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Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Busts Out Bizarre Accent While Speaking to Room Full of Black People

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently spoke at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, which really isn’t all that surprising, given she is a rising star in the Democratic Party and Sharpton’s organization is entrenched as an ally on the side of Democrats.

What was surprising, however, was an odd and never-heard-before accent that Ocasio-Cortez appeared to adopt while speaking to the predominately black audience.

That accent was extremely bizarre — and a style of talking that has never been heard by the congresswoman prior.

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra noticed the strange accent and posted a clip of her speech on Twitter.

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Ocasio-Cortez, while clapping in time with almost every word, said, “This is what organizing looks like. This is what building power looks like. This is what changing the country looks like. It’s when we choose to show up and occupy the room and talk about the things that matter most, talking about our future.”

“I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong with that,” the congresswoman continued, likely in reference to President Donald Trump’s having pointed out her prior employment history in a recent speech while mocking her absurd Green New Deal proposal.

She then, somewhat condescendingly, ran through a litany of menial jobs and assured the audience that there was “nothing wrong” if that was their particular station in life.

In light of the accent Ocasio-Cortez had used, Saavedra was reminded of how failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is known for doing much the same thing with her voice, particularly when speaking with predominately black crowds in southern states.

The reporter posted a well-known video from years ago of Clinton speaking at a black church during her failed 2008 bid for the presidency, in which she adopted a thick southern drawl and preacher’s cadence as she boomed from behind the podium on stage.

“I don’t feel no ways tarred,” Clinton drawled. “I’ve come too far, from where I’ve started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy.

“I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me,” she added, quoting an old gospel song.

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Do you think Ocasio-Cortez is fake and insincere?

Regardless of whatever fake accent Ocasio-Cortez may have been striving for, and setting aside her condescending bigotry of low expectations for the predominately black crowd when it came to job satisfaction, the whole thing just came across as incredibly fake, and one has to wonder if Ocasio-Cortez thought nobody would notice.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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