By Joe Battenfeld and the voters
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.
Some national political experts had much stronger words for Warren’s conflicting explanations about why she listed herself as a minority in university directories.
“This takes her biography into a bizarre dimension,” said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. “It has derailed the effort to define Warren in a voter-friendly way.”
Sabato also said that Warren’s claim that she didn’t list herself as a minority to gain an employment advantage is not believable.
“This is what happens when candidates don’t tell the truth,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious she was using (the minority listing) for career advancement.”
One well-known Massachusetts Democratic strategist faulted Warren and her campaign for failing to put out a consistent message
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.
Is this the best that the Dems can bring to the table? We in big trouble.
Lizzie faces a real dilemma next week when Cleveland comes to Fenway. Root for the Sox? Or the Indians?
Not only did she cheat real minorities, she basically gave the finger to ever hard working female Caucasian by cutting the line for her job. So much for womens rights. You can't can any lower then Liz Warren.
Keep digging. Did she list herself as Native American on college and law school applications? Did she receive scholarship money or awards based on her claim?
You are easy to poke fun at, but it is the sadness that resonates with me. I don't think Republicans 'walk on water', but your deviousness, your inability to give a minimally rational explanation, about your outrageous ethnic claim, is very telling. You are genuinely, a low life, of the most obscene kind. You make these grand pronouncements, about how you feel the pain, and what you want to do for the disadvantaged middle class, et al, and here you are, scamming the system. Belittling these very same folks, with these false/vague, unsubstantiated minority claims. You purport to be the 'savior' of these very same minorities, while you try to take advantage of the rules and regulations, put in place to support them. Your pronouncement of 'Savior' rings hollow, quite frankly you are the' poster child' for what ails this great country. You and your party talk 'fair share', how about playing fair!! Isn't that the most basic starting point!! SHAME ON YOU AND ALL YOUR SUPPORTERS, you are a true AMERICAN disgrace