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He remarks on it so much, in fact, you might assume he lacks substantive policy positions to discuss.

Brown’s fans, including some of his own staffers, have latched on to the “controversy,” chanting “Indian war whoops” and making “tomahawk chop gestures” at more than one campaign rally. Even after Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Bill John Baker issued a statement calling such behavior “offensive and downright racist,” the incumbent senator refused to apologize.

Instead, Brown turned his attention to “the real offense,” which has something to do with Warren, an Oklahoma City native, checking both the “white” and “Native American” boxes on demographic surveys issued by the Harvard law directory.

Oklahoma
to Scott Brown: There is such a thing as “mixed ancestry.” A family
tree can be peopled by all sorts of cultures and ethnicities. You could
even ask the president about that, but you guys might not chat too
often.

Brown is not
interested in learning the basics of geneaology, however. He can tell
who’s Native American. In his first debate with Warren on Sept. 20, he
noted that she “claimed she was a Native American, a person of color —
and as you can see, she’s not.”

Now
that Brown has appointed himself White Guy in Charge of Determining
Who’s Really American Indian, we’re waiting for him to weigh in on
Oklahomans Carrie Underwood and Kristin Chenoweth. No way they’re legit!
Just look at them!

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