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The sound of Elizabeth Warren’s silence

The sound of Elizabeth Warren’s silence

As Politico notes, The Boston Herald has outdone The Boston Globe in reporting on Elizabeth Warren, although The Globe finally is coming around to some hard reporting after its editorial board declared the issue over weeks ago:

Long before Republican Sen. Scott Brown vs. Elizabeth Warren arrived on the scene, Beantown’s flagship dailies  were duking it out for scoops in one of the last big-city newspaper wars.

And the competition between the archrivals has been on open display as they  scurry to dominate coverage of the nation’s premiere Senate race.

The Herald, though, still is leading the way and is not taking silence for an answer, Elizabeth Warren stays mum on heritage, affirmative action:

A day after closing doors on a Herald reporter’s questions, Elizabeth Warren and her campaign yesterday declined to answer questions about her purported Native American heritage and whether she supports affirmative action, instead issuing the same statement they have released whenever questioned about her minority claims….

The Suffolk poll gave rise to headlines that the false claim of Native American heritage was not hurting Warren.  I’m not believing that.  Where would she be in the polls if not for the controversy?

And where will she be in November when day-after-day The Herald and increasingly The Globe report on the questions surrounding the core of Warren’s narrative?

The sound of Elizabeth Warren’s silence on her false Cherokee ancestry claim is drowning out her class warfare message.  That probably benefits all the evil factory owners she loves to lambast, but it can’t be good for her campaign.


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Excellent: Let’s hope this stays in the daily news through the November elections. It seems that a growing number of the electorate are beginning to understand that some of these liberal politicians, like Obama and Warren, are total frauds. That awakening could help save our once-great country.

    GrumpyOne in reply to Rick. | May 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    While I agree with you I am not so sure of an “awakening” in liberal MA. Southern New England in general has an entitlement mentality which is hard to defeat even with the application of common logic.

    I spent most of the first fifty years of my life in RI and finally saw the light and headed elsewhere.

    It very sad given that this region is part of the nation’s cradle of independence…

Warren has not been silent.

Her actions are eloquent, and speak volumes.

And the lies about her heritage and use of them to advance by cheating don’t merely “drown out” her class-warfare meme…they directly contradict it.

And playing the gender and mommy card make her look pathetic.

    Anchovy in reply to Ragspierre. | May 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Harvard Professor and quota queen Elizabeth Warren has become the Snooki of the political world. An hilarious train wreck with high cheek bones.

“…closing doors on a Herald reporter’s questions” seems to demonstrate fear of the questions. It also is the kind of behavior that journalists consider insulting to their exalted profession.

I don’t think this is going to go away the way Professor Warren would like. I think there is blood in the water and the media sharks are just starting to smell it.

Frank Scarn | May 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

We now have a clear indication that Granny Warren herself and her “team” of advisors ain’t the varsity squad. They have no idea of how long the summer is going to be until this is forthrightly addressed. It ain’t going away; it will fester and fester.

At this point we know that Granny Warren knows that we know that she took advantage of check-the-box trick, knowing that no one, but no one, would ever ask her to provide proof of why she felt entitled to check the box.

She deserves everything that’s going to happen to her.

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stevewhitemd | May 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

If we’re going to have a newspaper war over Prof. Warren’s claim to NA heritage, how about one or both papers pinning down Harvard on the AA claims?

Specifically, how did Harvard report Prof. Warren’s heritage to the EEOC and to other government agencies? Did Harvard do due diligence over Ms. Warren’s NA claim at the time of hiring or afterwards?

Did Harvard correct their EEOC filings once it retracted Prof. Warren’s NA heritage claims?

And let’s not leave Penn out of this. Might be easier to get a Boston newspaper to go after Penn. Wonder what Penn said to the EEOC?

But the broader point is that this all led me to be curious as to whether UT Law School has given preferences in admissions to Native Americans, a fact I figured I could discover by rereading the Fifth Circuit’s opinion in Hopwood v. Texas, invalidating UT Law School’s affirmative action admissions program. It turns out that UT (unlike University of Michigan in the Grutter case) did not give preferences to Native Americans, but did give them to Hispanics. And as near as I can tell, the University of Texas-Austin undergraduate college, which is currently defending its affirmative action program before the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas, also gives preferences to African Americans and Hispanics, but not to Native Americans.

If a tree falls in the forest does it scream out its 1/32 cedar?

Here are some issues everyday middle-class Americans are struggling with: they go apply for a job and their higher experience, competence and test scores don’t beat out the extra points added for affirmative action candidates. Aren’t two generations adequate time to do “catch up”?

Sitting Bulls—t has decided to shut her mouth about it, and blow smoke up our you-know-whats instead. Can you imagine an electorate putting this lunatic and fraud in high office?

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