FLOPPING ACES By: DrJohn Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 10:19 am
Harry Reid once observed Barack Obama’s ability to shift between common English and what Reid called “Negro dialect.”
“He [Reid] was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ ” Halperin and Heilemann say.
Reid was right, but he was dunned into apologizing for it.
Over at HuffPo I have been informed that this is called “code switching.”
Barack Obama got into some serious code switching last week.
He evoked Martin Luther King. He even tried to sound like Martin Luther King.
“There is a frustrating and bewildering wilderness ahead.”
“We must face prodigious hilltops of opposition…and gigantic mountains of resistance.”
Cue the code switch.
“..we will press awn”
“Ahm gonna press on”
“ahm gonna press on for equality”
“Ahm gonna press AWN for the sake of all those families who are strugglin’ right now”
“Ah don’t have tahm to feel sorry for mahself”
It sounds so phony. It’s blatant pandering.
What ah wanna know is where did he learn to speak in this Southern drawl?
Was it in Southern Hawaii?
Obama tells blacks to ‘stop complainin’ and fight says the AP headline.
Fight who? March on whom?
Obama would have made a wonderful successor to Jeremiah Wright. Then he could have said what he really wants to say.
“God Damn America!”
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