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Can We Count on Trump to Pick the Right Judges?

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Despite Donald Trump’s obvious shortcomings as a candidate, his enthusiastic supporters argue that his commitment to appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court should persuade all Republicans to unite behind him.

His racially-tinged assault on federal judge Gonazlo Curiel, however, and his repeated promises to use the justice department and the courts to “put Hillary in jail” undermine this argument. Trump demonstrates no respect for an independent, impartial judiciary and explicitly declares his determination to bully the courts to get his way.

Worst of all, the purpose of the openly expressed intimidation involves personal, not political, issues—beating the rap on the fraud charges against Trump University and beating Hillary in a personalized contest for the White House. Whatever his current promises, Trump as president would be more likely to appoint pliant justices he felt he could bend to his will rather than selecting the independent Constitutionalists the country needs on the high court.

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  1. Nani  •  Jun 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Of course we can't trust him but it was never about trust. Or limited government. Or conservative values. Or a strong military. Or religious and gun rights. It wasn't even about the economy.

    It was and is about control and power. The conservative media wants to be a huge influence in politics. It doesn't matter what Trump says or does, they believe that THEY will control him.

    How foolish and downright evil.

  2. John D. Fiat  •  Jun 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Can we count on Medved (and the other RINO's) to grow a brain and ever get their facts about (anything involving) Donald Trump correct? Probably not. But here is the truth. This judge Curiel is a Grand Wizard in La Raza. If a black person was on trial would it be alright to have a KKK Grand Wizard as the judge in his case? No, right? Well, what is the difference? Well, there is one. While the KKK (or even merely being proud of being Anglo) is shunned by today's society and considered racist, The National Council of La Raza is fully supported and even partially funded by the U.S. government. I worked for the Census Bureau and their internal servers are fully connected, and for good reason. But with both the Leftist MSM and RINO's lying, the average sheep will probably never learn the truth about this Aztec takeover!

    Furthermore, most Trump U customers were highly satisfied with his real estate course. And Trump never claimed it to be anything more. By contrast, Hillary Clinton has a way bigger for profit school scandal, and Trump will be bringing that up very soon.

    • Robert  •  Jun 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Well said. Medved is a liar and a deceiver. He never changed from liberal to conservative.

  3. Jim Bird  •  Jun 9, 2016 at 3:17 am

    No. Why you ask? Because today 6/8/2016, is the day the Republican Party collapsed on the garbage heap of history, after all the leaders of the GOP abandoned Trump. The election and the country are gone. McConnell even spoke some words.
    America will be spelled with a "k" now. Amerika is now a happy-go-lucky Marxist Banana Republic. Killary deserves 50 life sentences but Michael could not even acknowledge that she did anything wrong with Benghazi on the show today. She gives nukes to Cuba. Civil unrest turns into Civil War with the good people throwing the bombs for once.
    Michael, you are good with useless trivia,
    1) When does the economy stop, govt. checks stop and blood in the streets begin?
    2) How did Trump get on the RNC vetted list?
    3) Have all the 2000 yr. old Christian civilizations in Middle East been "genocided" yet?
    4) Know any good countries to move to?
    5) What are BO's and Killarie's combined death total?
    6) What can the GOP do? Answer – nothing becuz there is no more Party.
    Oh well we're all Nazies now.

  4. Jim Bird  •  Jun 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Ref: Chapter 7 for the GOP (Gaveup On Principle Party)

    Before the Republican Party disbands, after the Queen is coranated in January, why not all you old GOP'ers show what guts you have? You see, 70% of America, 80% of Western Europe and most all of your former voting constituency are worried about the direction of the country. Do you old fellows remember this over the last 8 years?

    So just for fun, and since the Party has withdrawn all support for Trump, and you old GOP'ers are scurrying around inside the Beltway trying to figure out why the Party has no nominee for President for the first time in history, let us show those bad boy
    Marxists across the aisle a thing or two. Ok? Show them you have a pair and it was just a mistake that the Party put a Liberal Socialist on the nominee list this time, Heh, Heh. Ok, I'm really jazzed with my idea!

    Cancel the RNC Convention! Make Trump pay for his own convention since he is not even remotely close to being a Republican! Get it?! Brilliant, huh, that way the money you save can go into the Party coffers that you old guy crony capitalists can add to your existing millions before the Party disbands after the election! More importantly though you will show them how strong, tough and smart you folks are.

  5. Jim Bird  •  Jun 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Just for the record, in all seriousness, this disaster will probably never to be fixed. One last feeble idea from me: Paul Ryan forms a new Party with all the young guys based on our founding principles. The Old Guard GOP'ers are almost as corrupt as the filth across the aisle.
    Sayonara to the suicidal society.

  6. Fritz von Hardenberg  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Maybe, maybe not. But we can count on crooked Hillary to pick the WRONG ones.

  7. ejkrand  •  Jun 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    He already gave a list of 11 great constitutionalist judges he would appoint–Every one of them was declared fantasic. Stop it already. So stupid. The question has been Asked and answered!

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