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Let’s talk about @ewarren-
1) deciding to call herself a Native American - when she was actually a descendent of colonialists is a huge self-inflicted mistake. It is also deeply hypocritical.
2) So is meeting with @HillaryClinton
3) So is accepting corporate $$$
See a pattern?
I’m not saying that @ewarren doesn’t have some really bold and gutsy policy positions that I agree with. I love that she’s for a ban on fracking for example- I would definitely vote for her over Trump and her over Biden. And I’d campaign for her if she won the nomination- but...
But treating these issues with kid gloves is not going to make them go away. I’m really torn here bc I don’t wanna tear down any of these progressive Dems. But I worrrrrry a lot about this- especially the Native American issue- which is so clearly a blind spot for her
I also worry that she failed to support the #NoDAPL efforts and that she voted to raise military spending. I view these as policy issues- that can be criticized - just as any candidate’s platform can be and should be.
Of course, I wish she had said- I wish I had looked deeper into my genealogy earlier in my life-, and owned up to her mistake rather than doubling down in an absurd way. It says as much as bout the nature of politics as it does about her I think.
Why isn’t owning a mistake like this possible? I think it would make her more sympathetic and more human to be honest. If she just said- hey I was wrong about this, and I am being bullied by Donald Trump and etc.
It’s a real pickle. But I am wondering if y’all are seeing a pattern here or am I crazy? Because it makes me feel weary of her sincerity and I think we as progressives have to have a sincere discussion about who we feel is strongest against Trump. Number one is defeating Trump.
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