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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:59 PM

 

Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' attack on Elizabeth Warren leaves GOP struggling to defend him

The furor over Trump's assaults on the impartiality of a Latino judge had just begun to subside when he lobbed two tweets Friday morning responding to Warren, who had lambasted him as a "thin-skinned, racist bully" in a speech the previous evening.

"Pocahontas is at it again!" Trump wrote in one. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth."

"No, seriously - Delete your account," Warren tweeted back. One of the senator's supporters secured Pocahontas.com and redirected it to Warren's campaign site.

At a rally Friday night in Richmond, Virginia, Trump repeatedly called Warren "Pocahontas," prompting some in the crowd to break out in Indian war cries.

The real estate developer has repeatedly invoked the 17th-century Native American figure to refer to Warren, an allusion to controversy about her heritage. The senator has said she grew up amid family stories about her Cherokee lineage, but that account has not been proved.

Trump began going after Warren's claimed ancestry earlier this year, responding to the senator's repeated slams of him as a "loser" and a bully. "Who's that, the Indian?" he said at a March news conference when asked about Warren. "You mean the Indian?"


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-20160610-story.html

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Reply Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' attack on Elizabeth Warren leaves GOP struggling to defend him (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 OP
chillfactor Jun 2016 #1
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #49
writes3000 Jun 2016 #2
PJMcK Jun 2016 #12
Hortensis Jun 2016 #14
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #50
No Vested Interest Jun 2016 #3
flamingdem Jun 2016 #4
AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #5
Hortensis Jun 2016 #15
nyquil_man Jun 2016 #6
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #7
rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #32
Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #8
Mendocino Jun 2016 #18
uponit7771 Jun 2016 #9
auntpurl Jun 2016 #10
beachbum bob Jun 2016 #11
tavernier Jun 2016 #13
MoonRiver Jun 2016 #16
tavernier Jun 2016 #19
bluesbassman Jun 2016 #21
MoonRiver Jun 2016 #22
rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #33
tammywammy Jun 2016 #46
GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2016 #17
spanone Jun 2016 #20
mcar Jun 2016 #23
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #48
nolabear Jun 2016 #24
napkinz Jun 2016 #25
Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #26
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #27
qdouble Jun 2016 #29
scscholar Jun 2016 #30
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #36
argyl Jun 2016 #44
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #47
jberryhill Jun 2016 #51
Hekate Jun 2016 #54
argyl Jun 2016 #53
Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #31
backscatter712 Jun 2016 #28
glowing Jun 2016 #34
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #35
glowing Jun 2016 #37
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #42
Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #41
drray23 Jun 2016 #38
glowing Jun 2016 #39
drray23 Jun 2016 #40
Iliyah Jun 2016 #43
jberryhill Jun 2016 #52
lastlib Jun 2016 #45

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:04 AM

1. the GOP created this monster...

now they have to live with him.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:43 PM

49. A win/win for America!

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:08 AM

2. Childish and disgusting. The war cries tell you all you need to know about the audience.

They're all repulsive. Anyone who supports him is repulsive.

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Response to writes3000 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:31 AM

12. Frightening, isn't it?

That there are millions of Americans who support this buffoon scares me.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:39 AM

14. The real problem is that most of those millions

have been deceived and self-deceived so far down that rabbit hole that they believe we are far worse than him.

The unity of the various factions of the GOP is finally breaking and dissolving. This election will tell how much.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:44 PM

50. It really is.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:11 AM

3. According to photos in Richmond VA, the "rally" was poorly attended.

The venue was only about 1/4 full, though the attendees were positioned behind him and on the sides, to give the appearance of a fuller house.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:23 AM

4. Wonder how he'll double down on this one

Delish

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:28 AM

5. How many groups can he insult? Seriously.

I am torn between disgust and a sick enjoyment of this. I hope he keeps yapping.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:42 AM

15. Strictly enjoyment and quickened heartbeats here.

Go, Trump, finish off the implosion of a GOP controlled by people trying to destroy our principle of government of, by, and for the people.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:30 AM

6. Trump is the drunk in a bar who wants to fight anybody who looks at him funny.

He's incapable of picking his battles, as his need to fight outweighs his common sense. This is, more than anything else, his Achilles heel.

Anybody who's watched Trump for a long time knows this.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:39 AM

7. He's a one man Dean Martin Roast from 1969. nt

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:51 AM

8. But the media told us 2 days ago that he was "pivoting" and becoming more presidential...

...You would think after he fucked it up for the 50th time, they would finally realize that it isn't going to happen.

The guy follows up weeks of racist attacks with a 4 hour lull before starting in on a new set of racist attacks. That should fix everything...

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:48 AM

18. Go to the Bush era,

it was said that GWB wasn't all that dumb, it was the people that voted for him that were. Fast forward to Trump....

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 03:57 AM

9. He thinks he is still in the GOP primaries and can say to the rest of America what he says to idiots

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 04:43 AM

10. Keep talking, buddy! Just yell out every little thing that comes into your orange head!

No, really, you're definitely winning with this strategy.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:14 AM

11. a bully is a bully...and trump only knows one way...attack....and make it personal as he is

 

clueless on issues and solutions.....that may work with 35% of the conservative base...but doesn't work elsewhere. No control can be exerted over trump....

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:36 AM

13. I think she should start calling him Custer.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:48 AM

16. Perfect!

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:01 AM

19. She will be his

Little Big Horn.

(But she may only want to take his scalp figuratively... No one wants that mangy thing hanging from their belt)

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Response to tavernier (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:29 AM

21. LOL!

"No one wants that mangy thing hanging from their belt".

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Response to tavernier (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:43 AM

22. I read a biography of Custer a few years ago. What a piece of racist work, right in line with Rump!

Maybe Rump's his reincarnation!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:17 PM

46. That would be hilarious

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:33 AM

17. From the ages of the people behind him, it looked like he was running for student council.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:04 AM

20. 'goofy'? now that's presidential donnie, go sit in the corner you asshole.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:59 AM

23. They really think they can rein him in

and get him to stay on script. Delusional.

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Response to mcar (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:21 PM

48. There's no chance. I mean, look at this.

 



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:25 AM

24. He's lighting onto Romney this morning. He's got one mode: Attack.

They thought he could be aimed and fired. They were wrong.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:29 PM

25. "there he goes again"

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:51 PM

26. "we're gonna need a bigger mouth"

This is the DU member formerly known as Warren DeMontague.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:52 PM

27. Another reference he just made. So dumb!

 

@realdonaldtrump: "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be a Native American in order to advance her career. Very racist!"

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:57 PM

29. wow... what a fucking idiot

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:58 PM

30. I wish she would address that issue

 

She could really take him down if she would/could.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:24 PM

36. Why won't she? I mean, really?

 

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Response to scscholar (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:03 PM

44. If you have an ancestor on the Cherokee tribal records you are considered a member.

Many Oklahomans have a low percentage of Cherokee ancestry but are still considered a member of the tribe and are entitled to tribal medical benefits.

This is probably the case with Warren and she doesn't feel the need to explain herself to the likes of Donald Trump.

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Response to argyl (Reply #44)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:25 PM

47. In researching further a Cherokee genealogist stated Warren had...

 

No Cherokee or other Native American ancestry. This is possibly why she isnt looking to deal with this directly.

http://www.pollysgranddaughter.com/2012/06/cherokee-cant-be-found-because-cherokee.html?m=1

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:14 AM

51. She has dealt with it directly

 

Lots of families have stories about their ancestry. Half of it is usually bullshit.

But guess what? There's a whole lot of people who grew up without ancestry.com a click away.

Actually researching a genealogy used to take a lot of work, a lot of shoe leather, and a lot of dead ends. My father spent two decades on it, and still got a lot of it wrong. But what we have since found out is that a lot of what "everyone in the family knew" was different from what it actually was.

And she has addressed it directly - that's what she grew up believing because that's what she had been told. Big deal.

It reminds me of birthers wanting Obama to "tell the truth" about where he was born. In point of fact, nobody has actual first-hand knowledge of where they were born. If you want to know where you were born, you believe what you are told, and what your birth certificate says. It's not like you personally remember your own birth, or have any reason to question what you are told about your lineage.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:43 AM

54. Very good answer. My mom spent over 25 years researching 4 books of family genealogy...

And yes, family stories sometimes turned out to be different or just unverifiable. Was my father's great-grandfather really adopted by a family who lived in and worked a riverboat on the Ohio River? Did he take their name? Turns out probably not. She always thought his family was Irish, like hers, but a lot of French-Germans turned up. And she was never able to trace my father's family any further back than 1775 on the East Coast, which is when a lot of Ulstermen (Scots-Irish) came over, and they were Protestant, not Catholic.

She was a good researcher, and enjoyed this hobby immensely.

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:04 AM

53. Do you really think this picayune possible misconception shreds her credibility

as a woman of unimpeachable integrity who is battering the truly goofy Donald Trump black and blue? Dream on.

For a really big lie listen to the orangatun gibber on about Senator Warren being an ineffective Senator. Now that's a real hoot.

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:03 PM

31. He's really dropping in the polls.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:56 PM

28. That's Toxic Don for you.

He knows how to keep it classy.

But don't call him racist - it'll trigger his supporters and they'll start demanding safe spaces...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:17 PM

34. The Democrats need to lay off for a bit..

 

The Dem convention is first and I wouldn't put it past the Reoublicans to get rid of Donald at their's... Then it won't be a "bit against Trump"...

And quite honestly, can we talk about any messages? This is turning off the regular low info voters... They are seeing tweeting wars between Hillary and Trump and they are shaking their heads in disgust!

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Response to glowing (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:23 PM

35. This is exactly what both sides are trying to do. Depress turnout and win by default.

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:30 PM

37. Turn off is what is definitely happening!

 

I was at Publix and the meat guys making up my hamburger patti order were talking about the election.... And it was I don't like Hillary, but Trump is an idiot... It's like what in the world do I do type of shrug... They were like, Hillary might actually lose this thing.

And this was an overheard conversation... I didn't even hop onto my soap box.. Just listened. I'm getting some similar types of remarks at the continental breakfast at the hotel I work at... I live in FL in Tampa Bay, and many of our guests are I-4 corridor residents who are lower middle class travelers; many Hispanic. It's not sounding good for her in there.

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Response to glowing (Reply #37)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:43 PM

42. Exactly

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:41 PM

41. How are the Democrats trying to depress turnout?

Never heard that one before. Did you make it up?

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Response to glowing (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:32 PM

38. If they get rid of him at their convention

we still win. it will totally shatter the gop and all the trump supporters will not vote or write in trump. they are stuck with trump.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:34 PM

39. I don't know about that, they hate the Clintons..

 

I think the Reoublicans would fall inline and the "business Republicans" would return along with their money to the party.

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Response to glowing (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:37 PM

40. There is also the matter of registering a new candidate.

unless I am mistaken, it's already past deadline for several states. it would have to be one of those who ran I guess.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:51 PM

43. Being of Native American Indian heritage is bad thing?

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:20 AM

52. No, but that's not what this nonsense is about

 


Their claim is that she had previously "lied" about having a distant Cherokee lineage - which is not all that unusual. The fact of the matter is that she had not lied, but it happened to be a family story that she had been told and was generally believed in the family.

Like a lot of handed down family stories - it turned out not to be accurate.

But the nut jobs just love making a big deal over it.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 09:08 PM

45. He's a third-grade bully with a second-grade education.

When he can't win an argument on merits, he resorts to name-calling. If that doesn't get his the attention he wants, he lashes out with a tantrum. Little Donnie Tan-Trump.

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