Don Surber: Fauxcahontas may not help Tennant in her Senate race

Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant brought Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to the Eastern Panhandle to raise money for Tennant’s senatorial campaign.

Warren just may be the next Democratic presidential nominee as party bosses still don’t like Hillary Clinton.

In 2008, Mrs. Clinton received more primary votes than Barack Obama but because party insiders overwhelmingly supported him, she lost the nomination. Ah, the war on women.

The New York Post reported last month that the White House is pushing Warren in 2016.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that progressives are turning toward her to run in 2016.

But the senator is as phony as a wooden nickel.

She pretended to be a Native American in order to secure coveted law professorships at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard.

Once ensconced as a Harvard law professor, Warren tried to cover her tracks by quietly dropping her claim to be part of the Cherokee nation.

The New England Historical Genealogical Society found no proof of Warren having Native American roots, the Boston Herald reported in 2012.

Howie Carr, a radio host and columnist for the Boston Herald, began calling her Fauxcahontas.

Warren now contends that she knew nothing -- nothing -- about Penn and Harvard boasting of hiring her as a minority law professor.

But she listed herself as a minority professor with the Association of American Law Schools, quietly dropping the claim once she got to Harvard.

If elected president, Warren would follow the man who once claimed to be born in Kenya.

That’s right. President Obama was the original birther.

Beginning in 1991, Obama’s promoters said Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii” to sell his books, quietly dropping the claim as Obama rose in politics.

Like Warren, Obama said he knew nothing -- nothing -- about this claim.

By the way, being born in Kenya would not disqualify him from the presidency as his mother indeed was an American citizen.

Because of his father’s nationality, at one point in his life, he could have claimed to be an American, Kenyan or Briton.

Democratic presidential candidates seem to have more trouble hiding their roots than a bleached blonde.

For example, Hillary Clinton used to attribute the unusual double-L spelling of her first name to a tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary scaling Mount Everest -- until the press noted that he performed that feat when she was 5.

That Warren felt compelled to cheat about her race reflects on how out of touch affirmative action has become.

That she may have taken the place of a real Native American law professor is far more harmful than calling a baseball team the Cleveland Indians.

The rhetoric from Fauxcahontas on the campaign trail is hilariously hypocritical.

“As lawmakers and regulators work to prevent another financial crisis, I hope the nation’s largest financial institutions will voluntarily disclose their contributions to think tanks. Greater transparency will benefit shareholders, policymakers, and, ultimately, the American people,” Warren recently said online.

That demand for full disclosure comes from a woman who tried to cover up her false claim of being a Native American.

Tennant should not associate herself with such a fake.

But given Tennant’s tenuous finances in this race, embracing Fauxcahontas makes sense.

Warren is the flavor of the month for liberals. Bringing her to West Virginia helps Tennant raise money from limousine lawyers and millionaire trial lawyers.

However, voters notice these things. A West Virginia voter judges candidates by the people they associate with.

If a vote for Tennant is a vote for Fauxcahontas, look for West Virginians to elect Rep. Shelley Moore Capito as their first Republican to the Senate since 1959.

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