Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to take a page out the Hillary Clinton playbook and fake a southern accent during a speech to “appeal” to her audience at the National Action Network’s yearly convention.
“I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong that.” Ocasio-Cortez stated while talking in her fake accent. “There’s nothing wrong with working retail…There is nothing wrong with preparing that your neighbors will eat.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: «I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong that. There’s nothing wrong with working retail…There is nothing wrong with preparing that your neighbors will eat.»
«There is nothing wrong with being a working person in the United States of America.»
Hillary Clinton was known for doing this in the past as well.
Check out what the Gateway Pundit reported:
The freshman representative went on to say that “there is nothing wrong with being a working person in the United States of America.”
Though Ocasio-Cortez was speaking in New York City, the scene was eerily reminiscent of Clinton’s tendency to adopt a southern drawl when speaking in the south. The former First Lady was mocked online as “Kentucky Fried Hillary” after a performance of the phony accent during her campaign in 2007.
Talk about cultural appropriation! For people who belong to a party that is so sensitive about “appropriating a culture,” it’s pretty odd that they are faking accents to “relate” with their audience.
Check out what the Columbia Journalism Review reported back in 2008 relating to Clinton’s instance when she faked an accent as well:
n the March 4, 2007, commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, an animated Hillary Clinton spoke from the pulpit of the First Baptist Church, borrowing lines from a James Cleveland hymn. “Ah don’t feel noways tahred!” the senator declared, her drawl booming out to the crowd. The same day found Barack Obama y’alling to his own Selma audience: “Don’t tell me I’m not coming home when I come to Selma, Alabama,” he said. “I’m here because somebody marched for our freedom; I’m here because y’all sacrificed for me.”
The southern-spiced speeches, not surprisingly, soon made it to YouTube—the former, as “Kentucky Fried Hillary”; the latter, as “Barack Obama, Man of 1,000 Voices”—from which they were, in another fairly predictable development, picked up and roundly mocked by the media. “Well, I don’t feel noways tired, neither,” scoffed E. D. Hill on Fox News Live, after re-airing “KF(HR)C” for her audience.