As anyone knows I’m not a big fan of Elizabeth Warren politically (I’ve never met the lady, I’ve heard she’s rather nice rather nice person) and I certainly don’t support her for Senator. But while I’m amused by the grief she is getting over the lilly-white photo lets point out a few things:
- It’s the middle of Summer younger people in college or high school have free time
- The Unemployment rate is high, it’s even higher among the young and even higher among young people of color
- I doubt the Elizabeth Warren Campaign (or any campaign) would turned away a young person of color who volunteered
Now I would submit and suggest that the whole dependency culture message of the Democrats should naturally turn off minorities, the whole condescending: “You can’t make it without me and the Government” business is a thumb in the eye while the GOP message of: “You can do it and we’ll get Government out of the way” is one of confidence.
However I am led to believe that there area fair number of of people of color who disagree with me here and overwhelming support the left, but his picture doesn’t suggest it.
The success of the Tea Party electorally is due to the willingness of people to get involved, and give work and time to causes they believe in, and despite the cries of “Astroturf” by Pelosi there isn’t a bunch of Koch money funding them.
You run with the volunteers you have. Elizabeth Warren has been running for quite a while. If you are a member of the GOP like me sure, I can look at that picture and laugh, maybe I’d joke: “What are you talking about? I’ll bet all of those folks are 1/32 Cherokee.”
But if I’m Elizabeth Warren I have two choices: I can pull an SEIU and pay people of color to show up as if they are volunteers AstroTurfing the pictures or I can take the shot with the people who actually show up.
So young leftist I’m sure Warren would have been happy to have your face in that shot, if you weren’t in the picture it’s your fault not hers.
Of course If I was you, I’d head on down to the Scott Brown HQ instead….
DaTechGuy’s fundraiser continues and as you can see by the thermometer your $10 & $20 is needed to keep things going as there is not a bunch of Koch money in the till for the record if the Koch brothers or rich conservatives want to kick in and get me to our $3000 goal and beyond , I’m a capitalist, I’ll take it!