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 cpwill View Post
    To be clear - it's not that you don't care if she's NA, you don't care if she lied?
    No. Its I dont know if she is part Native American, and nor do I care.


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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    To be clear - it's not that you don't care if she's NA, you don't care if she lied?



    Do you care if she did?



    But do you care if she did. Is it okay for her to lie about it.
    snopes.com: Elizabeth Warren, Wealthy Native American

    Warren responded she was recruited for the positions and did not "apply" for them; and for the most part, her record did not indicate any identification as part of a minority group:
    The Globe obtained a portion of Warren's application to Rutgers, which asks if prospective students want to apply for admission under the school's Program for Minority Group Students. Warren answered "no."

    For her employment documents at the University of Texas, Warren indicated that she was "white."

    But Penn's 2005 Minority Equity Report identified her as the recipient of a 1994 faculty award, listing her name in bold to signify that she was a minority. The Herald has twice quoted Charles Fried, the head of the Harvard appointing committee that recommended Warren for her position in 1995, saying that the Democratic candidate's heritage didn't come up during the course of her hiring. "It simply played no role in the appointments process," he said. "It was not mentioned and I didn't mention it to the faculty."

    The Herald later quoted Fried, a former U.S. Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan, saying, "I can state categorically that the subject of her Native American ancestry never once was mentioned."
    So while Sen. Elizabeth Warren has claimed Native American heritage, it does not appear she used her ethnic background for career advancement purposes to any significant degree. Moreover, while Warren's home is expensive by average American standards, it's still a relatively modest house valued comparably with similar homes in her Cambridge neighborhood.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's pretty rich, coming from someone who's drawn to Elizabeth Warren threads like a moth to flame.

    And it's called "google."
    I don't Google things about Warren. I have my issues with her and have repeatedly posted what they are. I don't try to change people's minds about her, and don't care what others think about her. With all due respect, you started a poll about it because you didn't like what people were posting about her in that thread. You seem to be very concerned about defending her honor, and I have no idea why, but you don't owe me an explanation. As long as I don't have to vote for her, I don't care who does.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't Google things about Warren.
    Yes, you just want to enlighten everybody about her "crazy eyes" (I remember that thread). You can feign apathy, but there isn't a thread on her you aren't instantaneously drawn to.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    In the big scheme of things, does it really matter?

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Do you care if she lied about it, meaning that she was falsely seeking racial advantage, harming the credibility of the system of affirmative action while also presumably denying a spot to the next actual minority in line, for her own professional and financial benefit?
    You can bet your ass that if she was a Conservative they would care.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You can bet your ass that if she was a Conservative they would care.
    Argument by hypothetical!
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yes, you just want to enlighten everybody about her "crazy eyes" (I remember that thread). You can feign apathy, but there isn't a thread on her you aren't instantaneously drawn to.
    Please link to the thread where I "enlightened everybody about her 'crazy eyes'".

    I don't have apathy towards her, and never "feigned" to have it. My posts on her have been about specific disagreements with her rhetoric having nothing to do with her ancestry. Including right here in this thread as well as the one where you all are arguing about her ancestry, and I haven't commented on her ancestry. I don't care about her ancestry. I care when people actually think she's trying to "help the little guy".

    You need to pay better attention to my posts so you don't mischaracterize them in the future.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    I don't care if she's native or not. The only thing I care is if she's leveraging it disproportionately for benefits she would not otherwise qualify for, or frankly to get a reputation boost from some fabricated importance to it. If she does either, then I say she's fair game to be criticized. And if not... doesn't exactly give me pause to scream bloody murder.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Even if she isn't she probably thought she was based on things she heard growing up. I have a feeling most white people who think they are part Native American based on family lore are probably wrong.

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