We’re old enough to remember when one-time Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate John Kerry asked, “Can I get me a huntin’ license here?” on the campaign trail. It certainly didn’t sound anything like the John Kerry who testified before Congress in 1971 who had that very proper pronunciation of “Genghis Khan,” to whom he compared his fellow American troops.
And don’t get us started on Hillary Clinton, who ain’t no ways tired.
So, yeah, it was kind of funny to see down-home everywoman Sen. Elizabeth Warren fire up the webcam in her kitchen and announce, “I’m gonna get me a beer,” which she then tried to open in a way that defies description and luckily didn’t send her to the emergency room.
The firefighters in the media are back on the job, and their job seems to be putting out the fires Warren keeps setting herself. The Atlantic stepped up with an entire piece on why there was nothing odd at all about Warren’s phrasing — after all, she does have Oklahoma roots.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 5, 2019
If that’s just her natural speech pattern from growing up … why doesn’t she sound like that all the time?
Because she never uses that dialect in the halls of Harvard or the Senate. It is a condescending affectation just as offensive as when Hillary adopts a southern drawl or Obama adopts a black inner city one. 100% inauthentic and pandering.
— Marc Velletri (@MarcVelletri) January 5, 2019
She’s mocked for it because she doesn’t speak that way normally as she has been at elite law schools and taken that way of speaking. It sounded like it was the first time she had ever said it
— Fr. Chip Hines (@Chines) January 5, 2019
Because Liz and the progressive elite trying to make her candidacy happen would never say that in a private setting. Declasse.
— E O'Neal III (@EONealIII) January 5, 2019
I'm gonna take me a guess 'n' say Ah reckon it's on account of she sounds like a pandering 1%er who's full of (scuse mah rough language) horse manure.
— Macky Messer (@MesserartMacky) January 5, 2019
Same reason John Kerry was laughed at for "Can I get me a hunting license here?" Because it's phony and pandering.
— Burn It All Down (@TimHaas70) January 5, 2019
Because it was an obvious staged moment, in order for her to appear approachable, and down to Earth.
— Ex-GOP Greg (@Flying59Vette) January 5, 2019
Then she spent all of yesterday talking about how great public schools are, and how they helped her achieve success. I'm sure she wasn't going around speaking that way in her academic climb.
— Michael (@unveriphiedMike) January 5, 2019
Because its utterly contrived, that's all.
— Jude Joseph Lovell (@MuttPloughman) January 5, 2019
Because EW is, and always has been a fraud. Apparently everyone except The Atlantic, and a small minority of the most liberal Americans know this. Or are willing to admit it.
— Alpine23 (@alpine2333) January 5, 2019
Because every aspect of her being is a fraud. That's why
— Apeman Among Men (@Apeman605) January 5, 2019
Bad script. Astonishing naïveté if she thinks anyone is going to be fooled by this silliness into thinking she’s “just folks”.
— Brian Jones (@RocksGin) January 5, 2019
You really don't know?
— Tom Diemer (@tomdiemer) January 5, 2019
This is how people in her tribe spoke around her while growing up? Interesting
— Irish Fan (@sjenk26) January 5, 2019
Should she have said firewater? 🍻
— Lazarus Duke (@lazarus_duke) January 5, 2019
The senator is more of a chardonnay over ice in a coffee mug person.
— Dave Thomas © ® ™ (@The_Occasion) January 5, 2019
Holy shit. Did you really write an article about a single misplaced “me”?
— Kayla (@AlaiaHawaii) January 5, 2019
This article misses the point of the criticism by a country mile. 🙄
— Ben J. Berkowitz (@BANVRTRMP) January 5, 2019
The Atlantic really shouldn’t have wasted the time, since the answer is obvious: Warren is mocked because she’s a powerful woman. (Get used to hearing that a lot over the next two years):
Because Elizabeth Warren is a woman. Double standards. Always the case. https://t.co/RXC5xxPKNN
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 5, 2019
But if it’s a double standard, why did we have so much fun with snooty old John Kerry and his obvious verbal affectation? And when Barack Obama would break into gospel preacher mode?
Because she's a woman. Men think they own the phrase. They think they own a lot of things. Heads up, boys.
— karen munro (@BaileyPittipat) January 5, 2019
Because she is a woman in a position if power. If Trump said it, he’d be “one of the guys.” Men are incredibly threatened by strong women. Always have been, always will be.
— Someone Who Cares (@NaseemRakha) January 5, 2019
Because she is a woman with some power. Remember the old adage, however incorrect- better a white than any other; better a man; then a black man; then any man. Then perhaps a woman. As a society we are seriously screwed up
— Jack Kukowski (@JackKukowski) January 5, 2019
Because she is a woman. And the media has a problem with women leaders because the media is still, predominately, white and male.
— Susan Barnett (@susanbarnett) January 5, 2019
Sexism? Misogyny? Conspiracy theories?
— Kerri Arsenault (@KerriArsenault) January 5, 2019
— Angel Valladares (@angel_felixv) January 5, 2019
— SAVE MOTHER EARTH (@10jdo27) January 5, 2019
what women do is scrutinized.
what women wear is scrutinized.
preyed upon be it visual, physical, or verbal.
— cecil duffy (@cecil94720) January 5, 2019
Funny — we thought the whole thing about Elizabeth Warren was that she persisted, and she was able to take criticism.
Video reconfirmation: ‘Elizabeth Warren pretending to be relatable’ is ‘going to be the entertainment America deserves’ https://t.co/S5SyzuXTsG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 3, 2019