Elizabeth Warren Nixes 2020 Run. And that DNA Test, Too. [VIDEO]

Elizabeth Warren Nixes 2020 Run. And that DNA Test, Too. [VIDEO]

Elizabeth Warren Nixes 2020 Run. And that DNA Test, Too. [VIDEO]

Elizabeth Warren showed up on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday morning. It was part of a Sunday morning talk show tour, which also included stops at Fox News and CNN.

However, Todd grilled her on both a possible 2020 presidential run, and that pesky issue about her alleged Native American heritage.

Warren told him she definitely will not run for president in 2020, despite the fevered dreams of some writers who paired her with Bernie Sanders.

“I am not running for president of the United States. I am running for the United States Senate. 2018. Massachusetts. Woohoo.”

Woo-hoo, indeed. Hmm, doesn’t that sound vaguely like the war whoops we did as children, back before we were all woke and politically correct? You know, when we all played Cowboys n’ Indians and didn’t think anything about it?

Anyway, about Warren’s Native American heritage bullshit story: she still refuses to take a DNA test.

“I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere.”

Here’s her story, and she’s sticking to it:

“My mother and daddy were born and raised in Oklahoma. My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers. He fell in love with this tall, quiet girl who played the piano. Head over heels. But his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. They eventually eloped.”

Here’s how she explained her lack of presidential ambition to Chuck Todd:

And here’s how she defended her heritage story on Fox News Sunday:

Maybe Warren intentionally used her family’s tall tale for advancement, and maybe she didn’t. However, it’s a fact that she was included in a 1996 Harvard Crimson article listing her as a Native American faculty member. And Warren does admit that she used her story to link her socially with “people who are like I am.”

I’ve come to the conclusion that nearly every family has what I call its Bullshit Stories, and that includes mine, too. My dad once told me that his grandmother was Irish. However, I took the DNA test available from Ancestry.com, and guess what? No Irish anywhere. But through him my DNA has 33% British Isles ancestry. And you know how the Brits and the Irish traditionally have mixed.

I’m pretty sure that if I tried to join some Hibernian heritage group, the ghost of St. Brigid would descend to clobber me with a shillelagh. And deservedly so.

So Elizabeth Warren should buck up and take that DNA test. However, if she did, I’m pretty sure she’d find that her story is bogus. But the longer she refuses, the more it will haunt her steps.

Kind of like those Indians would always sneak up on those cowboys when we played our insensitive kid games.

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6 Comments
  • Ruffin says:

    The irony is, she’s probably as Cherokee as she claims. According to the same sort of family stories I’m 1/32 Cherokee, too. But I’ve never used that to get a job, advance my career, submit to a cookbook, or anything else. Just like the other roughly 100 million other Americans with Indian ancestry. That’s her problem. We all had the same claim and blew it off.

    As a side note , the Planck Institute did a wide range of DNA tests showing that Europeans and Asians are 3-5% Neanderthal. Warren and the rest of us are 3-5% Indian. That seems to be the loser’s remnant, what’s left behind when a people are annihilated. Warren got a job sinecure on the genocide’s percentage.

  • […] Elizabeth Warren Nixes 2020 Run. And that DNA Test, Too.  Anyway, about Warren’s Native American heritage bullshit story: she still refuses to take a DNA test. “I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere.” “All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,” the paper said. […]

  • DEEBEE says:

    She is not running for Prez, but did not exclude VPrez. Keep hope alive.

  • Hugh G says:

    …and by “nixes”, you mean confirms, eh no?

  • With respect, Senator Warren did not nix a run for president in 2020. She carefully used the same tense — present progressive — as President Clinton used to deny a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky. “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” he explained afterward. In Senator Warren’s case, it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘am’ is. The purpose is the same: obfuscation. My full dissertation on her grammatical legerdemain can be found here: http://uncadarrell.typepad.com/unca_darrell/2018/03/march-14-2018-senator-elizabeth-warren-most-decidedly-did-not-.html

  • Doug Purdie says:

    My father always told us we were 1/32 Chippewa (5 generations removed). I was always skeptical and I never tried to use it to gain advantage in organizations that love racial quotas. Last year I did a DNA analysis and found out I am 99.9% of Northern and Western European descent. Maybe, just maybe though, I am 1/1000 Chippewa.

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