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Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:27 AM

Are you a Native American? Yes I am. I'm a settler, a descendant of settlers, not from immigrants

"If you mean Indian, am I an Indian? No I'm not. I'm not living in Cherokee Nation. So, I'm not an immigrant to a Cherokee Nation. I'm living in America which was created by settlers, not immigrants."

- Ann Coulter

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This is so wrong for so many reason that I had to make this quote a separate post.

Check out the full video posted by zebonaut:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017301426

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Reply Are you a Native American? Yes I am. I'm a settler, a descendant of settlers, not from immigrants (Original post)
tecelote Oct 2015 OP
shraby Oct 2015 #1
malthaussen Oct 2015 #7
uawchild Oct 2015 #13
KarenS Oct 2015 #2
bluedigger Oct 2015 #3
Lizzie Poppet Oct 2015 #4
Thor_MN Oct 2015 #5
marmar Oct 2015 #6
spanone Oct 2015 #8
ck4829 Oct 2015 #9
ileus Oct 2015 #10
Little Tich Oct 2015 #11
Downwinder Oct 2015 #12

Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:32 AM

1. What is she saying?? Settlers WERE immigrants. That rag of a human isn't even worth

quoting.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:35 AM

7. I think her point is something like this...

(not that anyone cares what her point is, but you did ask)
The distinction she seems to be drawing here is between descent from individuals or families who stole land (and probably lives) from the indigenous peoples and homesteaded it, "creating wealth" as the slogan goes, and "putting land to use that was just being wasted" (another rationalization for the great land grab/genocide that lies at the root of the US). Whereas an immigrant (in this "rationale" is someone who came over later, when most of the spoils had already been divided, and made his living working for others in sweatshops and coal mines, a proletarian rather than one of the sturdy yeomanry that these people affect to think are the true backbone of the nation.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 11:27 AM

13. You pretty much read Coulter's mind there...

That's EXACTLY her beliefs underlying her statement.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:37 AM

2. Those are weasel words ~ no offense to weasels.

Ann Coulter is a vile human being.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:42 AM

3. Less like verbal gymnastics, more like a verbal pratfall.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:46 AM

4. She has the critical thinking skills of a carrot.

 

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:25 AM

5. Yeah, I had a grade school friend turned Tea Partier try to pull that one.

 

Yes I was born on this continent, but most of my great grandparents were not. I only met one of me great grandparents (the rest had died before I was born), and she was born in Norway.

I am not a Native American. One could argue that I am native to America, but that means something entirely different than Native American. To imply that you are a Native American, when your ancestors were immigrants in the last half century or so is demeaning to the people whose ancestors have been here since people have been here.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:33 AM

6. She's a sideshow circus freak.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:39 AM

8. accept it, she's just absolutely full of shit. it's her schtick.

this is laughable.



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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:48 AM

9. "I don't pay taxes because the IRS sends me things that say ANN COULTER and I'm Ann Coulter"

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 09:12 AM

10. 1/32

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 10:34 AM

11. My head hurts. n/t

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 10:38 AM

12. Her choices do not allow for prisoners sent to North America.

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