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Donald Trumpís DNA Attack on Elizabeth Warren is the Beginning of Genetic McCarthyism
The Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2018 | James D. Walsh

Posted on 07/08/2018 3:27:35 PM PDT by EdnaMode

The era of Maury-Povich politics is officially upon us, after President Donald Trump suggested at a rally in Montana last week that Senator Elizabeth Warren be subjected to a DNA test.

“I shouldn’t tell you ’cause I like not to give away secrets… Let’s say I’m debating Pocahontas,” the president said, reviving his favorite racist nickname for the senator. “You know those little kits they sell on television for $2…I’m gonna get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage, because her mother says she has high cheekbones…we will take that little kit…but we have to do it gently, because we are in the Me Too generation… I will give you $1 million to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian…I have a feeling she will say no.”

Trump isn’t the first to recommend that Warren take such a test. “All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,” the Berkshire Eagle’s editorial board wrote in March. But now the president is daring a potential 2020 challenger take a DNA test. Once again, Trump is setting a dangerous precedent.

Shortly after the 2008 presidential election, the New England Journal of Medicine published a perspective titled “The Genetic Privacy of Presidential Candidates,” which warned politicians running for office about a threat it called “genetic McCarthyism.” Because genetic information is so easily misinterpreted and misrepresented, the authors argued, presidential campaigns should resist calls to release candidates’ genomic information and pledge not to attempt to obtain or release the genomic information of their opponents.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: dna; dnatest; elizabethwarren; fakenews; fauxcahontas; geneticmccarthyism; lizwarren; mccarthyism; mediabias; trump; warren
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1 posted on 07/08/2018 3:27:35 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

If you want to lie about your genetics for political gain, expect to be called out on it. Simple.


2 posted on 07/08/2018 3:28:51 PM PDT by Wyrd biū ful arśd ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: EdnaMode

“Journalistic McCarthyism”. See; we can do it, too.


3 posted on 07/08/2018 3:29:22 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: EdnaMode

She could do the test and take the $1 million and donate it to charity ,LOL ,but no they have to try to turn it into the end of the World crap


4 posted on 07/08/2018 3:30:50 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: EdnaMode

The Daily Beast.
So.
Very.
You-know-what.
Bwahahahahahahahaha.
Ya know, it was the newspaper in Idiocracy.


5 posted on 07/08/2018 3:30:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: EdnaMode

Firstly: McCarthy was correct about a lot of his claims. The records of the Soviet Union after their downfall proved that. Second: How is it “McCarthyism” if she voluntarily submits to the test?


6 posted on 07/08/2018 3:32:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: EdnaMode

“Genetic McCarthyism”. The proggies do take themselves so very seriously, don’t they?


7 posted on 07/08/2018 3:32:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: EdnaMode

Oh bullshit. She’s a liar, Trump called her on her lie, and now the media is jumping on the grenade for her.


8 posted on 07/08/2018 3:33:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: EdnaMode

How about the millions of dead children because of genetic testing?


9 posted on 07/08/2018 3:33:09 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: EdnaMode

democrat attacks on Supreme Court nominees is the expression of religious mccarthyism.


10 posted on 07/08/2018 3:33:16 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism, like insanity, is the denial of reality.)
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To: EdnaMode

“Genetic McCarthyism”?

You like discriminating against straight white males?


11 posted on 07/08/2018 3:33:21 PM PDT by sevlex
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To: EdnaMode

They talk like that’s a bad thing. If you’re lying, stop it or provide proof you’re not lying. “ My grandma said so.” ain’t proof.


12 posted on 07/08/2018 3:33:59 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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“The Genetic Privacy of Presidential Candidates,”

But Trump MUST release his tax returns!

The hypocrisy of the Left never ceases to amaze.


13 posted on 07/08/2018 3:34:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EdnaMode

How is offering somebody a million dollars by somebody who can pay it, an attack?


14 posted on 07/08/2018 3:35:08 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: EdnaMode

OK, so we don’t actually need to have any genetic connection with the people we claim to be a part of? Well, then, maybe all whites and Asians should claim to be black and Hispanic on any form they can. Sounds like a great way to destroy affirmative action from the inside, and we even have the leftists’ blessing now for being “transracial” or we can just say our DNA results have been “misinterpreted.”

It really does take some nerve too for a leftist to use the term “McCarthyism” since the left’s Russian hatred and obsession make McCarthy’s seem mild. The people practicing McCarthyism in the way they mean it are leftists.


15 posted on 07/08/2018 3:35:36 PM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: EdnaMode

McCarthy was right.


16 posted on 07/08/2018 3:37:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: EdnaMode

Another ‘victim card’ retread.


17 posted on 07/08/2018 3:37:18 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: EdnaMode

No, it is calling a liar on lying.


18 posted on 07/08/2018 3:38:05 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: EdnaMode

My, my. These hate Trump people are wound so tightly that it’s no wonder they are continually snapping.


19 posted on 07/08/2018 3:38:44 PM PDT by JPG (MAGA)
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To: EdnaMode

Remember Rachel....

Rachel Anne Doležal,[pron 1] also known as Nkechi Amare Diallo [pron 2] (born November 12, 1977) is an American former civil rights activist known for being exposed as Caucasian while falsely claiming to be a black woman. Doležal was president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington, from February 7, 2014 until June 15, 2015 when she resigned amid suspicion she had lied about nine alleged hate crimes against her. She received further public scrutiny when her white parents publicly stated that Doležal was a white woman passing as black.[6][7][8][9][10]

The statement by Doležal’s parents in June 2015 followed Doležal’s reports to police and local news media that she had been the victim of hate crimes;[9][11][12] however, a subsequent police investigation did not support Doležal’s allegations.[13]


20 posted on 07/08/2018 3:38:55 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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