Skip to comments.Surprise: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Explain Heritage Claims at the DNC
Posted on 09/04/2012 9:55:36 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
As an obligatory follow-up to my post earlier today, it appears US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is steadfastly refusing to confirm or deny allegations she purposefully lied about her ethnic heritage in order to bolster her academic career. The Boston Herald reports:
Elizabeth Warren, scrambling to shift focus from her ongoing Cherokee scandal, dismissed demands from Native Americans who want her to explain her heritage claims in her first appearance at the Democratic National Convention this morning.
Ive answered those questions, what Im here to talk about (is) whats happening to Americas working class families, said Warren, who had just completed brief appearances on the Today Show before the prime-time speech tomorrow.
Questions surrounding Warrens American Indian heritage re-emerged after many members of a council of Democratic Native Americans including the great-grandson of Geronimo were outraged that Warren listed herself as a minority in a law school directory without any proof.
Warren ignored a follow-up question about whether she was refusing to meet with the group, who are loyal Democrats and come from across the country. She has continued to claim that her Cherokee roots are a part of her life due to stories her family told her, but shes declined to speak further about the issue.
Are we really surprised? I mean, this is the same Democratic Senate candidate who told reporters last May the reason she listed herself as an ethnic minority (for nine years) in a professional law journal was to, ahem, meet people who are like I am. Wow. And setting aside the fact she still cannot produce one single shred of evidence corroborating her dubious (and discredited claim), Professor Warren also stopped self-identifying as a Native American in 1995 -- that is, the very same year she achieved tenure at one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation. Curious, isnt it? In other words, theres a reason why Elizabeth Warren is constantly avoiding reporters by dismissively declaring shes already answered those [kinds of] questions. She hasnt. Just ask any of the disgruntled Democrats at the DNC (who also happen to be Native Americans) still waiting for answers.
She’s the perfect DemocRAT. A lying fraud.
A democrat lying like a sack of $hit??? Really?
I mean, they are the only ones that care about integrity, transparency, ethics and fairness, right? Not like those evil bible believing Republicans.
I’m curious to know just how a family in, what, Massachusetts, ended upmwith legends of Cherokee ancestry anyway.
That’s a little far afield. Southerners, yes. All manner of people in the south have legendary Cherokee ancestry and quite a number can prove it. I can.
Along all the migratory paths west from the south since the founding of this nation, yes.
But New England? No.
She made it up.
Odd how the same people who claim they were at Woodstock, also claim to be an Indian, and Irish.
“I offer wampum for understanding. Perhaps another investment in an indian cultural center in lieu of an an endorsement would be agreeable? May we now smokem peace pipe.”
It pains me to say it, but Elizabeth Warren was born and raised in Oklahoma.
Princess Lying Squaw chooses not to speak of the origins of her high cheeckbones?
Should be easy enough to go to Tahlequah and look into the “rolls,” then, the Indian censuses, many of which are as recent as the early twentieth century, to point out her relatives. This has not happened, just stonewalling.
A third cousin of mine is a past Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, and I can show just how via a paternal great grandmother. I’ve got seven different people who descended from the same lines I did, including a maternal great grandmother, who are one the Guion-Muller Rolls. The census for out there is the Dawes Roll, I think but am not certain.
And I don’t even make any claim to be Cherokee, not now and not for hiring or college admissions preference.
She apparently did. It’s not just a matter of untruthfulness and dishonor, it’s potentially actionable misrepresentation.
My grandmother was from Okla. and her grandfather was Cherokee, guess that make me a Cherokee too. Do em Rain Dance. Drink um firewater. Whoope Doope we have fun.
Everybody IS Irish.....O’UCANSEE2!!!!!
See how I did that?
Wasn't she in A MAN CALLED HORSE ?
Her forked tongue gets in the way.
Elizabeth Warren sing-along: HALF BREED
Iron Eyes Cody was an Italian American. Ask Tony Soprano.
“Are we really surprised? I mean, this is the same Democratic Senate candidate who told reporters last May the reason she listed herself as an ethnic minority (for nine years) in a professional law journal was to, ahem, meet people who are like I am. Wow. “
This is the same candidate who believes ripping the arms, feet and heads off living unborn babies is a civil right and two men engaged in sodomy is equal to marriage.
This people are complete nuts.
Why do you think he was crying? < /sarc >
Right ! That must be her tribal name. Princess Heap Big Sack of $hit. Make sure you spell it right on your check.
My great great grandmother was Cherokee Indian. I can prove it and there is also absolutely no doubt about it just by looking at her photos. All she needed was set of head feathers. lol!
SOME people think I have the attitude as in ‘on the warpath’ a lot! I don’t know what they are talking about. /s
I got the hair, eyes and yes, the cheekbones, lol, but am pretty pale and lack the legendary temper. I’ve been mistaken for a Scot before. I have cousins who are the opposite, and I have cousins who are blonde haired and blue eyed. My father was. Genetics fall out differently even with siblings. Tremendous amount of variation, sometimes skipping generations. Of all my relatives, I resemble my maternal grandfather most.
The glycerin caused him to cry. ha!
I wonder if the woman who talked about maize, “what you people call corn”, was really an Indian.
[[I wonder if the woman who talked about maize, what you people call corn, was really an Indian.]]
That waS elizabeth warren- ior so she’ll claim I bet
Not so easy, ask Jason Stone, son ow famed Cherokee Indian Artist Willard Stone of Locust Grove, OK. Willard did not have a roll number so Jason can not label his art as Indian Art.
His ancestor either didn’t apply or was denied for any number of reasons. Sometime it was due to having lived apart from the tribe for generations and having no association with them. You run into that more with the Eastern Band, since intermarriage was relatively common going back to the seventeenth century. Wives that just sort of pop up in censuses, family Bibles or other records with no known family, no surname ever mentioned and often an unusual name, almost like a nickname, were often Cherokee. Can’t always prove it though.
I have the cheekbones too (lol) brown eyes, dark complexion but blondish brown hair. When she said she had the cheekbones I had to laugh. No, Elizabeth, you don’t!
I also didn’t apply for some protected class to get ahead. I’m just a regular AMERICAN who works their butt off for what I have without any government help. Yes, I built it myself.
Elizabeth Warren-—the upscale version of Ward Churchill.
A total fraud.
I have Mc in my name, so I am Irish, with a little Scotch splashed on...
Yes, but you have NOT answered those questions, Elizabeth Warren. Are you just copying President Obama in keeping records sealed, while demanding that others reveal and explain all? Is not that hypocritical, Elizabeth?
It is as difficult to tell the truth as it is to lower taxes for a Democrat.
I remember some liberal radical Indian from AIM (American Indian Movement ) complaining about The Brave's mascot, Chief Noc-A-Homa, being a white guy dressed up in an outfit.
When informed that Levi Walker was, indeed, a full blooded Indian, he asked what tribe and when told "Odawa", he said, "Oh....those guys just hung around the fort".
Right Wing Nut no click-em on pic to hear pretty Indian Love Call song about Libtard Squaw ... tune heap not funny!
Isn’t Chief Cody Italian or something? I don’t think he was an indian.
LOL Great movie
Smoked too much k'nick-k'nick.
Always a 'Cherokee Princess' in there somewhere...
Ann Romney has "high" cheekbones. Does that mean that she is of native American heritage?
Neither was Elizabeth Warren.
She Faux-ca-Hontas. Ugh! High cheek bones dead giveaway, white eyes.
My family has an amusing story about a link to Indian blood lines, too.
When my mother and her brother were both pre-school age, my grandmother’s youngest brother brought his fiancee home to meet the family. Paul worked for the RR and travelled a good bit (so did several of his brothers and father), and met his fiancee somewhere in the NJ piney region. I mean Paul’s family was not exactly urbane and sophisticated, but his new bride was even more unsophisticated (if you know the Jersey Pines region, you can imagine).
Well, Paul’s mother assembled as many of the family as could make it to greet the new bride to be and scared her to death. She showed up in braids and a very plain dress. Not knowing how to act, she gravitated to the youngest children present and put on an act to entertain them, telling them that she was a full blooded Indian and that was why her hair was in braids. She did hand stands and cart wheels and jumped around doing her version of Indian dances.
My uncle believed that Gertie was a full blooded Indian his whole life and passed the story on to anyone who would listen. My sister and I believed what he said and it wasn’t until I ran into her grandson on a genealogy web site that I found out it wasn’t true, The last time that I saw my uncle, he was 90 and brought up the story of Gertie being a full blooded Indian, once again and I told him that it wasn’t true. The look on his face was so sad that I knew that I should have let him go on believing it.
My wife's Grand parents went to a lot of trouble to hide their Cherokee blood, as did many.
I have a Bachelor's degree from North Easter State at Tahlequah, and lived in Locust Grove for several years, after I left the Navy.
“I have Mc in my name”