Two Dems in trouble

No 1 Heidi Heitkamp:

Several women who were erroneously named as sexual assault survivors in an open letter by the North Dakota Democratic senator Heidi Heitkamp are considering taking legal action over the blunder, according to social media.

“Heidi Heitkamp’s political agenda has interfered with, or downright ruined, our lives,” said one of the affected women in a Facebook post announcing the possibility of a lawsuit. …

The letter, placed as an ad, listed more than 100 undersigned North Dakota women without obtaining their consent to either the contents of the letter or to be named. Some of the women named said they weren’t victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape, as the letter claimed.

“A lot of these people listed, including me, did not give anyone permission for our names to be posted,” said another one of the women named in a Facebook post. “I don’t even support Heidi Heitkamp and I am not a domestic abuse survivor.”

They listed 100 women as signatories to a letter without their consent or even knowledge, and outed them as sexual abuse survivors. Huge blunder.

538 has Heitkamp 3% behind on their classic model and 8% behind just based on the polls.

And looking to 2020, Elizabeth Warren may have destroyed herself as a presidential contender by doing a DNA to prove she is part Cherokee.

It’s hard in the of Trump to get more attention — and negative attention — than the occupant of the White House. But Elizabeth Warren managed to do just that these past five days. …

Back to the video, in which Warren speaks on the phone with a renowned geneticist at Stanford University, who tells her that the results of her DNA test “suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree.” The estimates of how much Native American heritage Warren possesses ranged from 1/64th to 1/1024th.

So how far back do we go for 1/1024th:

  • 1/2 – parents
  • 1/4 – grandparent
  • 1/8 great grand parent
  • 1/16 great great grand parent
  • 1/32 great great great grand parent
  • 1/64 great great great great grand parent
  • 1/128 great great great great great grand parent
  • 1/256 great great great great great great grand parent
  • 1/512 great great great great great great great grand parent
  • 1/1024 great great great great great great great great grand parent

So Warren is claiming she is Native American based on a possible ancestor who was probably born between 1650 and 1770!

The bigger problem for Warren is that, outside of her innermost circle of advisers, Democrats were left cold by her attempt to show that she could shore up her one glaring weakness going into 2020.
“Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now?,” asked Jim Messina, former President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager. “Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???”
Yep a real distraction.
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