Now stop pretending to be Cherokee, dammit!
His asshole staffers get caught doing “Indian war whoops” and “tomahawk chops” on camera. As has been extensively documented, Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Cherokee (now, apparently, Cherokee AND Delaware) ancestry are risible. That being said, Scott Brown doesn’t give two shits about Indian issues and his followers seem to be dominated by ignorant, racist jacklegs.
A good concise article about “Indian blood”.
Elizabeth Warren receives the US Senate nomination at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
This is a golden opportunity for Warren to address this issue, apologize for offending Indians (and not just Cherokee), and get on with the important business of cleaning Scott Brown’s clock. Ms. Warren, I really REALLY want you to win this race but you are playing right into the hands of your opponents, not to mention coming off as untrustworthy and insensitive.
UPDATE: Esquire has a decent run-down on this self-inflicted political wound.
UPDATE 2: Another viewpoint, this time from Crooks & Liars
In a bizarre twist, there are now Warren supporters accusing her Cherokee accusers of being Republican operatives, affiliated with Breitbart.com. That’s insane, for a number of reasons. First, I know several of those Cherokee and they are either liberal or non-political. Second, I know for a fact that Polly’s Granddaughter hadn’t even heard of the late and unlamented Breitbart until I mentioned to her that he was a Right Wing hack and notorious liar. She didn’t have anything whatsoever to do with Breitbart.com until they started running stories of Warren’s fake Cherokee heritage. As bad as the racist attacks have been from the Right Wing, it’s even more discouraging to see liberals stoop to this level.
…than Harvard University’s lame attempt to use Elizabeth Warren’s (at best) tenuous Cherokee ancestry to bolster its claim to a diverse faculty or the Warren Campaign’s subsequent frantic attempts to locate a suitable ancestor, would have to be Megyn Kelly’s idiotic attempt at humor. Leave it to FOX “News” to find a way to work racist jokes into any story…
UPDATE: The Great and Powerful Kos urges Warren to put the issue behind her and excuses the ham-fisted response because she isn’t a “professional politician.” Great. Another amateur in Washington. Exactly what we need…