Before anyone screams that it’s racist to say someone has a ‘black accent’ (or any ethnic accent)… you best check with the FBI and law
enforcement. It was brought out during the OJ Simpson trial that YES, the FBI and law enforcement do acknowledge that there is a ‘black accent’
and that it can be used for identification purposes. This was also discussed on
. I couldn’t find a link directly
to the FBI or CIA on this … but law enforcement did say on national TV during the OJ trial that the FEDS consider ‘a black accent’ to be a real
That being said -
is the infamous Obama –Selma speech that he gave. You know … the one where his accent
changed from a ‘brought-up-Hawaiian’ to a ‘southern black’ accent.
Take a look at Obama’s speech for the MLK memorial on April 4, 2008. This speech
had to be
practiced in the mirror for hours. He turns on the black accent … and mimics Dr. King. TV Pundits were falling all over themselves after this
saying ‘oh, he sounded just like MLK’. Well .. duh! I’m sure that was the plan.
But then hours later in North Dakota
he stops channeling MLK.
I’m sure some folks will say that they don’t see the pandering accent changing. But sure I do. So do a lot of other people.
for example. His whole interview is interesting.
But this is a quick quote to the part about Obama’s ever changing accent.
discusses the pandering accent changes as well. TIME
calls his accent ‘fluid’. It changes from black to white to whatever … depending on the audience.
, a blog from DC,
calls him the man of 1,000 voices. From the responses, it seems that a lot of people noticed that he tries to mimic MLK one day, then mimic mid-west
whites the next. USA Today
briefly acknowledges the change of accent for
both Hillary and Obama. The paper lumps them in with all the faux-accented celebs running around the world (like Madonna and her fake British accent)
Writers to The New York Observer
ever changing Obama accent as well. The Washington
has some writing in and asking if Obama will change his accent from black to Latino when he starts campaigning in California … since he
goes from white accent to black accent all over the country.
Hillary did the same darn thing.
(I won't focus on her though. Her run for POTUS is just about done. Unless
The Bible Code
Both Hillary and Obama turned on the southern accent in
Oh .. and at this site you can see
the famous lie Obama told about the Kennedy’s bringing his father over from Africa. Obama says if it weren’t for the Kennedys he would never have
been born! HA! The airlift and marches happened AFTER he was born … oooooops, Obama lied (again)
Anyways … Hillary did it once or twice. She was outted in the blogs for doing it. They called it what it was – pathetic. Bush 43 has turned on
a deep Texas accent every so often. Either that or he really has a deep Texas accent and he just turns it off most of the time.
McCain? I haven’t found anything on him changing his accent in order to pander to certain crowds. If you guys (or ya’ll
) find anything on
him pandering his accent – please feel free to post it. I’d like to see it.
SHAMELESS PLUG – Obama’s Friends
– off topic plug to an thread with important
information that everyone should read.
[edit on 4/7/2008 by FlyersFan]