V.A. #Shiva Ayyadurai is a legal immigrant who is setting out to do what so far no native-born American has managed to do, which is to end the political career of Sen. #Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. However, Ayyadurai has not let political differences stand in the way of showing courtesy. When Warren turned 68 in June, he sent her a #Dna Test kit. The senator and presidential candidate refused the kind gift and returned it.

Who is V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai?

Ayyadurai was born in Mumbai, India and moved to the United States as a child. His great claim to fame is the idea that he is the “inventor of email” based on software he developed in high school in the late 70s.

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This claim is disputed by historians who point out that email had been designed for the Arpanet, the predecessor of the Internet, a few years before. Nevertheless, he founded a company called Millennial Cybernetics that developed email and electronic marketing software that proved to be very successful.

A graduate of MIT and a Fulbright Scholar, Ayyadurai is running for the United States Senate as a Republican. Elizabeth Warren, an academic and lawyer, currently holds the seat that he is after. Warren has been touted as a potential candidate for president in 2020 and is known for her far left politics.

So, why give a DNA test kit as a gift?

The DNA test kit is an apparent reference to a claim Warren made several years ago that she was part Native American.

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She made this claim while applying for teaching jobs at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, thus taking advantage of affirmative action programs. Warren’s claim of Native American heritage is dubious at best and has opened her up to considerable ridicule by her political opponents, earning her the nickname of “Faux-cahontas. Ayyadurai is artfully taking advantage of the controversy with his campaign slogan, “Only a real Indian and beat a fake Indian.”

What are Ayyadurai’s chances?

Oddly enough, considering that Massachusetts is a deep blue state with a far left political culture, Ayyadurai’s chances are surprisingly good. One poll taken in January suggested that 46 percent of Warren’s constituents are ready to vote against her in 2018. Her approval ratings are still in the 50s but have been dropping as of late.

Warren has attacked the free market system, telling business people that they are dependent on the government for their success. She is also pushing strongly for a single payer, government-run health care system of the kind that is trying to kill baby Charlie Gard in Great Britain. She comes across as harsh and abrasive, sort of like Hillary Clinton on a bad day. So, in short, Elizabeth Warren is in a precarious position.