You know what I like best about this latest Donald Trump brouhaha over the possibly biased Mexican-heritage
judge hearing his case?The fact that
the weak links among the GOP’s elected elites are exposing themselves NOW
rather than in the fall.
From House Speaker Paul
Ryan (R-K Street) to Sen. Lindsey
Graham (RINO-SC) to Nevada Gov. Brian
Sandoval (R&R - Partners), tepid Trump supporters – if not closet
#NeverTrumpers – jumped up out of their foxholes, turned tail and ran for the
Better to identify these “yellow bellies” in June than
And it’s shameful, too.Because Trump’s position – even if inarticulately stated – is correct.Because of his position on certain hot-button
issues it’s entirely possible that a judge of Mexican heritage or Muslim
religion could harbor innate, if not spoken, bias against the man in court.
To suggest that judges aren’t human beings who may hold
biases based on a variety of factors is absurd.Indeed, Supreme Court Justice Sonia
Sotomayor – a liberal Obama appointee - has famously admitted it and
“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or
cultural differences, our gender and national origins may and will make a
difference in our judging,” she once said.
How is that position any different from Trump’s?It’s not.
Sotomayor also once said, “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.”
So if Trump is a racist for what he said, then so is
Ryan, Graham, Sandoval and the rest of the gaggle of
fair-weather friends could have and should have pointed this out.They didn’t.Instead, they took the first opportunity to frag the GOP’s presidential
Washington would have had them shot.Sometimes I miss the good ol’ days.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Publisher / Irritator-in-Chief
P.S.New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote today in
CNN Money that he was launching a program to hire “1,000 men of color in the
next two years to teach our public school children,” suggesting that white men
and women cannot effectively teach minority children.
“Teachers who share cultural backgrounds with their students
can help soothe tense classroom climates, reducing suspension rates and keeping
kids in school,” the mayor wrote.“Kids
seeing teachers -- role models -- who look like they do won't just make
learning more likely, it will provide a valuable potential visual gateway to an
important future profession.”
Now imagine if Donald
Trump, or any other white person, suggested that overwhelmingly white
classrooms should be taught by white teachers who “look like” the students they’re
teaching.The howls of “Racist!” would
But de Blasio will get away with this “reverse racism”
without a peep of protest.It’s
sickening, it’s disgraceful and it’s outrageous.