STUMP SPEECH PLAGIARIZES MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR’S 2006 ORATION
FITSNews – February 18, 2008 – We know it’s against the law to criticize Barack Obama these days, but the fact that sections of his stump speech are pretty much plagiarized from speeches given two years ago by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is kind of disappointing. Or at least it would be if we shared Obama’s vision for America, which we don’t, so that’s probably a poor choice of words.
Speaking of poor word choices, though, here’s what Obama’s been saying lately on the campaign trail:
“Don’t tell me words don’t matter! ‘I have a dream.’ Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words, just speeches!”
And here’s what Patrick said back in 2006 while running against then-Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey:
“Her dismissive point, and I hear it a lot from her staff, is all I have to offer is words. Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ — just words. Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’ — just words. ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’ — just words. ‘I have a dream’ — just words.”
Is it plagiarism? Probably. Of course, since we’re the most original writers like, ever (and since we can’t even spell “plagiarism” without computer assistance), we’re probably the last people on the planet you should ask. We have noted how unoriginal Obama can be in the past, but that was before a certain sultry supporter of his stole our hearts, people. Now we believe in “One Nation, Under Oprah,” too!