Can the Elizabeth Warren fiasco be any more amusing? Watching the latest Democrat golden girl self-destruct on a massive scale is both breathtaking and amusing at the same time. We were told how, like her former boss Obama, she was so dazzlingly brilliant voters would gladly install her in the Senate in lieu of that piker Scott Brown.
How’s that working out?
Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence.
“There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said.
Joe Trippi, a prominent national Democratic consultant, told the Herald that while Warren has time to recover, the campaign should have anticipated this issue would surface.
“The problem is they weren’t ready for something they should have been ahead of,” Trippi said.
Another nationally known Democratic consultant said while there is no hand-wringing yet in the party, “The fact they weren’t prepared for this is a little surprising.”
Chalk it up to supreme arrogance. They thought they could just show up and she’d dispatch Brown in an instant. Little did they realize that while Massachusetts is a deep blue state, Brown actually has a connection to the voters there while this arrogant elitist snob apparently never left the comfy confines of Cambridge. Now she’s in way over her head.
After first saying she didn’t know anything about reports that Harvard Law had listed her as a minority, Warren’s campaign then said she was “proud” of her Native American heritage, citing records showing she was 1⁄32nd Cherokee.
And in a rambling response on Wednesday, Warren went much further, saying her Native American ancestry was always a part of her life story, even though she had never talked about it publicly before.
Warren then recounted how a relative had told her that her Native American heritage was why her grandfather had “high cheekbones like all of the Indians do” — a response that critics have pounced on as perpetuating Native American stereotypes.
“That’s kind of racism,” Sabato said.
A kind of racism that would bury any Republican. But it’s OK for Democrats to be racist, apparently.
It’s gets even funnier. After burnishing her street cred as 3% Cherokee, now Harvard won’t even tell the public what she’s currently listed as.
Harvard Law School lists one lone Native American faculty member on its latest diversity census report — but school officials and campaign aides for Elizabeth Warren refused to say yesterday whether it refers to the Democratic Senate candidate.
Warren — who has been dogged by questions about whether she used her claims of Cherokee lineage to further her career — has insisted she never authorized Harvard Law to count her as a Native American in the mid-1990s, when the school was under fire for not having enough minority professors.
Prior to that, from 1986 to 1995, Warren had listed herself as a minority in a law school directory administrators then used as a tip sheet when making diversity hires. But by 1996, when Harvard Law was boasting that Warren was the faculty’s first minority female, she had stopped appearing in the law school directory.
Harvard Law’s 2011 diversity report does not indicate who the Native American professor is. And the school refused to say whether it’s Warren.
Weak. What are they hiding?
Michael Graham gleefully rakes Fake-a-hontas over the coals.
All we can do is take Warren at her word that claiming standing as a member of an ethnic minority was merely an excuse to meet new people (think “TeePeeHarmony.Com”) and had nothing to do with academia’s elevation of identity politics.
In other words, even if we lived in a day when Elizabeth Warren would have suffered occupational discrimination for being a Native American, she would have spent her career making the same claims.