic.

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2016 12:59 AM  

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Anonymous Clay June 08, 2016 1:16 AM  

OT, but, hell, you know me...I just finished watching my favorite Twilight Zone episode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Howling_Man

I only do this for the benefit of the younger folks here.

Those guys were ahead of their time.

Blogger ray June 08, 2016 1:21 AM  

Something named Bob Corker (TN) is permitting Trump a maximum of three weeks in which to recant of his heresy of attempting to act like a man in modern America.

This should be good. Meantime yo Bob, put a corker in it eh? What a cuckocracy.

Blogger ray June 08, 2016 1:26 AM  

#80 -- I like that.

Blogger ray June 08, 2016 1:37 AM  

#83 -- Obviously, not Mars. Little green men are our space brothers. They don't demand equality or use the women's restroom.

I'm pretty sure God knows where to put cucks. It is fun to guess however.

Blogger Samuel Nock June 08, 2016 1:50 AM  

@86 Uuh... David Yeagley died in 2014.

Anonymous andon June 08, 2016 1:57 AM  

Samuel Nock June 08, 2016 1:50 AM
@86 Uuh... David Yeagley died in 2014.


eh, prob not gonna happen then :(


Blogger Doom June 08, 2016 2:51 AM  

I hope he reads here. How is it, that no matter the truly anti-left a politician, he still somehow finds himself surrounded by cucks? Even when they do what is mostly right and get rid of such? That is what happens to every single one as they approach switches and gizmos of change. Grey men come out and push everyone else out, isolate, and usually buckle the target.

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2016 2:53 AM  

Primary Update:

Trump easily won, but cuckservatives are calling for the rules to be changed so he can be replaced at the convention, because he dared to suggest that non-whites could have prejudices and political agendas and individuality and personal agency like whites. Clearly beyond the pale.

I think it's still a three-way race. I'm not where I can easily crunch numbers, but Sanders apparently won Montana and South Dakota and refuses to concede. He is probably still mathematically viable including the superdelegates who aren't even as bound as Trump's pledged delegates, that the same press wants freed.

Trump's pledged delegates should be free. Sanders should drop out because Clinton's unpledged delegates committed. They're both bullshit and you can only pick one, assholes.

Anonymous Icicle June 08, 2016 3:09 AM  

Trump easily won, but cuckservatives are calling for the rules to be changed so he can be replaced at the convention,

I actually kinda hope they try.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

And does anyone know what happened to the half-Honduran "brushing my arm is the greatest tragedy since the death of my father" //[Michelle Fields]\\ ?

Blogger rho June 08, 2016 3:09 AM  

Trump's full statement ain't nothing to be ashamed about. It clearly spelled out his complaints, and didn't once call anybody a "lazy beaner." The only people worked up about Trump U. are in the media.

(My suggestion for Trump's response to any question from a media flack about the Trump U. lawsuit: "You'll get my answer to your question when I see you file a story about Hillary Clinton's potential Federal indictment.")

It seems to me that Trump handled a potentially explosive situation with aplomb and diplomatic language. Let's note that Paul Ryan--who I like, and I believe to be pretty smart--decided to ride dirty on the name-calling train. It's a strange thing to say, but perhaps Trump is better at steely-eyed diplomacy than Paul Ryan.

All that said, I still maintain the belief that Trump is not going to be President because he doesn't want the pay cut. If Trump does make it to the highest office in the land, it's not a sign of how great Trump is, but rather how poor our politicians' fields are.

SciVo wrote:
I think it's still a three-way race. I'm not where I can easily crunch numbers, but Sanders apparently won Montana and South Dakota and refuses to concede. He is probably still mathematically viable including the superdelegates who aren't even as bound as Trump's pledged delegates, that the same press wants freed.


What you call "cuckservatives," the Democrats call "eventual Hillary voters."

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2016 3:52 AM  

rho wrote:What you call "cuckservatives," the Democrats call "eventual Hillary voters."

Fair enough. What they call "problematic", we call "eventual Trump voters." I like our odds, since everything is problematic (admittedly Canadian but the principle is ubiquitous).

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 08, 2016 5:19 AM  

Vox, you have an incredible level of perception for this stuff. It's consistently amazing.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 08, 2016 5:21 AM  

I say this in case you lack confidence in this ability—I know you don't lack confidence in your intellect.

Anonymous Takin' a Look June 08, 2016 5:42 AM  

@ Aeoli Pera

Quit sucking Vox's third leg. He isn't prescient nor wants to be. Trump has already spread the may-may that whites are subservient to the La Raza folks. He has a yuge internet army ready to Kek it up for any sharks foolish to get in harpoon range.

This isn't a disappointment, it's an olive branch. Just wait.....it's gonna get....fun again.

Blogger Alexander June 08, 2016 9:07 AM  

@83

Trump: The wall just got laser beams.

Fuck Mars, let's do that here. For reasons.

Blogger Matthew June 08, 2016 9:11 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:The sharks are going to get mega-excited now that's he's bleeding.

So if he plays it right, they'll be easy pickings for a harpoon when they come zooming in to feed


I was thinking of Hannibal falling back at Cannae.

Blogger Lazza C June 08, 2016 9:30 AM  

You got that right. I do business in Mexico and SA sometimes and the ruling class is all lily white and clearly the scions of Catherine of Aragon. Lazza C

Anonymous BGKB June 08, 2016 10:44 AM  

@86 Uuh... David Yeagley died in 2014. eh, prob not gonna happen then :(

Even worse he votes democrat now.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 08, 2016 10:47 AM  

Takin' a Look wrote:@ Aeoli Pera

Quit sucking Vox's third leg.


Is this the first time you've read one of my comments? Be honest.

Anonymous Smile Of The Shadow June 08, 2016 10:55 AM  

Yes. Refreshing analysis. Simple and to the point. This is how you win elections. Not by proving you're equal with your binders full of women.

Anonymous mature-Craig June 08, 2016 11:05 AM  

was thinking maybe I was wrong what I said before, the fact that he doesn't hesitate to go ad hominem, is probably a good thing, he makes it work for him. ....

Anonymous mature-Craig June 08, 2016 11:08 AM  

also I wanted to apologize to the democrats, they are well groomed, neat, well dressed, they have more social skills than me, they are more comfortbable interacting in public than me, some of them even served in the armed forces unlike me so I shouldn't really criticize them too much

Anonymous Takin' a Look June 08, 2016 6:14 PM  

@ Aeoli Pera

Apologies, you deserve better than that.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 08, 2016 6:22 PM  

Thank you, and forgiven.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 08, 2016 6:28 PM  

OP

Speculation:

Trump has already got his hits in there.

If the guy rules against him, people will remember a vague suspicion that the judge is a Mexican. So they will think of it as an illegitimate ruling.

And that won't seem odd because so many other rulings come down from the courts that don't make sense.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 08, 2016 7:25 PM  

@39 andon
rumors here that the GOPe offered Trump $200 million to take Newt as VP but Trump passed:

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/740268432071884800
--

Isn't 200 million sort of chump change to Trump?

Blogger Were-Puppy June 08, 2016 7:53 PM  

@71 jOHN MOSBY

You know you are talking about Illinois, the same idjits that foisted Obama on us, don'tcha ?
--

Lincoln too

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 08, 2016 10:48 PM  

rho wrote:I still maintain the belief that Trump is not going to be President because he doesn't want the pay cut.
He's going to realize that it means moving into a smaller place in government housing in a Black neighborhood and nope right out of there.

Can I interest you in some beachfront vacation property in Arizona?

Anonymous andon June 08, 2016 11:08 PM  

Were-Puppy June 08, 2016 7:25 PM
@39 andon
rumors here that the GOPe offered Trump $200 million to take Newt as VP but Trump passed:

https://twitter.com/Always_Trump/status/740268432071884800
--

Isn't 200 million sort of chump change to Trump?


yeah but I don't think he wants to spend his own money on the campaign if he doesn't have to.

Anonymous meh June 09, 2016 12:50 AM  

@39 sadly, I think It did. I was a fan of Newt because he sometimes says things that I believe are true like "The Palestinians are an invented people"

If the Palestinians are an invented people, than so are the Israelis.

Newt has proven now he can't be trusted. His cuck instincts are too strong.

Blogger SciVo June 09, 2016 1:34 AM  

Were-Puppy wrote:Isn't 200 million sort of chump change to Trump?

No.

1. Regardless of how you got rich, you can't stay rich without being cheap. (See lottery winners for examples.) So the upper and upper-middle classes literally think differently than the rest of us, putting their wealth into an unbreakable mental safe. Long-term millionaires will live poorly while going through a period of low income, rather than crack that safe.

2. Much (all?) of Trump's wealth is illiquid, either real estate or intangible equity (e.g. brand value). This is one of the ways that we can tell he's serious, but it also means that no, $200M is still significant to him.

Now put those two together and look at how little he actually spent on his primary campaign. Then look at our national debt. I hold some small hope that he could actually pull the American airplane out of this dive.

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