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Hokumhontas Warren's stupid horse moment
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Many critics have called Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren a "racist" for relating a family story about how her grandfather had "high cheekbones like all Indians do." But they're wrong. The comment wasn't "racist."
It was stupid.
In fact, it was childishly stupid. Really, it reminds one of the copout Bill Clinton disgorged when addressing his marijuana use: "I tried it, but I didn't inhale." And it should come as no surprise, either — leftists are childish.
As for the "racism" charge, many conservatives take that leaf out of the left's book because, they figure, turnabout is fair play. If a conservative had uttered Warren's words — stereotyping minority characteristics and using a politically incorrect term — he'd be Derbyshired.
But there is an irony here: If a bona fide rightist — such as yours truly — had made Warren's comment, it wouldn't necessarily be a sign of sheer stupidity. After all, I purposely don't use PC terms such as "native American" (unless I'm simply referring to a person native-born); I don't use inclusive language such as "he or she" or "chairperson"; I don't use "African-American" or "gay" (unless I mean "happy"). But I know I'm being politically incorrect; I do it purposely and accept the consequences. You see, I consider it a matter of principle because I know that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate.
Yet no such thing could be said about Hokumhontas Warren. She's defined by political correctness yet is still so oblivious to its tenets and prohibitions that she didn't even realize that using the term "Indian" and stereotyping a minority group's looks, even if the generalization is valid, are verboten. This, despite the fact that Warren had been a professor at Harvard, an institution where Political Correctness 101 figures prominently. So methinks we're dealing with a pretty dim bulb here.
Of course, there's no reason to believe that Hokumhontas was actually qualified for her Harvard position in the first place. Having listed herself as a "native American" in a directory of law professors for the decade prior to her affirmative-action hiring, it's all but certain that she was playing upon the female-minority quota daily double — and benefitted from it. And all this based on supposedly having had a great-great-great grandmother who was Cherokee, which would account for 1/32nd of Warren's heritage.
Yet Hokumhontas has an excuse: She didn't emphasize her Indian over her "cowpeople" heritage for career advancement. Perish the thought!
She did it to increase her prestige in social circles.
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Does Warren deserve all the ridicule she is getting?
Yes, she is a joke.
No, she is a perfect lying liberal to fill the late Massachusetts Orca's seat.
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Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump
Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry.
Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasn't gone over as well as she had hoped.
Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. “When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he killed he was considered a big war hero,” Warren declared. “And everybody's praising the President for killing bin Laden. Is it because I'm a woman that I can't get the same kind of respect?”
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