Archive for Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sebelius to campaign on behalf of Warren

September 29, 2012


BOSTON — Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is planning to campaign on behalf of Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren.

Warren’s campaign said Sebelius will join supporters for a canvassing kickoff in Porter Square in Cambridge on Saturday.

Campaign officials say Sebelius will be speaking on behalf of Warren’s as a private citizen and not in her official role as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary for the Obama administration.

The campaign says Sebelius will talk about Warren’s efforts to create a level playing field for working families and small businesses.

Warren is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Brown in what is already the most expensive political contest in Massachusetts history.


classclown 5 years, 6 months ago

Still meddling eh? Pay real close attention to her expense accounts.

kujayhawk7476 5 years, 6 months ago

Yep, still meddeling. Although technically legal, right on the edge. Just what this country needs, another tax and spend liberal in the U S Senate; a Harvard professor earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in salary.....another elitest.... No thanks.

Brock Masters 5 years, 6 months ago

Where are all the Kobach bashers who whine, why aren't you here doing your job?

Doesn't the same apply to Sebelius? Shouldn't she be in DC working instead of campaigning?

olddognewtrix 5 years, 6 months ago

What a hateful and ignorant rant by Sageon Page

jhawkinsf 5 years, 6 months ago

I'm certain you're wrong. If a newborn child is dropped off at a church, they can't just keep it or give it to one of it's members. They must report it to the appropriate authorities, making that child a ward of the state.

tomatogrower 5 years, 6 months ago

Well, they teach Bible at the Catholic church, and there were several wanted and unwanted children "taken care of" there, weren't there?

Richard Heckler 5 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Kathleen Sebelius for stepping up to the plate. Elizabeth Warren is extraordinary and hell on fraudulent politicians.

First off anyone with just a little bit of fiscal conservative blood in their veins can afford this strange party posing as republicans. Since this reckless group of conservatives ASSUMED the name GOP USA economics has been going to hell ever since. Millions of Republicans and Democrats have lost jobs and homes as a result.

Elizabeth Warren was the voice screaming out before congress that the BUSHCO home loan operation was going to destroy the economy. Of course BUSHCO leadership turned a blind eye.

headdoctor 5 years, 6 months ago

I guess it is acceptable according to the right wing nuts to attach derogatory names to politicians. Romney, Ryan, Brownback and Kobach can now be known respectively as Bin Goofen, Bin Mouthin, Bin Lyin, and Bin Cheaten.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 6 months ago

Wall Street (the their new GOP, the Grand Ole' Plutocrats) are scared to death of Warren.

And rightly so. She'll bring a voice to the Senate that will speak for Main Street, and not the too-big-to-fail corporations that tanked the economy for all of the rest of us.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 6 months ago

"nuff said."

So saying absolutely nothing of substance is your definition of enough.

Actually, we already knew that.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 6 months ago

Actually, it's the other way around-- the Republican Party belongs to Wall Street.

And they regularly rent out the Democratic Party.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 5 years, 6 months ago

How appropriate that these two should get together. Sebelius sold out KU Hospital to her Missouri benefactors when she was governor and Warren lied about being a minority so she could get her gig at Harvard. Corrupt politicians have to stick together. Just wish these two weren't soiling the Democratic Party brand.

Pastor_Bedtime 5 years, 6 months ago

I see the typical race-baiting from the usual suspects here. She doesn't look "Indian enough" for y'all. Best call her out on that, 'cause all those folks look alike, right?

And you actually think this posturing helps your cause. You can see the Republican party withering on a daily basis now. When the swagger turns to goose-step, your party diminishes with each stride. Next.

Armstrong 5 years, 6 months ago

Yes being 1/32 indian is considered minority

chootspa 5 years, 6 months ago

The current tribal leader of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma is a pretty caucasian looking guy who is 1/32 Cherokee by blood.

UltimateGrownup 5 years, 6 months ago

Sebelius should be prosecuted for this flagrant violation of the Hatch Act. It is illegal for an appointed federal official to hit the campaign trail, period. It is a barometer of AP and LJWorld censorship that this clear fact is not even mentioned. It's like mentioning George S. Patton without noting that he was ever in the military.

deec 5 years, 6 months ago

No it isn't. Federal employees do not lose their free speech rights. They just can't campaign while on duty, or use any property to campaign. The article states she is campaigning as a private citizen.

Brock Masters 5 years, 6 months ago

Okay deec, from your link it says anyone who violates the Hatch act shall be terminated. There is no dispute that Sebelius recently violated it and yet, she is still employeed. Why the pass for her? What are your thoughts on the disregard for the law by Obama?

PenaltiesAn employee who violates the Hatch Act shall be removed from their position, and funds appropriated for the position from which removed thereafter may not be used to pay the employee or individual. However, if the Merit Systems Protection Board finds by unanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a penalty of not less than a 30-day suspension without pay shall be imposed by direction of the Board.

deec 5 years, 6 months ago

All politicians protect their own. I'd guess the answer is in the latter part of your post, though. "However, if the Merit Systems Protection Board finds by unanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a penalty of not less than a 30-day suspension without pay shall be imposed by direction of the Board."

There may be other points for discretion. I didn't thoroughly read the link, but just posted it so others could learn more if they are so inclined.

Brock Masters 5 years, 6 months ago

Yes, the suspension is an option, but she is not even getting it.

Yes, many politicians protect their own, but we as the people must object to it.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 6 months ago

Elizabeth Warren did not lie about her native american background. That is pure BS and from the GOP and their character assassination squadron.

Since the character assassination squadron cannot find any sex talk they decided to make up this crap.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 6 months ago

The fewer republicans the more our properties will become worth and the more likely USA jobs will be reinvigorated.


Repubs fear a dramatically improved quality of life for all WOULD keep them out of control for decades….. we would hope.

Keep in mind a prospering america can overcome repub fear mongering... it must.

What is the repub party afraid? Why do they ALWAYS say no?

What do Repubs fear?

--- Fear a dramatically improved quality of life for all americans

--- Fear Jobs Jobs Jobs for americans

--- Fear New USA industry thus new wealth for america

--- Fear new cleaner energy sources because it would create so many new jobs and reduce rates across the board

--- Fear Medicare Single Payer Insurance for = huge tax dollar savings to government,public schools,small business and all of us in general. Single Payer Medicare is the answer.

--- Fear Clean Collar Industries which produce jobs that cannot be outsourced

--- Fear educated Americans because WE ask questions

--- Fear losing of tax incentives/tax breaks for the wealthy that actually create tax increases for entire spectrum of the middleclass

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

guess what sageonpage.....I'm glad you wondered cluelessly into the whole Cherokee thing with Mrs. Warren.....Osiyo Yonegeh....This whole identity thing is a raging joke....republicans don't care about indigenous have forked tongue brownback who will invite the Four Tribes of Kansas and apologize to them at a state meal....and turn around and support the SLT while the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is fighting said road in court. He has a sellout appointee who denies the existence of a burial site in the wetlands and yet this person's tribe had their Pawnee villages and burials dug up and descecreted by both the Nebraska and Kansas State Historical Societies and put in museums leading to the passage of the Kansas Unmarked Burials Act of 1989 and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990....a federal law. The State of Kansas allowed a proto historic burial site in Salina, Kansas to be opened until the mid 1980's when the remains were repatriated to the Pawnee Nation. You don't care about Native have no political platform and you all are smearing her because you fear what she does. Furthermore.... Historically, Cherokee or Tsa li gi people were in both of the Carolinas, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and probably Virginia. Old Settlers Cherokees left the Carolinas because the European traders in the Carolinas were ripping off the tribe and taking lands in trade for alleged debt so the Old Settlers went to most of northern Arkansas in the 1780's and 1790's. To this day many of the Old Settlers Cherokee people are still not federally acknowledged. Arkansas was a dumping ground for Choctaw, Cherokee, Michigamea, Peoria, Delaware, Shawnee, and Kickapoo peoples from the 1790's to the 1820's. Southern Missouri was also like this until the 1820's. Mrs. Warren's ancestors were on the border of the Arkansas/Indian Country boundary. She had people in Indian Territory before it was Oklahoma when the Sooners initiated the theft in 1906 following the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887-1906 which led to Oklahoma statehood in 1907. I count a whole family of legitimate yet unenrolled Cherokee descendants at my job. Two other co workers have legit Cherokee ancestry and don't talk openly about it. An acquantance of the family is enrolled Cherokee, knows the land allotment history and doesn't speak the language. You guys stepped into a big pile of .... that shows how desparate you are to beat this women. Desparate enough to character assassinate her. Where are you family values again??

Armstrong 5 years, 6 months ago

Lizzie shot herself in the foot when declaring her 1/32 indian heritage enough to make her a minority. Who gets away with that..... a liar

tomatogrower 5 years, 6 months ago

Quote please? She never received any benefits for being part Cherokee. What is your point? There is some evidence that there was a Native in my past who the family had to keep secret. She had to pass as non Native, because of the racism. It would be nice to be able to prove that, not so I can "claim" to be a minority, but so I can heal the shame that someone in my family ever had to "pass". Oh course, in your world there is no such thing as racism, and "uppity" racial minorities have more rights than you do.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 6 months ago

She got her job at Harvard so they could claim another "minority" faculty member. AA at its finest. Worked for the Mope, worked for Warren.

Kathy Theis-Getto 5 years, 6 months ago

Gosh, ya mean like mittens saying his dad marched with MLK orthat his mom ran on a pro-choice agenda. Must I go on?

Pastor_Bedtime 5 years, 6 months ago

Brown staffers jumped around like drunk frat boys doing the tomahawk chop and whopping it up like at a kegger. Is this blatant insensitivity to indigenous folks another part of the party's loyalty oath? Because of stunts like that your big tent is losing lifelong Republicans and in Kansas the party has sown the seeds of discontent that will serve to squelch the radical right for quite some time. The new Republican party...where you'd best not reveal your ancestry, unless it's lily-white.

Armstrong 5 years, 6 months ago

Wow, did you think that up yourself ?

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

go figure....a bunch of thieves called a person whose ancestors who fell between the cracks of their enrollment system that disenfranchised thousands of tribal people during the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887 a liar....meanwhile the actual CNO has many enrollees with blood quantums approaching 1/2000 or more which doesn't really matter because as long as one had lineal enrolled ancestor on Dawes rolls that's all that matters. Many of the Oklahoma tribes have no blood quantum requirement just lineal descendency. The Keetoowah Cherokees have a quarter requirement as do a number of Plains tribes west of OKC. Professors have gone on record saying that Mrs. Warren got to Harvard on academics and being a woman so this whole identity bit is nonsense. However once the lie is repeated by simpletons other simpletons buy it. H.L Mencken once stated "Never underestimate the stupidity of the american people" during the dumb dumb 1920's of scopes monkey trials, prohibition, teapot dome scandals and stock market crashes, not to mention the rise of the klan and xenophobia... all courtesy of Republican presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover......the GOP....still selling myths and fear after all of these years.....

chootspa 5 years, 6 months ago

Since she wasn't getting favorable treatment for it, why would it matter, anyway?

chootspa 5 years, 6 months ago

She'd have to be deliberately telling a falsehood in order to be a liar.

a) She's got a family story of Cherokee ancestry. b) There's no proof she doesn't have Cherokee ancestry. Therefore, while it's possible that she's mistaken about her heritage, there's zero evidence that she's lying.

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

In 1980, the US census allowed for self identification concerning race. Around this "WONDERFUL" ??? country they were enumerators who would practice paper genocide. You're not're an n.....r, as quoted from books like "Real Indians" and "Cherokee Blood Politics" that I own concerning the state of racial intolerance a century ago when discussing Freedman descendants in Indian Territory in 1900. Walter Plecker was the Head of the Office of Racial Purity in Virginia who legally terrorized county enumerators into marking any Pamunkey, Monacan, or Chickahominy birth certificates as colored from the early 1900's to the early 1950's. He was eventually stopped by the Draft Board in WW II when these Indians wanted to fight for the country that stole their lands and wouldn't go to colored brigades. Your government and it's segregation and racism led to the destruction of many records intentionally. Please don't play the paper integrity card with your country's race record. You're making laugh really hard right now. If Mrs. Warren's ancestors lived near the Fort Smith area and on the borders of the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations and actually had people living in Indian Territory before Oklahoma Statehood in 1907....empirical evidence absent paper records say's she's truthful and you all are full of it. Nice racial witch hunt.... have any other dogs that won't hunt?

Armstrong 5 years, 6 months ago

"He was eventually stopped by the Draft Board in WW II when these Indians wanted to fight for the country that stole their lands and wouldn't go to colored brigades" Tusch this is truly a first. I can never remember a time when anyone was able to tell the military what brigade / division they were going to fight along side. My experience did not come from a book

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

It was a states rights versus federal government issue. The Commonwealth of Virginia had and has people of Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Mattiponi, Nansemond, Rhappahannock, Nottaway, and Monacan ancestry and a couple of these tribes have reservations since the late 1640's established by this Commonwealth after the Powhattan Wars of 1620-1644. The Commonwealth of Virginia tried to call these people Black and the US Government saw them as Indians and sent officials to investigate. The courts sided with the US Government and the tribes and these men were identified as Indians to the US Draft Board much to the anger and dismay of the Virginia officials. Right after WW II a number of Virginia Indians attended Haskell without BIA recognition due to the Brown SCOTUS case not happening until 1954 and segregation being still enforced in Virginia until the 1960's. The website Haskell Endangered Legacy Project or HELP speaks to this history. Helen C. Rountree's book "Pocahonta's People" talks of the fight between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the US Draft Board between 1940 and 1945 on pages 230 through 240 and the subsequent rights for Virginia Indians to public schooling. Reading opens minds except in Kansas I guess.....

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago's good that you have acknowledgeable ancestry mentioned in your family tree. chances are your ancestors were Old Settlers Cherokee people. They went west before removal in the 1830's. They did not care for the theft that was going on between the traders and Cherokees in the Carolinas in the mid to late 18th century. The traders demanded more fur pelts and in turn traded over valued poor quality product to the tribes and allowed them to run debts unchecked so that the traders would get Cherokee land in payment for debt. There was also battles between tribes as Europeans upset the ecological and economic balance of the Cherokees and their neighboring tribes over the fur trade. The Old Settlers Cherokee and the Cherokees who removed later did not see eye to eye over economics and then removal. The Cherokees who stayed at Qualla hid in the mountains until they were granted lands in North Carolina. The US Civil War split the Cherokee over the slave issue and traditional Keetoowah Cherokee people emerged from that mess as a smaller and more traditional tribe. Cherokee people are a very diverse bunch. Fullbloods, Mixed bloods, Freedmen, Pin Indians, traditionalists, and assimilationists like Ward Keeler and Ross Swimmer. Arkansas was where two of the removal trails for the Trail of Tears went through. The Cherokee fought the Osage tribe in Arkansas. Many people escaped the Trail of Tears on two routes through Arkansas and one route through Missouri and stayed in the hollows and the mountains. These people are what I call in situ Indians. They stayed where they stopped and people forgot who and where they were until settlers no longer shot Indians for land. Part of my ancestry is the Choctaw and Biloxi people who stayed as everything around them changed. They went to the woods or the swamps. As for Oklahoma there are Indians everywhere in that state in many different shades of color. Some people get absorbed and some people aren't allowed to absorb or want to absorb into the larger culture. Mrs. Warren went by the lore of her family and that's her right. As repeated over and over by the people at Harvard Mrs.Warren never benefitted as a Cherokee but as a woman. Stop promoting an attack lie for political gain that is now racist with the tomahawk chop nonsense. How stupid does one have to go to try and win?

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago was a non issue when mr. desparate brown thought it would work.... The GOP never has real issues anyway....just witch hunts.....

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

more uninformed websites by uninformed people.....

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