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WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'
Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key

Posted on 04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by Hoodat

After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas:

"I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart sophisticated people equally hazy about what is really going on."

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I don't seem to recall any comment from Parker when Hillary Clinton gave her little Selma speech while Senator of New York.
1 posted on 04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

The article sounds just the opposite of the title.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 3:25:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hoodat

Xenophobia among the Leftards.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: Hoodat

This is a common belief of Yankees that have IQ’s in the 75 - 85 range


4 posted on 04/06/2014 3:25:43 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

But look at the Yankee triumph of Detroit! Dayton! Chicago! Toledo! Buffalo!

Er, never mind.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 3:29:15 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Hoodat

Yeah, Jimmah Carter comes to mind and right - that Hillary speech.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 3:30:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Hoodat; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

SOUTHERN PING


7 posted on 04/06/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by WKB
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To: Hoodat

Visualize the uproar if some Republican said that about how blacks talk.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Hoodat

Thank you for posting this.

Let me get this straight - Parker protests Southern accents for an ad run in Arkansas. Has she ever been to fly-over country? I think not.

As a Northeastern friend once told me, “You can’t fool me. Just because you talk slow doesn’t mean you think slow!”

I once had a client that had a dispute with Prudential Insurance Company, who processed claims in New Jersey. When the rep got insolent, rude, demeaning, and continually interrupted me, I told her that when I filed suit in Comanche County Oklahoma, and we put 24 eyes, and 24 ears in the jury box, they would understand me perfectly. In fact, I told her, people in Comanche County don’t like “Yankees.” They settled.

Gwjack


9 posted on 04/06/2014 3:35:18 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: Hoodat

you mean, like bill clinton?


10 posted on 04/06/2014 3:38:02 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Hoodat

Orly, Kaaathleeen?

GREAT point, hoodat! “I ain’t nooo waayyss tiiiiiide!”


11 posted on 04/06/2014 3:39:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Hoodat

In 2007 before Obama began picking up steam, Parker called Hillary “well qualified” to be president. Hillary is only maybe slightly less leftist than Obama. Yet, Parker is still called a conservative by some people.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Hoodat

Bless her heart...


13 posted on 04/06/2014 3:39:42 PM PDT by kalee
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To: tet68

Agree.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Hoodat

K P is just another leftist who will lie or say anything to advance the agenda


15 posted on 04/06/2014 3:44:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gwjack

Ha! Nice one!


16 posted on 04/06/2014 3:48:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Hoodat

This is kinda comical. It’s how I feel about the northeastern accent.

Meanwhile, all the smart guys in short sleeve white dress shirts and ties in Apollo 13 had southern accents.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: kalee

I am originally from Nebraska but have been in Texas since 1985 and I don’t have much of any accent. But I do have to talk on the phone frequently with people on the east coast. On those occasions I really lay on the Texan accent on purpose and pepper it with lots of “Yes ma’am” and “You betcha” responses. Makes my day. Have also on occasion said, “Well, bless your heart and thank you so much for the info.”


18 posted on 04/06/2014 3:50:38 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: tet68

“I think you could find someone who doesn’t have a southern accent who is confused by this act,”

What she is saying is that it’s not just people with southern accents who are confused. It’s smart people too.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 3:51:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Hoodat

So southerners who don’t speak with a southern accent like Sheila Jackson Lee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alan Grayson are examples of artificial intelligence.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 3:51:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PapaBear3625

“Visualize the uproar if some Republican said that about how blacks talk.”

I’ve almost gotten into epic bar room brawls when I implied that I couldn’t tell the difference between southern and ebonics.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: tet68
The article sounds just the opposite of the title.

Yes it does. She is slamming the MSM for stereotyping.

22 posted on 04/06/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kalee

LOL! And that has several meanings where I’m from. But I know whatcha mean. ;-)


23 posted on 04/06/2014 3:52:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Fai Mao
This is a common belief of Yankees that have IQ’s in the 75 - 85 range

Mebbe so. But from Kathleen Parker's biography...

Parker grew up in Winter Haven, Florida, graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1969, and attended Converse College before transferring to Florida State University where she majored in Spanish Literature. She also holds a Master's degree in the subject from Florida State.

She is married to an attorney, has three sons, and currently resides in Camden, South Carolina.[6]

There are also these "Southern Belles" who are ashamed of where they're from. Parker is consumed by not only "white guilt", but by "Southern guilt".

This is a very unhappy lady...

24 posted on 04/06/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
before transferring to Florida State University

Aha, I think I see the problem.

25 posted on 04/06/2014 3:54:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tet68

So what is Pamela Key’s FReeper name?


26 posted on 04/06/2014 3:55:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Hoodat

Proud to be not smart or sophisticated according to her definition!


27 posted on 04/06/2014 3:55:48 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Hoodat.
"We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart sophisticated people equally hazy about what is really going on."

28 posted on 04/06/2014 4:05:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hoodat
WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

She seemed to be saying that the Obamacare law is confusing enough to baffle people from all regions of the country, and might even have been saying there's no reason to automatically use Southerners when portraying people who don't understand something. I'd agree with both positions - plenty of real MSM outrages to get angry about without worrying about stuff like this.
29 posted on 04/06/2014 4:11:28 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: kalee

LOL, I am from Mississippi, have a nice day y’all.


30 posted on 04/06/2014 4:13:42 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: TigersEye

You are correct, but too many people on here just read the title and start shooting. She was not maligning southern dialects, but was calling out the MSM for trying to push a stereotype. Wake up people.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 4:23:36 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Hoodat

It sounds to me as though she’s objecting to the stereotype of Southerners as unintelligent and unsophisticated.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 4:28:32 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Texas Eagle

Those are people that barely qualify for being human.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 4:30:16 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Hoodat

Southern accents never seem to bother the libs when coming out of the mouths of RATs. For example: LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Robert KKK Byrd, etc.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 4:30:29 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: jstaff
People with southern accents only read the headlines. ;^)

Southern Accents

35 posted on 04/06/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kalee
Bless her heart...

LOL. A perfectly genteel response.

36 posted on 04/06/2014 4:36:59 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No $#@t there I was...)
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To: Hoodat

I don’t know, my definition of sophisticated is “phony,” so who would care?


37 posted on 04/06/2014 4:38:22 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Hoodat

Good point. That was hard to watch.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 4:45:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: okie01

Are you saying that Mrs. Parker, hailing from Florida, is a Southerner? I don’t think so. I cannot quote chapter and verse on this but I suspect that most Southerners don’t think of Florida as a Southern state; we think it’s just a Yankee retiree outpost.

Now, South Carolina. That’s different!


39 posted on 04/06/2014 4:46:52 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: jstaff

You know there are plenty of smart sophisticated people who are just as confused as you about what she said.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 4:48:56 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Hoodat

versus what? the negro accent harry reid says obama doesn’t have???


41 posted on 04/06/2014 4:56:46 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Baraq (and Hillary for that matter) are very “situational” with their speech patterns.


42 posted on 04/06/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: okie01

Lots of us don’t consider ‘Winter Haven, Florida’ to be part of the south.

YMMV.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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So southerners who don’t speak with a southern accent like Sheila Jackson Lee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alan Grayson are examples of artificial intelligence.

Sorry - Sheila Jackson Lee is a carpetbagging yankee from Queens. An excellent example of the abject stupidity of New Yorkers.

I heard an audio clip of her blathering on the radio Friday and she uttered some word that had a distinct NYC accent.

44 posted on 04/06/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Hoodat

here are some smart and sophisticated voters for Parker to listen to:

Howard Stern & Stupid Obama Voters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgfA2b9YSag


45 posted on 04/06/2014 5:03:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Spirochete

wasserilooklikeaman schultz is also from queens....grayson is from the bronx...


46 posted on 04/06/2014 5:05:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Hoodat

That did not sound like a Southern accent to me. It sounded more like a Midwestern accent.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 5:09:25 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: jstaff; TigersEye

>> too many people on here just read the title and start shooting <<

Welcome to FR!


48 posted on 04/06/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hoodat
Liberal Sunday morning talk shows love to put Republican white Southerns on - Meet the Press had one on this morning. He was there for his accent as much as what he had to say...

The same shows avoid all democrat black legislators...

Think about it. You'll see what biases and hatreds they push and what biases they cover and hide.

49 posted on 04/06/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: relictele

Don’t forget Cleveland.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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