If you have been following this blog, you know that we have gone where others have not gone in helping to tell the story about Elizabeth Warren’s false claim to be Cherokee, how she used it in her career, and how she gave at best misleading responses when confronted.
Whether it’s reporting on what the Cherokee genealogists have found, covering Warren at the Netroots Nation or producing our own videos, I think we have made a difference.
Certainly we have not done it alone. The Cherokee genealogy group headed by Twila Barnes, The Boston Herald, and Michael Patrick Leahy of Breitbart.com deserve far more credit than we do in documenting the truth that even Warren’s almost $30 million in campaign donations cannot suffocate.
Ironically, Warren’s appearance at the DNC represented a major breakthrough for the truth, as the outrage was picked up by Native Americans who cannot be attacked by Warren as agents of Scott Brown or the “right wing extremists.”
Even The NY Times has had to report on it, and in a way that made Warren look very bad, For Warren, Bad Blood Over Ethnic Claims:
Karen Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache tribe in town for the Democratic convention, knows what she wants from Elizabeth Warren, the Senate candidate from Massachusetts: a blood sample.
“Someone needs to make her take a DNA test,” said Ms. Geronimo, whose husband, Harlyn Geronimo, is the great-grandson of the legendary warrior Geronimo.
The still-simmering controversy over Ms. Warren’s self-proclaimed American Indian heritage has chased her from the campaign trail in Massachusetts to the convention hall, resonating with a small but vocal constituency: American Indian Democrats….
“If you’re going to be Native, don’t just be Native on paper,” said Lexie LaMere, a Nebraska delegate and member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. “What’s troubling is that she’s shown nothing in her history of being involved in Native American issues.”
Mr. Geronimo, wearing a “Native Americans for Obama” button, said he was disappointed when he first heard of Ms. Warren’s claim.
“She needed leverage to further her career and started digging,” he said. Ms. Warren brushed aside reporters who asked about the concerns on Wednesday, saying: “I’ve answered those questions. I’m here to talk about what’s happening to America’s working-class families. That’s my job. It’s my full-time job.”
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