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Elizabeth Warren is full of firsts

Elizabeth Warren is full of firsts

Elizabeth Warren already laid claim to being the first nursing mother to take the New Jersey Bar exam, an unverifiable and likely untrue claim:

Now, despite all the facts the contrary, Warren is claiming that if elected she will be the first Native American Senator from Massachusetts:

I discussed Warren’s inability or unwillingness to address the facts, as well as many other aspects of this story, in an appearance last night on Pundit Review with Kevin Whalen on WRKO, the Boston Super-Station (note, the parody audio at the beginning was from the radio station, not me):

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Are you serious? Talk about doubling down!

If anything is going to derail her, it will be her patently obvious failure to grasp reality. As long as she keeps lying she’s digging. Hand the woman a shovel, someone.

    creeper in reply to creeper. | June 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh, whoa! I see the audio from your radio appearance is in there. Should’ve listened to that before cluttering up the board with useless drivel.

    This should be the basis of an attack ad by the Brown Campaign in that they should open with the second question, and then follow it up with a voice over with text of:

    No Elizabeth Warren. You wouldn’t.

    Going back [X] generations, you don’t have a single drop of Native American Blood. How did you unfairly benefit from Affirmative Action and what else are you lying to the people of Massachusetts about?

    [End Ad]

    It’s simple, clean, memorable, uses her own words, uses provable genealogy and plants the “she’s lying to you” thought in the watcher’s or listener’s mind.

The Warren trail of tears wagon train wheels are falling off and it is fun to watch.

She even tried to say it was Brown attacking her family and that her family was to be off limits – too funny.

    Observer in reply to iambasic. | June 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Yes, Warren is the only one who should be able to exploit her family (like when she charges them high interest rates on those mortgage loans so they can flip foreclosed houses).

The next chapter, I guess, is when the (real) Indians arrive and start to get some press.

I’ll have to go to town…my popcorn supply has been stretched.

Excellent job of thinking on your feet, Professor. Some of the callers were a little off the wall. You made more sense of their comments than they did.

I notice in the citation of the Jonathan Turley piece, he says: “…the question remains why Warren is making such controversial boasts when she has a great financial expertise record to run on.”

I’m curious … what “financial expertise” has Warren developed by actually working in the financial sector? Is it purely academic or perhaps her FDIC time where she was an advocate for the “under-served” so that unqualified borrowers could none the less get loans they would default on?

She’s written a lot about finance. She has nearly no actual time working in finance in any accountable fashion. How does that make her expert?

    Liberals are always “experts” about things that they’ve never actually tried to do in the real world. They write and write about theory and claim expertise and to be smarter than everybody else. Very few people call them out on it, and the few that do are belittled and usually attempted to be run out of town.

    That’s why when you try practical application of liberal ideas, they almost always badly fail. Keynesian economics is a fantastic example. Socialism (of various forms) as an economic model is another one.

    Estragon in reply to Aridog. | June 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Turley is a hack who put his credibility on the line defending Clinton. Warren is a far-left academic who didn’t stand a chance of being confirmed by the Democratic Senate, so she’s trying to get into power in a very liberal state.

    If she were half smart, she would have just held one press conference and answered all the questions. She’d be exposed as a liar and AA cheat, a paleface speaking with forked tongue, but after she did that she could point to it and claim it was behind her. And the MA press and Democrats would probably let her get away with it.

    But when you run from reporters, slam doors in their faces, and have surrogates running interference to keep them away, that doesn’t end a story. It’s like fanning flames or adding gasoline to a fire.

    Now it’s going to be impossible for Democrats to go to vote for her without KNOWING she has lied to them repeatedly, and about one of their most sacred topics: “diversity.”

Making up stories and telling them to gain an advantage is foolish. You will be exposed sooner or later. But, dang … doubling down on same is outright stupid.

And this lady teaches at Harvard?

She’ll be the first Senator with native American “heritage” just like I am part Comanche because my mother was white, just like Quana Parker’s mom, Cynthia Ann. Oh, and I am an expert horseman, just like the 5 tribes of Comancheria all were. And maybe they were Hispanic/Native Americans … since they were mountain cave dwellers until the Conquistadors let some Spanish horses get loose.

White/Irish/Comanche/Hispanic I am I am… 🙂

The ultimate take-way from all of this it that voters better like her positions on virtually everything before they vote for her because she is a rigid, unlearning, insensitive person.

I occasionally joke to myself that the diversity gang hails as “progress” events like “the first transgendered Polynesian to head a Midwestern agricultural college”. If I’d posted it somewhere, Warren would be making me look like a genius today, but it seemed too ridiculous to write down.

full-throated support | June 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

You people are ganging up on Elizabeth Warren because she is a woman. Had it been a white male such as Scott Brown self-describing as part Native American, there’d be nary a peep from you.

White/ NA Ward Churchill was only run off campus because he was too persuasive with his politics of social and historical grievance and justice. What happened to him just proved his larger point.

Warren will prevail because she cares about victims. Go on, keep attacking her. You will only make her point, too, and voters will send her to Congress to help others just like her.

    “…and voters will send her to Congress to help others just like her.”

    Oh, I think pathological liars are already WELL represented in all branches of government.

    But the poor loon DOES need some help, as does Pres. Choom-a-rang.

    I seem to have missed the proof that she’s an Indian. Could you please repeat it for me, or point me to the proof in the media?

    [crickets…] “full-throated support”? Are you there?

    Good Lord … at which Junior college are you a Freshman?

    “You people are ganging up on Elizabeth Warren because she is a woman.”

    Ummm… You might want to take note that Conservatives support women of character for high elective office. Many excellent ones are now serving, and we can hope for more to be elected this cycle.

    And, if this were a Conservative candidate…of any sex…they would have been toast LOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooong ago.

    “Ganging up” on Elizabeth Warren because she is a liar. Like Anthony Weiner, who doesn’t appear to have been a woman, but heck, then again, who is to say these days. I suppose he justifiably could claim to be half-woman on his mother’s side…

      full-throated support in reply to janitor. | June 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      About Weiners, janitor, do you have some kind of homophobic problem with depictions of male genitalia?

      Thank the Greek love gods that Mapplethorpe was able to photograph truth to the reactionary, heterophiliac man intent on oppressing all forms of affection and attraction.

      Tony didn’t fare as well, true, but probably only because he hewed to a paradigmatic oppression of straightness, instead of to one celebrating freer self-expression and association.

        Wow! Talk about Freudian exposition!

        Nobody mentioned wieners. Your lil’ “mind” took you on that detour, all by yoursef…

          full-throated support in reply to Ragspierre. | June 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

          “Like Anthony Weiner, who doesn’t appear to have been a woman, but heck, then again, who is to say these days. I suppose he justifiably could claim to be half-woman on his mother’s side…” [janitor 1:04]

          Weiner displaying his “wiener” in sexts was initially the subject of janitor’s Freudian exposition, not mine.

          Do you want me to have a dirty mind, ragspierre? My profile says I’m a guy, but whatever…

Insufficiently Sensitive | June 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

Lizzie Warren took an axe
and gave veracity forty whacks
and when they saw what she had done
she gave her critics forty one.

Rumor has it one of her great , greats was put in the stocks for lieing back in the 1670s. lt was noticed her fly was open. She had a penis. Will she now claim the distiction of having the only great , great grandmare with a penis?

Professor Jacobson,

I’m a huge new fan and enjoyed listening to you speak on WRKO. However, towards the end of the piece a caller noted that it was his understanding that the Cherokees were from the Southeastern part of the U.S. and not from Oklahoma. You noted that it was your understanding that they had “relocated” to Okalhoma.

I’m 9/64th Cherokee on my Dad’s side and a registered member of the Cherokee Nation (Dawes Roll). As someone with some Native American blood, but who identifies himself as Caucasian for all intents and purposes, I wanted to point out that the implication that the Cherokee simply “relocated” to Oklahoma denies an important and tragic aspect of why there are currently two bands of Cherokees in the U.S. – one generally in Western North Carolina and one in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and why statemens by a fellow commenter that, “The Warren trail of tears wagon train wheels are falling off…” comes off to many (myself included) as being insensitive and borderline offensive.

Not to try to be pedantic, but some might not know that in 1838, the U.S. Army under orders from President Andrew Jackson forcibly removed 18,000 Cherokees from their homes in the Southeastern part of the U.S. at the tip of bayonettes and rifles in the middle of winter and forced them to march 900 miles to Indian Territory in Oklahoma.

Along the way, 2,500 of these Cherokee, mostly women and children, died from exhaustion, exposure, and lack of food. These Cherokees had to leave behind almost all of their material possessions and the only homes they had ever known, simply because the government wanted their land.

This path these displaced Cherokees took to Indian Territory during their forced exodus was “The Trail of Tears”.

One example of the harsh and racist conditions these Cherokee faced occurred in the town of Golcanda, Illinois, where on December 3, 1838, 13,000 Cherokees tried to cross the Ohio River here by ferry.

Here’s what Wikipedia says happened next:

“Here the starving Indians were charged a dollar a head (equal to $20.56 today) to cross the river on “Berry’s Ferry” which typically charged twelve cents (to whites), equal to $2.47 today. They were not allowed passage until the ferry had serviced all others wishing to cross and were forced to take shelter under “Mantle Rock,” a shelter bluff on the Kentucky side, until “Berry had nothing better to do”. Many died huddled together at Mantle Rock waiting to cross. Several Cherokee were murdered by locals. The killers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government through the courthouse in Vienna, suing the government for $35 a head (equal to $719.47 today) to bury the murdered Cherokee.”

Again, I love your contribution to the Elizabeth Warren fiasco and she deserves to be pilloried not only for her false claim to Cherokee heritage but for the comically inept way she has handled the revelations, but to note that the Cherokees simply “relocated” without providing the greater context about why they did so is to fail to fully identify America’s complicity in a tragic event that has never, to this day, been explicitly apologized for.

I understand people may not understand early American history, so I hope my comment can help illustrate a small portion of it. However, I also think that the Cherokee’s tragic history in regard to the U.S. Government also shows how offensive those of us with Cherokee blood (even the elusive 1/32nd) find Elizabeth Warren’s attempts to somehow undeservedly claim that heritage for herself and her own political purposes.

Best Regards,


    Neo in reply to Vance. | June 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

    You obviously missed some of the earlier posts that pointed to some reports that not only had the Cherokees been “relocated” from the Southeastern US to Oklahoma, but in fact one of Elizabeth Warren’s direct relatives had helped round up the Cherokees in Georgia for their fateful “Trail of Tears.”

      Vance in reply to Neo. | June 4, 2012 at 11:03 am


      I’m speaking specifically about what Professor Jacobsen said when asked about why the Cherokee were in Oklahoma on the radio show.

      I’m also aware of the counter-allegation that Elizabeth Warren’s family might have been involved in helping to perpetrate actions related to the “Trail of Tears”, but I’m really not interested in that.

      What I am interested in is the fact that it is glaringly apparent after reading many things written about Elizabeth Warren’s alleged Cherokee connection that there is:

      a. a fundamental lack of understanding about any but the most superficial aspects of the Native American experience

      b. a desire to engage in cheap and demeaning wordplay by both commenters and the Boston press if they think they can score comedy points by using Native American references

      Combine these two and you create a scenario in which the online debate becomes culturally insensitive and borderline offensive.

      I’m not accusing Professor Jacobson of that sort of thing in the slightest. (I think what he said was just an oversight done in the interests of radio time constraints.) But some of the commenters here and elsewhere regarding this story have made some pretty appaling statements and would no doubt not have been likely to say the same types of things with regard to previously oppressed minority groups like Jews or African-Americans.

By this logic since my Dad was at Pearl Harbor on 12/7/1941 and I have Dan rank in kendo and iaido, I’m a Japanese American. Gambatte!

“Over the next five months, voters will get a chance to hear from both of us through several debates and forums,” Brown wrote in a news release. “I have already accepted an invitation to debate from radio host Dan Rea of WBZ-AM in Boston. I look forward to meeting Professor Warren there for our first debate of the campaign.”

I’ve always considered charges of mental illness leveled by the left at the right boorish, tiresome and predictable as the sun rising in the East.

This is one time I’m throwing self-restraint aside.
Repeated confabulation is not a medical symptom to ignore. This woman needs a full work-up.

To Vance: Amen brother , well stated.

pilgrim1949 | June 4, 2012 at 10:53 am

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

In all of her “Native-American” screeds lil’ Lizzie is counting on a populace of “Naive-Americans” to sheepishly nod in agreement and vote for this political trail-blazer (Remember only YOU can prevent forest and trail fires!).

Also reminded of a vignette in Stan Freberg’s “History of the United States” wherein Columbus meets his first native-Americans and wants to “take some of you home with me, to prove I discovered you.” The response he gets is, “What you mean you discover us? WE discover YOU, here on beach! Is all in how you look at it.”

2nd Ammendment Mother | June 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

With Massachusetts among our original colonies, I’m going to have trouble believing that they haven’t had a Senator with at least a slightly better claim to Native American Ancestors.

By the way – any word on how members of Warren’s great grandfather’s family are handling those claims that their ancestor was a racist? Thanksgiving is going to be a bit awkward this year!

Thorazine and one of those jackets that laces up the back. This woman is NUTS!

Shrinks for those that vote for her in Mass, had max their orders for T-Zine.

Irritable Pundit | June 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Ok Prof, apologies if it is too low brow but I couldn’t rests photoshopping Warren As a nursing Indian on the cover of Time. Hopefully it will give you a grin.

    janitor in reply to Irritable Pundit. | June 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This is very funny, Irritable.

      janitor in reply to janitor. | June 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      (My second thought, though, is maybe to photoshop the kid too. Time’s bad judgment but ay, the kid…)

        Irritable Pundit in reply to janitor. | June 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        Thank you Janitor. I’m glad you liked it! I had the same reservations (pun? yes and intended), but figured that Time already gave that image more exposure than anything I ever could do. As the mothers point is that we are prudes and wrong to look down on what she is doing I finally decided not to prove her right (on the prude bit) and let her silliness remain apparent. Happily the kid is young enough that they will not look like that as an adult. But Oy. What was she thinking?

Delusional patients are not aware of true reality or their true condition. New age Liberal patients in particular will create a fantasy world around themselves called Kulturesmog.

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | June 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Elizabeth Warren is full of herself, as usual.. But she is symptomatic and problematic of what is wrong with the liberal Democrats and their party. Fake crony lying corrupt politicians, and that’s being kind.. I wouldn’t trust a liberal Democrat as far as I can throw them. They are the epitome of deceit deception and corruption. And now with the rise of Obama and his army of crony radical hard line leftist marxists in America, the Party and their people have become co-opted and are no longer part of the American political system and institution, but are now part of the anti-American political system and institution.

This is also what the voting people of her State must decide.. Do they want to be part of the problem, or do they want to be part of the solution.