RUSH: Hey, I got an idea. The judge is Derrick Watson from Hawaii. “In granting the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit by the state of Hawaii, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson found on Wednesday that ‘a reasonable, objective observer … would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.’” And he says because he heard Trump say he wants to ban Muslims during the campaign, and he heard Trump aides like Stephen Miller say the same thing. And they said the second executive order is just a basically watered-down version of the first.
So the judge is basically saying, “You guys can’t fool me. You are a bunch of hateful bigots, you hate Muslims, you want to keep ’em out of country, and I’m not gonna let you get away with it because we need Muslims in Hawaii. I’m not gonna rule on your order, I’m not gonna touch it because I know that you people are pigs.” No, he didn’t say that, I’m giving you the liberal mind-set.
I have an idea. If a judge can disqualify a constitutional order, constitutional by statute, doesn’t even require any interpretation, the statute exists that gives any president thorough, thorough, lawful power to do this, if a judge can say, “Sorry, you can’t do it because I heard you say something during the campaign,” what about this judge? What if this judge, say, he was put on the bench in 2012, so what of the last five years that this guy’s ever said anything negative about Trump that anybody could find?
What if Judge Derrick Watson has been critical of Trump off the bench? You know, wherever he goes in Hawaii, whatever he does, what if somebody overheard him say that he doesn’t like Trump or was critical of Trump, could we take his words and say, “You know what? Your ruling is unjust and your ruling is tainted because we have discovered that you have an animus against Trump in the first place because we heard you say so.” I don’t know that he has. Don’t misunderstand. I’m just asking a goose-for-the-gander type question.
Or are judges insulated? Can judges say and do anything and yet their rulings are unassailable? ‘Cause you’re not supposed to assail a judge’s ruling. Although a lot of people are. I mean, in any number of ways to boot. I mean, Muslim ban, you’d have to ban every country they live in. This doesn’t do that, jihadists, Islamic jihadists are Muslim. Much as the left might not like it being stated as such, they are.