I’m just going to go ahead here and extend the metaphor into actual rumor… just so we can get that much sooner to brass tacks:
Elizabeth Warren was born on a Cherokee reservation the daughter of a full blood Cherokee warrior who’s also a Socialist (His Cherokee name translates to “Dances with Marx.”) Therefore she’s neither a citizen nor a true democrat.
There. It’s been said.
All seriousness aside: does it seem familiar to anyone that issues of provenance are at the heart of the attack here? Barack Obama, obviously not white, is questioned on issues of geneology right up until last year. Now Elizabeth Warren is also under scrutiny for her ancestry… ancestry that can, similarly, prove that she may not be sufficiently aryan: that she’s not the completely, white bread, Oklahoma girl she’s presenting herself as, and has always presented herself as…
Now the Zen Masters amongst us might harumph and gallump about how this has nothing whatsoever to do with racism but merely with a laughably unfair attempt to gain benefit from a long distant relationship. Tell that to the Mayflawer Society, or the DAR… Honestly, does anyone think that she would face the same scrutiny, for example, if she gained some advantage, say a scholarship or recognition or networking help, because some ancestor once journeyed on the Mayflower, or fought in the Revolutionary War…? A lineage of equal or greater distance than that which she may, or may not, have claimed here.
Don’t fool yourselves, the ‘win’ for team SB here is to put forth the notion that she’s not completely white.