In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    ...whether he wins or loses.

    Months and millions spent on a campaign and two debates built around whether Ms. Warren is a Native American, leading up to...

    Debate #1:  Almost entirely about "character", fed by Mr. Keller.

    Debate #2: He knows an Indian when he sees one.

    "Everyone can see she's not a person of color."

    Debate #3:  He didn't bring it up because no one asked, but...

    "It's time to put the hammer down."

    And the history class question will be: "How did he get by with it?"

    Possible answer:  "It was all by proxy."

    His answer, until the day he dies: "Who, me?"

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring.  Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson.  She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character.

    She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye.  She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action.

    GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP.  Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced.  Which was the larger offense?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    In response to Firewind's comment:
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    ...whether he wins or loses.

    Months and millions spent on a campaign and two debates built around whether Ms. Warren is a Native American, leading up to...

    Debate #1:  Almost entirely about "character", fed by Mr. Keller.

    Debate #2: He knows an Indian when he sees one.

    "Everyone can see she's not a person of color."

    Debate #3:  He didn't bring it up because no one asked, but...

    "It's time to put the hammer down."

    And the history class question will be: "How did he get by with it?"

    Possible answer:  "It was all by proxy."

    His answer, until the day he dies: "Who, me?"

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    The republicans are a racist party. No question about it. In the meantime, Sen. Brown is busily serving the people of Maryland in their National Guard. Why doesn't he just run for office there if he likes it so much?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    He's racist for pointing out that she lied about and benefitted from lying about her race. Okay, I guess I need to think about that one.

     

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    He's racist for pointing out that she lied about and benefitted from lying about her race. Okay, I guess I need to think about that one.

     

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    This is not true.  And you don't care.  Just like Brown.  If smears get you elected it is all good apparently.  The fact that it is a smear that appeals to nativist prejudice makes it doubly immoral.  But if it works it is just fine.  The end justifies the means...

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    Does anyone think that Warren is being paid $350K for teaching one class at the best law school in the country because she's part Indian?  Does anyone think Warren was asked to participate on cases before the SCOTUS because she's part indian?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    He's racist for pointing out that she lied about and benefitted from lying about her race. Okay, I guess I need to think about that one.

     

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    Except there is no proof that she lied about having Native American heritage. Even Brown..in the second debate..had to back away from that claim since there is no way to prove it one way or another. Added to that..she checked that box in a directory..not on a job application or anything else. The only one who really benefitted from that checked box was Harvard..since it gave them bragging rights..at least for a small amount of time.

    He comes across as someone who doesn't understand race when he makes comments like "you can tell by looking at her that she's not Native American".

    This issue was and continues to be a non starter for him. Simple as that. If Brown loses the election it will be because of his insistance in making an issue out of something that isn't. Most people who come from families of diverse background completely understand this.

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    Yes, she got her Harvard job because she decided to check the box, and was involved with cases before SCOTUS because UPenn and later Harvard hired her, (after she checked the box). 

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring. Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson. She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character. She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye. She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action. GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP. Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced. Which was the larger offense?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    Yes, she got her Harvard job because she decided to check the box, and was involved with cases before SCOTUS because UPenn and later Harvard hired her, (after she checked the box). 

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring. Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson. She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character. She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye. She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action. GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP. Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced. Which was the larger offense?

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    Warren was gaming the system?  Again: no proof.  No proof she is lying about her heritage.  No prrof she got a benefit from that heritage.  But you don't care.  Smear away.  It's what conservative like to do.  

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    Can anybody tell me on what page in the history books does it go into detail about brown serving in Afghanistan ? Or is that just another example of "Stolen Valor " by the "Colonel"?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    Yes, she got her Harvard job because she decided to check the box, and was involved with cases before SCOTUS because UPenn and later Harvard hired her, (after she checked the box). 

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring. Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson. She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character. She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye. She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action. GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP. Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced. Which was the larger offense?

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    Warren was gaming the system?  Again: no proof.  No proof she is lying about her heritage.  No prrof she got a benefit from that heritage.  But you don't care.  Smear away.  It's what conservative like to do.  

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    Let's see, she kept her family lore about a distant grandparent and her being 1/32 native american to herself until Pow Wow Chow came out in 1984.  I would guess this innocent declaration to be Cherokee in the cook book just got overplayed when she checked the box on her UPenn application when she was hired in 1985, she continued to be noted as native american in collegiate listings and then Harvard (who needed to improve their diversity numbers) picks up Warren and touts her in an issue of Harvard Crimson.

    This all may have started innocently enough but it doesn't change the fact that she got affirmative action benefit from a minuscule percentlage of native american heritage, when she never suffered any disadvantage of having live as a native american.

    Yeah she gamed the system inadvertantly or by design but it is what it is .

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    In response to Reubenhop's comment:
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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    Yes, she got her Harvard job because she decided to check the box, and was involved with cases before SCOTUS because UPenn and later Harvard hired her, (after she checked the box). 

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring. Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson. She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character. She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye. She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action. GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP. Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced. Which was the larger offense?

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    Warren was gaming the system?  Again: no proof.  No proof she is lying about her heritage.  No prrof she got a benefit from that heritage.  But you don't care.  Smear away.  It's what conservative like to do.  

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    Right wing Racism = Left wing Affirmative action

    It's all what you want to call it Ruby, but they are the same, and interchangeable.

     

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    Where's the lie?  Following on to miscricket's comment, Ms. Warren's parents eloped because her grandparents were ashamed.  Pretty powerful recent family history.  I believe that she believes it.  And that it informs her sensibilities about racism, bigotry, prejudice.  Not a bad sensitivity for governing in the present day, though you wouldn't get that impression from this forum. 

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    I base my contention that she is a liar on the preponderance of evidence that her family has always self-identified as white. This lady, a Cherokee herself who seemingly would otherwise not have a dog in this fight, has researched Warren's ancestry and has come to some obvious conclusions:

     

    http://www.pollysgranddaughter.com/p/elizabeth-warren-information.html

    Elizabeth Warren is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of Massachusetts. She claims she is of Cherokee descent. She has come under fire for possibly using that claim to give her career a boost at a time when Harvard Law was under pressure to hire more minority professors. We have done extensive research on her ancestry and on the stories she has told trying to back up her claim. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest she actually had a Cherokee or American Indian ancestor. Despite repeated requests for her to release her personnel records from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, she refuses to do so.

     

    Read the whole thing, it's damning.

     

    Again, this is not a Republican operative or conservative activist saying this. This is a woman from Oklahoma whose primary interest is Cherokee history and geneology. Think about it, if Warren truly had Cherokee ancestry she'd be celebrated by the Cherokee people, not regarded as a fraud.

     

     

     

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    Yes, she got her Harvard job because she decided to check the box, and was involved with cases before SCOTUS because UPenn and later Harvard hired her, (after she checked the box). 

    She checked "the box" for her 1985 UPenn Hiring and it was still checked for her Harvard hiring. Harvard touted her as a person of color in the Crimson. She took advantage of an affirmative action philosophy to game the afirmative action system; thus a question of character. She used her family lore, and an old recipe for her entry into minority status in the 1984 Pow Wow Chow cookbook. Liberals should be outraged by her gaming the system; but then again she supports their views so its easy to have a blind eye. She never lived like a minority and she didn't deserve any affirmative hiring action. GOP Senate candidate Akin makes an outrageous statement and gets ostracized (rightfully so) by the GOP. Warren games the affirmative action system for 20 years and gets defended and embraced. Which was the larger offense?

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    And massmoderateJoe may completely believe that he is moderate, because in his personal life he knows people to the right of him.  Though he has acknowledged here that he lives and votes in New Hampshire, and he's never acknowledged anyone to the right of him here where he relies on the handle until questioned.  Is he "Joe" or an "average Joe"  like "Joe the plumber"?  Who knows?  Does it matter?

    Then, there are the Virginians and the guy from New York who dips in here now and then, and the Brit, who would have us believe that they're around here.  Does it matter?

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    Let's see, she kept her family lore about a distant grandparent and her being 1/32 native american to herself until Pow Wow Chow came out in 1984.  I would guess this innocent declaration to be Cherokee in the cook book just got overplayed when she checked the box on her UPenn application when she was hired in 1985, she continued to be noted as native american in collegiate listings and then Harvard (who needed to improve their diversity numbers) picks up Warren and touts her in an issue of Harvard Crimson.

    This all may have started innocently enough but it doesn't change the fact that she got affirmative action benefit from a minuscule percentlage of native american heritage, when she never suffered any disadvantage of having live as a native american.

    Yeah she gamed the system inadvertantly or by design but it is what it is .

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    So no proof that she lied about her heritage.  And her employers say it was not a factor, yet you know somehow or other she did.  Pretty thin stuff.  At least you seem to be backtracking from the "liar" smear that other conservatives are popularizing.  

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

     

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    Right wing Racism = Left wing Affirmative action

    It's all what you want to call it Ruby, but they are the same, and interchangeable.

     

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    Liberal attempts over a generation or two to remedy a couple hundred years of right wing racism are hardly equivalent.  How many people were killed or physically brutalized through Affirmative Action?  How many through the institution of slavery and segregation?  Even your limited intellect should see a difference.

     
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     ...Ruby...

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    The continual reminders  ...of Mr. Rumsfeld's most famous quotation.

     
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    Re: In the history books, Sen. Brown's campaign will be seen as the most racist in recent history

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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    He's racist for pointing out that she lied about and benefitted from lying about her race. Okay, I guess I need to think about that one.

     

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    Except there is no proof that she lied about having Native American heritage. Even Brown..in the second debate..had to back away from that claim since there is no way to prove it one way or another. Added to that..she checked that box in a directory..not on a job application or anything else. The only one who really benefitted from that checked box was Harvard..since it gave them bragging rights..at least for a small amount of time.

    He comes across as someone who doesn't understand race when he makes comments like "you can tell by looking at her that she's not Native American".

    This issue was and continues to be a non starter for him. Simple as that. If Brown loses the election it will be because of his insistance in making an issue out of something that isn't. Most people who come from families of diverse background completely understand this.

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    Great post, miscricket!

     
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    Can anybody tell me on what page in the history books does it go into detail about brown serving in Afghanistan ? Or is that just another example of "Stolen Valor " by the "Colonel"?

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    Maybe he defended the people of Maryland during bad weather?

     
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