Progressives and the media are inventing the Elizabeth Warren they want
I’ve tried to lay a little low on Elizabeth Warren lately, saving my strength for when she gets sworn in and the entire media covers up her false claim to be Native American, among other things.
I was provoked (yes, provoked!) into posting today by these highlighted words in a column by Robert Kuttner at The American Prospect, The Importance of Elizabeth Warren:
It isn’t just that Warren is a resolute progressive. It’s that she knows so much about the financial industry, from her years as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the TARP, and before that as one of the leading scholars of bankruptcy and consumer abuses. And it’s that she’s incorruptible, as well as very smart…
… There are still a handful of senators who are both resolute progressives and effective legislators…. But there used to be many, many more. With Warren, we will get one of the best.
She cheated during her career by listing herself as Native American for employment purposes despite knowing she had no basis for claiming that status and didn’t meet the definition of Native American. That definition almost certainly would have been on some if not all of the forms she signed, dating back to the mid-to-late 1980s when she first started claiming the status. Not surprisingly, the progressive champion of transparency for others will not release those records.
The progressive champion of accountability also has not acknowledged, much less apologized for, her misconduct, instead grossly exaggerating if not making up irrelevant family lore as a cover-up.
Funny, given that Warren now claims being Native American was a fundamental part of who she and her family were, how is it she waited until she was in her late 30’s and climbing the law professor ladder before she claimed that status, and even then only for employment purposes?
How is it this proud alleged Native American never, ever, associated with Native Americans much less did anything to help Native Americans?
How is it that this progressive alleged Native American refused to meet even with other progressive Native Americans at the Democratic National Convention?
Warren’s misappropriation of a Native American identity for career purposes apparently means nothing to progressives, which is ironic considering how frequently progressives use the Native American experience as a tool for demonizing the country.
The progressive deification of Elizabeth Warren has started.
The only thing that stands in the way is the truth.
Update: Professor Reynolds has a point —
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