The Democrats’ national committee chair, congresswoman Debbie W. Schultz, criticized the Republican Party for electing more white males. Spewing racially biased comments, Schultz was speaking to the political group Emily’s List, a one-issue group.
Emily’s List self-defines its purpose:
The mission is simple, really: EMILY’s List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.
The organization’s website currently features newly elected Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who claimed she had Native American ancestry. Ivy League schools where Warren worked counted her as a minority, according to various media reports.
President Barack Obama had originally tapped Warren to head up his new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that doesn’t get funding through Congress, but through the Federal Reserve instead.
It didn’t take long for the new bureaucracy to do business the D. C. way—watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained records on the CFPB through FOIA requests. The current director wasn’t even vetted by Congress. Judicial Watch explains the slippery ethics in a story explaining that CFPB spent $479,354 to hire sign language translation services for two entry level employees and sent high-paid agency attorneys to a “Banking Law Fundamentals” Class.
JW said, “Some CFPB workers were hired at salaries twice the maximum ordinarily allowed under guidelines published each year by the OPM [Office of Personnel Management].”
Apparently Democrats and their allies have declared war on white males. Schultz is simply following the party’s long-time divisive strategy of pitting group against group with a single issue for political gain.
Ideally voters would elect the most qualified candidate. Judging by the 2012 Election, voters significantly missed the boat on a number of qualified candidates.
Schultz was opposed by Republican Karen Harrington. It’s too bad voters in that district chose a divisive individual who apparently has some sort of grudge against white males. In a single year (2011), Schultz missed 62 congressional votes, according to PolitiFact who set the median for missed votes at 17.
As for Warren, she’d have been politically annihilated if she was a Republican claiming minority status.
The Cherokee Nation was not amused, with one spokesperson criticizing Warren’s deception:
The “Cherokee flap” is important because it shows what you have done when you thought no one was watching. It is important because it shows what you have done when you thought you wouldn’t get caught. And it is important because it reveals you still think you can get away with it now that you have been caught.
Warren did get away with it. She’s a Democrat. She beat Scott Brown, a Republican.
Massachusetts is famous for keeping controversial figures in office, repeatedly electing the Democrat Ted Kennedy even after the Chappaquiddick scandal involving the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Even after partial release of documents related to the scandal, most U.S. media chose to focus on threats against Kennedy rather than the suspicious death of a former female worker on Bobby Kennedy’s campaign.
So much for Democrats advocating for women, right?
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Nov. 20, 2012)