Skip to comments.Senator Touts DNA Proof of Cherokee Heritage [semi-satire]
Posted on 10/19/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT by John Semmens
This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) made a big show of unveiling results of a DNA test she asserted "proves my Cherokee heritage" and demanded "an apology and a million dollars" from President Trump, who had previously offered the sum for proof of the Senator's Indian heritage.
Observers from various segments of the political spectrum were not as impressed as Warren had anticipated. The test was conducted by a personal friend, not an independent lab. No Cherokee DNA was involved in the test, samples from Mexico and Peru were used instead. The results indicated that the range of possible relationship between Warren and Mexicans and/or Peruvians was between 1.5% on the high side to 0.1% (one-tenth of a percent) on the low side. Inasmuch as the average American of European descent has about 0.2% DNA traced to pre-Columbus inhabitants of the Americas, Warren's claim to be a Cherokee is not well-supported by the evidence.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. called Warren's test "useless as a method of proving cultural affiliation with the Cherokees or any other tribe in North or South America. Senator Warren has not lived as a Cherokee for any part of her life. Instead, she has used a bogus claim of affinity to dishonestly advance her academic and political careers. This disrespects genuine members of our tribe."
MSNBC Political Analyst Zerlina Maxwell characterized the Cherokee response as "racist. The idea that you have to be a Cherokee in order to claim to be a Cherokee is closed-minded. It's the same kind of thinking that says if you're born male you can't legitimately claim to be female or vice versa. That's just wrong. Every person must be free to declare themselves to be whoever they want to be. Everyone else should be required to take that person's word for it. That Sen. Warren was hounded into a desperate attempt to corroborate her claim is a massive step backward from the new way of thinking that President Obama tried to impose on the country."
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You know, I spent four hours in Maine waiting for a flight hop....does that grant me Mainer status?
Fauxcahontas’s whole life is a running satire to those of us who accept reality. Thanks for the ping.
Only if you have a moose bite.
Nice! Bingo! Why can’t she just “identify” as a Cherokee and everybody is happy with that. Good dig on Obama at the end there, John. Well played.
I remember visiting Maine decades ago. There was a story told about a wee baby whose parents and family moved to an offshore island when the babe was just six months old. He lived to be 99. At his eulogy, one of his neighbors said “He was a good chap — for an outsider.”
I don’t think your claim to be a Mainer will hold much water with them.
At this point with the Meuller investigation, Trump should be able to claim Russian Heritage.
Well, considering there are 24 hours in a day, that would only make you 1/6 Mainer for a day......
Warren is a liar, a phoney, and even worse...a Democrat.
As a black, dwarf, differently-abled, lesbian womyn, I stand with the 1/1024 Cherokee!
A million dollars??? Wow. Heap big wampum. Sure you won’t take some glassy beads and seashells, Liz?
MSNBC Political Analyst Zerlina Maxwell has a point. LOL. I want my casino too!
Just don’t call me FauxMalley. Or FaukRourke.
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