Monday, March 21, 2016

Give me a "T," GIve me a "R" ....

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell." TRKOF
Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee Problem is back
She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have. Her whole life was based on a fraud.

Say what you want about Donald Trump, but he has an instinctive knack for zeroing in on an opponent’s inherent weakness.

With Jeb, it was “low energy.” That term exploited a key perception problem of Jeb, and one he couldn’t shake. So too did “Little Marco,” which may have ended not only Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, but his political career — it’s a term I just can’t shake from my current perception of Rubio, and I suspect that a decade from now his political opponents will be referring to him as Little Marco.

As to Hillary, Trump went straight for her supposed strength — supporting women and women’s rights — by zeroing in on Bill Clinton’s serial abuse of women and Hillary’s silence or connivance.

Now comes Elizabeth Warren, who harshly criticized Trump this week. Trump’s response zeroes in on Warren’s key perception problem, that she dishonestly claimed Native American, and specifically Cherokee, heritage for professional purposes. The research on Warren’s Cherokee problem is at Elizabeth Warren Wiki.

Trump is quoted by Maureen Dowd in a column at the NY Times, Will Trump Be Dumped?, responding to Warren’s criticism, as follows:

More heavyweights are jumping in to stomp Trump, including Elizabeth Warren. Asked about her jabs, he pounced: “I think it’s wonderful because the Indians can now partake in the future of the country. She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have. Her whole life was based on a fraud. She got into Harvard and all that because she said she was a minority.”

The comment is getting headlines, including at the Boston Globe, which did everything it could during the 2012 Senate campaign to cover for Warren on the issue; and at The Daily Beast. {THE REST OF THE STORY}

Studies show that children who haven't learned that lying is wrong by the age seven go on to vote for Democrats. Sigh.


Skoonj said...

So she claims membership in a tribe that held slaves and fought for slavery. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Warren a heavyweight? C'mon. A little more than plump perhaps, but heavyweight? That's Christy's purview, ain't it?

Sir H the Comet

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