There’s only one reason to pound the issue about Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry and that is to race-bait, to gin up the lizard-brained anger at “quotas” and “affirmative action.” Brown already tippy-toed down that line last week in the debate, when he explained that he can tell an Injun jes’ by lookin’ at one. You talk about her like she gamed the system and you’re not merely casting aspersions on her career, but you’re giving a nudge-nudge, wink-wink to all the usual suspects out there who know somebody who knew somebody who was related to somebody who knew somebody who didn’t get the job they should have had. This is also what they do. This is also what they’ve always done. This is also why you hired people because this is what they do. -Charles Pierce on Scott Brown’s campaign
The idea that Elizabeth Warren is some kind of affirmative action candidate who made her way in life with handouts also has a touch of misogyny to it, because the implication is that she not only wouldn’t but couldn’t be where she is today without it. Of course we know better, but that’s what the Brown campaign wants you to believe. That’s what they need you to believe if he’s going to win.
Recent actions taken by the Scott Brown campaign escalated it into a full-on race-bait.