I’m not eager to post again so soon, but I have a matter with a timely nature to talk about. With the “liberal media,” which apparently includes the Wall Street Journal these days, raking Trump over the coals for his comments on the Mexican-American judge at his University trial, the Trump team is fighting back like the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge.
Trump has been so successful in the campaign with his counter attacks that I want to knock out some of his forces right away, especially after just watching one of his female surrogates, who reminded me of a Stepford wive with her unwavering gaze, sound very convincing on TV tying Curiel to the purportedly violence prone “La Raza,” whatever that is.
As the Trumpeters so often do, they have woven together various facts, often twisted in the process, and created a separate reality that makes Trump appear the victim of a biased judge and the liberal media rather than the instigator. Apparently social media abounds with their truthy message right now, which is what has prompted me to write.
Here is their lowest, least truthful line of attack. Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza, which is a terrorist organization who supports illegal immigration and has helped foment riots at Trump speeches. Actually, Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza Lawyers Association, separate from the National Council of La Raza which,while open to criticism for tactics and positions, is not the evil bunch portrayed by Trump and his surrogates. As Lisa Navarette, a spokeswoman responded to Trump team attacks: “We’re sitting around arguing the minutiae of banking regulation, not running around in hoods.”
Maybe not that innocent, I only have a general idea, but whatever it is it is not the La Raza Lawyer’s Association of which Judge Curiel is a member.
Well, Trump would argue, both organizations have La Raza (the race) in their names and that suggests they hate non-Hispanics. Neverette points out that there are “thousands” of Latino organizations with La Raza in their names “La Raza as a nod to our common heritage.”
The same way, I would say, the conservative Heritage Foundation is a nod to our common heritage, not a nod to white supremacy.
So, here we have Trump doubling down on another overall lie, promulgated throughout social media and me wondering will he be able to put this one across like he has so many others? Surely, those strong Trump supporters will swallow this fabrication hook “lie” and sinker.
I can only hope those whose minds are not yet made up can see Trump for what he is, a recent rendition of the fairy tale The Emperor has No Clothes.
P. S. – I’m sure most of you know I am indebted to Stephen Colbert for his creation of “truthiness” as a way of looking at and portraying truth without regard to factual evidence, logic or the like. Also, if you want to know more about the NCLA and Trump’s illegitimate tying it to Judge Curiel, here’s a link.