FILE - In this July 21, 2010, file photo, Elizabeth Warren, head of the Congressional Oversight Panel testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the Troubled Asset Relief Program in Washington. Obama will appoint Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to oversee the creation of a new consumer protection bureau, a Democratic official said Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Saying “Pocahontas” Isn’t Racist; But Pretending to be Pocahontas to Get a Job Might Be

During President Trump’s speech to the National Rifle Association last Friday, he again skewered the irritable Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as “Pocahontas” – an obvious jab at her claims of Cherokee heritage. And as expected, the Democrat/Media Complex became apoplectic over the joke.

NBC News’ Daniel Arkin cried:

President Donald Trump returned to one of his most derogatory insults Friday, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” — a jab at her Native American ancestry.

That would be a great lede, Daniel, if it weren’t for the fact that Warren has no Native American ancestry even though she claimed she did in order to appear in the minority section of a law-teachers-for-hire directory to land a job at Harvard – which is what makes Trump’s joke meaningful. Even the left-wing Atlantic revealed biological confirmation five years ago in 2012 that Elizabeth Warren has no blood claim to Native American heritage:

Warren would need to be certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as at least 1/16 Eastern Cherokee on a CDIB to be eligible to join the Eastern Cherokee. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee has an even stricter enrollment cut-off: “a minimum blood quantum requirement of one quarter (1/4) degree Keetoowah Cherokee blood” documented via a CDIB plus a direct descent from someone on the Dawes Rolls. Tribal citizenship standards are set by the tribes themselves, and not the U.S. government.

Elizabeth Warren has absolutely no family ancestors listed on the Cherokee tribe rolls, which stands as the legal requirement for all claims of membership or connection to the Cherokee Nation. While verbally protesting that her “family lore” confirms her belief, Warren has abjectly refused to take a DNA test to reveal whether or not she pretended to be Native American to get a job.

Yet demonstrating the kind of world we live in, rather than being roundly criticized and shamed for her exploitation of Native Americans to land a professor gig, colleagues and reporters defend her “honor” against the President’s mockery. Take Sam Stein of The Huffington Post who tweeted:

Trump calling Warren Pocahontas is racist. We kind of gloss over it at this point. But this is the president being racist.

I understand that the political left has butchered the definition of the term “racism” in their desperate efforts to destroy anyone who doesn’t share their politics. But how does this accusation even make sense? Let’s suppose Warren hadn’t lied, and she really was part Native American. Referring to her or mocking her by using the name of the great Native guide Pocahontas could fairly be deemed impolite or even loutish. But racist seems a stretch even if she was Native American.

But. She’s. Not.

Why does the Democrat/Media Complex like NBC and Huffington Post have such staggeringly low trust ratings amongst the general public? Because as Jay Caruso so aptly put it, they believe Trump calling Warren Pocahontas is more offensive than her faking her heritage for financial gain.

That’s the real joke.

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