• Hillary Brings Back Southern Accent for South Carolina Visit

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used a southern accent during her speech before South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council on Wednesday.

    Clinton was born and raised in Illinois and has lived in New York and Washington D.C. for over two decades. Nonetheless, her southern accent reemerged as soon as she gave a speech in Columbia, South Carolina.

    The twang today was unmistakable.

    Political observers watching Clinton’s speech immediately picked up her subtle change of dialect.

    Even New York Times’ Maggie Haberman noted the return of Hillary’s “southern twang.”

    Clinton has a habit of changing accents based on her location. She quoted James Cleveland’s great freedom hymn with the worst southern drawls in a pathetic attempt to identify with a mostly black audience while speaking at a t Baptist church rally in Selma, Alabama in 2007.

    Remember when Clinton, spoke to a mostly black audience during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at a Baptist Church in Harlem and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation?

    The House “has been run like a plantation, and you know what I’m talking about,” Clinton said with thick Southern cadence. “It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard.”

    What’s worse is the thunderous applause she receives while mocking those who applaud.

    It’s not just Hillary who changes accents to pander. Prominent Democrats tend to appropriate mannerisms of a Baptist preacher when they talk to minority crowds.

    Remember when Vice President Biden, speaking to an audience which was predominately black during a campaign speech in Virginia, told the crowd that Mitt Romney’s policies where going to “unchain Wall Street,” and put people “back in chains.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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