The audacity of Obama’s fakery

I think conservatives have somewhat overstated the racialism of Obama’s speech at Hampton University in Virginia in 2007; he doesn’t actually say anything about “blacks” and “whites,” though he does, with total dishonesty, declare that the federal government, while it cared about the victims of the 9/11 attack and Hurricane Andrew, didn’t care about the victims of Hurricane Katrina. What to me is most interesting about the video snippets of the speech at The Daily Caller (divided into three separate videos, each preceded by an ad) is Obama’s black southern accent. Of course we knew that earlier in his career he would periodically shift into such an accent, but here is he doing it through an entire 40 speech, making himself sound like something he is not. He even indulges in a long, drawn-out “Well…”, that you have to hear to believe. The sheer fakery of it, the audacity of the fakery of it, is stunning. You can almost see Obama inwardly thinking, “Wow, I’m really good at this, I have the ability to put on this entire false persona and make people buy it.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 09, 2012 09:54 AM | Send

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