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White and wrong: On the reservation with Elizabeth Warren


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Initial post: May 3, 2012 2:19:53 AM PDT
"We all know about "undocumented workers." Now we have Elizabeth Warren, the undocumented Indian.

Funny thing, I think Ted Williams was one-fourth Mexican. He was white. Johnny Bench is one-eighth Indian. I always think of him as white. And then there's Pochantas Warren, the blue-eyed, one-32nd Cherokee (or so we're told) who went from the Southwest Conference to the Ivy League over the course of a decade in which she was claiming to be a "minority professor."

But once she'd parlayed the racial-spoils racket all the way to a tenured position at Harvard Law, she decided to ... pass, as they used to say in the old South. Once she'd reached the pinnacle of her trade, she ditched the fake-Indian routine. Maybe White Eyes Warren saw the smoke signals and figured out that someone was going to call her out on her ancestry. She was right.

Still, all's well that ends well. She has her $1.7 million wigwam in Cambridge. Greedy Wall Street lawyers slurp top-shelf firewater at her $1,000-a-head Manhattan fundraisers. Maybe someday she'll even smokum peace pipe with Tim Geithner.

But the greatest thing about this latest outbreak of Politically Correct hypocrisy is it shows just how morally and intellectually bankrupt "affirmative action" is.

The race card - like so many others, Barack Obama never leaves home without it. And a couple of weeks ago, he was reading off the Teleprompter that he (unlike, presumably, Mitt Romney) wasn't "born with a silver spoon in his mouth."

Excuse me? What would you call a free pass to Columbia and then Harvard Law? For a guy who thinks there are 57 states and that they speak "Austrian" in Austria? Who pronounces corpsman "corpseman"? Who became editor of the Harvard Law Review without ever having written a single article for the publication?

Who can forget Elizabeth Warren's "rise from poverty." That hasn't been mentioned much since we found out that by 1965, her family had three cars, one of which was Granny's white MG, a car that was, the Globe sadly informed us, "beat up."

And you say Pocahontas Warren hasn't got a right to sing the blues?

Then there was Granny's $168,000 gig working for Travelers Insurance when they were trying to fend off lawsuits from victims of asbestos poisoning. Kind of like Deval Patrick being on the board of subprime monster Ameriquest, or Barack's dealings with convicted racketeer Tony Rezko.

All of them, they're better than you, because you're an oppressor. They're the oppressed - they went to Harvard Law.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1061128614

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:30:05 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
Warren is going to *smoke* her Rethuglican opponent. Get used to it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:03:11 AM PDT
doubt it.

scott brown will be re-elected.

drunk ted's Senate seat will be in GOP hands for the foreseeable future.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:20:23 AM PDT
Brian McGregor says:. And then there's Pochantas Warren, the blue-eyed, one-32nd Cherokee (or so we're told) who went from the Southwest Conference to the Ivy League over the course of a decade in which she was claiming to be a "minority professor."

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i'm 25% Indian. my mother is half. I think we must be missing out on some minority status/benefits.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:21:07 AM PDT
MisterTee says:
Warren is going to *smoke* her Rethuglican opponent. Get used to it

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that sounds nasty. Can't she just smoke cigs or pot or something else?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:31:11 AM PDT
"he (unlike, presumably, Mitt Romney) wasn't "born with a silver spoon in his mouth."

What does this have to do with race??

"Excuse me? What would you call a free pass to Columbia and then Harvard Law?"

Hard work and dedication instead of it being bought and paid for by Daddy regardless of aptitude and commitment.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:32:52 AM PDT
ET says:
A pass isn't based on hard work or dedication.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 5:39:08 AM PDT
A pass if far more likely when your parents have the money and influence that his did. Even if not through influence, access to the best schools and tutors give people like Mitt a leg up in life.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 5:41:42 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Neither is Romney's affirmative action.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 5:44:00 AM PDT
He dropped out of Stanford too, interesting...

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 7:53:13 AM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
Scholarships are.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 11:19:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 11:19:47 AM PDT
I miss W says:
Warren speaks with forked tongue!

You gotta admire her chutzpah. She stole a seat at Harvard from a minority that the minority would have stolen from an Asian.

Posted on May 3, 2012 11:37:28 AM PDT
Rev. Otter says:
i honestly have no idea what this thread is about.

Posted on May 3, 2012 12:04:35 PM PDT
Primrose says:
From everything I've read Elizabeth Warren has handled this poorly. We've created a system that rewards minorities. As a result some try to gain advantage by claiming minority status. Warren tried to do this, stretched the truth and got caught. Now, in what seems a desperate move, she is claiming it is sexist to confront her about her claim to be part native American Indian. As smart as she is, she should have owned up to the fact that she stretched the truth, ripped the bandaid off quickly, and hope the negative incident faded into the background. Now the topic about her honesty will be hanging around the campaign for the duration, is my guess.

"Elizabeth Warren and the Tragedy of Modern Liberalism"

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/03/elizabeth-warren-and-modern-liberalism/

snippet:

"...The sad part about all this is that Warren is clearly intelligent and dedicated to her (redistributionist) cause. Back in August, Christopher Caldwell wrote a piece on her in the Weekly Standard in which he praised her earlier writing as "brilliant and counterintuitive work." Though many on the right object to Warren's politics, no one thought she was ill-equipped intellectually for the important debate on economic policy now sweeping the public sphere.

Yet in the age of Obama, this is how campaigns are run. Warren may have interesting things to say, but she, too, has become something of a liberal cliché. Despite her obvious smarts, she has reflexively fallen back on charges of sexism, even when they are so ridiculous as to make you cringe. If Warren, a rich, white, Harvard professor, is a victim, everyone is.

Why does this matter? Because it reveals that the left thinks affirmative action is a joke, another cudgel with which to attack political opponents at the expense of minorities who might, thanks to liberalism's insistence on keeping students in failed school districts, actually put the policy to some good use. And because if Elizabeth Warren is unable to advance coherent liberal policy arguments, then there may be none to advance."

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:37:47 PM PDT
My sister-in-law is blue-eyed and paled skinned, but she is on the native American roles as 1/4 Indian. She has much respect for that part of her background. It makes her an interesting multi-dimensional person.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:41:01 PM PDT
I miss W says:
Because two-dimensional people are so *FLAT*.

So if she didn't acquire 25% of her genetic structure from an Amerind, she would be less interesting how?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:44:31 PM PDT
VRWC says:
there is this on Warren via Instapundit;

"MORE ON ELIZABETH WARREN'S CREDENTIALS:

That "box checking," as critics call it, likely played a role in her Harvard hiring especially when her background is compared to those of the other near-100 Harvard Law School professors and assistant professors, according to an analysis of law schools the professors attended.

Most graduated from Harvard, and all from the nation's top 10. Warren graduated from Rutgers University in Newark, ranked 82nd by Top-Law-Schools.com.

What's more, only Rutgers has current law school professors who graduated from Rutgers. And in the analysis of the law school degrees of the roughly 350 Ivy League law school professors provided by a Warren critic, only one graduated from a lower-ranked law school than Warren, a Yale professor who attended the University of Nebraska Law School, ranked 89.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:45:12 PM PDT
VRWC says:
Then there is this;

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Screen-Shot-2012-05-03-at-12.36.59-PM.png

Posted on May 3, 2012 12:45:35 PM PDT
Rev. Otter says:
so this is an anti-Affirmitive Action thread, or what?

yes, i'm seriously asking. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:45:47 PM PDT
I am not comparing my sister-in-law to anyone else. She is a unique individual as she is.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 12:49:46 PM PDT
VRWC says:
Well, I am anti affirmative action.... but I'm REALLY anti white people claiming minority ancestry for purposes of scamming the affirmative action system....

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 1:04:52 PM PDT
I miss W says:
We are all individual snowflakes drifting in the snow globe that is life.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 1:06:50 PM PDT
VRWC says:
But some snowflakes.... for purposes of college and job applications.... pretend to be 1/32 Cherokee...

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 1:06:58 PM PDT
Ryan S. Hupp says:
So God is Orson Welles in this scenario?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 1:08:54 PM PDT
I miss W says:
But not for personal gain! Only because they like to get to know other, less fortunate, snowflakes.
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