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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Elizabeth Warren’s problems pile up

Elizabeth Warren sidestepped a primary on Saturday by securing support from more than 95 percent of the delegates at the state Democratic convention. Republicans are delighted.

On the controversy swirling around her claims to Native American heritage, she proclaimed: “And let me be clear. I am not backing down. I didn’t get in this race to fold up the first time I got punched.”

Warren has won Chris Cillizza’s “worst week” honors twice in a month. (“Not long ago, we encouraged Elizabeth Warren to stop digging herself into a hole. She’s still digging.”)

You know things are going badly when you read: “More than 150 Cherokee Indians have joined a group online demanding more information from Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren about her claims of Native American heritage. ‘You claim to be Cherokee. . . . We don’t claim you!’ the group ‘Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren’ declares on its website.”

The issue isn’t Warren’s heritage but her truthfulness and willingness to grab spoils for a system that didn’t have her in mind when it crafted preferences for “disadvantaged” minorities.

Now we find out, via the Boston Herald:

Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show. A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices.

Imagine if Mitt Romney did that. Imagine if she had been nominated to defend poor, defenseless consumers.

If not for President Obama, she’d clearly be running the worst campaign in the country. She is now slightly behind in the polls, but in deep blue Massachusetts, where Obama will win the state overwhelmingly, the Senate race remains a toss up. It seems yet another darling of the left has disappointed.

By  |  01:13 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Democrats

 
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