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Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in defense of Elizabeth Warren is a vice)

Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in defense of Elizabeth Warren is a vice)

Elizabeth Warren and her campaign have been pushing the sexism-card very hard to try to deflect the dialogue about her self-identification as Native American, as status which has not been proven even to the 1/32nd degree.

I mentioned yesterday how a law professor at Syracuse University played the “birther” and race cards on those questioning Elizabeth Warren’s questionable explanation that she identified herself as minority in a law faculty directory so that she could meet others like her.

The attempt to turn this into a race issue was not isolated. In this segment Jehmu Greene, a long time Democratic Party operative and strategist, spun the sexism card very hard, but also threw in the race card by asserting that Scott Brown needed to appeal to “white male working class voters who feel marginalized because of affirmative action,” and then called Tucker Carlson a “bow-tying white boy,” via Mediaite:

“You see Scott Brown really questioning her qualifications because he has to appeal to white, working-class voters who feel marginalized because of affirmative action,” said Greene. “This smells real stank to women who do not like being called on their qualifications.”

Carlson and Kelly continued to laugh off the episode. “It’s so offensive and dumb,” said Carlson of Warren’s response to the controversy. “But leaving that aside, it does provide a window into a system that is fundamentally corrupt that awards people based on their DNA.”

Greene said that questioning Warren on her qualifications, as she insists Brown has done in the wake of this controversy, “is going to appeal to folks like you, voters like you: bow-tying white boys.”

The comment is at 3:25 in the video:

Kelly later apologized.

The defense of Elizabeth Warren is like a box of chocolates, each time someone defends her, you never know what you’re going to get.


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It wasn’t the comment so much that I noticed but it was the underlying hostility.
She was really saying “Bleep you” to him and then laughed in his face when Tucker got irritated.
To her Tucker is the typical white person Republican and in her eyes that means “racist” so she had no problem yanking his chain a little.

The thing is though that if Tucker responded in kind with technically ambiguous slight that had plausible deniability as a racial slight she would have howled.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to NeoKong. | May 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Now you have Obama’s attitude to those alleged women he dated and compressed. They were typical white chicks so no biggie compressing them into one. He basically flipped them the bird and said, live with it, bitch. The rot comes from the top, to be sure.

    Neo in reply to NeoKong. | May 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    It really must be hard to endure those “Billy Jack”-like “Indian taunts” when you know that those throwing them your way are complete fools, not in on the real joke.

They certainly are desperate. To be fair, it can’t be easy defending a policy based on a fundamentally flawed premise; and with trillions of dollars at stake in this scheme, their nights must be long and restless indeed.

Ragspierre | May 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

“Shut up, WHITE BOY!”, she explained.

Really, is there any further exploration needed?

Why is it OK for Collectivists to be racists?

Thanks for this post, I had not seen it. Isn’t Jehmu Greene the same woman who called some GOP candidates “stale, pale and male”, I might be wrong about that, but I think that be her.

A big chip, racist chip this woman has. Also, the man isn’t wearing a bow tie, so I don’t get why she’s saying that part of the insult, maybe in her mind that her reality in her small mind.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to alex. | May 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I remember asking someone I knew about the Wright anti-American comments, and she told me that was nothing, with a laugh in her voice, cuz her pastor says that and worse in his sermons. I lost an acquaintance when I told her to find another church to attend. The point is that Jehmu Greene talks like that cuz the community approves of it. That’s how many in the black community talk and think. Jehmu Greene felt liberated by the Obama presidency and the Black Panther intransigence of Erikkk Holder to make a comment like this. The racism’s always been there but it’s been muted. But, “you gotta listen to us now!” cuz “MY president is black!” alla of this is part of the promised “payback” which the Obama presidency ushered in. The beatings of old white guys? Well, they are all just small deposits to the account.

Samuel Keck | May 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Gosh! Maybe the guy that sounded this famous warning is going to be proven right after all.

A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies … If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications. Every day, the air waves are filled with warnings, veiled and unveiled threats, spewed invective and hatred directed at any voice of dissent. And the public, like so many relatives and friends that I saw this weekend, sit in mute opposition and fear.

~ Tim Robbins, the National Press Club Washington, D.C., April 15, 2003.

    Ragspierre in reply to Samuel Keck. | May 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    One of my favorite malapropisms is, “That’s the same thing, only opposite”.

    Kinda fits, don’t it…???

LukeHandCool | May 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

In defense of Ms. Greene:

In defense of Jehmu Greene and Elizabeth Warren, I must say I’ve done a little investigative geneology incorporating a strenuous methodology of forensic lore backtesting and have discovered the amazing—but in light of recent blogging events—not at all surprising fact that Professor Jacobson is 1/32 cowboy. Wild Will Jacobson was known for his shootin’ and cussin’ and drinkin’ and gamblin’ and keepin’ his signature bow-tie perfectly tied when he was a brawlin’ in the saloon. The scourge of many a Native American law professor tryin’ to bring a little justice to the West he was.

Well, Polka-haunt-us didn’t handle this situation very well. The “high cheekbone” defense was weak. If you were an adviser on her campaign how would you have suggested she handle this controversy? Razor blades, asps, and poison are not options.

1. Kelly later apologized.

Greene is the person who should apologize.

There are at least two principled options in the situation: Greene apologizing because it’s the professional decent thing to do, and Fox firing her for not apologizing. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if either happens.

2. As far as Warren goes, IMO the Right should ignore the attempted race-baiting and continue deriding her, but start linking her misconduct to her holier-than-thou policies.

And search for other misconduct that has not yet come to light. They say that when you see one cockroach, you can count on finding others.

    Milwaukee in reply to gs. | May 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    How about somebody on the Right saying something like “see, affirmative action does work! It got Elizabeth a job otherwise wouldn’t have gotten, and she has done a damn fine job of it!”

    I like it that Elizabeth has gotten teaching awards at Harvard. The other professors are probably horrible, but this is Harvard, and when they graduate the students will have carte blanche to do anything, so they put up with that shit.

    I understand that all the exams at Harvard Medical School are pass/fail, with numerous opportunities to retake the exams. How does Harvard Law compare?

    So, why exactly, is Harvard such hot shit?

Frank Scarn | May 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

“Shut up, White Boy!”

Brought to you by New Orleans’ famous Sharon Jasper, life-long welfare recipient who really knows how to express her appreciation to her “sponsors.”

Fox won’t fire Ms. Greene even though she should apologize.

As for Elizabeth Warren, I said in a post here the other day that a drop of “minority” blood would enable the race card to be played. Democrats think of everything.

huskers-for-palin | May 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Well Tucker….”Play that funky music white boy!”

BannedbytheGuardian | May 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Fox is about $$$returns. IMO they are doing Left vs Right as entertainment .

I would not get caught up in it . Murdoch does have serious journalism avenues but it is not Fox.

Ms. Greene is told she name called, and promptly denies it. Is that because she sees “bow-tying white boy” as an accurate description, and so not name calling?

Perhaps she is an example where affirmative action has failed.

In fairness, I must disclaim that I am not “pure” anything. In fact, my maternal grandfather married my grandmother under questionable circumstances. Seems he used a different name and wasn’t quite exactly divorced from his first wife. He did, however, get a divorce from that marriage and used his real, legal name for his third marriage. My mother’s uncles beat him up and sent him to Texas, the proper repository for Texans. Thus, I have scoundrel in my blood.

What nationality are you?
I’m a drunkard.
That makes Ricky a citizen of the world.

I’m mostly white, unless I’ve been in the sun, and then I’m freckled and pink.

LukeHandCool | May 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

This is all so very sad. My eyes well up with the tears of 1,000 peaceful, acorn-gathering, native Julias ambushed in their community tribal garden by General Paul Ryan and his white-boy soldiers many moons ago in the “Great War Against Composite Women Massacre.”

LukeHandCool | May 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

While we’re on the Wild West, here’s a fascinating bit of trivia.

When Luke was a boy, for a time his father ran the “Pike” Amusement Park, aka “Nu-Pike,” in Long Beach with Luke’s dad renaming it “Queen’s Park” after he helped successfully arrange to have the Queen Mary parked next door.

One day when an episode of “The Six Million Dollar Man” was being filmed at the park, a member of the crew accidentally broke off the arm of what he thought was a dummy in the ride, “Laff in the Dark,” exposing a bone.

It caused a bit of a sensation and turned out to be the mummified corpse of the old train robber, Elmer McCurdy.

Luke had ridden that ride dozens of times and seen the mummy … never realizing he was looking at a 100% real authentic Western outlaw train robber … not the phony 1/32 type.

The story of Elmer McCurdy:

It’s more and more appearing that being caucasion and male is the new n@@@ger. And if you say that, you are immediately chastized.

It also looks like the hoodie is the new white sheet.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Jim. | May 6, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Well, perhaps Robertt “Sheets” Byrd was being prophetic when he talked about white niggaz.

Bow-tying white boys…

Check out the wiki bio:

Jehmu Greene (born June 22, 1972) is an American political commentator, racist, and falsely believes herself to be a social justice organizer.

What would have been the fallout if Carlson had called Greene a daishiki wearing Black girl?
I see Greene on FNC and she looks like another angry Black woman, sort of like Michelle Obama.
I think that Greene is just another race hustler like Sharpton and Jackson.

“is going to appeal to folks like you, voters like you: bow-tying white boys.”

Pretty mild, even humorous.

Save your ire for “Running dog imperialist baby killers.”

Warren and Jehmu are in that elite group able to claim 1/32 percent truth status.

Hopefully this is Warren’s last stand.

And, as a taxpaying American who supports multiple Julias I am quickly becoming a financial minority.

Bill, your modesty is only surpassed by your intellect and fame. Forget the reference to Kardashian. Our “bow tying White boy” is quoted in the American Thinker along with Ann Althouse. The only reason Althouse was quoted first is due to her sex. Or maybe they did it alphabetically.

Anyway, good job, White boy [with or without the bow tie].

Juba Doobai! | May 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

C’mon, I mean, everybody knows we black folks can’t be racist. So what if a black guy would be hollering racism if some white chick called him a bow-tying black boy? Everybody know nobody ever called old white guys ‘boy’ back in the day and forced them to answer “yessir” to some snot-nosed kid. Everybody know blacks have no power. Everybody knows that when a black person says stuff like Jehmu Greene did that person is just speaking truth to power. Everybody knows every white person is powerful just cuz he’s white. Everybody knows that a black person is powerless before the white power structure no matter how much power he has–that’s why y’all are not allowed to say jack about Obama cuz though he’s president he’s really got no power cuz he’s black. Everybody knows, America is raaacist. Everybody knows that Jehmu Greene got a charge outta this, appearing on that all white station Fox, with that blonde Megyn Kelly, and slapping at that Conservative Tucker Carlson, who’s got to be a racist cuz he’s a Conservative, doncherknow. Everybody knows Jehmu’s a Democrat and Democrats aren’t racist. Everybody knows that, y’all.

Now c’mon, y’all. What’s yer problem?

Hey, Jehmu, you gonna let that whiter than white girl Megyn apologize for you and make you look bad? How ’bout an apology, home girl?

Welcome to Obama’s America where you can be as racist as you wanna be, all the day long … as long as you’re black.

    Ragspierre in reply to Juba Doobai!. | May 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

    You’re limiting it too much, Juba.

    If you are a Collectivist, you can be racist as you wanna be.

    Your race does not matter.

    cf, Condoleezza Rice, Hermann Cain, etc.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Ragspierre. | May 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Rags, I’m limiting it because I see it as a huge problem in the community and because they issues feed each other.. The lessons of slavery and the racism of Jim Crow are never to be forgotten. That means knowing American history, charting a course of self-sufficiency to avoid even the merest whiff of the resurgence of slavery. Slavery in America is alive and well, reintroduced by the Democrats, embraced by many blacks, and this form of slavery is more pernicious. It is slavery of the mind and will. IMO, take care of that and the Communism falls by the way side. (I’m much less polite than you, Rags, so it’s Communism and not collectivism.) take care of the slavery and the racism also goes, that mindset that says blacks can’t succeed without a hand up? Tell that to Clarence Thomas, my hero.

        Ragspierre in reply to Juba Doobai!. | May 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        My use of Collectivism sweeps in Fascisim, too. It is intended to be the global name for all BIG statist systems, per Nock.

Ms. Green is still awfully black, or at least that big ol’ chip on her shoulder certainly is.

I wonder about her statement that “…women who do not like getting called on their qualifications”.

If talking about opening up a casino, then perhaps her claim of being some fraction Cherokee is worth being discussed, since only mobsters or Native Americans (or both, should Warren become elected) are allowed to operate a casino.

If talking about qualifications for the US Senate, there apparently are none (eg; B.H.Obama), so who really cares if she wants to make pemmican-and-jelly sandwiches and pass herself off as 1/32 Native American. As far as I’m concerned, she’s 100% nuts.

Would she call a member of the Nation of Islam a “bow tyin’ Black boy”?. Didn’t think so.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to ClinkinKy. | May 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    There ya go! She wouldn’t want those nutty Farrakhanites (who can’t answer a simple question without parroting Farrakhan or aping his style of speech) to crawl up where the sun don’t shine. You ever try to hold a conversation with one of those bow-tying black boys? Lights are on….

[…] Which ties into the fabulous piece about Elizabeth Warren playing the “race card” that I read over at Legal Insurrection. […]

I find it ironic that Elizabeth Warren embraced hypodescent theory when it suited her …e.g., claiming heritage from a racial group classically deemed inferior thus discriminated against. Once hired by Harvard she switched to the conventional hyperdescent theory of assignment to the superior category … e.g., white Harvard professor. Once cited for the discrepancy she can’t seem to figure out which is which, so she tries to return to hypodescent while retaining hyperdescent privilege.

Amusing in a way…except that she has virtually no native American tribal cultural experience, has no experience of discrimination as a result, yet she clings to the “One Drop” rule.

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Was watching Sherlock on WGBH when I noticed that Benedict Cumberbatch who plays Holmes has high cheekbones. I wonder what tribe he is?

Shelly Lowe, executive director of Harvard University’s Native American Program (HUNAP), told Breitbart News today that U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren had not, to her knowledge, participated in the program’s events while Warren was a professor at Harvard.

Last week, Warren explained that she had listed herself as Native American “in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am.” However, she had not been involved in HUNAP, the most obvious avenue for meeting fellow Native American faculty and students.