We’ve all cringed at politicians who use a fake dialect or accent when speaking to southerners or African American groups. It’s shameless pandering, and flat out embarrassing.
Hillary Clinton comes to mind immediately with her fake (and poorly executed) black accent, “I don’t feel no ways tired” in Selma, Alabama in 2007.
California’s Kamala Harris has officially entered the world of shameless pandering, and she’s in good company with Joe Biden, also a notorious plaigarizer. Harris lifted a Martin Luther King Jr. anecdote during an interview with Elle Magazine in October.
“Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young,” writer Ashley C. Ford led off the piece. “She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller … and the adults, caught up in the rapture of protest, just kept on marching. By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset.”
“My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing,” Harris told the magazine. “And she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom.’”
And Twitter went nuts:
So it turns out Kamala Harris lifted her "Fweedom" story from a 1965 Playboy interview with Martin Luther King, by Alex Haley. Much thanks to @EngelsFreddie for spotting the similarityhttps://t.co/zDONW4Ueqs pic.twitter.com/yQuWZHYEMz
— Q. Anthony (ɔpɛ asem) (@andraydomise) January 4, 2021
Why didn’t alarm bells go off for the Elle Magazine reporter writer? Kamala Harris, 56, remembers being in a stroller, and having a conversation about civil rights?
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— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 4, 2021
It is stunning how the default for so many Democrats is to fake who they are, and make up stories about their families and life experiences – usually fairly easy to verify. Plagiarizing a famous civil rights icon seems a sure fire way to be caught.
But do they even care? People with normal egos would be mortified.
Former Senator and Presidential candidate John Kerry infamously lied during the Winter Soldier Investigations, and made slanderous accusations accusing U.S. troops of raping and torturing women, pillaging villages in Vietnam. He continued the lie for decades.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D- Connecticut) lied about serving in Vietnam – he was a Marine reservist who never left U.S. soil.
Joe Biden plagiarized speeches from other politicians many times during his career. But the incident that forced him to drop out of the 1988 presidential race was his shameless plagiarism of British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock’s very personal story about his ancestors who struggled to make a living in the coal fields of South Wales. Biden shamelessly repeated the story almost word-for-word, simply changing the setting to Pennsylvania, Townhall reported.
Biden even plagiarized his campaign slogan, “Build Back Better,” stolen from the United Nations climate change initiative. He plagiarized in law school, and was forced to admit it. A complete rundown of Biden’s decades of lies and plagiarizing is available here.
The media largely ignored most of his plagiarism, and despite dropping out of the 1988 presidential race, his career continued perked along nicely as he became Barack Obama’s Vice President and is the Presumed 2020 president-Elect.
Kamala and Joe make the perfect team.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are two plagiarizing frauds.
Biden plagiarized during law school and from RFK, Hubert Humphrey, JFK, and he stole the family history of a British politician.
Now Kamala Harris plagiarized from MLK. https://t.co/h5QOs0t6Mx
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 4, 2021
If a Republican candidate had ever plagiarized like this, or culturally appropriated speech the way Kamala did, they’d be forced to resign by the media.
Instead, we’re all looking forward to Kamala Harris’s “I have a dream” speech at the inaugural, as the Tweet below hilarious says.
Really looking forward to Kamala Harris's 'I have a dream" speech at the inaugural
— Tristan Johnson (@TristanPEJ) January 4, 2021
Lying and plagiarizing is what politicians do when they have no original ideology, and need scripting. They tell tall tales when they know that they’ve never really done anything respectable or noteworthy.