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Dems say no changing horses now Despite Warren’s heritage woes ...
Boston Herald ^ | May 21, 2012 | Christine McConville

Posted on 05/21/2012 3:51:46 AM PDT by billorites

Bay State Democrats are standing by their woman, saying they’re confident in embattled Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — now three weeks into a persistent scandal over her claims of Native American heritage — though critics say she’ll arrive at her party’s state convention next month battered by it.

“This is a race that is a dead heat,” said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh, citing a recent poll and insisting the flap has had no effect on Warren’s standing as the party’s front-runner. He said no one is talking about replacing her. “It’s not a sentiment that is out there at all.”

“The Democratic Party is really stuck,” countered University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. “They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they can’t get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.”

The Warren campaign declined to comment yesterday. Warren has faced mounting criticism about her claims of minority status since they were first reported by the Herald last month. She cites “family lore” but has been unable to prove Cherokee ancestry, making her a butt of jokes nationally. Democrat Marisa DiFranco remains in the race, emboldened in part by Warren’s inability to address the issue. “We need a Democratic nominee who can define herself and not be defined by Scott Brown and the GOP machine,” DiFranco told the Herald yesterday.

Smith and some Democrats say the party can’t switch front-runners now — it’s probably too late for a big name that could attract big money to jump in and gather the 10,000 signatures needed by a June 5 deadline.

“They’re in a tough spot, but there’s not a lot they can do about it,” Smith said.

Warren had $10.9 million as of late March to Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s $15 million.

“There’s no one else who could get that money,” Democratic pundit Lou DiNatale said. “She herself was well known enough to attract that massive amount of money, so no, she’s not going anywhere.”

“Anyone who is talking about someone waiting in the wings to take her place simply doesn’t understand how the process works,” Democratic strategist Michael Goldman said, citing the tight filing deadline.

But GOP strategist Todd Domke said Warren and her backers are fooling themselves if they think the minority issue will go away: “In a future debate, she will be asked this question by a panelist and it will come up and she has no good answer for it, and that will be the problem.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chiefslingingbull; elizabethwarren; fauxcahontas; massachusetts; scottbrown; warren

1 posted on 05/21/2012 3:51:52 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

I’m hoping this will be enough for Scott Brown to get re-elected. I don’t agree with him on everything, obviously. But he is light-years better than Kennedy was, and will be a lot better than Warren.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 3:56:28 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: billorites
She's from the Fugarwie Tribe.......where the Fugarwie tribe goes, so goes the nation.

Fauxcohantas.

3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:58:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: billorites
We need a Democratic nominee who can define herself and not be defined by Scott Brown and the GOP machine

Yo, putz - she already defined herself. With lies.

And even if she WAS 1/32 Cherokee, why does that entitle her to favored positions?

I'm a purebred 6th generation Appalachian-American. do they have a checkbox for me?

4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:59:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: billorites

Obviously the dems don’t have an issue with their candidates lying about their background, crimes committed, or foreign birth.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:59:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: billorites

““This is a race that is a dead heat,” said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh”
This is ratspeak for, “The Democrat is down by as many as 4 points.” In ratspeak if the Democrat has a one point lead it’s “A lead.”(no mention of margin of error)


6 posted on 05/21/2012 4:03:36 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I cannot see how any self respecting person could vote for Warren. Of course, we are speaking about the Massachusetts electorate, so what does self-respect have to do with it?


7 posted on 05/21/2012 4:15:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: billorites

making her a butt of jokes nationally
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I think she is a descendant of Chief Sitting Bull....shit.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 4:17:42 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: billorites
Dems say no changing horses now...

On this we agree. Therefore, that should apply to senator as well. Let's keep the current horse (ie, Brown).

9 posted on 05/21/2012 4:18:56 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; All

I wonder if the former Gov. of Massachussets, Mitt Romney, will carry the State on November 6. Anybody have a clue?


10 posted on 05/21/2012 4:19:42 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: jmaroneps37

“This is a race that is a dead heat,” said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh.

No, it’s not a dead heat.

The Indians lead the White Sox by two and a half games.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:21:48 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: billorites

So the Mass Democrats held a pow-wow and decided to keep Chief Slinging Bull on the ballot...


12 posted on 05/21/2012 4:24:57 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: driftdiver

He said no one is talking about replacing her. “It’s not a sentiment that is out there at all.”

.....Dem speak......dead squaw walking!


13 posted on 05/21/2012 4:31:43 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: no dems

Doubt it. Might be closer than McCain, though.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 4:37:57 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: no dems; All

If Mitt wins the popular vote, the electoral college of Mass has to vote for Mitt. I recall some law they passed sometime ago. I could be wrong..


15 posted on 05/21/2012 4:48:01 AM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: billorites
“Anyone who is talking about someone waiting in the wings to take her place simply doesn’t understand how the process works,” Democratic strategist Michael Goldman said, citing the tight filing deadline.

Senator Lautenberg says, "Rules? Rules are for Republicans!"


16 posted on 05/21/2012 4:59:09 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: no dems

No, Warren is a descendant of Chief Walking Eagle, a bird so full of cr@p it can’t even fly.

Fun to watch as this pinch-faced Yankee scold continues to wag a bony finger at her critics & at capitalism in general.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 5:07:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: billorites
said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh

He also hosts a show about his party's candidates: "America's Least Wanted."

18 posted on 05/21/2012 5:10:49 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: billorites

I think she was in that 70’s porn film, “pokinghantas”


19 posted on 05/21/2012 5:38:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks billorites.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: billorites

The Democrats in Mass aren’t Indian givers.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 6:02:40 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: no dems
I wonder if the former Gov. of Massachussets, Mitt Romney, will carry the State on November 6. Anybody have a clue?

Considering the most recent Rasmussen poll shows Obama destroying Romney in MA by 21%... I'd estimate the chances of a Romney victory there to be less than fully optimal.

22 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: billorites

If Ward Churchill had a daughter would she look like Elizabeth Warren?

- Rush


23 posted on 05/21/2012 6:08:05 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: billorites

The scandal continues to grow more legs. Now it turns out that she copied recipes word for word from Good Housekeeping and the NY Times and put them in a Indian recipe book (”Pow Wow Chow”) under her own name. Even more laughable, these recipes originated in high-end French restaurants - nothing to do with Indian food at all. Instructions for the recipes included crab meat and cooking eggs in 7-inch Teflon skillets - yeah, I’m sure the Cherokees had plenty of those lying around as well as access to crab meat!


24 posted on 05/21/2012 6:14:39 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: NeoCaveman

Rush said that? LOL!


25 posted on 05/21/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ScottinVA
Considering the most recent Rasmussen poll shows Obama destroying Romney in MA by 21%...

I live in Massachusetts and doubt very much that is the case. It's going to be much closer than that in November and while I'm not yet predicting Romney to win here, I think Scott Brown's chances are now excellent.

Right now the pollsters are focusing on the battleground states. I suspect the MA Rasmussen poll you are referring to was cursory at best.

26 posted on 05/21/2012 6:42:00 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: billorites

Hussein has proven that LIARS win. Why change now?


27 posted on 05/21/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: billorites

Did he say “dead heat” or “dead meat” about Crock-a-jawea?


28 posted on 05/21/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Straight Vermonter

“Senator Lautenberg says, “Rules? Rules are for Republicans!””

Lautenberg is from the “Dead Man Walking Tribe”
He’s even older than A CACA and IN NO WAY, the “Dynamic Duo From Marxist Hawaii.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by vette6387
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