ABC News characterized it as “some friendly fire for President Obama,” Thursday morning, Sep. 26. Actor Samuel L. Jackson, celebrity supporter of President Barack Obama, “is taking him on for talking down to his audiences.” Jackson criticizes the president for “affecting a ‘just regular folks’ way of speaking to people that Jackson says is ‘not only fake, but unpresidential’,” said Ron Claiborne with ABC News. The “Snakes on a Plane” and “Pulp Fiction” star known for his frequent dropping of the F-bomb on-screen had the audacity Thursday morning to file a grammatical grievance against President Obama.
The president made his first appearance onto the national political stage, impressing voters of America with his eloquence and intellectual sophistication. The strength of his persuasive and expressive articulation made the nation and the world take notice, a breath of fresh air after an onslaught of halting and uncertain phrases and inaccurate paraphrases from his predecessor. Mr. Jackson was asked what he “thought of highly-educated people like our Harvard-educated president trying to sound like average Joes” when he was interviewed for the new issue of Playboy magazine. Jackson replied, “I say stop trying to relate. Be a leader. Be (expletive) presidential.”
Claiborne commented “Of course, tailoring your accent and slang to your audience is as much a political tradition as kissing babies.” Democratic consultant, Jamal Simmons explained, “The president will speak at the United Nations in one form. He’ll speak in front of a church audience in another form.”
Samuel L. Jackson said “When I’m out presenting myself to the world as me ... I (expletive) conjugate.” He has become known as “the grammar police” on Twitter for “deriding and correcting other people’s syntactically sloppy tweets, which a lot of people may find ironic, given his own tweets are heavily laden with colorful vernacular,” said Claiborne.