One can only hope there is a method to their madness on this - a larger picture that we are not yet aware of. IMO, the voters overwhelmingly told them what they wanted - bipartisanship and cooperation between the parties to get this country and its problems handled NOW! I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet, because the new Congress hasn't even been sworn in yet, but I agree this was a shocker. WTH is going on? Are the voters going to be ignored yet again? When millions of people tell you what they want, it isn't the smartest thing to disregard them! We shall see.
"Obviously, this doesn’t preclude Warren from having traces of Native American heritage."
Also left out from your own source:
That sounds a lot like my family, actually. I'm Jewish, but there's a chunk of my family that is, believe it or not, extremely antisemitic, and will swear up and down it's not true at all. But that's families for you. So what have here is a clear case of he said/she said, but you're just automatically going for the narrative that fits your political ideology only. You literally have no basis whatsoever for choosing one side over the other. But like Birthers you'll just repeat it over and over again anyway, because politics.What about the stories that Warren claims to have heard from her family? The Globe interviewed an extensive list of the professor’s relatives, who had conflicting memories. Some recalled stories of Indian ancestors, others did not.
One second cousin told the Globe that her grandmother had said that her father — one of Warren’s relatives — was part Delaware Indian. But the cousin’s mother, who did not approve of Native Americans, had always denied that claim, according to the Globe.
Warren’s siblings have all backed up the candidate’s statements. One brother told the Globe that his grandparents explained to him, after much pleading to get answers as a child, that “your grandfather is part Delaware, a little bitty bit, way back, and your grandmother is part Cherokee,” according to the Globe.
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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I kinda find the complaints about republicans being anti obamacare in this context absurd. Not because I think they're wrong, but because unlike last time, they bit the gambit and left funding for that and the immigration action in place. So dammed if one does decide to force partisanship, and dammed if one doesn't.
The way i see it, the situation so far looks like the reverse of roles with the budgeting compared to last time. Instead of Republicans it sounds like Democrats would rather shut the government down and refuse to compromise
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