The big news of the past few days is that Donald Trump called Senator Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas, again. While I haven't kept an official count, I believe it has been somewhere around a dozen times that he's made this reference.
"You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who, they say, was here a long time ago. They call her ‘Pocahontas’"
The venue, meant to honor the WWII Navajo Code Talkers, was a terrible place to crack the joke. Adding insult to injury, the news conference was held in front of a portrait of Democratic President, Andrew Jackson, of the Trail of Tears infamy, among other atrocities directed during towards the Native Americans during his administration.
Almost predictably, the Left's over the top reaction of everything Trump has led them to lose the high road. CNN and MSNBC spent copious amounts of time analyzing and commentating during their Tuesday programs. Leave it to the Washington Post to find that "some within Trump’s own party found this troublesome," quoting none other than John McCain: "Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers .... Politicizing these genuine American heroes is an insult to their sacrifice.”
Naturally, but inexplicably, the left immediately started claiming racism, including Elizabeth Warren herself. Responding on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Warren stated, "There he was, at a ceremony to honor Native Americans, men who have really put it all on the line to save American lives, to save lives of people, our allies, during World War II, really amazing people. And President Trump couldn't even make it through a ceremony to honor these men without throwing in a racial slur."
What is the best way to respond to such a non-story being turned into a major event? With mockery, of course. Enter Doc Thompson, host of The Morning Blaze on The Blaze Radio Network who asked his listeners to Tweet using #ElizabethWarrenIndianName.
The suggestion quickly took off and quickly made Twitter's "top trending" list.
There were the expected responses such as “Lieawatha and Fauxahontas,” but there were many other gems such as:
Of course, some were less than amused: "Reporting every single person posting on the #ElizabethWarrenIndianName thread. Your racism isn't cute, and if you have any public information, I'm emailing your boss."
Reporting every single person posting on the #ElizabethWarrenIndianName thread. Your racism isn't cute, and if you have any public information, I'm emailing your boss.
A scene from a recent Family Guy episode gives the perfect response to the hysteria that can sometimes come from social media posts.
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Written by Mark Watkins
Conservatarian blogger living in the Upper Midwest. Strong believer in personal responsibility, smaller federal government and the Constitution in it's original meaning.
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