Elizabeth Warren Digs Herself in Deeper

Now everyone knows that would-be Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren falsely claimed to be Native American in the Harvard Law School directory, so as to boost the school’s (and her) minority street-cred.  (In a separate thread, member Amy Schley’s makes the wonderful suggestion that Warren’s Indian name is “Sits with Tenure.” Or possibly “Dances with Quotas.”)

But it gets better.  Warren now explains that she lied about her ethnic status in an attempt to make new friends!   “I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am,” she said.  Pathetic, yes, but also confusing.  “People who are like I am?”  What does she mean?  Does she mean she hoped to meet other white people pretending to be Indians?  Or is she claiming that (a) Native Americans are likely “progressive” like her; but (b) they generally keep to themselves, so only by pretending to be a Cherokee would she get invited to the best liberal pow-wows?  How patronizing can you get? 

Is this having any impact on the poll numbers in Massachusetts?

  1. Skarv

    She will probably appeal an election loss on the basis that the voters “hurt her feelings”.

  2. Percival
    tabula rasa:

    Question:  What is that makes people who have a perfectly good resume, as Elizabeth Warren undoubtedly has, but who feel the need to still fudge a bit?

    An edge is an edge.  Once you’ve made it to the big leagues of Harvard Law, it could be a liability, but only if it was a lie to begin with.

    I still think that on the Census form under “Race” there should be a box labeled “Human.”

  3. Fake John Galt

    No she will appeal the election based on affirmative action quotas for Native American Indians. Actually this brings up a good point. Since I can be excluded from consideration for a job or promotion because I do not fill an affirmative action quota category, should not the same be done for congress or any political office? Shouldn’t politicians be excluded from holding office if that position or department or branch of government does not meet the affirmative action standards? Should politicans not have to live under the same rules I do? If not then why not?

  4. Guruforhire

    She is less Cherokee than I am Seneca.

  5. Severely Ltd.

    All these racist jokes about Ms Warren are mounting up. I’m looking at you, Amy, Pseud, Docjay. I’ve calculated that thirty-two of them constitute, if not a hate crime, then at least one authentically nasty comment.

  6. cdor

    Chief Dennis Miller named her Spreading Bull. I still like that the best.

  7. Fake John Galt

    In today’s modern age traditional racial and gender political categories seem to have less to do with genetics and are more about how an individual prefers to identify themselves as. So that if you are a male but preferred to be thought of as a female then you can classify yourself as a woman despite genetics or physical evidence. If you think of yourself as a Native American Indian then you are one despite never having an ancestor that was one or ever participating in Native American tribal culture. If you are born of an Keyna black father and an American white mother you can be considered an African American even though you have equal ties to Kenya, America, black,white cultures.

  8. Western Chauvinist
    tabula rasa:…

    Question:  What is that makes people who have a perfectly good resume, as Elizabeth Warren undoubtedly has, but who feel the need to still fudge a bit?   · 9 hours ago

    It’s the feeling of inadequacy they have from being so… vanilla.

  9. Western Chauvinist

    Warren: My grandfather had high cheekbones, “like all the Indians do.”

    And white men can’t jump, sadly.

    I love it when the pc racialists eat their own.

    Note: RCP polling cited at bottom of the link.

  10. Fred Cole

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.

  11. Amy Schley
    Severely Ltd.: All these racist jokes about Ms Warren are mounting up. I’m looking at you, Amy, Pseud, Docjay. I’ve calculated that thirty-two of them constitute, if not a hate crime, then at least one authentically nasty comment. · 52 minutes ago

    I do feel the need to confess that I’ve stolen a few of these from Ann Althouse’s commentors.

  12. Spin

    A few weeks ago I successfully snuck into the Lummi community breakfast out at the casino.  Now, I’m over 6 feet tall and as white as white gets.  This little short native woman looked up at me as I was going in and said “Tribal only!”  I just ignored her and went in anyway.  

    The back story:  my wife is a card carrying member of the tribe and we have two native american foster kids.  Lummi Children’s Services likes their foster parents to take the kids out to the community breakfast so they can experience their heritage.  The breakfast is held in a large ball room at the casino, and consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, etc.  Then everyone just sits around and talks about each other.  Based on that, I would guess we are all native american, to one degree or another.

  13. flownover

    This morning I see that Elizabeth Warren said she remembers her grandmother’s high cheekbones. Well there it is ! All Indians have high cheekbones. 

    Sort a broad brush there Professor ? High cheekbones, war paint, and the only word they know is “how” ? What a racist idiot this overpaid poseur is.  For a minute I thought she might related to another famous indian : Ward Churchill .

    High cheekbones….maybe there’s a link..

    high-cheekbones.jpg

    Don’t suppose that Han Chinese qualify ? Here is a good respresentation of a typical Han characteristic. High cheekbones.

    But then I’m not a Harvahd professor.

  14. Pseudodionysius

    In a separate thread, member Amy Schley’s makes the wonderful suggestion that Warren’s Indian name is “Sits with Tenure.” Or possibly “Dances with Quotas.”)

    I’d go with Sitting Bull.

  15. Western Chauvinist
    Ken Owsley: A few weeks ago I successfully snuck into the Lummi community breakfast out at the casino.  Now, I’m over 6 feet tall and as white as white gets.  This little short native woman looked up at me as I was going in and said “Tribal only!”  I just ignored her and went in anyway.  

    The back story:  my wife is a card carrying member of the tribe and we have two native american foster kids.  Lummi Children’s Services likes their foster parents to take the kids out to the community breakfast so they can experience their heritage.  The breakfast is held in a large ball room at the casino, and consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, etc.  Then everyone just sits around and talks about each other.  Based on that, I would guess we are all native american, to one degree or another.

    That’s hilarious, Ken! And so true. My sister and I were just saying to each other that being born American is like winning the lottery of life. 

  16. KC Mulville

    It’s one thing for white people to advocate for affirmative action. But it’s another thing to turn around and claim minority status so you can profit from your own advocacy.

    On the other hand, this does remind me of Blazing Saddles, when Headley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) tried to get into the movie theater with a student card. 

  17. Kervinlee

    The new Harvard Law school song?

  18. tabula rasa

    I’ve told a lot of people I am the only person who is in the baseball Hall of Fame who also has received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Not a single person has invited me to lunch.  Perhaps I should scale back a bit.

    Question:  What is that makes people who have a perfectly good resume, as Elizabeth Warren undoubtedly has, but who feel the need to still fudge a bit?  

  19. emory king

     Lord this irritates me.  I actually have some Native  American dna.  I Also have Scotts,  Irish, Germans, Polish, English, etc. in my background.  That makes me a mutt.  I like being a mutt.  I have hybrid vigor.  I really wish the left would stop looking at people like they are breeds.

  20. MRK

    I’m not at all surprised, consider her friends.

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