Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was "hurt" -- HURT, I tell you! -- about the "attacks" on her supposed Native American ancestry during her campaign:
Perhaps the most hurtful and high-profile attack thrown against Warren by Brown had to do with her heritage. At the height of the 2012 campaign, it was reported that Warren had listed herself as having Native American roots at Harvard University. Soon, there was a “full-blown campaign frenzy,” Warren recalls, with Republicans demanding that she prove her Native-American roots and accusing her of getting her job at the elite university by making false claims about her personal background.
Things only got worse when the Brown campaign asked whether her parents had lied to their children about her family. “He attacked my dead parents,” Warren writes. “I was hurt, and I was angry.”
Brown’s allegation that Warren had used her background to get ahead “simply wasn’t true,” she writes. “I was stunned by the attacks.”
First, she didn't use her supposed Native heritage to get ahead ... in the academic world?? That rates about a minus 5 on the Believability Meter. Second, she was only "stunned" by the attacks because she was so well insulated in said academic world where any such questioning of her background would have been met with accusations of "hate speech," and moves to subject the questioner to "re-education," "sensitivity" training, and even a disciplinary hearing.
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