Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Left unsaid Left out left behind

The interesting part of the comments by Reid are those made about politicians adopting fake accents depending on who they are talking to. There are You Tube videos of Hillary Clinton using a Southern Accent when talking in certain places. It might also
be funnier if she was to get a NYC accent or talk like Jackie Mason in front of other audiences. Some Vermonters swear Bernie Sanders loses the local accent in front of certain audiences.

Many politicians are said to do exactly what Reid described most notably Hillary Clinton.

4 comments:

The_Editrix said...

Politicians here apply "folksy" accents as well, depending on their audience. Obviously, they don't twig how condescending that is.

There is the (apocryphal but terrifically funny) story about the English Labour politician who went consecutively by the name The Honourable Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Lord Stansgate, Anthony Wedgwood Benn and Tony Benn, very rich, very leftist and into each and every politically correct cause, who is said having bawled out a Labour follower: "Don't call me 'Sir', my good man!"

CM said...

Accent!

When some tells me I have an Oklahoma accent, I get really conscious and it seems to get worse, can't hide it, then it mixes in with my REAL INDIAN talk.......not ashamed of it just like the Blacks should not be ashamed, thats what makes us different....we stay away from each other or try to understand each other.

My sister in-Law is Chippewa from Michigan, now that is an ACCENT! I have an Oneida friend from Wisconsin, "oooow yaaaaa," she says and "oh geeeeze.", very similiar both of them!

I understand what Obama is trying to do, he is so sweet! Only thing is people do not want a sweet President.....I listen to this issue all day long. Where is Eric Holder? Isn't he the one who wanted us all to talk about Racism? I talk to the TV when they bring every race except the Native American and ask "What about the Indians" ...but I understand that also, we are really a minority. Though yeagly tries to make us out as crybabies and beggars and drunkards, we really are quite quiet, just wading the tide, trying to make it in this White world.

CM

The Pagan Temple said...

Editrix-

They don't twig how understanding that is for the simple fact your average politician is by nature a condescending piece of shit, and we need to remind them every now and then that we know they are condescending pieces of shit-no matter how high a post they attain.

All the more so since, unfortunately, there are just enough people who fall for their shit to make it a worthwhile strategy.

The_Editrix said...

"They don't twig how understanding that is for the simple fact your average politician is by nature a condescending piece of shit, and we need to remind them every now and then that we know they are condescending pieces of shit-no matter how high a post they attain."

SO true!