View Poll Results: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

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  • Absolutely not -- part of her family denies it.

    7 7.14%
  • Absolutely -- part of her family says it's true.

    1 1.02%
  • How the hell would I know?

    29 29.59%
  • I don't see why this is so unbelievable.

    7 7.14%
  • Who cares?

    64 65.31%
  • No, seriously, this is the least important issue in the history of anything ever.

    35 35.71%
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Sorry, but if you haven't read the thread your comment lacks credibility. Warren gained career advantage from her Native American claim. She could easily lay this matter to rest via DNA testing (as I did in my own family) but has declined to do so.
    So you believe that any politician who claims certain ethnicities in his/her heritage should have DNA made public, despite the intense violation of privacy inherent in releasing one's genetic material to the world? Ludicrous. As for your claim that she received a "career advantage", that too is ludicrous.

    There are some things the voters are not entitled to know about their own representatives, and one of those things is a complete DNA Profile revealing all genetic propensities. Certainly people whom she does not represent have no right to know such a thing, nor frankly do they have any right to ask beyond partisan politicking.

    It's ridiculous. My children have never had a "career advantage" because of their Native American blood. That you believe Warren did, when in fact the only thing resulting from that revelation was a wall-to-wall smear job, is beyond the realm of credulity.

    Speaking of credibility, it would behoove you not to lamely insult mine when your own is sorely lacking.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    So you believe that any politician who claims certain ethnicities in his/her heritage should have DNA made public, despite the intense violation of privacy inherent in releasing one's genetic material to the world? Ludicrous. As for your claim that she received a "career advantage", that too is ludicrous.

    There are some things the voters are not entitled to know about their own representatives, and one of those things is a complete DNA Profile revealing all genetic propensities. Certainly people whom she does not represent have no right to know such a thing, nor frankly do they have any right to ask beyond partisan politicking.

    It's ridiculous. My children have never had a "career advantage" because of their Native American blood. That you believe Warren did, when in fact the only thing resulting from that revelation was a wall-to-wall smear job, is beyond the realm of credulity.

    Speaking of credibility, it would behoove you not to lamely insult mine when your own is sorely lacking.
    Warren claimed Native American descent in order to gain advantage in both educational and professional contexts. She advanced the claim, no one else. She has since then become a public figure, and her career became a legitimate topic of inquiry. When her ethnic claim was questioned she offered the sort of vague family lore story that raised more questions. DNA testing would put the matter to rest. No one cares about her complete DNA profile; a determination of ethnic descent is a great deal simpler than that.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    You think that is strange, my daughter got a package today delivered by the USPS. UPS and Sunday delivery, much like FEDEX if you pay for it you get it. USPS, now that is the shocker.
    I ordered his gift late yesterday, Pero. I asked for two day delivery which is why I didn't expect it until tomorrow - I had no idea it would arrive tonight! Maybe they were going to be in my area or something? Whatever, I'm very pleased, because now I have all the gifts that were going in this batch - I have already sent the toys directly from Toys R US to them earlier this week, so now it's all done. I have cookie trays to go to the bank, post office and library tomorrow, and that winds it up for me. Thankfully the snowy weather is holding off! I won't even have to wait in line at the Post office to deliver the cookie tray - they come out to the lobby with big smiles to take the tray off my hands, cause I've been doing it for years, and they do love cookies, and we all know each other! Life is fun in a small town! :

    The Post Office actually delivered mail today to your daughter? That is unusual! There was talk about discontinuing Saturday mail delivery but that fell through, and now they'll sometimes deliver on Sunday?

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I ordered his gift late yesterday, Pero. I asked for two day delivery which is why I didn't expect it until tomorrow - I had no idea it would arrive tonight! Maybe they were going to be in my area or something? Whatever, I'm very pleased, because now I have all the gifts that were going in this batch - I have already sent the toys directly from Toys R US to them earlier this week, so now it's all done. I have cookie trays to go to the bank, post office and library tomorrow, and that winds it up for me. Thankfully the snowy weather is holding off! I won't even have to wait in line at the Post office to deliver the cookie tray - they come out to the lobby with big smiles to take the tray off my hands, cause I've been doing it for years, and they do love cookies, and we all know each other! Life is fun in a small town! :

    The Post Office actually delivered mail today to your daughter? That is unusual! There was talk about discontinuing Saturday mail delivery but that fell through, and now they'll sometimes deliver on Sunday?
    They sure did, I was shocked to see the USPS truck pull up in front with a package. Once delivered they completely zipped away without stopping at any of the neighbors. Perhaps USPS has also started Sunday delivery, for a price like the UPS and FEDEX. I don't know.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Integrity is not claiming something you are not.
    If she believed it because her family told her so, then there really is no question about her integrity. She repeated something her family told her. She wouldn't be the first person to do so or the last.

    If you do not know, dont claim you are. You can defend her, thats your right, but she is dishonest and most americans can see it.
    Actually, most American's don't care about this non-issue.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If she believed it because her family told her so, then there really is no question about her integrity. She repeated something her family told her. She wouldn't be the first person to do so or the last.



    Actually, most American's don't care about this non-issue.
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    If she challenges Hillary for the Dem nomination then Hillary's team will put this issue front and center.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Do YOU consider him black or white?
    As I understand it he's multiracial. Don't really evaluate folks on the color of their skin, unless of course they insist upon it. I look very white, but I'm definitely a mix of the paint.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If she believed it because her family told her so, then there really is no question about her integrity. She repeated something her family told her. She wouldn't be the first person to do so or the last.



    Actually, most American's don't care about this non-issue.
    Except she didn't just tell others what she had heard, she attested to it as fact on forms for self gain. This is something she knew was wrong to do at the time, but she got away with it and rode with the gain.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    As I understand it he's multiracial. Don't really evaluate folks on the color of their skin, unless of course they insist upon it. I look very white, but I'm definitely a mix of the paint.
    And Warren was insisting on nothing. She was hired because of education and skill, if there is any REAL evidence that she was only hired because of her heritage, I have not seen it. Once upon a time, she checked a box. Once upon a time the box she checked asked if she wanted to have her heritage considered, and she check no.

    Because of her education and skills, she was sought after.

    Perhaps if the folks advocating for Scott Brown went after real issues instead of this inconsequential one, he might have one. Perhaps if she runs again, they can start going after her long form birth certificate. That might be helpful.

    It was family lore she bought into. I have my own, I would never have thought of intentionally seeking out to disprove it. I did find through researching the family tree (for fun) that one part of the family lore is accurate. I never would have thought to tell my family to prove it.

    I still have yet to see proof she actually got jobs and favoritism because of her heritage.

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