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    Obama accent-uates

    Obama accent-uates

    I’ve been meaning to post about Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, now famous for its “stop complainin” verbiage:

    “I expect all of you to march with me and press on.  Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop  complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got  work to do, CBC,” he said.

    The speech, heavy on references to civil rights  marches and delivered with a sermon-style, southern affect of dropped ‘g’s — as  in “complainin’,” drew rousing applause and support from the audience.

    Obama put on a phony accent.  I’m not sure how to describe it, except to say that it was an accent of inauthenticity, a sound that someone who was not down for the civil rights struggle thinks someone who was down for the struggle should speak.

    It was an unnatural sound similar to when northerners say “y’all” when visiting the south, when easterners put on cowboy accents at a dude ranch in Wyoming, or when anyone north of the Equator says “throw another shrimp on the barbie.”

    Apparently many in the audience bought into it, but more than a few must have been thinking, “why is he talking that way?”

    Peter Wehner (h/t Instapundit) describes it as “Obama’s deep, almost desperate, need to portray himself as the opposite of what he is, to conceive of himself in a way that is at odds with reality.”

    Oh lordy, we’re in a heap of trouble, sho ’nuff.

    Update:  Unbelievable, Was the Associated Press transcription of Obama’s CBC speech ‘racist’?


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    It’s funny actually. I think that Hunter’s biggest problem is not that it makes Obama look stupid, but rather that it brings into stark relief the “code switching” that Obama does on a regular basis. So he looks less genuine (well he *IS* less genuine) but people are starting to realize that. In brief, his pandering nature is coming to light. But she can’t have a discussion about that because she’ll lose, so instead she calls her colleage racist. Which is odd, considering that he’s black.

    eaglewingz08 | September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Imagine if a republican put on a false black/southern dialect before an african american audience, the front pages would be rife with minstrelsy, discrimination, civil rights violation, calls for impeachment. Once again democraps get a free pass to do the unthinkable.

    […] What we can learn from the Obama Regime’s failure to get on the same page, besides that it is incompetent, is that defending the country from foreign incursion is seen as a strictly political issue. In front of one group they pretend to defend our sovereignty; in front of another they pretend not to. Despite being the prime responsibility of any national government, our border defense consists primarily of spin, gestures, and lies. How long before he starts addressing Hispanic audiences with a Mexican accent? […]

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