New Elizabeth Warren ad: My parents told me my mom was part Native American, so there you go

posted at 7:57 pm on September 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

I didn’t think that exchange over her heritage at the debate last week had drawn any blood, but evidently it did. There’s no way her team would waste resources in addressing this subject unless they didn’t like the feedback they got afterward. And if that doesn’t convince you, check out the second clip below: Brown is now running attack ads on it. I wonder what sort of nerve this is hitting in the polling for it to suddenly be injected back into the race. Is it a pure “trust” thing or are her academic credentials more important to her candidacy than thought? If you watch the debate clip again, you’ll find Brown complimenting her as a “good teacher” at one point, but that’s at odds with the thrust of this argument, which is to suggest that she got where she is not on merit but due to “diversity.” I’m really surprised that it’s re-emerging down the stretch, and that she’s willing to play defense on it rather than spend her time trying to tie him to Romney and the GOP.

The defense, incidentally, is predictable: Brown’s not attacking her, he’s attacking her family. The monster.



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Typical liberal whiner.

Philly on September 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Bishop!

rammerjammer on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Lady, you’re not Native American. Get over it.

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

dang it…

rammerjammer on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Oh your mom told that? Well it must be true then. You know, my mom told me that a rabbit delivered candy into a straw basket at Easter. So there you go.

EA_MAN on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well, my dad told me that I passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam when I was just a toddler.

Pardon me while I hang up my shingle.

turfmann on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Without the lies, Elizabeth Warren has nothing to believe in.

PolarCoug on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

And my mommy told me I was a super-special princess descended from Cleopatra and Superman.

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

…she’s not wearing Mao red!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I was floored at how direct Scott Brown was over this. It must’ve hit a nerve.

SouthernGent on September 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Of course,this could be a smokescreen to cover her problems with practicing law in Massachusetts without a license…

And oddly withdrawing her New Jersey law license.

The weird just keeps on comin’ from Lieawatha.

heldmyw on September 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

It doesn’t matter what her parents told her, she’s the one faking it to get a job.
She’s supposed to be a grown up, taking responsibility and stuff.

the_nile on September 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

So basically, she comes from a family of liars?

Southern Tragedu on September 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I have a 3rd cousin twice removed on my mother’s side who told me that I’m descended from the Great Khan, so I’m figuring Mongolia owes me some land.

Bishop on September 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ok , but what did they say about unicorns?

the_nile on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I was floored at how direct Scott Brown was over this. It must’ve hit a nerve.

SouthernGent on September 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

That’s one of the things that I really like about Scott – he does not suffer fools gladly.

He will call into Howie Carr’s radio show in Boston and take calls.

If the person on the other end is giving him the business, he’ll give it right back.

He can be a very blunt guy.

turfmann on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

She needs the working class Democrats to win, and whining will not help with those votes.

Wethal on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Let it go Liz.
Streisand effect.
Liar and an idiot.

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

MKH having a War on Bacon on BOR

faraway on September 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

weak.

rob verdi on September 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Momma says alligators are ornery ’cause they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.

Flange on September 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

But then you grew up….:)

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’ve met an enormous amount of ultra white, blonde haired, blue eyed Native Americans.

I’ve also met a lot of red haired girls with freckles and green eyes who were 110% Navajo.

(She said ‘let me be clear’ btw, which is Obama’s code for ‘OK I am now going to tell you a stupendously huge fricken lie’)

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

O_o

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

…she’s not wearing Mao red!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

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That’s the biggest surprise, here.

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Family lore is fine — for cocktail parties, etc. Once you start listing yourself in professional directories, etc. you need more than “my mother told me.” I mean, really — can anyone actually dispute that?

Dark Star on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I played cowboys and Indians when I was a child. My mom bought me a little headband with a feather and a rubber tomahawk. So can I claim NA status too?

meci on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Can we talk to your mother about this to corroborate the story? Wassat? She’s passed on to the Sky Father and now resides with your ancestors in the ethereal Buffalo hunting grounds beyond the clouds?

Well, that’s pretty damn convenient.

Bishop on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

And my mommy told me I was a super-special princess descended from Cleopatra and Superman.

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well in all fairness, just this morning I may have led my 3 year-old to believe that I agreed with the statement that he was in fact, “the real Superman.”

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

That’s the biggest surprise, here.

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

No, his next comment was.

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Lady, you’re not Native American. Get over it.

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Actually…anyone born in the US is a ‘native American’-so technically, she’s correct. She is NOT an American Indian,

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

.
Umbilical cord.

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

LIAR

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

But.. when my parents read fairy tales to me, I knew they were pretend.

faraway on September 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

So all the people who sat down at the white only lunch counter can rest assure they should have just said “well my mom said I was person and not a color,” they still got beaten or something.

tjexcite on September 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

New Elizabeth Warren ad: My parents told me my mom was part Native American, so there you go

My parents told me I could be an astronaut when I grew up. But you don’t see me putting it on my resume now.

Scrappy on September 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Christine O’Donnell: I’m not a witch.

Elizabeth Warren : I’m not a pale face.

Weight of Glory on September 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

And my mommy told me I was a super-special princess descended from Cleopatra and Superman.

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well in all fairness, just this morning I may have led my 3 year-old to believe that I agreed with the statement that he was in fact, “the real Superman.”

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

And my mommy told me that I was gonna grow up to be 6′ and wear a triple D.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Well, that’s pretty damn convenient.

Bishop on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I guess the only thing left to do is have Elizabeth channel her ancestors through the Sundance ritual. Is peyote legal in Massachusetts or not?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

It would be perfectly fine if Warren accepted her mother’s tales and turned them into a middle-school project on her family.

But to continue making claims of “Native American heritage” after receiving her law degree, without a shred of evidence, is laughable. Warren’s claims wouldn’t pass muster before a state bar association, let alone in a court. Hearing a law professor, a Harvard law professor, say “my only source of information is a story my mother told me as a child” should tell voters everything they need to know. Brown should keep hitting her on this issue, and he should explicitly put it in the context of her legal background.

Lawdawg86 on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Elizabeth Warren family tree:

Eve
|
Lucy
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Pandora
|
Gaia
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Jezebel
|
Nefertiti
|
Queen of Sheba
|
Cleopatra
|
Guinevere
|
Rapunzel
|
Sacajawea
|
Margaret Sanger
|
Mom
|
Elizabeth Warren!

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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Actually…anyone born in the US is a ‘native American’-so technically, she’s correct. She is NOT an American Indian,

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

.
( grumble ) . . . . . aspergians . . . . . ( grumble some more ) . . . . . .

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Family lore said she was licensed to practice law in Massachusetts too.

Cicero43 on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

And my mommy told me that I was gonna grow up to be 6′ and wear a triple D.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

LOL How are you, little friend? How was that long walk you took yesterday? ;)

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Family lore is fine — for cocktail parties, etc. Once you start listing yourself in professional directories, etc. you need more than “my mother told me.” I mean, really — can anyone actually dispute that?

Dark Star on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Why? Who cares? Who SHOULD CARE? Why are people given special PRIVILEGE for their racial make up? Shouldn’t a system that gives special consideration for your racial make up be ridiculed and taken advantage of to show how bad it is?

astonerii on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I’m really surprised that it’s re-emerging down the stretch, and that she’s willing to play defense on it rather than spend her time trying to tie him to Romney and the GOP.

She had a vision as the breeze struck the DreamCatcher dangling from the rear-view mirror of her top-of-the-line Lexus.

(she’s a scorned Lib whack-job…..logic doesn’t apply here)

Tim_CA on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM
But then you grew up….:)

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

…(I think I got circumsised a FEW times AFTER!)

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Twila Barnes eviscerates Spouting Bull:

You say your “ancestry” played no roll in your hiring. That is not the only issue. You were listed as a minority in diversity reports. That is an issue. You admit you made the schools aware of your “heritage.” They counted you as a minority in their reports to the federal government when the criteria to list you as such had a two part requirement – you had to have both the ancestry and maintain tribal ties. Something you did or said led the two schools in question to believe you met those requirements despite the fact you didn’t….

You continue to skate around the issue by repeating the same story you heard growing up. You say you didn’t ask for documentation because you were a child. Excuse me, but you were not a child when you started “checking the box”; listing yourself in law directories as a minority; or were counted as a Native American for diversity reports.

Bishop on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Also, Mitt Romney should hire whoever made Scott Brown’s ad. Immediately.

Lawdawg86 on September 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

My parents told me I was Emperor of the Universe. So you all may bow down to me. And give me your money.

rbj on September 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Is peyote legal in Massachusetts or not?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

No, but was easily available in the 80′s.
Not that I…

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Well, MY mom told me I was a real good lookin’ boy. So there.

teacherman on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

This lady is one fugly piece of work.

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

And my mommy told me that I was gonna grow up to be 6′ and wear a triple D.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Oddly…mine too.

Tim_CA on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

But at some point Warren grew up, right? At some point she started thinking for herself? Or are we to believe she’s still a little girl? An eight year old can say, “because my mama said so,” but a responsible adult – not so much. I don’t know how old Warren is now, but her argument seems to be: “Mama said!”

Delta Tango on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

LOL Niiiice, Zombie. If I worked for the Brown campaign, I would have T-shirts made up like that to sell as a fundraiser…..

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

It has a bit of an “I’m not a which” feel to it.

Ampersand on September 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

My parents told me that Democrats are good people.

I guess that just goes to prove that you can’t trust anything your parents tell you.

malclave on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

She had a vision as the breeze struck the DreamCatcher dangling from the rear-view mirror of her top-of-the-line Lexus.

Give the poor lady a break. She special-ordered it with the “Navajo Birch” interior.

Cicero43 on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

And my mommy told me I was a super-special princess descended from Cleopatra and Superman.

Zombie on September 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Aw damn it, Zombie. You beat me :)

Not the princess thing, though. If it had been the princess thing, I’d probably still be in therapy.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

My mommy told me I was a rock.

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Well that explains Fauxahantas and her NO SHOW at Native American cultural events. You know, the folks she was ANXIOUS to meet.

GarandFan on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Shouldn’t a system that gives special consideration for your racial make up be ridiculed and taken advantage of to show how bad it is?

astonerii on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This is a start.

the_nile on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

…(I think I got circumsised a FEW times AFTER!)

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:11

The rabbi’s pencil sharpener?

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

My parents told me I didn’t need a liscense to practice law,
So it’s settled.

wolly4321 on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I would have to believe this means her degree is about to be revoked. It’s fraud, pure and simple.

KMC1 on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Not only do I hope she loses the election, but I hope she loses her Haavaad gig too.

What? Too much?

St Gaudens on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

LOL How are you, little friend? How was that long walk you took yesterday? ;)

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I lived. Did you know that flat Lubbock does have hills? I know because I walked up every damn one of them!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Did the PC swing go back to American Indian? What about Aboriginal, Indigenous or First Nation… um, Peeps?

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

My Fathers family……………..ah Racists I bet!!
(sarc)

canopfor on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

And my mommy told me that I was gonna grow up to be 6′ and wear a triple D.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

My mom said that someday I would marry someone you describe..

Oh well…

5′-8″…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Shouldn’t a system that gives special consideration for your racial make up be ridiculed and taken advantage of to show how bad it is?

astonerii on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

So much ridicule, so little time.

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

What? Too much?

St Gaudens on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Personally? I think she should be fire and then sued to recoup some of her wages…

astonerii on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

My mom told me I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. If I worked hard. Guess we didn’t have the same kind of mom, Lizzy.

hoosiermama on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

…(I think I got circumsised a FEW times AFTER!)

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:11

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The rabbi’s pencil sharpener?

OTTO on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

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Dang it, OTTO.

Now my diaphragm and side ache. : )

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Scott Brown was attacking Warrens family,ooh dats rich!!

canopfor on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

( grumble ) . . . . . aspergians . . . . . ( grumble some more ) . . . . . .

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Quit hatin’. You know I’m right!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

5’2.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

In the ad she is claiming ancestors in two different tribes and is rehashing the elopement, which was debunked when it first came out. She is going after last minute low information voters to rile up some racialist momentum.

This is like Hillary doubling down on dodging the bullets while receiving flowers from a little girl.

pedestrian on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hearing a law professor, a Harvard law professor, say “my only source of information is a story my mother told me as a child” should tell voters everything they need to know. Brown should keep hitting her on this issue, and he should explicitly put it in the context of her legal background.

Lawdawg86 on September 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Liberal thinking is a two-legged stool and magical thinking is one of the legs, the other is a combination of self-loating and misanthropy.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Is this a race we were counting on to win or would be a surprise if we did?

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Scott Brown hates Indians.

Cicero43 on September 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I`m thinking this is a *Wounded Knee Complex*,…or not!
(sarc)

canopfor on September 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

If it had been the princess thing, I’d probably still be in therapy.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Does this mean you are finally out of therapy then? ;p

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

5’2.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Oh…..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Now my diaphragm and side ache. : )

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

If that hurts for any reason, you really ought to schedule a visit with your ob/gyn asap. Okay, I’m sorry. I know it was bad.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

5’2.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

So basically you need a booster seat in your car and at the dinner table.

Awesome.

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Geez, listen to her. She claims her father’s family didn’t like the miniscule slice of Native American heritage she “has”. But it’s Scott Brown attacking her family. Sounds like she’s attacking her screwed up bigoted family.

Brown’s just attacking the lie.

hawkdriver on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

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Quit hatin’. You know I’m right!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

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Well, yeah ! . . . . . That’s the whole problem . . . . .

Upstage ME, will ya’ ?

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

And who told you you could practice law without a license, the legal fairy?

vityas on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I’d be willing to bet that she has had her DNA tested, quietly and privately, and that she is not, even in a miniscule and distant amount, American Indian.

If she had, and the results were positive, even for the merest detectible percentage, she would have produced the certified DNA testing results to justify her claim and put an end to the damage this is doing her credibility and her campaign.

The defense of ‘that’s what my family told me’ is also subject to doubt, since she hasn’t produced any family member, or physical evidence, to corroborate her story that she got the information from her mother as ‘family lore’.

As to why it makes a difference to voters, the appearance that she claimed to be American Indian simply to qualify for preferential placement and hiring practices rubs people the wrong way on a very basic and personal level. It suggests she lied about her own family in order to gain advantage. This then becomes a matter of judgement and ethics, and lack thereof. It begs the question: if she was willing to lie about that, where would she ever draw the line in terms of unethical behavior?

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Yeah, and the salesgirl told me, “that dress looks awesome on you!”. I’ve never worn it outside of my own closet.

BettyRuth on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Not the princess thing, though. If it had been the princess thing, I’d probably still be in therapy.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Hmmmmmm….how to respond to that…. Remember when you were little on Christmas morning and you didn’t know which present to open first?

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

…yeah!…and my mom told me I had a foot long shlong when I was a baby!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

That’s……………………….impressive??? Oh, I’ll bet she meant a BABY-sized “foot”! Gotcha! ;)

Sasha List on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I lived. Did you know that flat Lubbock does have hills? I know because I walked up every damn one of them!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

ROTFLMAO… Uphill both way eh… ;p

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

So basically you need a booster seat in your car and at the dinner table.

Awesome.

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

That seems insensitive. My wife is 5’0 maybe 4’11 and she can do everything without a booster.

astonerii on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Scott Brown hates Indians.

Cicero43 on September 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Cicer043:

And Biden said there is one on every street corner,
oh crap,oops,wrong country!!
(sarc).

canopfor on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

She’s going to lose big. Practicing law without a license for decades. I wonder if all the cases she was involved in could be overturned?

What a nightmare for Travelers and the other high profile litigants like AARP.

Bye, Fauxahontas

Key West Reader on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Okay, I’m sorry. I know it was bad.

cynccook on September 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

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You just made it worse . . . . . (what a life) . . . : )

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

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