The “Indian wars” return to Massachusetts

More news from the Former Obama Administration official Elizabeth Warren front:

The state’s Democratic Party chairman, John Walsh, now predicts attorney Marisa DeFranco, who is challenging Warren for the nomination, “will get the needed votes, setting up a primary contest that few Democrats expected and some hoped to avoid.” That’s significant, as it heightens an already significant split in the state Democrat Party that may already weaken Warren in any head-on challenge of incumbent Republican Senator Scott Walker. A growing number of Massachusetts Democrats are making it known they want Warren to prove herself capable of meeting a challenge, not just slamming doors in the faces of a swirling media.

That’s Dan Riehl, Michael Patrick Leahy notes Move On is even more worried:

The Washington Examiner reports today that even the left wing group Moveon.org is admitting they may have to pull the plug on the Elizabeth Warren campaign.

Though the article quotes Moveon.org officials as placing their possible abandonment of Warren in the context of an overall decline in contributions, the guarded phrasing sounds on ominous tone for the beleaguered Massachusetts Democrat and candidate for U.S. Senate, who this weekend faces a grass-roots challenge from feisty immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco.

This is not even JUNE and Move On is cutting and running?

This was the race that the MSM was focusing on, this was the race that the left considered it’s best shot in the Senate and this is what we are seeing

Meanwhile today on the WCRN morning show with Hank Stolz & Sherman Whitman the conversation turned to this Globe story:

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren acknowledged for the first time late Wednesday night that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was Native American, but she continued to insist that race played no role in her recruitment.

“At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’

What Hank & Sherman pointed out was the movement of this story to the Globe meant that a segment of the population could no longer pretend it was not a story.

Now frankly I don’t fault Former Obama Administration Official Elizabeth Warren for believing what her mother told her, as I’ve said I’m told my wife’s family has Sioux Indian and I haven’t launched a forensic examination concerning it. What makes this story a story in my mind is two things:

1 Warren’s dodging of the issue

2. And the apparent misuse use of a program (affirmative action) meant to aid people who are disadvantaged

It’s very simple, if you believe

A) Former Obama Administration Official Elizabeth Warren is an ethnic minority

AND

B) Affirmative action to give ethnic minorities an advantage in hiring etc is right.

Then you should have no problem with anything she did other than perhaps dodging the question and perhaps unchecking the box post 1995.

If you disbelieve either of these things however then there is a problem and I suspect a majority of the people in Massachusetts will doubt one or the other.

No matter what you think Former Obama Administration Official Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry is there is going to be only one winner in this Indian War and it won’t be the Democrats.

Update: How bad can it get for Liz Warren? This bad:

A group of protesters led by Cherokee Indians upset about Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s heritage claims are planning to protest outside the state Democratic Convention in Springfield on Saturday.

If it’s not time for the Warren campaign to begin panicking, it’s pretty damn close