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Trump and the Judge:  Liberal Media Bias At Work

Liberal media doesn’t report judge’s political activism related to his Mexican heritage or his association with the law group that supports illegal immigrants.   

I’ve said it before: you can’t trust the media. They are not on your side. They are on their side. Like many liberals, they think they know best and that it’s their job to control what you know and how you think.  

Take for instance this absurd mess about Donald Trump’s statements about the judge. He said he believed that Gonzalo Curiel, the judge in the Trump University class action lawsuit, was not being fair to him because the judge had a bias against him because of his stance on controlling illegal Mexican immigration. The media made sure you heard his basic comment. But have you heard that the judge is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a La Raza affiliated law group that advocates for illegal immigrants? And have you heard that that same law group has contributed significantly to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign?

So what is this “La Raza” group?   La Raza means “The Race” in Spanish. Can you imagine if a white judge belonged to an organization called “The Race”? Their group motto is “Everything for The Race. Outside The Race…Nothing!” Labor icon César Chávez was a critic of La Raza, calling it the “Hispanic KKK”. The judge’s group uses their legal experience to fight against immigration control laws, border fences, etc and support drivers licenses and free tuition for illegals. It is not unreasonable for Donald Trump to say that a judge with this kind of affiliation could be biased against him. Reporters should have told us about these connections but that would have destroyed the narrative of Trump as a racist.

Now that Hillary Clinton has secured her nomination as the Democrat Party candidate, the liberal media are uniting in their effort to tear down Donald Trump. They will take his comments out of context or make sure you know only the part of any story that they want you to know. And they will use their self-propelled “controversy” stories about Trump to divert your attention away from the ethical and legal troubles of Hillary Clinton.

If you fell for the liberal media’s efforts to portray Trump as a racist, don’t feel too bad. Republican politicians, who have been themselves attacked for decades by the same liberal media, fell for the story hook, line and sinker. In typical invertebrate style, they all folded like lawn chairs and rushed to any available microphone to bash Trump themselves. They should know better by now. Their weakness is another reason why so many conservative voters want them booted out of their positions.  

With that said, Trump does share some of the blame. He should not be making public comments about an active lawsuit. And he should have a spokesperson (or a full press team for that matter) responsible for handling these kind of issues. Hopefully, he learned an important lesson from this fiasco. It is a lesson that all of us should understand. The liberal media are not our friends and we cannot expect balanced reporting from them.

GOP immigration policy: Much Easier on Legal Immigration, Harder on Illegal Immigration

I do not pretend to know what is in the heart or mind of Donald Trump.  He has caught a lot of flak over the past couple of weeks or so about his inartful comments on Mexican immigrants.  He should not have implied that all Mexican immigrants are criminals. But he was 100% correct in stating that a percentage of Mexican immigrants are criminals.   If you ignore this then you ignore reality. And if you dispute the political correctness of stating this then that’s your problem and not Donald Trump’s.  There is no denying that illegal immigration is a problem for our country.

Any serious political problem usually requires both tactical and strategic thinking when seeking resolution.  Tactically, we have to control our borders better. We have to know who is coming into our country. We have to know if our enemies are trying to cross our borders to do us harm and we need to know the health status of those who enter to ensure that no infectious diseases endanger our population.   We need to know who is coming into this country to better themselves versus those who are coming into this country with criminal intent.

But equally important to the tactical necessity of controlling our borders is the long-term strategic value of immigration. If we wish to compete with the likes of China and India as they become more industrialized and more powerful, we need a bigger population.  In the coming decades, we will need a population of 500 million to compete with China, which will have more than three times that population by then.  We will need that number to have additional workers and additional job creators.   It is clearly in our nations interest for us to make legal immigration much easier.

If the GOP wishes to increase the percentage of Latin voters that vote Republican, then they must get rid of the false narrative produced by the left-leaning media that portrays Republicans as anti-immigration.  We must increase the number of Latin GOP candidates.  We have to increase the number of Latin community GOP groups.  We have to increase spending on commercials and other advertisements that emphasize that most Latin voters agree with GOP on a number of important voter issues.  We should connect with Latin religious and community leaders to promote GOP  efforts to make it easier to legally come into this country.

Regardless of their country of origin, most Latin Americans share our Judeo-Christian values and are pro-traditional family, hard working, religious and distrustful of the large powerful governments that often cause so many problems in the country they left.   Many Latin voters agree that controlling immigration is good for our country and specifically for their communities in regard to job growth, crime control, etc.  We must make it clear to Latin voters that Republicans, not the Democrats share their values.

Ed Ruth