Skip to comments.Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized GWB’s 2007 SOTU
Posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:13 AM PST by Theo
As dark clouds continue to gather over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, all but the most diehard Obama worshipers grudgingly concede that his presidency has entered its lame duck phase. Some analysts have drawn comparisons between the second term of the current occupant of the White House and that of his immediate predecessor.
Bruce Drake, writing at Pew Research Centers Fact Tank, notes:
Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images. Both experienced falloffs in overall job approval and in Americans perceptions of their leadership, ability to get things done and trustworthiness.For one observer, even last nights State of the Union address had an oddly familiar ring, sounding like something George W. Bush might have said. Thats because the words were something Bush did say. Mark Thiessen, the observer in question and lead Bush speechwriter, had written them for Bushs 2007 SOTU.
Appearing on The Kelly File, Thiessen said:
It was eerily familiar. There were lines like, Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care. Extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy. All of that came from the 2007 State of the Union address by George W. Bush. So, Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush.
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Difference being Bush meant it?
Yes, but he didn’t know it. It’s somebody else’s fault. /sarc
Well, of course Obama plagiarized Bush’s speech.
If his pronouncements fail to turn out, Obama can blame you know who.
BO has never accomplished a thing in his miserable life. He’s never invented, manufactured, designed, written or verbalized an original idea or thought. This is all that needs to be in any article about him.
Difference here is given the same time frames of both administrations, at this point the media was CONSTANTLY touting the death count of our soldiers, politicians spouting over and over "worst economy since the great depression!!", everything wrong was Bush's fault, etc..etc. Contrast that to sparky's today; everything he does is "fabulous!!!", he is a visionary, he is pulling for the little guy, etc..etc. obama is just a loser even with a culpable media covering for him.
“Read my lying lips.”
meh. Seems like the kind of generic stuff any politician (or political speechwriter) would say.
Yes and that Obama doesn't.
Obama eliminates and prevents as many jobs as he can through his policies.
Obamacare is a great job killer, wage reducer and business eliminator. Stopping the XL Pipeline prevented thousands of job creations. He has boosted his union friends eliminating Hostess.
Yes, he focuses on jobs like a laser - to burn them up.
Calling Joe Biden, please pick up the white telephone
Plagiarism? I guess Obama is trying to emulate Martin Luther King, Jr.
He never mentions GWB by name in the negative anymore, he just says '... inherited...' or '...when I took office..''
They knew what they were doing.
Which means they wanted us to pick it apart so they could then say it’s the exact language of Bush’s speech and we were okay with it then.
Case in point, now that it’s been shown to be the disaster we all knew it would be, they’ve been claiming obamacare is a Republican plan.
Does that say more bout Bush or Obama? hmmm
(I can’t beleive that took more than three posts)
Yep. Can you imagine a conservative journalist comparing Bush’s SOTU to sex?
And yet the Left had a cow and claimed
Bush was unfit for the Presidency because he missed a dentist appointment in 1972
It’s not plagiarism. There simply isn’t a dimes worth of difference.
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