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Some call it rats fleeing a sinking ship. However it couldn’t be incorrectly characterized. There are certain Republicans, yes establishment blow hard ones, who are apparently are jumping off the Trump Train.
I predict it will be their undoing.
Republicans are finally beginning to question Donald Trump as their 2016 presidential nominee, saying Trump’s doubling down on attacking a federal judge with Mexican heritage was one of the more overtly racist statements from the GOP in years.
“Finally”? That’s funny.
“If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, told the New York Times. “There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.”
“There are a lot of people who want to be loyal to the Republican Party, including me,” Graham told NBC on Tuesday. “There’ll come a point in time where we’re gonna have to understand that it’s not just about the 2016 race, it’s about the future of the party, and I would like to support our nominee: I just can’t.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Trump’s statements that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a lawsuit brought by Trump University students who say they were ripped off, should recuse himself because of his ethnic heritage are “textbook racism.”
“Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Ryan said Tuesday, at a Washington press conference to feature his latest anti-poverty plan. “It’s absolutely unacceptable.”
Trump didn’t claim Judge Curiel couldn’t do his job because of his race. The issue here is the judge’s affiliation with anti-white La Raza, and the simple fact that this judge has been, or is affiliated with people who have established themselves prior to the lawsuits as anti-Trump. Why can’t people understand this? Oh, they’re cucked and liberal.
Whether the Republican Party will coalesce around the need to pick another nominee is a big and open question.
Below is a list of comments from more than a dozen Republicans who have slammed Trump’s attacks but not rejected his candidacy…
• Sen. Ben Sasse [R-NE]: “Saying someone can’t do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of racism.”
• Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]: “Donald Trump’s comments on the ethnic heritage and religion of judges are absolutely unacceptable. His statement that Judge Curiel could not rule fairly because of his Mexican heritage does not represent our American values. Mr. Trump’s comments demonstrate both a lack of respect for the judicial system and the principle of separation of powers.”
• Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT]: “I think people are disturbed that you would want to try to dismiss a judge based on his ethnicity. You can have qualms with how he’s ruling in the case, you can have qualms about his political affiliation, I think that’s fair game. But why doesn’t he say, look it’s up to the attorneys, it’s in the court, and leave it at that?”
• Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]: “That man [Curiel] is an American, born in the U.S., a judge who has earned that position. I don’t think it reflects well in the Republican Party. I don’t think it reflects wells on us as a nation.”
• Ohio Governor John Kasich: “Attacking judges based on their race and/or religion is another tactic that divides our country. More importantly, it is flat-out wrong.”
• Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: “I don’t know what Trump’s reasoning was, and I don’t care. His description of the judge in terms of his parentage is completely unacceptable.”
• Brian Walsh, former communications director for Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn: “I don’t care if [Trump’s] the nominee— Republicans should loudly condemn this racist, nonsensical rhetoric by Trump.”
• Sen. Rob Portman [R-OH]: “The fact that the judge has a Mexican American heritage has nothing to do with how you should describe his judicial ability. The guy was born in Indiana. He’s as American as I am.”
There is something in common with all of the above individuals who’ve made comments against Donald Trump. They’re all establishment Republicucks. Time to ignore them, and move on. America doesn’t needs politicians like them anymore.