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Donald Trump Nominates Advocate Of 'Ethnonationalism' For Judgeship | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
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Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 11:51AM
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What's his name Ron?

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 11:54AM
Steve Williams
You could not have seen this report if you are asking about what this clowns name is Steve

Rachel Maddow shares passages from a law journal article by Donald Trump federal court nominee Steven Menashi in which he argues democratic countries work better when everyone in the same ethnicity. You need to review this report because this man is truly unqualified to have a seat on The Federal Courts.



Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 12:41PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I saw your report Ron. Have you read Menashi's paper?

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1592560

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 1:20PM
Steve Williams
No, I have not read it but if you reviewed this blog materiel at the top of this post, I got a good idea.

Steve, since you have reviewed both, How do you feel about Menashi background to have a job for life as a Federal Courts Judge?


Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 2:22PM
Deacon Ron Gray
He seems fine to me Ron. His essay is about Israel. He's talking about ethno-nationalism in Israel because that's what Israel is a prime example of.

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 4:55PM
Steve Williams
Date Written: 2010

Abstract
Some scholars argue that liberal democracy precludes the state from adopting a particularistic ethnonational identity. In their view, Israel is unique among contemporary nation-states because it allows its particularistic Jewish identity to trump principles of universalism and equality on which liberal democracy supposedly rests. This Article argues that ethnonationalism remains a common and accepted feature of liberal democracy that is consistent with current state practice and international law. Democratic states implement “laws of return” that privilege the immigration and citizenship of particular ethnic groups. Liberal democracies also promote the welfare of their coethnics living abroad and maintain political ties to diasporic ethnonational communities. In fact, such practices are becoming more common as globalization disrupts the coincidence of ethnic demography and political boundaries. International law and practice confirm that a sovereign democratic government may represent a particular ethnonational community. Far from being unique, the experience of Israel exemplifies the character of liberal democracy by highlighting its dependence on particularistic nation-states.

Keywords: ethnonationalism, nationalism, ethnicity, democracy, liberalism, comparative law, international law, Zionism, Hannah Arendt, Pierre Manent, Tony Judt

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 5:00PM
Steve Williams
Steve, don’t you understand that this man still believes what made him famous both In Israel and now, as a federal judge for life in United States.

Do you support this move?
Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 11:31PM
Deacon Ron Gray
It's not my job to approve this man Ron, that's the Senate's job. My job is to say, Rachel is a damn liar. This paper has nothing to do with "white" supremacy.

Some scholars argue that liberal democracy precludes the state from adopting a particularistic ethnonational identity. In this view, Israel’s identity as the state of the Jewish people contradicts its professed commitment to liberal democratic norms.8 Far from demonstrating such a contradiction, however, the Israeli example highlights the compatibility of the two principles. The establish- ment of Israel in the mid-twentieth century addressed the failure of liberal universalism to uphold human rights and democratic gov- ernment. The predicament of the Jews revealed the political reality that the aspirations of liberal democracy can be achieved only through particularistic nation-states.9

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 8:58AM
Steve Williams
All I asked you was: Steve, since you have reviewed both, How do you feel about Menashi background to have a job for life as a Federal Courts Judge?

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 10:33AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I answered you Ron. I said "he seems fine to me."

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 11:15AM
Steve Williams
A White House lawyer nominated for a federal judgeship sharply defended himself Friday from accusations based on a 2010 law review article that he, the son and grandson of Jewish immigrants, is an advocate of “racial purity.”

President Donald Trump nominated Steven Menashi on Wednesday to a seat on the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“I take seriously the role of the United States as a nation of immigrants and of Israel as a home for the Jewish people, both of which are important because of suffering that has been caused by ethnic nationalism,” Menashi, currently a senior associate counsel to the president in the White House, said in an email obtained by The Daily Signal.

A former acting general counsel at the Department of Education, Menashi noted that his father was an Iraqi Jew born in Iran and his mother’s parents were Jewish refugees from the Soveit Union.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/16/trump-court-nominee-rebuts-rachel-maddows-racial-purity-charge/

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 11:41AM
Steve Williams
Let us get back to the subject of this blog. Did you ever get a chance to review the video report Steve? The reason why I asked was because you had two places to review the material.

1. At the top of any of my blogs.

2. By clicking on your last link you shared with me.


Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 4:33PM
Deacon Ron Gray
My second comment on this blog answers your question Ron.

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 6:16PM
Steve Williams
So you agree with Rachel about what courts doing the hardest work in the Federal Courts?


Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 8:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I'll take Rachel's word for it Ron.

Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 11:01PM
Steve Williams
So you would agree with Rachel that the Circuit Courts is where Presidents of both parties get there young nominee for The Supreme Court?




Monday, August 19th 2019 at 9:48AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I have no knowledge of that other than this report Ron. I'll take your word for it.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 7:59PM
Steve Williams
So you also may agree that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland may be the most prominent casualty of the GOP- Moscow Mitch controlled Senate as well?




Monday, August 19th 2019 at 8:31PM
Deacon Ron Gray
That sounds about right Ron.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 9:00PM
Steve Williams
You may also agree that Moscow Mitch kept Obama from filling that Supreme Court vacancy until a republican president could fill that seat?


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 9:13PM
Deacon Ron Gray
That's true Ron, now what is your point?

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 10:41AM
Steve Williams
P.S. Mitch has no ties to Moscow.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 10:43AM
Steve Williams
Be patient I’m showing you something step by step OK!

Then you would also agree with Rachel that the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate blocked the Obama administration from appointing judges?



Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 12:43PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Besides Garland I have no knowledge of that Ron, but it wouldn't surprise me. You may proceed.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 12:55PM
Steve Williams
Now you would also agree with Rachel that the leader of the Republican Party have appointed wildly some unqualified people to try to become Federal Judges?


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 1:18PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Of course Ron, that's why they need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 2:10PM
Steve Williams
YOUR REPLY: Of course Ron, that's why they need to be confirmed by the Senate.

I want you to watch from 4:24 I see What Moscow Mitch did for a unqualified nominee Wendy Vitter and WHY? Now do you know understand why the leader of The GOP has the nick name "Moscow Mitch?"


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 2:45PM
Deacon Ron Gray
YOUR REPLY: Of course Ron, that's why they need to be confirmed by the Senate.

I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY? Steve, did you think that Senate rules and regulations was followed in this case?

After watch that clip, now do you know understand why the leader of The GOP has the nick name "Moscow Mitch NOW?"




Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 2:59PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Before we get to 4:24 Ron, how does Rachel know that Mitch held open "dozens and dozens" of judicial positions?

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 5:41PM
Steve Williams
I am sure that you remember Obama nominated judges to fill three existing vacancies. Republican senators filibustered these nominees. Republicans didn’t argue that Obama’s choices were unqualified or too extreme. Instead they took the novel position that Obama had no right to nominate anybody, and instituted a blanket filibuster against all his nominees for the court.

So Steve, now you know that it is just a matter of Public Record and even you can find these FACTS.

Now to my two questions: I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY? Steve, did you think that Senate rules and regulations was followed in this case?

After watch that clip, now do you know understand why the leader of The GOP has the nick name "Moscow Mitch NOW?"


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 6:02PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Fine Ron, I'll check the public record. Did you say THREE candidates? I thought it was dozens and dozens and dozens?

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 6:42PM
Steve Williams
Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace asked Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., whether the Democrats’ made a strategic mistake deciding to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. Cardin said both parties are to blame, noting that Republicans engaged in the same type of action during President Barack Obama’s first term, when Republicans held up Obama’s judicial nominees.

"We’ve seen more filibusters on judicial nominees by the Republicans under President Obama than we saw in the whole history of the United States Senate," Cardin said April 9. "Both sides have blame here."

We heard a similar claim on ABC’s This Week. Former DNC pollster Cornell Belcher said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "who blocked more of President Obama's nominees than have been blocked in history."

Is that so?

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/apr/09/ben-cardin/did-senate-republicans-filibuster-obama-court-nomi/

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 6:49PM
Steve Williams
What the research shows

Cardin’s claim stems from a 2013 report by the Congressional Research Service, the independent research arm of Congress. The document, along with a subsequent memorandum on the report, lists every instance in which a presidential nominee was blocked and cloture was filed through Nov. 20, 2013, when Democrats changed Senate rules.

According to the Congressional Research Service, senators sought attempted cloture action on judicial nominations approximately 86 times between 1967 and the end of 2013. (Pre-1967, the Congressional Research Service lists no cloture attempts -- so "history" as Cardin put it, is relatively short.)

Of those, 50 were made before President Barack Obama took office in 2009, and 36 were made between 2009 and when the Senate changed its rules in 2013. Miguel A. Estrada, a judge nominated in 2001 to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, saw seven cloture attempts to break a logjam by Senate Democrats before withdrawing his nomination in 2003.

So through that prism, Cardin is off.

Cardin is closer if you look at individual judicial nominees who were subject to a cloture filing (because nominees like Estrada were subject to a cloture filing multiple times). Pre-Obama, 36 judicial nominees were subject to a cloture filing, we found. From 2009-2013, it was the same -- 36 judicial nominees.

To put that in perspective, and to see Cardin's point, look at it this way: Less than one nominee per year was subject to a cloture filing in the 40 years before Obama took office. From 2009-13, the number of nominees subject to a cloture filing jumped to over seven per year.

In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was much closer to being correct when he said, "In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents." His figure included non-judicial nominees.

As part of that fact-check we noted that "By our calculation, there were actually 68 individual nominees blocked prior to Obama taking office and 79 (so far) during Obama’s term, for a total of 147."

Senate Democrats made that same point in a tweet April 6. (Cardin's team said Sen. Chuck Schumer's inquiry on the Senate floor was the basis of Cardin's claim.)

Now This is a matter of Records in United States Presidential History.

Now to my two questions: I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY?

Steve, did you think that Senate rules and regulations was followed in this case?




Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 8:38PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Now to my two questions: I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY?

Steve, did you think that Senate rules and regulations was followed in this case?


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 8:40PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Our ruling

Cardin said, "We’ve seen more filibusters on judicial nominees by the Republicans under President Obama than we saw in the whole history of the United States Senate."

Cardin used an imprecise term, "filibuster," to describe a precise Senate parliamentary procedure, "cloture." As far as cloture data kept by the Congressional Research Service, Cardin would be on safer ground if he avoided focusing on "judicial" nominees. By our count, cloture was filed on 36 judicial nominations during the first five years of Obama's presidency, the same total as the previous 40 years combined.

On balance, we rate this claim Half True.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 10:49PM
Steve Williams
That’s Great.

Now to my both of my question to you Steve: I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY?

Steve, did you think that Senate rules and regulations was followed in this case?

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 11:23PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I don't know any Moscow Mitch Ron. What are you talking about?

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 7:45AM
Steve Williams
I want you to watch from 4:24 to 5:51 I see What Moscow Mitch all by himself, did for a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter and WHY?


Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 9:56AM
Deacon Ron Gray
From 4:24 to 5:51 doesn't tell me what the Senate Majority Leader did Ron.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 12:14PM
Steve Williams
You got to STOP LYING Steve, The only reason why the information between 4:24 to 5:51 don’t tell what Moscow Mitch did To deserve that name, is because you did not review that time frame, when I asked you to. Now take a look at this information between this time frame and stop Lying to cover-up that BULL 💩.




Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 6:20PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron all that's between 4:24 and 5:51 is Rachel spinning one of her conspiracy theories. I can't even follow her there's so many non sequiturs.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 8:02PM
Steve Williams
That's BULL 💩 Steve and you know it. I told you what to look for and you still came up with this BULL 💩. What information did you see the reason why Moscow Mitch did To deserve that name, "Moscow Mitch?"


Wednesday, August 21st 2019 at 8:29PM
Deacon Ron Gray
There is no reason to call Mitch Moscow Ron.

Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 12:41AM
Steve Williams
Can you tell me What is happening in this report between 4:24 and 5:51 of the actions of Mitch McConnell, what role did he play to get all by himself, to get a very unqualified nominee, Wendy Vitter a life time appointment as a judge and WHY?


Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 8:44AM
Deacon Ron Gray
No Ron, I don't have nearly enough information to tell you that.

Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 9:17AM
Steve Williams
Steve, I want you to tell me, what do you see between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?



Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 4:21PM
Deacon Ron Gray
It's Rachel spinning another conspiracy theory Ron. She makes me dizzy.


Thursday, August 22nd 2019 at 5:16PM
Steve Williams
Once again you are Dodging to my simple question and I know why, because you have come to the strongest people, with the weakest of BULL 💩.

I want details, Now tell me, what do you see between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?





Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 7:53AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Since you think I'm wrong, say what you see Ron.

Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 9:50AM
Steve Williams
Steve, I never got a reply back from you about what you saw in detail, between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?

If so, I must have missed it, post it again for me Steve.


Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 9:30PM
Deacon Ron Gray
No Ron, i don't do detail where Rachel is involved.

Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 10:33PM
Steve Williams
This is because you lied your as• off, that’s why.

Steve,Did you watch this video material? If so, what details did you see between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?




Saturday, August 24th 2019 at 9:23PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, I'm afraid you don't understand. Her stories are far too convoluted to ever keep my attention until she finally makes an end of it.

Saturday, August 24th 2019 at 11:01PM
Steve Williams
Stop your BULL 💩 Steve. Did you watch this video material? If so, what details did you see between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?



Monday, August 26th 2019 at 9:41AM
Deacon Ron Gray
If you think you can explain her theory then go ahead Ron.

Monday, August 26th 2019 at 10:42AM
Steve Williams
This is hilarious, now all of a sudden you want to act like MoRRON and can't tell me or anybody on Black In America in detail what you saw of this video report at the top of this blog, that you LIED about what you saw between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?

Just look at you, WOW!!!



Monday, August 26th 2019 at 12:28PM
Deacon Ron Gray
This is hilarious, now all of a sudden you want to act like MoRRON and can't tell me or anybody on Black In America in detail what you saw of this video report at the top of this blog, that you LIED about what you saw between the time frame of 4:24 and 5:51?

Just look at you, Just look at where you have put yourself, WOW!!!

Monday, August 26th 2019 at 12:47PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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