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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #254)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 05:09 PM

256. It's not a contest for "Who has the most 'exciting' ideas.

The person chosen is seen as the best LEADER.

It doesn't matter anyway, though. Warren is not running, she's said so, and to disregard her statements is curious.

The NA controversy is not the equivalent of Benghazi (TM--GOP spittle). Warren dug herself a huge hole there, and that hole is probably why she will NEVER run for national office. You need to actually look at the links provided (and the links within the links). They'll make it clear just how messed up the situation is.

DNA is NOT a "tricky thing" when you are claiming you have it and you don't, and when you're personally identifying your parents as "white" on their death certificates while insisting you have native heritage. It's not "tricky" when you have an opportunity to check with your parents to be absolutely sure, in your thirties and forties and even later-- and apparently never do so. It's also not "tricky" when you misstate the circumstances of your parents marriage and fashion a divide between the families that did not exist. All this is in the links. She wasn't adopted, and her parents were white, they didn't elope in Montagues v. Capulets fashion (there was a nice little announcement in the papers) --and to make matters worse, once of her very white ancestors even SHOT an Indian (it made the papers). It was a Big Fuck Up on her part--she let her mouth get away with her common sense. People do that every now and again. It doesn't make them "evil" but it does cause problems politically. These problems are the sort that won't go away.

It's not the end of the world--she's a fine Senator, she made a mistake, oh well...but that shit will NOT play well nationally, because the GOP will play it 'right' the next time. They will go easy on the Pocahontas pictures, they will eschew the "Pow Wow The Indian Girl" and tomahawk chop mocking, and they'll get real "serious" and develop a great deal of high dudgeon that she took a benefit -- a "minority quota" is how they'll paint it -- that she did not deserve. She will be painted as "stealing" from the Indians--even though that's not what happened at all. It will make the whole swiftboating of John Kerry look like an onerous and complicated process. And she wouldn't be able to get a single idea out there, because it would be all about that controversy.

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