Monday, August 19, 2019

Many in Indian Country SWALLOW Elizabeth Warren's "Act of Contrition at Frank LaMere Forum

Proving that it's more important to coddle a DEMOCRAT, than it is to be honest about her actions, prominent Natives, including Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo citizen, dismissing the actions of Natives who still harbor resentment to Elizabeth Warren appropriation of Cherokee Heritage.

Rep. Haaland, who endorsed Ms. Warren last month, takes a different view than those critics. Introducing Ms. Warren at the forum, she noted that some in the news media had asked her  whether Mr. Trump’s criticism of Ms. Warren over her ancestry would “hamper her ability to convey a clear campaign message.”    OP:  SO??

“I say that every time they ask about Elizabeth’s family instead of the issues of vital importance to Indian Country, they feed the president’s racism,” she said. “Elizabeth knows she will be attacked, but she’s here to be an unwavering partner in our struggle because that is what a leader does.”  

OP: UTTER BULLSHIT.  Americans can handle more than one issue at a time.

The co-executive directors of Four Directions, decided that Ms. Warren would not be asked about her ancestry during her appearance, Mr. Semans said in an interview before the event. He said the Warren campaign made no requests about what she would or would not be asked.
Mr. Semans, a member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, (OP:also not Cherokee) faulted President Trump for mocking Ms. Warren by calling her “Pocahontas.” He said he had no problem with how Ms. Warren had referred to her ancestry, and that it was more important to spend time on issues that could help the lives of Native Americans, “not whether or not her DNA test was done properly or improperly.”

“How many times do you have to argue something that’s already done?” he asked. “That issue has been dealt with, it’s been taken care of, and we move on. But what hasn’t been dealt with and taken care of is President Trump’s continued use of it in a derogatory way.”

It remains to be seen how much the ancestry issue will linger over Ms. Warren as the campaign goes on. At a rally in New Hampshire last week, Mr. Trump repeated the “Pocahontas” slur and promised there would be more to come.

“I did the Pocahontas thing,” he said. “I hit her really hard, and it looked like she was down and out, but that was too long ago. I should have waited. But don’t worry, we will revive it.”

But no amount of outreach or contrition from Ms. Warren will make the issue go away entirely among other Native Americans, said Mark Trahant, the editor of Indian Country Today, who is moderating the forum.
“There is a significant group, mostly on Twitter but significant nonetheless, who will never take any apology from her,” he said. “They see it as a felony.”

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