Thursday, April 17, 2014

No Pity for Warren

Elizabeth Warren is hurt and angry over the media coverage of her false claim of Cherokee ancestry. That would be funny if it weren't so pitiful. All she had to do was investigate, tell the truth, and the issue would have gone away. She could have used her new book to acknowledge the truth and apologize for her blatant disrespect of minorities, but instead, she's continued to perpetuate the lie and attempted to portray herself as a victim.
“What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” she writes about the 2012 Senate campaign. “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me.”
Doing the research, finding the facts and sharing the truth about someone is not an attack. If people were launching rockets, it is because Warren gave them a big target. Research was done to determine if she had Cherokee ancestry. She didn't have any. That is not an opinion. It is a sound conclusion based on a preponderance of evidence found in historical documents. No one had any control over the lies told except Elizabeth Warren. She had control over it when she opened her mouth and told the story. She also had control when she repeatedly defended her story, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. If Elizabeth Warren was a victim, she was only a victim of her own arrogance and dishonesty. If she felt hurt and angry over what happened, she has no one to blame but herself. She could have, should have, just told the truth. She chose not to do that. I don't feel sorry for her.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2014, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB


  1. Recently Rachel Maddow covered Scott Brown's political aspirations, and once again repeated Warren's false claims of heritage. A handful of us wrote to Maddow about this. We sent her links and asked her to stop repeating Warren's lies, but we received no response. I respect Maddow as a journalist and commentator, so it has been very disappointing to see her refuse to do due diligence when it comes to Warren.

    Brown's supporters said and did some appalling, racist things during the campaign, and I am no supporter of Brown. But his supporter's racism was simply the blatant type. The less-blatant racism of most of Warren's supporters is more insidious and, in many ways, more hurtful. The violent threats directed at Natives from Warren's camp were actually more aggressive, and more personal. I am unaware of anyone from Brown's camp actually stalking anyone, but people from Warren's camp sure did. It was shocking to see people we thought would get it, instead turn on us and accuse of us supporting Brown simply for asking Warren to not exploit Natives, to respect Native sovereignty, and not engage in ethnic fraud.

    I keep waiting for this to catch up with Warren, but so many people who in the past gave lip-service to caring about Native issues seemed completely comfortable throwing Natives under the bus on this one.

  2. Dear Ms. Barnes, I very much appreciate you standing up to the falsehood of this so-called "Senator" Warren! It's a disgrace! She is a disgrace, as far as I'm concerned, and I'd like to see her out of office ASAP!

    She obviously lacks intelligence, Is very untruthful, and therefore, not to be trusted! So how then, do we expect her to be an effective person in the Senate position she holds? I for one am sick and tired of these "people in power" that cannot even tell the truth!


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