Donald Drumpf is deranged

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Courtesy of Jim Hightower

This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.       

The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel, a U.S. federal judge who was born, raised and educated in Indiana. The German is Donald Drumpf, aka the Republican nominee for president. He has two fraud cases against him in Judge Curiel’s court, and Donnie recently became unhinged over the idea that “a foreigner” would be allowed to pass judgment on an upstanding American citizen like him.       

But, wait — Curiel is a full-blooded American citizen! No, cried The Donald, “He’s a Mexican,” pointing to the jurist’s family heritage. But, wait again — Donnie himself is not pure-blooded Americano. (Only Native Americans can claim that, and even they immigrated from afar centuries ago.) In fact, his grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, immigrated to the U.S. from Kallstadt, Germany, about 120 years ago and anglicized his name from Drumpf to Trump.       

Still, the GOP’s nativist and racist 2016 flag bearer insists that even though we Americans are proud to be a nation of immigrants, an American with Mexican genes should be disqualified from overseeing the fraud trials, for he’d inherently be biased against the candidate who has promised to “build a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico. So, does his screwy claim that one’s background trumps one’s commitment to fairness also mean that a Muslim-American judge should be disqualified from any trial of Trump’s wrongdoings, since he has promised to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S.? “Absolutely,” says the GOP’s presidential wannabe.       

Finally, it’s time to say the obvious: Donald is not just plainspoken, nor is he merely trying to get media coverage. He is deranged, a manic threat to anyone he dislikes, which is everyone not named Trump or Drumpf.

This opinion column does not necessarily reflect the views of Boulder Weekly.

  • ernie_oertle

    [Sigh.] Another leftwinger misrepresentation of the situation. Details! Details & context are purposely not included by HowlerHightower. Leftwingers have NEVER done that before!!
    FedDistrictCourt Judge GonzaloCuriel, is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump over his former for-profit educational company, Trump University. Trump insists Curiel has a conflict-of-interest & should remove himself. Curiel, who is of Mexican-heritage is said to be a member of a group called LaRaza Lawyers.
    Trump intends to build a security-wall along theMex-border. Trump may be concerned that the lawyers’ association or its members represent or support the other radicalist Latino advocacy organizations. Coupled w/ that question is the fact that in ‘014, when he certified the class-action lawsuit against Trump, Curiel appointed the RobbinsGeller law firm to represent plaintiffs. RobbinsGeller has paid $675,000 in speaking fees since 2009 to Hillary & to her husband, Bill. Curiel appointed the firm in the case before Trump entered the presidential race, but again, it might not be unreasonable for a defendant in Trump’s position to wonder who Curiel favors in the presidential election. These circumstances, while not necessarily conclusive, at least raise a legitimate question to be considered. Regardless of the way Trump has gone about raising his concerns over whether he’s getting a fair trial, none of us should dismiss those concerns out of hand without carefully examining how a defendant in his position might perceive them — & we certainly should not dismiss them for partisan political reasons.
    At any rate, after Obama’s state-of-the-union assault on SCOTUS, & the (successful) bullying campaign aimed at JohnRoberts in the Obamacare case the idea that Trump’s behavior is anything new is absurd.
    And yeah, that’s too bad. But the uproar over Trump’s behavior as compared to Obama’s is precisely why he(Trump) is the safe choice for President — he won’t get the pass that Obama has, & that Hillary will.

    • BLDRsoFUNEE

      I wonder what the “wise Latina” would say. According to the N.Y. Times, here’s what she said in 2001: WASHINGTON — In 2001, Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.”

  • ernie_oertle

    Actor AntonYelchin (young-Scottie in StarTrek) dead in a bizarre freak car-accident. The fault is forever on DonaldTrump & GeorgeWBush because they stand in the way of BarrrrackObama’s wonderfully-conceived noble automotive-safety regulation, which is opposed by greedhead profit-obsessed car-makers.