Democrats aren’t even pretending on race anymore. And the following example shows as much as any other why they cannot be the majority party again as long as they pursue such a racist agenda.
The race card has long been a keystone of Democratic electoral strategy. Divide by race. Label the other side racist. Claim they will protect minorities from the evil majority in the racist other party. And most recently, President Trump is definitely, definitely a racist and also a white supremacist.
But the real evidence of racism is on the Democratic side.
The recent opposition to President Trump’s judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina is solely based on skin color. Quattlebaum is white and Obama had nominated two blacks to replace the former white judge on the court.
Rallying all the disingenuity at his disposal, Schumer said:
“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary…Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”
One of those voluntarily withdrew from consideration when it was discovered that she reduced bail for accused criminals who then went out and committed murder. Twice. The other nominee was late in the Obama presidency and was not voted on. No one doubts that Obama was appointing those based on their skin color. For Schumer, that’s all right as long as they are black. Because…votes.
Schumer went on: “As of February 14, 83 percent of President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades…It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”
“I’ll be voting no on the Quattlebaum nomination.”
Schumer mustered no other opposition based on Quattlebaum’s legal expertise, experience or qualifications. The entire opposition was because Quattlebaum is white. That’s called racism.
All that should matter in a judge is that he or she is qualified and will rule based on the law. Using race as the determining factor is begging for judges and judicial rulings that are not based on law, but based on skin color. And that is more than dangerous. If it is the color of the judge’s skin and not the law that matters, then why should judges rule based on the law, and not in accordance with their skin color? If they are appointed to be a judge based on skin color, then why shouldn’t they judge based on skin color?
But in this, he is completely in line with the Democratic Party. An honest media would be calling out this bald stoking of racial tensions for political gain. But we don’t have an honest traditional media. We do have the Daily Caller and other alternative media outlets that are reporting these types of things.
Actually, the traditional media may well report the racial disparities that Schumer mentioned, because its primary goal today is to discredit the Trump presidency, help Democrats in the midterm elections and defeat Trump in 2020 if they cannot get him removed before then.
But there are actually good reasons for the apparent discrepancy. Like all Presidents, Trump is appointing judges in line with his legal thinking. Finding black jurists who are originalists in the form of Justice Clarence Thomas is not easy. Their numbers are just tiny.
Paul Mirengoff at Powerline Blog did some basic math:
“Blacks make up about 4.5 percent of all lawyers in America. But because black admission to law school has increased in recent years, they are a smaller proportion of lawyers in the age group from which the federal judiciary is drawn.
Trump has nominated 87 federal judges. One is black. Based on black representation among lawyers in the reasonably eligible age group, we would expect Trump to have nominated around three blacks. The shortfall (two judges) is insignificant.”
So Schumer and a majority of other Democrats who voted against Quattlebaum are saying that he was the wrong skin color. There’s no real expectation of a contextual, reasonable discussion. It’s all division. All politics. All get Trump.
Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.
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