Trump is setting the stage to sweep the white vote the way that Democrats sweep the black vote, using the same methods.
Why did Trump attack the Hispanic judge in his Trump-U case? Easy.
Every white person has had that moment — maybe one, maybe every day — where they are treated unfairly and spitefully by a person of color in authority. It might be a position of petty authority, like the rude woman at the DMV or a store clerk, it might be a person of real authority like a judge or cop. That white person knows that they are being treated badly by this person of color for no reason other than that they are white.
And they’ve had to sit there and take it.
They can’t fight back. If they point out that they are being treated racistly, they will themselves be called racist, and the abuse from the person of color will continue unabated, and in fact will probably increase. So they have to sit there, humiliated and ashamed.
Now, Trump is showing that it even happens to someone as rich and powerful as him, simply because he is white.
It doesn’t matter if the judge is actually treating him unfairly or not, because Trump is stirring up those emotions either way. The abuse of power by persons of color against whites in this country for the last 30 years is coming to account. Trump is showing that he recognizes this, and will do something about it.
Trump is coming.
“[Y]our ignorant anti-immigrant opinions, your border wall rhetoric, and your recent bigoted attack on an American jurist are just plain despicable,” Vela wrote.
“Your position with respect to the millions of undocumented Mexican workers who now live in this country is hateful, dehumanizing, and frankly shameful.”
As for the claims that the Judge isn’t a “Mexican” because he was born here (to parents born in Mexico):
“Before you dismiss me as just another ‘Mexican,’ let me point out that my great-great grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather. His grandchildren (my grandfather and his brothers) all served our country in World War I and World War II. His great-grandson, my father, served in the U.S. Army and, coincidentally, was one of the first ‘Mexican’ federal judges ever appointed to the federal bench,” Vela wrote.
I dismiss you as “just another ‘Mexican'” because you obviously self-identify as just another ‘Mexican’. Your loyalty to America is divided. Your loyalty is divided, despite your family having been here longer than Judge Curiel — which means that you are proof that this “defense” is bullshit.
More than Jews have split allegiances to America and Israel, more than Irish-Americans had split loyalties between the US and the IRA, more than any other ethnic group, Mexican-Americans have shown that they are not 100% loyal to the USA, but in fact split that allegiance with Mexico (if they have any allegiance to the US at all, which many illegals do not.)
You want us to treat you like full blown Americans? Start acting like it. Put down the Mexican flags, stop the la Raza shit, and stop acting like you share interests with Mexican nationals — because that is the definition of divided loyalties.
Because, you know, you can’t trust Trump on guns (even though his sons are avid shooters and he himself carries a pistol) but you can trust the guy who smiles, accepts a gun, and then literally throws it in the garbage.
Big L Libertarians (like the ACLU) talk a big game on rights, but when it comes time to actually put-up on rights they don’t like, like gun rights, Unpopular to the Left Speech, the right to religion — that is where you will find their support where onlookers found Johnson’s gun.
In the garbage can.
So yeah, RKBA folks, show me how “principled” you are as you vote for this guy.
You know what I like about this? Only one Ivy Leaguer in the the whole list.
I disagree, and think it is dangerous to fall into this way of thinking. I think that this is a soothing myth that the GOPe types like Prager can look at for a sort of group therapy purpose, but the real answer is simpler.
They were sent to DC, over and over again of the last 30 years by various waves (1994, 2002, 2010, etc) to reform DC. They failed. In the last wave, they didn’t even put up the appearance of trying to reform. They just went along to get along. Every time they were handed a win, they insisted that they couldn’t do anything with that win, and demanded an even further level of control before they would start doing their jobs.
Our last hopes were state level reforms (where things like RKBA reforms are happening) and a court that, since we have managed to hold onto Congress long enough to get a majority of Republican appointed justices, should be keeping the executive within those bounds. Instead, what do we have? We have Kennedy who can’t wait to defect to the left, and Roberts, who, when he was given the golden opportunity to uphold the Constitution over Obamacare, said, “meh, talk to Congress, the President can do what he wants.”
Well, if the President can do what he wants, then the only choice we have is to put a president in who will do what wants, specifically what we want. Someone who is going to go in and play by the rules for 4 or 8 years only to have another communist sneak into the White House and destroy 50 more years of progress is no longer acceptable.
The referees aren’t calling fouls. You don’t win in that game by following the rules — you win by sharpening your elbows and throwing a few fouls of your own until the other team agrees that it is in everyone’s interest to get a new referee who will do his job.
We aren’t going to get back to the constitution until both sides realize that they need it to protect them from the other.
(This post was picked up from my comments at Bookworm’s post, and she has replied there.)
Do you know how you can tell that Trump is a Republican and not a Democrat?
Because the GOPe hasn’t surrendered to him and given him everything he asks for.