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July 27, 2012

Stunningly Stupid Thought Of The Day...Obama's "You Didn't Build That" Resonates Because, He Was Speaking In, "A Black Dialect"

Via David Fredoso....Try though you might, you'll never convince me that Jonathan Chait isn't the dumbest man in America.

Mitt Romney’s plan of blatantly lying about President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech is clearly drawing blood. But what makes the attack work so well is not so much the lie itself but the broader subtext of it. Watch Obama’s delivery in the snippet put together by this Republican ad:

[You can watch the video here]

The key thing is that Obama is angry, and he’s talking not in his normal voice but in a “black dialect.” This strikes at the core of Obama’s entire political identity: a soft-spoken, reasonable African-American with a Kansas accent. From the moment he stepped onto the national stage, Obama’s deepest political fear was being seen as a “traditional” black politician, one who was demanding redistribution from white America on behalf of his fellow African-Americans.

Whaaaaaat?

First of all, watch the quote. There's nothing remotely "black" about it (whatever that might mean to Chait because again, only liberals can hear the dog whistles). Is "You didn't do that" some sort of new urban slang I'm unfamiliar with? Because honestly, it sounds like pretty standard English to me.

There's also nothing remotely unique in the delivery. He's just...talking to a crowd as far as I can see.

I guess liberals have decided "out of context" isn't getting the job done so it's time to go to traditional option Number 2...RACISM!

The simple fact is, Obama's disdain for hard work and individual achievement is simply showing through and people don't like it. So liberals have to comfort themselves once again with the idea that it's not their beliefs that are being rejected just that the vast majority of Americans are evil racists.

Whatever gets you though the night guys.

One question...does Obama really have a Kansas accent? First, I'm not sure what that would sound like. Secondly, when did he get it? All we hear about is his time in Indonesia and Hawaii, how much time did he spend in Kansas. Funny how libs only trot out Kansas when they want to make him seem so gosh darn ordinary.

BTW- When Elizabeth Warren said the same basic thing a few months ago, were we being anti-Native American for calling her out on that? Inquiring minds want to know.


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