Once Pocahontas… always Pocahontas…
Seriously, you'd think the Democrats would have learned their lesson by now.
Despite the fact that a blood test showed Elizabeth Warren is only 1/1024 Native American, the DNC decided to include her in the Native American Caucus.
You can't make this stuff up.
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Then to make matters worse…
Once viewers realized what was happening, they started calling out the DNC and Elizabeth Warren in the comments section of the live feed.
Things got so bad that the DNC DISABLED the comments!
More details below:
Predictably, users were angered that Elizabeth Warren was included in the Native American caucus.
Did the DNC not care?
Were they simply trying to pander?
Or do they not care about the facts?
Regardless of what happened, users noticed and were not very happy.
The Washington Examiner confirms that the DNC had to disable the chatroom because users were so upset:
So many trolls flooded a Democratic Convention Native American Caucus meeting where Elizabeth Warren was slated to speak that organizers disabled a chatroom accompanying the livestreamed event.
The Trump campaign and other conservatives on social media pointed out that the Massachusetts senator would be speaking at the event on Tuesday while alluding to Warren's previous claims to Native American ancestry.
Some critics of Warren noticed that the sidebar chat in the convention room was accessible to anyone, some on Twitter encouraged others to join and post criticisms of Warren.
Posters sent messages referencing Pocahontas, a slur that President Trump uses when talking about Warren; "1/1024," a reference to the small amount of Native American ancestry Warren could have based on a 2018 DNA test that showed she has a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago; and sent dozens of snake emojis, a way of calling Warren a "snake."
"Hi my name is Elizabeth Warren and I'm here to take your culture for my own personal benefit," read one message from someone who identified as "Chief White Snake."
Others in the chatroom condemned those bad-mouthing Warren.
"Please be respectful. No matter your opinion on Sen Warren's heritage, she established one of the strongest platforms for Indian Country," said an attendee identified as Dr. Aaron Payment. "Please do not alienate her. We need all the help we can get."
Organizers were apparently trying to manage the flood of trolls. About a half-hour into the event, before Warren was slated to speak, organizers disabled the chat.
"They disabled the chat! We’ve singlehandedly set a new land speed record for bullying the DNC into silencing free speech!" one person who had been encouraging the trolls said in a tweet.
Warren has long faced intense criticism for her claims to Native American heritage and family lore that her parents eloped due to her mother being part “Cherokee and Delaware.” She listed herself as an “American Indian” on her Texas State Bar card and contributed recipes to a “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook. Trump often calls Warren “Pocahontas” in reference to the claims.
In 2018, Warren took and made public a DNA test that found she had overwhelming European ancestry and one Native American ancestor six to 10 generations back, making her as little as 1/1024 in Native American heritage. After enduring criticism, Warren repeatedly apologized for identifying herself as a minority.
A screen recording shows that the chatroom was disabled.
Typically, the parties tend to go towards the middle the closer it gets to election time.
However, it appears that the Democrats are really leaning into their mistakes and tone-deafness.
PJ Media confirms that the DNC included Elizabeth Warren in the Native American Caucus:
On Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) apparently included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in its Native American Caucus meeting. While Warren has apologized for claiming a Native American identity after her disastrous DNA test flop and President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked her as “Pocahontas,” it seems the DNC decided it would be a good idea to highlight the controversy.
In 1984, Warren submitted five recipes for the book Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. Each recipe listed her as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee.” Radio host Howie Carr alleged that her recipes were forgeries.
She listed herself as “American Indian” on a registration form for the Texas State Bar in 1986. The Association of American Law Schools listed her as a minority law teacher from 1986 to 1994. During that time, she taught at the University of Texas, the University of Pennsylvania, and then Harvard University in 1995. In 1996, a Harvard Law School spokesman referred to her as a Native American.
Warren’s claim that her Native-American lie never got her a job seems rather suspect, but the statement that she never received any “benefit” from the lie is demonstrably false. Any proceeds from Pow Wow Chow arguably fall into that category.
If it weren't for President Trump, Warren's claims of Native American heritage would likely not have received the coverage they did.
Fortunately, the American people now know the truth about "Pocahontas."
Perhaps the Democratic party should take note.