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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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The classic fake accent usage among the Dems is here:


It’s undignified for President Obama to talk to his constituents in a clearly fake accent. But dignity is not in his repertoire.

I forget where but I saw somewhere else on the intertubes this morning someone refer to Obama speaking to the CBC with a “blaccent.”

He was not raised speaking this way! What an insult to all who attended that speech who truly speak that way, and I do not mean that as an insult. It’s akin to Kerry askin’ where he can get himself a huntin’ license, in a fresh out of the box Bean hunting jacket. Does BO give “his people” no credit for intelligence at all? That they can’t see through him, and continue to blindly buy what he is selling, solely because of skin tone? What an insult.

I think someone should nominate Obama for an Oscar.
It would look good next to his Nobel Peace Prize, and be more deserved.


David R. Graham | September 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm

So why is he called “the first black president?”

    President Warren Harding was a Negro. President Andrew Jackson was one quarter Negro. As well, President Lincoln and President Eisenhower had one Negro ancestor.Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton the “first black president” with no genetic evidence presented at all. MSM designated the “Won” as black even though he actually is 12%black, 38%Arab and 50%caucasian. Nothing historic there. What is historic is that America put into office the first black Arab Sunni Muslim and they seem to be wondering why he is destroying America. Read the Quoran, it will explain why.
    We wonder why he is condescending to his constituents here while his rebels in Libya are committing genocide among the blacks(that word is not popular in other parts of the world to designate people of the Negroid race). In September the polls reported support among blacks was down to 58%.
    Why he thought putting on an artificial accent would help when the Congressional Black Caucus are highly educated people shows how out of touch, delusional that person is.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Obama is a creation of political consultants, handlers, advisers, and the media. It’s all polling, spin, and pandering. There’s not an authentic bone in his body.

But this speech reminds me of how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once described Obama as a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one”.

I guess since he was speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization that by definition discriminates based on skin color, he “wanted” (using Harry Reid’s word), to have a “Negro dialect” (using another Reid phrase).

BTW, Obama gave a speech to a mostly black SEIU audience before he was president where he lays on the “Negro dialect” even thicker.

Well, at least he did it better than Hillary did a few years ago, when she gave her “…and you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout” speech to (I think) the NAACP. Hilarious. I really don’t understand why blacks don’t get bent out of shape over this kind of patronizing behavior. Imagine the president showing up at an AIPAC meeting and beginning with a big, “Oy,” or shouting, “Ay, ay, ay” at a Mecha speech. These people don’t even see their own racism, thinking of blacks as being incapable of relating to what they say if they speak like the Ivy grads they really are. Amazing.

The man sounded like an absolute buffoon. My jaw was on the floor as I listened to him on the Mark Levin Show. I couldn’t believe I was listening to the President of the United States. In fact, I’m still floored by the show he put on.

The man is a walking, talking personality disorder.

Maybe I listen to more BO speeches than y’all but he does this all the time. Just listen to him at the Cinncinnati bridge:

I suppose since the bridge connected to KY he decided to put on a southern drawl. Here are just some of his styles:
Black preacher, workin’ the unions, Professor, yet still droppin’ Gs, good ol’ southern boy, down with his people, hispanic and islamic names with correct vernacular …western ones not so much.

Man … whatchoo talkin’bout, Willum?

LukehandCool (whose Gary Coleman impression is legendary in some circles)

Can we expect to see him hold himself hostage a la Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles to force folks to “doo what he sez, doo what he sez”?

I wouldn’t put it past this mental midget.

I would expect Dr. King to be approaching 300 rpm by now.

“I wouldn’t put it past this mental midget.”
This mental midget is doing quite a job on the American way of life. Thinking of him as a mental midget only helps his cause.

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.

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? […]