Politics is a surely an ugly game, but in the age of the internet, those who choose to play dirty are being rooted out in real-time.
This is one of the most powerful free speech components of our digital age, and allows Americans to expose the tricks of the trade to their otherwise unknowing acquaintances. The mainstream media and political clip shows frequently use the approach to illustrate the flip-flopping that our political ruling class does on the daily, and to shed light on some of the more insidious bits of campaign public relation stunts.
Hillary Clinton, for example, was infamous for turning her Little Rock drawl on and off, whenever the room she was addressing would be receptive to it.
Now it looks as thought 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris is following suit.
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While Harris’ sudden accent doesn’t quite meet the mark of “cultural appropriation”, it certainly isn’t natural, making it likely that Harris consciously chose to speak that way.
Kamala Harris was born and raised in California, where she has served as a Senator since 2017. Her education saw her spending time in Maryland and Quebec, Canada during her formative years.
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