Conservatives have long complained bitterly about how President Barack Obama shows much more anger, disdain and contempt for Republican opponents and conservative critics than he does for those who really deserve to be loathed.
Think about it: Have you ever seen Obama get as red-hot with anger toward ISIS, North Korea or perpetrators of domestic terrorism such as Major Nidal Hassan (Fort Hood) or the Tsarnaev brothers (Boston Marathon) as he does at Republicans who oppose him, or the U.S. Supreme Court for its "Citizens United" ruling on campaign finance?
Well, it's time to call out idiot Republicans for the same offense. Sanctimonious lawmakers such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as well as numerous senators including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Susan Collins and Kelly Ayotte won't get off their high horses in denouncing Donald Trump for his artless, yet basically harmless criticism of a judge who is of Mexican descent.
Wouldn't it be nice is they would instead display such indignation at left-wing extremists such as Black Lives Matter, or terrorist sympathizers such as the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR)? Don't hold your breath.
But all of this started with another unforced error by The Donald himself. As he's so good at doing, Trump put his foot in his mouth when he criticized U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel for being a "hater" (why use the juvenile name-calling of the left?) and said Curiel would not give Trump a fair shake in a lawsuit Curiel is presiding over involving Trump University. Trump mentioned that Curiel is "a Mexican Judge" and "of Mexican heritage." Trump implied that since he advocates building a wall on the Mexican border to crack down on illegal immigration, Judge Curiel would have a bias against him. And although Trump didn't say so, it is likely that Curiel's affiliation with radical leftist group La Raza weighs into his assessment of the judge. If so, that is entirely understandable.
Trump often speaks in a sort of shorthand that makes him sound ham-handed and causes some to conclude maybe he's not as smart as he's purported to be. I chalk it up to his upbringing in New York City's Queens and frequent interactions over the years with rough-around-the-edges contractors, lawyers, union bosses and others involved in the rough-and-tumble real estate and construction business in the Big Apple. He didn't get where he is by being gracious, and I don't think millions of Americans who are hurting in this awful economy are looking for a graduate of the Emily Post Institute to lead us out of the darkness.
It is appalling how so many Republicans are falling all over themselves providing general election campaign fodder for the Democrats with their denunciations of Trump. Ryan, for example, stated that "claiming a person can't do their job because of their race is sort of like a textbook definition of racism." Thanks a LOT, Paul...with friends like you, who needs enemies?
If these clueless Republicans think they will endear themselves to the media and the leftist "chattering classes," they are sadly mistaken. They absolutely cannot count on any better treatment from the media jackals just because they criticized a fellow Republican in public. The circular firing squad has been an all-too present phenomenon for Republicans, and it continues unabated.
What was Einstein's definition of insanity again?