Elizabeth Warren gets that the “game is rigged”

posted at 7:21 pm on June 14, 2012 by Libby Sternberg

As Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren tries to unseat Republican incumbent Scott Brown, she’s opted to go on a talking tour this week….of MSNBC.

Warren appeared on Hardball June 13 and Morning Joe June 14, hammering the populist anti-business, pro-government spending themes contained in a new ad her campaign released on Monday, June 11.

Although campaign adviser  Hardball host Chris Matthews didn’t ask a single question of Warren about the controversy surrounding her heritage—is she part-Cherokee—Joe Scarborough did touch on it at the outset of his interview in a way that could have been scripted by her campaign:

Scarborough: So much has happened… most of it having to do with applications to law school. Can you believe how much your application process dominated the past month, month and a half of your political campaign up in Massachusetts?

Warren: No, I really can’t, especially at a time when J.P. Morgan Chase has loaded up on risk again…and (Americans’) net worth has dropped 38 percent in three years. There’s a lot going on out there in the world, a lot of stuff to talk about.

Scarborough: And yet everybody continues talking about whether you properly filled out your forms as Native American or not. Do you think you’ve gotten that behind you or not…what is the status, do you think people are sick and tired of hearing that?

Warren:…Actually most people were never very interested in it. And we got the facts out early on it. this This is how I grew up, Joe, this is my family. I’m not backing off of my family. It became clear that I didn’t get anything for law school application or for college or for any of the jobs I was hired for. Bottom line is: are we going to talk about issues, or are we going to talk about other things. Scott Brown doesn’t want to talk about the issues…

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy? He made it sound as if this was an angels-on-a-pinhead debate, whether she “filled out forms” properly—as if some undotted “i” or uncrossed “t” mistake on a form was being blown out of proportion.

No, Joe, that wasn’t the issue as I understood it. The issue was—did Elizabeth Warren use–or allow to be used–her alleged Native American ancestry to unfairly advance herself?

Why is that important? Well, for that, let’s go to the tape. The tape of the Hardball interview that occurred the night before her Morning Joe appearance (MSNBC embeds a 30 second ad preceding this clip).

 

While Warren was talking about the financial situation in that clip, here’s the money quote for me: “they get that the game is rigged.”

Yes, Elizabeth, the game is “rigged” when someone who grew up with none of the hardships of a minority gets to wrap herself in minority status at a critical point in her career.

No matter what Warren’s intentions were when she checked off the “Native American” box, she surely had to know that such a label would be used in some way to advance some agenda, or, to use her language, to “rig” some “game.”

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Libby Sternberg is a novelist and, on her paternal grandfather’s side, is part Huguenot. Where are the Huguenot boxes on applications? Where, where, where?

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CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Fauxahontas, signing off.

Good night, Elizabeth.

Key West Reader on June 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Ugh.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

…that lady needs to get LAID by one of our trolls!
Don’t we have some trolly Yeast infected guy here that knows how to keep her busy?

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

The hypocrisy of supporting affirmative action combined with cheating for me but not for thee.

Speakup on June 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Dr. Spivey: Do you like it here?
McMurphy: Well…that f-ing nurse man…
Dr. Spivey: What do you mean, sir?
McMurphy: She uh, she ain’t honest.
Dr. Spivey: Now look, Miss Ratched’s one of the finest nurses we’ve got in this institution.
McMurphy: Laughs. Well I don’t wanna break up the meeting or nothing, but she’s something of a c@#!, aint she doc?
Dr. Spivey: How do you mean that?
McMurphy: She likes a rigged game, if you know what I mean.

Flange on June 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Spinning Turd has had enough of the White Man’s empty promises.

spiritof61 on June 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

ROFL…she just looks like a pandering bullshiitter. Stands With A Latte made about $750k last year, not counting her husband’s earnings, yet she feels the lower class pain deep in her heart? Yeah, sure.

Bishop on June 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

There ain’t no Melungeon box to check neither. Course I’ve never suffered unfairly for it.

JohnBrown on June 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Question for Warren, “If you are successful in Nov, will you claim your Cherokee status in the Senate and become the first female Native American to sit in the Senate?

rjoco1 on June 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

On proof of her Native American ancestry:

And we got the facts out early on it. this This is how I grew up, Joe, this is my family. I’m not backing off of my family.

I swear, if she uses that Family Lore™ gambit as “proof” of her affirmative action qualifications one more time, she might as well start answering every question’s she asked this way.

de rigueur on June 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Pale Face…

2Tru2Tru on June 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

I’m Alsatian dammit, and I’m tired of being hassled by the man.

MarkT on June 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Somewhere, there must be someone with actual Cherokee heritage who wanted a teaching position around the same time Elizabeth Warren got one with her Cherokee box checked. Scott Brown needs to find that person.

Laura Curtis on June 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

She’s a member of the Slapaho tribe.

Corporal Tunnel on June 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Ugh.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Heh. Didn’t know you could speak Cherokee.

davidk on June 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM

yet she feels the lower class pain deep in her heart? Yeah, sure.

Bishop on June 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

…it’s angina or gas!

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

As Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren tries to unseat Republican incumbent Scott Brown, she’s opted to go on a talking tour this week….of MSNBC.

Talking tour? Shouldn’t that be a trail of tears?

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Pic of the Day: Tingles Sucks

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M2RB: Dave Matthews live

(Bishop, you actually DON’T have to listen to the music; however, I did just put up the Stones live in Amsterdam playing Gimme Shelter)

Resist We Much on June 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy

I’m not a her and I am not surprised in the least. MSNBC has an agenda. They want to paint the picture that the misrepresentation of Warren’s heritage was a clerical mistake. It clearly was not.

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Affirmative Action is a rigged game that needs to end, Ms. Warren. I’m sending $$$ to Scott Brown and I suggest others to do the same. We can’t afford an evil weasel like Warren in the Senate and should deny the left one of their champions serving in public office.

Punchenko on June 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

This woman is a pathological liar, and a narcissist. Seeing as libs are so excited about her, she is proof positive that liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

Raquel Pinkbullet on June 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy?

Joe may find her quite attractive. Elizabeth………if he asks you to stay at his office late at night,……think back in Joe’s history…..and don’t.

a capella on June 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM

IIRC, filing false paperwork and dealing in hypocrisy are the hallmarks of a sterling Democratic candidate.

GarandFan on June 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy?

He gets his news from MSNBC and the NYT. I’d be scratching my head if Scarborough knew that Fauxcahontas was a BIG, FAT LIAR.

THAT would be dumbfounding.

Resist We Much on June 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Quite the projectionist, isn’t she.

rayra on June 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Where does Joe Scar go from here..?

d1carter on June 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM

(Bishop, you actually DON’T have to listen to the music; however, I did just put up the Stones live in Amsterdam playing Gimme Shelter)

Resist We Much on June 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The greatest Stones tune of all? Now that’s the ticket.

Bishop on June 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

She lies like a rug. Perfect for the Democrat party.

The Rogue Tomato on June 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

You don’t have to be Native American/First Nation People/ Whatevah to read the smoke signals: Liz is cooked.

BHO Jonestown on June 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Where does Joe Scar go from here..?

d1carter on June 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Into a corner, bawling, while clutching his “Jeb Bush 2016″ pennant.

Punchenko on June 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Another day, another example of the freak show’s running the country and the media.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Liz’ Indian name is “Walking Eagle”, she is too full of crap to fly.

arnold ziffel on June 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The greatest Stones tune of all? Now that’s the ticket.

Bishop on June 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

12 Signs of the Europocalypse

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M2RB: Rolling Stones

:-)

Resist We Much on June 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM

lol@arnold.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Why would you “scratch your head” over Joe Scarbourough acting in such a way as to give and extreme liberal some cover??

Warner Todd Huston on June 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Why is she always shaking her head? Is it a medical condition or does she net believe a word coming out of her own mouth?

emz35 on June 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Ugh.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Heh. Didn’t know you could speak Cherokee.

Fluently!

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Joe is just a media Ho.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

To be honest, Fauxahantis is looking a little more tan…errr red these days. Wait I don’t mean red, because she has always been a commie…

Really can you be a high level big government totalitarian democrat without being a complete hypocrite?

jukin3 on June 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

…that lady needs to get LAID by one of our trolls!
Don’t we have some trolly Yeast infected guy here that knows how to keep her busy?

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Ummm I’m not sure even industrial strength Viagra could consummate that deal with the limp, effeminate little trolls we have around here.

Harbingeing on June 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The libtard code of conduct is… oh wait, there is no code of conduct. They just say and do whatever meets the needs of the moment and no one is to judge their behavior or its outcome. Well, we’re judging sister.

Maybe the Choom Gang might ride to her rescue. If there’s a peace pipe to smoke I’m sure Barry will be happy to intercept it.

Mojave Mark on June 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM

My sense of this election is that it’s too close to call. Massachusetts is just that far gone down the path to dystopia. So many citizens will reflexively vote against every republican at all times. Scott Brown has a monumental hill to climb.

WashingtonsWake on June 14, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy?

It’s what Scarborough does. He’s a pet fake conservative for the left, a useless idiot. Nothing new, here.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 14, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“I’m not backing off my family”.

Laughable. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when George drove hi in-laws all the way to the Hamptons before he finally admitted lying about having a house in the Hamptons.

stout77 on June 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

And the bottom line is that NOBODY gets to claim minority status based solely on family lore. The very idea is insulting and outrageous.

It is amazing that this moron continues to double down time and again on this “its who I am” bullspit despite the fact that there is objective evidence that it most certainly is NOT “who she is”.

To me the fundamental problem here is her complete inability to digest common sense reality. I don’t give a rat’s ass about the stories they told in her family. She’s not Cherokee. Period. Continuing to assert something that is objectively FALSE does not bode well for one’s integrity or character.

And this is not the first instance of this with Liz Warren. The crap she has published that masquerades as scholarly studies is the worst kind of faux-science, and she continues to assert that she both grew up under hardship, yet had her own MG to drive to school, and despite being worth some $14 million, wants us to believe she is still “middle class”.

The woman has a serious problem with the truth and people ARE interested in that. She seems pathologically incapable of speaking plainly about things that could paint her in a poor light. The more scrutiny she receives, the worse its going to get.

deadrody on June 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Scarborough lives for MSM praise. Like Shep Smith, he wants to go broadcast news.

pat on June 14, 2012 at 8:46 PM

…that lady needs to get LAID by one of our trolls!
Don’t we have some trolly Yeast infected guy here that knows how to keep her busy?

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Maybe she should hook up with renowned-economist Sandra Puke and then discuss it on “Ellen”. After all, we’re paying for all this.

SnarkySam on June 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

MSNBC?

Elizabeth, If you don’t have that market, you’re in trouble!

itsspideyman on June 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM

MSNBC embeds a 30 second ad preceding this clip

Libby, thanks so much for the warning. It is my policy to not watch videos that make me sit through an advertisement before watching their show.

AZfederalist on June 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

It is amazing that this moron continues to double down time and again on this “its who I am” bullspit despite the fact that there is objective evidence that it most certainly is NOT “who she is”.

deadrody on June 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

This. Obviouly. We get that the game is rigged, but does she have to be so blatant about it.

Kenosha Kid on June 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Isn’t her native American heritage obvious — all the native American in the cowboy & indian native American movies parted their hair like her.

KenInIL on June 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Libby Sternberg is a novelist and, on her paternal grandfather’s side, is part Huguenot. Where are the Huguenot boxes on applications? Where, where, where?

Yes those Huguenots had a colorful and illustrious history.

You have a high school and Road named after you in Richmond, VA.

To become a group with a box, however, you have to show that you are a voting block or you are supported by some group with political influence. Then, the POTUS may evolve his position for you.

IlikedAUH2O on June 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Libby Sternberg is a novelist and, on her paternal grandfather’s side, is part Huguenot. Where are the Huguenot boxes on applications? Where, where, where?

We don’t need Huguenot boxes on the forms.
Could use a “Dumba$$” box, though.

ss396 on June 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“Let’s swap recipes sometime.”

Fuquay Steve on June 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I find it hard to believe that MA fought on the side of the Union during the civil war

BruceB on June 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM

She’s right: The game IS rigged. Affirmative Action = rigging the game. She was just trying to get past the unfair hurdles placed in front of people who are being judged by their skin color/heritage/whatever, instead of their character and accomplishments.

CanofSand on June 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I scalped a ticket once, does that make me Native American?

Left Coast Right Mind on June 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Credibility is not an issue…says woman with no credibility.

munseym on June 15, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Am I the only one scratching her head over Scarborough’s misrepresentation of the controversy? He made it sound as if this was an angels-on-a-pinhead debate, whether she “filled out forms” properly—as if some undotted “i” or uncrossed “t” mistake on a form was being blown out of proportion.

The good news Libby…no one was watching/listening

cajunpatriot on June 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Properly filled out the forms???? How ’bout lied on the forms.
What she claims as part of the family wouldn’t have been discussed or bragged about around the dinner table. This kind of stuff was not revealed if it was in the family back ground. If she tried to use family lore as fact without checking it out to get to the head of the AA line and has now been found out, she would have been better off doing a mea culpa in the beginning. Harvard and Penn, on the other hand, look just plain silly for using this to satisfy a govt diversity requirement. If they really wanted a NA they could have gone to a rez and found plenty.

Kissmygrits on June 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

We certainly do NOT want Warren in our U.S. Senate – ever.

Amazingoly on June 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM

i bought cigarettes at a smoke shop and went to a reservation casino once, does that make me a Native American?

burserker on June 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

She’s smart, but immoral. Smart but greedy and conscienceless. Any statement to enhance her beliefs; truth not a factor to be considered.

dahni on June 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Flange on June 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Ooh. Game goes to Flange.

onomo on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM