That’s why they’re called “Nutroots”


Blogger Anne Sorock of Legal Insurrection showed up at Nutroots Nation and asked an inconvenient question:

Netroots Indian speakers defend Elizabeth Warren even if not really Cherokee

I attended the Netroots Nation progressive convention this morning in Providence, Rhode Island. The session was titled “American Indian Caucus.”

When I asked the panel about Elizabeth Warren’s false claims to be Cherokee, they became defensive and accusatory, refused to condemn Warren or seek an apology even though genealogical information shows Warren is not Cherokee, and falsely accused me of being racist.

The American Indian Caucus panelists included Paula Dove Jennings, Daily Kos staff writer Timothy Lange, and Neeta Lind of Navajo Nation.


Mid-question, Timothy Lange cut me off to ask me to identify myself. After I had finished asking my question, as the crowd began to shout me down, one of the people in the audience said, “she must be with Breitbart.”

I never realized how much Andrew Breitbart scared the proggies until now. He’s been dead for three months now but they are still pissing in their Underoos from his ghost.

But wait! There’s more!

NN Breitbart Wannabe Alert w/Pic+

This woman just trolled the Native American Caucus, shooting video while trying to provoke material she could use to embarrass Elizabeth Warren, presumably on behalf of Scott Brown. (I doubt she’s connected to his campaign. I presume she admires Breitbart.)


She quickly ran out of the room once she got made unwelcome. Well, and right after I took this picture. Dopper ran after her, trying to get more info. I got the best picture of her, thus this diary.

Being as how Warren’s going to be around, it behooves us to keep an eye out for her. I’d say it’d be a good idea to get between her and anything she’s trying to shoot video of, too. Stand in the way. Talk loudly about the weather so her sound gets mucked up.

And, please, people – don’t talk to her. Don’t give her anything she could manipulate or use in any way!!!

Breitbart is living rent-free inside their heads.

Evil Breitbart Troll

This entry was posted in Obamanation and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

71 Responses to That’s why they’re called “Nutroots”

    • myiq2xu says:

      The best part is that idiot really thought he “won” some kind of confrontation with AB. All he did was make himself look like an asshole.

    • DeniseVB says:

      AB wasn’t in a credentialed area, and he knew that. The badges are required for panels and other NN events. Here’s another video, from a different angle. Again, in a public common area.

      • Oswald says:

        IIRC, he tried to get a credential but they wouldn’t let him have one.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think he missed the deadline. 😉 If AB were serious, I think he would have wanted to be on a panel, and NN would be stupid not to put it together for him. I really think he showed up to mess with their minds that night. There are other videos out there with more thoughtful conversations he had with other Nutters in the lobby.

      • insanelysane says:

        What a difference a (camera) perspective makes!

        He looks calm throughout all this.
        The Inquisitor is a frenzied freak.

        How juvenile.

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Reminds me, about a year ago….

    According to TPM that is. If you remember, AB just showed up in a common area where NN credentials weren’t required. Just him showing up, hilarity ensued. This year, Right Online’s in Vegas, next weekend. Sarah’s a featured speaker and will be paying tribute to Andrew. A couple thousand miles away…..

  2. HELENK says:

    Andrew Breitbart, whether or not you agreed with him, woke people up. Encouraged them to get involved and investigate.
    That scares a lot of people. Having people just go along and not really find out is so much easier to deal with than people who are awake and aware

    • DeniseVB says:

      I was in Class YK07 at the McCormick Center in Chicago. All the Dem candidates were there, except Biden, and because of Hillary’s presence, so were the secret service. AB, in the above videos was in the public areas and he had every right to be there. He wouldn’t have been allowed in the main hall where the candidates spoke because he wasn’t credentialed, or paid to be there. AB knew what he was doing a few years later. Just showing up, priceless.

      YK07 was a real grassroots event. The last year I think? Then it turned into the profit making Netroots Nation, prices soared and it exploded with corporate sponsors. Yay, capitalism. Huh?

      The next time I felt grassroots love was at a local tea party event in ’09. I told them I was a Dem looking for a new cause that had to be better than Bush/Obama. Guess what, the organizers said they were too! They were a mom of 5 who home schooled, a muscian and a young black attorney. 2500 showed up for their rally on that tax day. The local paper wouldn’t run the announcement under events, they had to pay for an ad in the classifieds nobody reads any more. 2500 showed up, amazing. To this day, the 8 OWSers who camped out at a local park for a few weeks, illegally!, got more coverage.

      Thanks for letting me share, but I honestly think the Dems were hijacked at YK07 because it went downhill from there. Obama was twitchy at best compared to the polished Hillary, Edwards and Richardson. At that time, I didn’t think he’d make it very far in the primaries. Even Kuchinch gave a more inspiring speech.

  3. WMCB says:

    From the LI comments:

    Log in to Reply DRJ | June 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    “And, please, people – don’t talk to her. Don’t give her anything she could manipulate or use in any way!!!”

    Isn’t that another way of saying “Don’t say what you really think in front of this lady because she’ll tell”?

    This is a growing trend on the Left that troubles me. You see it all the time now, a lot at the Occupy protests. It’s not just getting rid of some provocateur who is being disruptive and causing trouble – that’s understandable. It’s beyond that. The Left has become secretive. They dislike the public knowing what they are talking about amongst themselves. They have a private face and a public face, and get REALLY pissed if anyone shines a light on the private face.

    The bullshit about “being used out of context” is just that – bullshit. They do not want to be on camera or on tape holding forth about their goals and beliefs. They want the public to only hear a specially massaged “public” version, not the real deal. Merely repeating or showing their verbatim words, in full context, is a “smear” in their book. Not because it’s untrue or chopped up, but because that’s not the way they would have chosen to present themselves to the public had they known anyone besides their comrades were listening.

    That kind of behavior is the hallmark of a paranoid propogandist.

  4. DandyTiger says:

    Apparently asking questions is really, really scary to some people.

  5. WMCB says:

    BTW, the comments on this AoS thread are a MUST read. It’s about the gall of the Obots trying to call Bill Clinton sorta senile.

    Yeah, there’s a smattering of insults, but the comments are a freaking scream. Mostly along the lines of “Those know-nothing scuzbags done fucked with the wrong Democrat. Dawg’s gonna rip off their heads and shit down their neck. With a smile.”

    GO READ THEM. I’m laughing my ass off. 😀

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good one:

      Never been a big fan of Billy Jeff, but even I know these ‘associates’ are fucking with the wrong guy. He is by all accounts highly intelligent and retentive of slights, both real and imagined.


    • angienc says:

      There are some awesome comments over there, but my absolute LOL, wipe tears from my eyes one was this

      Clinton is definitely not Paul Begala.

      Even I am not Paul Begala, and I divide my time between posting hate-comments on the Internet and shouting at pigeons.

      • leslie says:

        oh my goodness! these are simply great! 😀
        I’m going back to twitter now.

  6. insanelysane says:

    SF Chronicle reporter ( Carla Marinucci) has been “uninvited” to Obama’s SF Bay Area events,ever since she happened to video record one of his fund raisers here where O was kissing ass and made some statement that showed him saying one thing and doing another and revealing it to his rich supporters.
    Can’t have that.

    Obama shut the door on our local reporter.
    persona non grata

    Now, for this Administration all the good democrat stuff gets said only for the fat cats and behind closed doors. No photos and only release what the O team wants released.

    That’s really creepy.

  7. HELENK says:

    I am so sick of this BS. The only color that the recall was about was GREEN the color of money. The taking of it out of the taxpayer pocket and putting them in debt by the public unions.

    • leslie says:

      I hear the same thign in “my own” union that I was FORCED to join. I don’t know anyone – well that’s not quite true, I know very few people in that union who feel happy to be turning over our hard won moneys to a union whose sole purpose is to elect or re-elect TehOnce and the other thugs in the democrat party in illinois.

      • leslie says:

        i’m sorry, my money/salary was not won. I earned every penny of it and the union had literally nothing to do with it. nothing at all. I earned that salary before I was forced to join the union.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Under NO circumstances should someone be forced to contribute to political advocacy they don’t agree with.

  8. elliesmom says:

    When one of my “still Democrat” friends asks me why I’m upset with Elizabeth Warren, I ask them what would they think if Scott Brown said his grandmother told him that he was related to Squanto, and that made him responsible to saving the Pilgrims from starvation, and is the reason why he should be entitled to the senate seat from Massachusetts.

    • insanelysane says:

      The Dems left me in 2008. I am a righteous Independent now.

      But I see Elizabeth and Hillary on the same team. Elizabeth and Hillary seem focused on Democracy with a capital D. They both are very smart and articulate. And they are outspoken women.
      If Hillary had a fun time exaggerating her courageous trip into Bosnia, and Elizabeth is proud and maybe hopeful that she has native blood. What’s the harm? It seems to have nothing to do with how much they can help the country.
      Perspective is everything.

      • angienc says:

        If Hillary had a fun time exaggerating her courageous trip into Bosnia, and Elizabeth is proud and maybe hopeful that she has native blood. What’s the harm?

        I’m not discussing anything with someone who (1) repeats Obama lies about Hillary and (2) doesn’t understand the difference between family lore as cocktail party discussion and representing same without documentation in the work arena.

        But thanks for your “concern.”

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        I’m torn on this issue. On the one hand, I want to believe all the things I’ve heard and read about Elizabeth Warren. On the other hand, my natural inclination to question has me worried that that may all be narrative designed to sell her. I haven’t dug into her written record, and no one has really made the case coherently for what’s so great about her. I’m planning on getting her book about two-parent families, though I already have trouble with the premise as I understand it, which is basically a glorification of the 50s-style nuclear family. I’ll know more after I check out some more areas.

        But the Native American thing is a problem, and apologia is not going to help that.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          not two parent families, working parents.

        • votermom says:

          I haven’t dug into her written record, and no one has really made the case coherently for what’s so great about her.

          I have the feeling she is supposed to be another Kucinich – says the right things, stands on principle when her vote won’t count. That may just be because of these skeptical spectacles I’m wearing.

          The two income trap premise is that if both parents work, they inevitably expand their expenses and debt to fit their income.
          This kind of reminds me of the govt – debt & expenses inevitably expand to fit with tax raises.

        • threewickets says:

          Not my state, but I thought Warren represented two things: her reputation as a check on wall street, and winning back the vote in the senate democratic caucus from Brown.

        • elliesmom says:

          She blames the rise in home prices on the two-earner family. While women working outside the home gave those families more purchasing power, it also helped lock families with a stay-at-home-parent out of the market forcing more families into the two-earner model. Also, two-earner families tend to live up to their salaries, and when one of them loses a job, there is no safety net that could be provided by the non-working spouse at least temporarily returning to the job market. What she says is true. The problem is in her solutions.

  9. HELENK says:

    on Greta
    $70 billion in unspent government money sitting in bank accounts.
    money allotted for different programs over the years and never used.

    might help get the national debt down if it were used for that purpose

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Escape From New York is on Reelz tonight!

    (It’s like OWS took over the whole city)

  11. WMCB says:

    BAHAHAHA! From a commenter at Althouse:

    Thank You Letter to the Left
    Posted on June 7, 2012 by The Dubuque Town Crier

    To all leftists, occupiers, unionistas and malcontents, Thank you!

    What an election! We couldn’t have done it without you. Without your tantrums, outbursts and boorish behavior we might have stayed home for this election. Without your filthy, pot smoking hemp -headed minions occupying and violating the Capitol we might have been complacent. Without your obnoxious protests, boycotts and other actions from your union playbook, we might have sat this one out.

    But you couldn’t hold back. You couldn’t restrain yourselves and behave like adults. You couldn’t accept the 2010 election results. We sat and watched as you erupted in a juvenile hissy fit that embarrassed Wisconsin. The spectacle you created is what motivated us. And thanks to your ill-mannered behavior, we won. We turned out. Big time! And now we are organized and energized. Committed. “All in”. And we aren’t going away. We now have our own organizations (no dues required), an army of volunteers and the means to communicate. And countless new sources of funding, including a donor base from all 50 states. And we have “iverifythe recall” to ferret out your infiltrators in our future local elections.

    So thank you Mike Tate, Graeme Zielinski, Fred “Loonie” Levenhagen, Ismael Ozanne, Maryanne Sumi, Noble Ray, Charles Tubbs, Joanne Kloppenberg, Segway Boy, John Chisolm, public employee union members, UW TA’s, WEAC, SEIU, MTI, AFSCME Council 24 in Union Grove and WI prison guards,. Thanks for the death threats, the intimidation, the bullying, belligerence, thuggery and goonish behavior.

    The lack of ethics and the failure to enforce rules and laws.

    Thank you for putting your selfish, greedy motives on display for all taxpayers to see.

    Your antics might have made you feel good but they didn’t make you look good.

    They sickened the rest of us.

    Thank you Shirley Abrahamson and Ann Walsh Bradley. Your petty politics woke us up.

    Thanks you Miles Kristan for dumping the beer on Robin Vos’s head.

    Thank you University doctors for writing the phony excuses; Madison teachers for calling in sick or dragging your students to the protests without permission.

    Thank you Katherine Windels for making death threats against the Governor.

    The noontime capitol singers who taunted Sheboygan high school students.

    Thank you WEA Trust for raping Wisconsin taxpayers.

    Thank you Gwen Moore for your embarrassing minstrel show.

    And thanks all of you for harassing the Walker family at their private home.

    You have all been exposed.

    Your tactics have been rejected.

    Your bad behavior has been forever captured on You Tube.

    Thank you Peter Barca and fellow Assembly members for donning your foolish orange T-shirts and screaming “shame” at legislators just doing their jobs.

    Thank you Mark Miller and all 14 senators for fleeing the state and making fools of yourselves in the process. Illinois need a few more village idiots.

    Thanks for showing us what democracy doesn’t look like.

    And Mayor Barrett. How grateful we are that you chose one low road after another in your issue-less campaign against the Governor. This was your strike three. You are out. Take a seat on the bench and stay there. I have a hunch this was your final at-bat.

    All of you helped turn Wisconsin permanently red.

    Your Governor, Scott Walker, will not just complete his first term, he is all but assured as many future terms as he seeks. He will be your governor for a long, long time. Get used to it. And his national “rock star” status just might lead him to be your President some day.

    Just think, it couldn’t have happened without you!

    So to all of you blue fisters, thank you from the bottom of my happy, red heart.


    A Wisconsin taxpayer

    Yeppers. Same as with OWS: you ain’t winning friends and influencing voters with that kind of behavior.

    • DandyTiger says:


      Here’s a hint for new Dems and their OWS idiot brigade, try listening. Working class people have been talking. They have issues and worries. They could easily be Dems if the new Dem party was open to them. But it’s not. The new Dem party hates their guts. They are the 99%. Not the new Dems nor the OWS. You woke most of us up in ’07/’08. Now you just woke the rest up.

      Be afraid. Be very afraid.

      • HELENK says:

        the purrrrr of pumas is getting louder and we have survived and grown since 2008.

        The American people are a funny lot. They will go along and tolerate a lot of things. But get them POed and move out of the way or you will get run over

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          It’s not so much that PUMA has grown; it has actually shrunk, or more accurately been fractured by factionalization. BUT, the ideas we were willing to talk about, the truths we were willing to confront, and the work we willing to do did ripple into the culture. You could think of as a precursor of sorts to the Tea Party because they also sought (seek) to challenge the elite authority in their party as well. But other ideas, like voting for women, like defending conservative women, like decentering abortion, like noticing the effed up nature of caucuses, and so many more ideas, those rippled too. We started a huge reshuffling. We’ll never get credit for it, but I am convinced we are in part responsible.

        • votermom says:

          We are catalysts of change. 🙂

      • WMCB says:


    • HELENK says:

      nailed it with truth

    • HELENK says:

      Iowa Hawk

      Dear bused-in purple shirters, Occupists, capitol-stormers, Rage-Againsters & fist logo anarchist: thanks for the free ads. – Romney

      • WMCB says:

        David Burge (@iowahawkblog)
        6/6/12 10:24 PM
        #wiunion This, and not the Koch Bros, is why you lost.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Nitpick: Nothing is permanent, and that kind of thinking is part of why Dems are where they are now.

      That said, the rest of that was righteous!

  12. HELENK says:

    this is something I have never seen
    24% believe states have right to secede?????????????

    • DandyTiger says:

      That usually doesn’t work out so well. 🙂

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        But they do have the right, nonetheless. We exist because we seceded from England, basically, and our founding document, The Declaration of Independence gives us express permission to re-form the government in anyway we see fit. It acknowledges that it will be difficult, but it allows it.

        hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

        The bolded part is the relevant part.

        • votermom says:

          If states start to secede, should I emigrate to the Republic of Texas or Duchy of DisneyWorld? Decisions, decisions…

        • WMCB says:

          If states start to secede, I have often playfully said TX is the place to be. It has a large economy, energy resources, major airports, a big seaport, farmland, and lots of military bases.

          It won’t happen, of course, but IF it ever did, TX is pretty well situated to make a go at being independent. 😀

  13. Karma says:

    Remember when Obama was going to close Gitmo using only rhetoric/without a plan? Now it’s being remodeled….shhhh.

    There is a secure soccer field, classes in painting, writing a resume, and handling personal finances….lol.

    • WMCB says:

      The Obots are Johhny-on-the-spot with excuuuuses: “But poor Obama neever had a filibuster-proof majority!”

      1) He’s the CIC, he can do whatever the fuck he wants with a MILITARY prison without Congress, except defund it via appropriations.

      2) Presidents are now powerless without a filibuster-proof majority? Good to know. I’ll remind you assholes of that every time you blame Bush for the economy, or Clinton for whatever. Or Romney for ANY damn thing that happened in MA, since he never once had an R majority.

      • WMCB says:

        3) He didn’t have a filibuster-proof majority for Obamacare either, but he sure managed to shove that turd down the country’s throat without one, now didn’t he?

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      It is terrible that Gitmo is not closed, but I don’t object to the improvements. Anything that might help defuse the anger these folks must certainly & righteously feel, and after being tortured, humane treatment is an improvement.

      • Karma says:

        Without a doubt it improves the safety of everyone there. Watching tv is better than plotting to kill the guards or going crazy due to lack of stimulation. I wasn’t laughing at that aspect, the resume building class is funny, but really the laughs were directed at Obama. All talk and no plans strikes again.

        The Obots and their twists of logic that WMCB has described are part of the humor as well. They cheered at what a great moment signing the order to close Gitmo was without realizing their leader had no plans. I remember the ‘in your face’ type of Obot response as if it actually proved Obama would honor his campaign promises and fix what Bush broke.

        There really is very little about Gitmo that is funny. Frankly, it just represents yet another lost opportunity due to Obama’s shortsighted plans and doubling down on Bush era f*ck-ups.

  14. WMCB says:

    VodkaPundit gets it. He absolutely nails what Big Dawg is doing:

Comments are closed.