Hoosier Democrats came out in support of a judge with Hoosier roots who’s come under attack from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Trump, who has made comments critical of Mexicans and touted his plan to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, said Curiel is upset with Trump’s policies toward Mexico and shouldn't oversee the Trump University case.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody lashed out against Trump’s comments
Monday morning, but he also criticized Indiana Republicans for failing to come to Curiel’s defense. While Trump has received some criticism from Republicans nationally, Zody said the Indiana contingent has remained quiet.
Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel
“We’re here to publicly call out the Indiana Republican Party and its candidates and elected officials for turning a blind eye and not sticking to the morals we know as Hoosiers,” Zody said. “We’re asking Republicans to put politics aside and join us in an effort to protect the well-being of Indiana and everyone who calls themselves a Hoosier by condemning these remarks against a Hoosier.”
Zody called for Hoosier Republicans, naming Gov. Mike Pence and Rep. Todd Young and others, to condemn Trump’s remarks.
“Hoosier Republicans should be held accountable for their blind support of their presumptive nominee,” Zody. “We’re not really talking about politics. We’re talking about the Golden Rule and how we treat one another.”
“The silence is deafening, and it should be a wakeup call for Hoosiers,” Zody said. “We’re hearing nothing from our Hoosier elected officials.As the article notes, several national Republicans have condemned Trump's comments, including Newt Gingrich who on Sunday said the comment was "inexcusable. Gingrich said the "judge is not a Mexican. He's an American." Trump responded to Gingrich who is supposedly on the Trump Vice-President short list scolding the former Speaker's public criticism of his comment as "inappropriate."
As I have pointed out on this blog, the biggest obstacle to Governor Pence's re-election is figuring out how to handle "The Donald" problem. If the Democrats in this state are smart, they are going to continually link Pence to Trump and demand he denounce the GOP presidential nominee. However, if Pence distances himself from Trump, he could alienate his own base, including most prominently Tea Party people. But on the other hand if Pence doesn't distance himself from Trump he is likely to be tarnish his image with conservatives.
This is Jesus, Paul. You claim to believe in me, to worship me, to follow my teachings. You have not been doing that. In fact you've been doing the opposite. It's time to repent, Paul. It's not too late, but if you do not change you will be given an eternity in Hell.
Zody? This is the guy who also can't count to 500?
Pence's biggest issue is he smells like Washington!
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/06/trumps-questioning-federal-judge-not-racist/ Join the tony cook lynch mob...meanwhile, I hear David Duke is beginning a new party called The Race. Ha ha, duke isn't Mexican....
Why should Trump tolerate the judge's David Duke quality, La Raza conflicts?
John Zody doesn't really care about this, he's just using this to beat up on the opposition.
The Judge was part of La Raza anyway, a Latino supremacy group.
Unigov and Pete,
The judge is part of a Latino attorney organization that has "La Raza" in its name. It is completely unaffiliated with the La Raza radical political organization.
It's funny you should mention David Duke, Pete. Trump is quite a bit like David Duke, except Duke is a much more intelligent man.
Since when has the Republican Party apologized for any of its members off-color remarks? Trump has only verbalized what has been the right's prolonged dog whistle and wink and nod tactics. If Trump has gone beyond the pale, and views that he is acting very Republican in doing so, then he has only to thank the Republican establishment for sowing the seeds and styling his populist run.
When it comes to the logic of what Trump said, few have said it better than this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9XMioUUa3E
As usual, there is no "logic" in what Trump said. He's just a racist and a sexist and a xenophobe and a deadbeat and a womanizer and a bully and a con man and a person who is completely unqualified and unfit for the office of the Presidency. We are on the verge of nominating the only Republican in America who could actually lose to Hillary Clinton. Not that I'd want that moron anywhere near the White House anyway.
I forgot to mention, Trump is a liberal Democrat who only switched to the GOP to run to try to get the Republican nomination. He's not even a conservative. He's supported the biggest tax increase in history, wants universal health care and says he's "very pro choice" on abortion, so much so that he supports partial birth abortion. That anyone claiming to be conservative would support him is astonishing.
Paul: What makes anyone think it's difficult to ID oneself as a "racist" if that's who they are? Trump's no racist. What's more racist than a group calling itself La Raza / The Race & a "judge" with such an affiliation? What the hell does that mean- the race?
Trump didn't identify "La Raza" as the reason why the judge was biased. He said it was because the judge is "Mexican." The judge is an AMERICAN, certainly every bit as American as Donald Trump. In fact, the judge's family has been in the country longer than Trump's. Trump took the position that someone couldn't do their job because of their race and/or ethnicity...that's the textbook definition of racism.
As far as La Raza, do we say that an attorney is racist because they're part of a black bar association group? The judge is simply a member of a Latino attorney group. Nothing more, nothing less.
For reasons of their choosing, La Raza (The Race) is a racial reference; with the goal of imperial expansion. La Raza & affiliates are anti-American. Here's an article on their mission & activities: http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/
Recognizing Curiel's affiliation is tactical; not racist. If Trump thought the judge's race was an issue; he could simply say just that- but that's not what he's saying.
Did you not watch the interview with Jake Tapper? Trump did not mention La Raza one time. Trump repeatedly complained Judge was biased because he was "Mexican" and that he was building a wall.
The goal of the La Raza attorney group, which is completely unaffiliated with the National Council of La Raza, is not "imperial expansion." The link you have is to the National Council of La Raza, not the attorney group that the judge is involved with.
There is no "tactic" involved in Trump's comment. He's just a racist who is being sued because he tried to con people out of their money with Trump University.
It amazes me how much Trump supporters are willing to ignore and reinvent facts in defense of their candidate. Today Trump is on Twitter saying he didn't mock a disabled person. There is video of him mentioning a disabled reporter by name. Trump then the next second imitating that reporter's particular disability. Yet when confronted with what he's doing, Trump does what he always does - he LIES. It doesn't matter that there is video evidence - he'll deny it anyway. Trump knows that he has developed a cult of personality and those who worship him will support him no matter what he does. Trump commented that he could murder someone on the streets of New York City, and his supporters would still back him. It's true. They'd find some reason to justify what Trump did or claim that it wasn't reported accurately.
Some day Trump worshipers are going to wake up and realize what a complete fraud he is.
Paul: I'm barely a Trump supporter; just don't think his comment was racist. Mexicans aren't a race & while Trump says makes cringe worthy comments (they all do), words have meanings- Mexican is a reference to nationality.
I don't know...didn't you call Trump a "patriot?" To me, anyone referring to a presidential candidate as a "patriot" is supporting that candidate. Regardless, Trump is as far away from a patriot as one can be. He's a scoundrel and a con man. If he didn't inherit $100 million from his father, he'd be coming up with schemes to con people out of their money. Wait, Trump does that despite his inheritance.
The fact is Trump supporters will find a flaw or two to not support a particular Republican candidate. But when it comes to Trump they are willing to overlook numerous issues that would rightfully disqualify any other candidate.
Paul: Yes, probably did & yes I'm supporting him but Cruz was my candidate; for which I took flack from Trumpers. When I read Art of The Deal in ~ 1988, I wasn't a fan but thought Trump to be a patriot. His outspoken stance against the BS of political correctness resonates & it's my sense that he's serious about the security of the country & revival of a free market economy.
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