Comment Of The Day: Mid-Day Ethics Warm-Up, 10/16/18: The Jerk Squad (Item #2)

Elizabeth Warren has been allowed to have her embarrassing experience with DNA testing slide back into the memory hole, and Massachusetts voters happily returned the Leftist demagogue to the Senate. Ignoring the character deficiencies of its Senators is a long tradition in my home state. For once, my sloth in not posting Comment of the Day in a timely fashion has paid dividends, for it allows me to raise the Warren fiasco of last month…yes, it was less than a month ago, incredibly—in all of its yummy ethics nastiness.

johnburger2013 authored this commentary, and here is his Comment of the Day on Item #2 in the post, Mid-Day Ethics Warm-Up, 10/16/18: The Jerk Squad, in which I opined in part,

If all goes well, Elizabeth Warren’s triumphant discovery that she is 99.9% white and therefore was justified in representing herself as a “person of color” for institutional diversity purposes will sink her career aspirations as deep as they deserve to be sunk. The fact that so much of the mainstream media is willing to have their credibility brought down with her is indicative of how stupid bias will make people. The Daily Beast, for example, writes in a headline, “Warren revealed results show Native American heritage Monday.”

Keep it up, guys. Pretty soon the jig will be up for identify politics, since  if 1/1,024th Native American means “Native American heritage,” then everyone is “of color” somehow. In that case, perhaps we’ll owe Warren a debt of gratitude….

Now here’s jb….

Warren had an easy out of this mangled story: She should/could have said that she believed her family’s telling of the events and, being originally from Oklahoma, it would be reasonable to believe that she had Native American heritage.* But, she elaborated on the story, to make it more compelling. She also told interviewers her father’s parents did not approve of his choice for a wife because her mother was Cherokee.**

Warren is a lawyer and, supposedly, is very bright. If you’ve watched or listened to CNN and MSNBC for the last four years or so, she is the very embodiment of moral authority over all things . . . erm . . . moral, guided by a passionate desire to help the poor and the middle class.

She knew, and reasonably should have know, that DNA is not determinative of Native American heritage. What matters is being included in the tribes’ relevant hereditary scrolls. In fact, she said that in an interview, so she was aware of the standard and she is aware that she is not so listed.

Yet, Warren used her family’s yarn to promote her career. Harvard Law School didn’t make up that she was “person of color”; they got it from her. She exploited it and used it to her benefit. Now, she is shown to be the fraud that she is (and the one I have always known she is – she would speak at the University of Texas Jay Westbrook bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education seminars, specifically intending to drive me crazy).

Warren took a political gamble by releasing tenuous results showing a possible connection to Native American heritage, hoping it would put the matter to bed before she reluctantly announced that she would run for President, to save us all from Trump and the nastiness he has wrought large on the country. Sadly, it failed spectacularly, providing ammunition to her critics that she is not ready for prime time.***

In addition to outing her grandparents as bigots, Warren has demonstrated she cannot be trusted. She used that yarn to get hired by Harvard Law School, paying her somewhere around $400,000 per year. How is that not fraud? How is that not conclusive evidence of bad character? How is that not signature significance that she cannot be trusted with the Office of the Presidency?

*Ed. Note: My mother always told us her maternal grandfather left Ireland to escape punishment for his criminal involvement in the IRA. We had no reason to doubt it when we were young. Only later did we look it up and find out that it was simply my mother telling a tall tale, learning that her relatives immigrated to the US in the late 1800s as a result of famine and before the IRA took on the separatist movement it turned into in the 20th century.

** Ed. Note Two: Now, think about that. She threw her paternal grandparents under the bus, declaring publicly that they were vicious bigots. What does that say about her ambition? If she is willing to annihilate her paternal grandparents, just think of what she will do to people she likes.

***Ed. Note. Three: Speaking of SNL, will they run a skit this weekend showing just how idiotic this whole episode is? If suspect not.

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[JM Note: It did not.]

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13 responses to “Comment Of The Day: Mid-Day Ethics Warm-Up, 10/16/18: The Jerk Squad (Item #2)

  1. Wayne

    Now Trump can call her “Lyin’ Fauxcahontus” which she so richly deserves when runs for reelection against her if the Demos are dumb enough to give here the nod in the primaries. He will have locked up the Native American voters who knows what a phony she is.

  2. GREAT comment jvb, with the ancillary benefit of it being about one of my favorite subjects to boot!

    Lt. Frank Columbo, turning around before walking out the door-n-scratching his head would say:

    “One more thing; with the Lefty media’s furiously spittle-flecked slobbering froth over Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Deb Haaland (D-NM), being the FIRST TWONative American Women elected to Congress, anyone thought of asking Warren or her supporters for comment?

  3. Mark Putnam

    What if Trump used the same genetic test that Warren used and it showed him to have more connection to being black…. My imagination hears Trump saying “Hey y’all I’m black!” in the voice of Yondu in Guradians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when he is descending into the innards of Ego and he says “Hey y’all, I’m Mary Poppins”.

  4. Steve

    The lies and disrespect that Democratic party members and the complicit media continually promote offends me on on a level that I find completely unforgivable. I can not imagine a future democratic party that could gain my support again after going so low. I don’t believe a Senator Warren could win in Ohio, the lie is so offensive that us slow progressing folks in flyover just can’t ignore it.

    I think the Democratic Party has become so comfortable with the bullshit cover provided to coastal politicians that they just can’t comprehend that the rest of the country is happy to have the reminder of why the founding fathers insured that each state had equal representation in one chamber and that protection was hardwired and not likely to be changed.

  5. Steve

    The most ironic part of all these Democratic Party people being protected by the party and media is that it makes the Republic Party stronger, so when the media does its job and the Republican party gets rid of a Moore the Party becomes better, so the media is helping to build a better stronger Republican party.

    Now if they would just do the same for thier favored party we would be in a much better place.

  6. PennAgain

    Two thumbs up, Johnburger: I liked it the first time around too.

  7. *Ed. Note: My mother always told us her maternal grandfather left Ireland to escape punishment for his criminal involvement in the IRA. We had no reason to doubt it when we were young. Only later did we look it up and find out that it was simply my mother telling a tall tale, learning that her relatives immigrated to the US in the late 1800s as a result of famine and before the IRA took on the separatist movement it turned into in the 20th century…

    For what it’s worth, although the I.R.A. proper didn’t emerge until then, and its political counterpart, Sinn Fein, did not acquire that character until then, there certainly were Irish separatists active in the 19th century (my own great-grandfather marched and drilled with others at St. Stephen’s then) and some did indeed participate in “Fenian outrages” in that period, e.g. attacking Canada. So that may simply have been a loose use of terminology, a translation into modern terms.

    But yes, my mother did report that there was a tendency to look on those Irish who went to the U.S.A. rather than (say) France as what we would now term economic refugees. Of course, her family did indeed emigrate to France, and her uncle did make it into the history books, so I don’t know if that adds or subtracts from her credibility…

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