Patterico's Pontifications

8/9/2019

Fauxcahontas Marks the Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death with an Irresponsible Pander

Filed under: General — JVW @ 6:10 pm



[guest post by JVW]

Yes, we’ve had entirely too much ugliness and its attendant outrage in the news recently, but earlier tonight Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts issued an astounding tweet observing the fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:

https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1159902078103445507

There you have it: a woman who aspires to be the Leader of the Free World is fanning the flames of racial resentments — hell, she’s dumping gasoline on them — by characterizing Michael Brown’s death as “murder.” This does, of course, contradict the findings of the Barack Obama Justice Department led by Attorney General Eric Holder, so I wonder if any enterprising “journalist” will ask either Sen. Warren or Mr. Holder about her characterization of the encounter in light of the department’s report.

But I guess that to the Senator rekindling passions that led to days of riots and, almost certainly, to attacks on police officers is a small price to pay in order to cut into Joe Biden’s advantage with black voters.

What a despicable move on the part of Senator Warren.

[UPDATE:] WordPress is doing that annoying thing where they are not embedding Tweets, so here is an image if you don’t want to click on the URL:

Warren Brown Tweet

– JVW

34 Responses to “Fauxcahontas Marks the Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death with an Irresponsible Pander”

  1. [UPDATE:] WordPress is doing that annoying thing where they are not embedding Tweets, so I attached an image of it at the bottom of the post. This will look stupid when the embedding starts working again.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on, by electing a white Ivy League multi-millionaire lawyer, who falsely posed as a Native American for all her adult life, President.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. Better to call her a professor, not a lawyer. She was lecturing at Rutgers starting in 1977, having graduated law school in 1976.

    Kishnevi (b1c03d)

  4. Just when I had convinced myself that Kamala Harris was the most craven and insincere candidate in that collection of jackals (minus My Little Aloha Sweetie, of course; and Marianne Williamson too).

    JVW (54fd0b)

  5. You do jackals a disservice. Hyenas works though.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. She speaks with a forked tongue.

    Dana (fdf131)

  7. Hyenas have that laugh. There is nothing but rage among this year’s crop of Democrats (except for My Little Aloha Sweetie, Marianne, and Andrew Yang).

    JVW (54fd0b)

  8. I don’t recall in past years seeing the extraordinary level of pandering we’re seeing from these Dem candidates in 2019. Or am I just forgetting??

    Dana (fdf131)

  9. You are the absolute King of quality nicknames, JVW. If the ones you’ve introduced at this website are any indication, I bet your family has some great nicknames.

    DRJ (15874d)

  10. Were I that police officer, I would be filing a slander suit today.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  11. I don’t recall in year’s past, the extraordinary level of pandering we’re seeing from these Dem candidates. Or am I just forgetting??

    How about Biden telling the NAACP that Romney wanted them back in chains?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  12. Heh. Forgot that one. Dang, if he said that about the gentlemanly Romney, can’t wait to hear his choice words for Trump because Trump has certainly given him a treasure trove of material to work with.

    Dana (fdf131)

  13. You are the absolute King of quality nicknames, JVW. If the ones you’ve introduced at this website are any indication, I bet your family has some great nicknames.

    Thanks! I think the only one I used in this post that I can take credit for is My Little Aloha Sweetie, but I do like to use both Lieawatha and Fauxcahontas whenever I get the chance. My fondness for nicknames is more a product of my boyhood friends than my family, which mostly stuck to the standard offerings.

    I also am trying to popularize “Intersectionality Bingo” for Kamala Harris, but that one hasn’t seemed to have taken off just yet.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  14. Plus your AOC nickname. Even P uses it now.

    DRJ (15874d)

  15. I saw a great nickname for AOC a while back: Chiquita Kruschev!

    norcal (478ee1)

  16. “Better to call her a professor, not a lawyer. She was lecturing at Rutgers starting in 1977, having graduated law school in 1976″

    Professor Flinging Bull

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. I considered it, but I couldn’t bring myself to be that mean to her.

    Calling her a “professor” I mean. Not what Haiku suggested.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. I could’ve written your post word-for-word, JVW. Michael Brown literally committed a felony at a convenience store, then he assaulted a police officer not half an hour later, then he threateningly moved toward that police officer until the officer shot Brown. What Ms. Warren did was inexcusable and condemnable.
    The worst character in that episode was Mr. Brown’s friend, who spread the lie “hands up, don’t shoot!” and the riots followed not long after that.
    I have to say, the DOJ did a good in its investigation: they cleared the officer in question, but they also pointed out law enforcement and the courts discriminated against poor black folk in that town.

    Paul Montagu (35419a)

  19. Were I that police officer, I would be filing a slander suit today.

    As a public official, he would have an uphill battle, due to an antiquated provision in the Constitution designed for a time when the only means of communication were either persons speaking to other persons within hearing range or writing or printing on paper or parchment delivered by foot, by horses, or by wooden ships.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. I saw a great nickname for AOC a while back: Chiquita Kruschev!

    Yeah, that’s indeed a great one. Along with Lipstick Lenin, Neiman Marxist, She Guevara, Boutique Bolshevik, and some others. But she’ll always be my adorable but hopeless clueless niece.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  21. The worst character in that episode was Mr. Brown’s friend, who spread the lie “hands up, don’t shoot!” and the riots followed not long after that.

    He’s bad, but the media dopes who took him at face value and continued with that nonsense even after it had come into question are far worse, because they actually had been given a measure of responsibility which they so cavalierly tossed aside in search of sensationalism.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  22. I wish the democratic convention was now.

    mg (8cbc69)

  23. She’s my jumped-up barmaid. For the time being. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. — Alinsky Rule 7

    I’ll need to find a new nickname for the orange pretty soon too.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. Speaking of Ferguson, this is a nice read:

    Dispatch from Ferguson: Five Years On

    “In 2017, outsiders believed that Ferguson citizens would vote out Mayor James Knowles, whom they tagged as a symbol of “institutional racism,” even though there is nothing remotely racist about him. Moreover, Knowles is well known as an active Republican in a city whose voting registration is overwhelmingly Democratic. Knowles was helped by the fact that municipal ballots in Ferguson are nonpartisan, but still there was no hiding his conservatism, Republican affiliation, or “whiteness.”

    Knowles was challenged by black city council member Ella Jones, who raised far more money than Knowles for her campaign and advertised the fact that she was “the only Democrat” in the race. Until this contest she had not expressed radical political views, but her financiers got her to make her campaign one of racial grievances. Outside political machines came into Ferguson to organize for Jones. Timid Missouri Republicans for the most part treated Knowles like a leper.

    Black turnout was high on this first occasion for the mayor to face the voters since the riots; there was no voter suppression. Still, when the votes were counted, Knowles won with 57 percent of the vote. By any reasonable reckoning, this means that Knowles in all likelihood was supported by the majority of black as well as white citizens in Ferguson. I know anecdotally, because I knocked on hundreds of doors to get out the vote for Knowles, that I encountered numerous whites opposed to Knowles and quite a few blacks expressing support for him. I listened to and talked with many black Ferguson voters. I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears that black Ferguson voters—regardless of their choice for mayor—were motivated not by identity politics, but by concern for the well-being of their community.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/08/dispatch-from-ferguson-five-years-on/

    harkin (58d012)

  25. He’s bad, but the media dopes who took him at face value and continued with that nonsense even after it had come into question are far worse, because they actually had been given a measure of responsibility which they so cavalierly tossed aside in search of sensationalism.

    JVW (54fd0b) — 8/9/2019 @ 8:26 pm

    You mean the same mass media that deliberately edited George Zimmerman’s 911 phone call to make him a racist?

    NJRob (4d595c)

  26. Loopy Velez… Chiquita Moreno…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  27. Alexandria Unscrupulous-Operator

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  28. Green witch from Greenwich.

    nk (dbc370)

  29. If one of her opponents for the nomination is truly serious about taking her out, this is all he/she needs to do it.

    Quote her at the time of the riots:

    Elizabeth Warren
    @ewarren

    Glad AG Holder is in #Ferguson for federal investigation into Michael Brown’s death. We need straight answers about what happened.
    _

    And then point out that Officer Darren Wilson was cleared not only by the extensive DOJ probe, but also by a St Louis grand jury. Then ask her if she will continue to slander police officers as President, even if it means more misguided riots that cause injury, destruction and death in the very communities she purports to defend.

    harkin (58d012)

  30. Is this episode #1 in the “irresponsible pander” series?
    Because like they say, you are going to need a bigger blog

    steveg (354706)

  31. she is terrible, gillebrand isn’t any better, however, the one they are trying to drive off the stage,

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/08/09/uh-oh-tulsi-gabbards-answer-to-question-about-walmart-selling-guns-might-get-her-expelled-from-the-2020-dem-field/

    narciso (d1f714)

  32. Stirring up racial hate with a lie. Warren is despicable.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  33. FFS. I’ve read the entire grand jury testimony. This is settled – Michael Brown was not murdered, and it is not a fair reading of the publicly available evidence.

    There are people who were criminally killed by cops. They are easy to find. This is really bad behavior.

    JRM (c80289)


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.2640 secs.