Being a fake Indian is her brand. She’ll never shake it.
When Newt Gingrich spoke at Cornell earlier this semester, he made a very important point.
Trump doesn’t attack his political opponents, he brands them. The brand for Jeb was “low energy.” For Rubio, it was “little Marco.” For Cruz, it was “lyin’ Ted.” Once branded, they could not shake the image.
Just ask “Crooked Hillary.”
Which brings up Elizabeth Warren. As we posted earlier, while Warren is denying that she “is” running for president in 2020, she’s making all the normal pre-presidential run moves.
She’s raised her profile as the face of “the resistance,” a face Republicans also are jockeying to put out front.
Speaking at the NRA today, Trump warned that members should expect “Pocahontas” to run:
“I have a feeling that in the next election, you’re going to be swamped with candidates, but you’re not going to be wasting your time,” said Trump, the first sitting president to address the NRA’s convention since Ronald Reagan. “You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’re going to say, ‘No, sir. No, thank you. No, ma’am.’ Perhaps ‘ma’am.’ It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you. But you came through for me, and I am going to come through for you.”
As you know, that term (along with “fauxcahontas”) are not terms we use for two reasons:
First, those terms are possibly demeaning to the real Native Americans who were victimized by Warren, who ripped off Native American identity to try to advance her career. Second, the terms allow Warren and her supporters to distract from Warren’s ethnic fraud. Which is exactly what pro-Warren media immediately did:
Trump calling Warren Pocahontas is racist. We kind of gloss over it at this point. But this is the president being racist.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 28, 2017
Yet it’s also true that those terms are not meant to demean anyone other than Warren. They are reminders of Warren’s ethnic fraud. They are used to mock her. Trump has been doing that for a long time, it didn’t start at the NRA.
Trump is branding her. And being someone who was a fake Indian is her brand. She’ll never shake it.
So, yes, I think Elizabeth Warren will run, and I think she’ll get the Democratic nomination (just like I think she would have trounced Hillary).
The fake news media (another Trump branding) will rally around the fake Indian.DONATE
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