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Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized GWBs 2007 SOTU
Liberty Unyielding ^ | January 29, 2014 | Howard Portnoy

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 Center’s 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 night’s State of the Union address had an oddly familiar ring, sounding like something George W. Bush might have said. That’s because the words were something Bush did say. Mark Thiessen, the observer in question and lead Bush speechwriter, had written them for Bush’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushsotu; obama; obamadotu; obamasotu; plagiarism; sotu
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1 posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:13 AM PST by Theo
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To: Theo

Difference being Bush meant it?


2 posted on 01/29/2014 8:22:20 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Theo

Yes, but he didn’t know it. It’s somebody else’s fault. /sarc


3 posted on 01/29/2014 8:24:01 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Theo

Well, of course Obama plagiarized Bush’s speech.

If his pronouncements fail to turn out, Obama can blame you know who.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 8:26:43 AM PST by moovova
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To: Theo

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.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 8:26:58 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: Theo
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.

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.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 8:27:13 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Theo

“Read my lying lips.”


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:27:27 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Theo

meh. Seems like the kind of generic stuff any politician (or political speechwriter) would say.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 8:28:09 AM PST by MNnice
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Difference being Bush meant it?

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.

9 posted on 01/29/2014 8:29:43 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Theo

Calling Joe Biden, please pick up the white telephone


10 posted on 01/29/2014 8:33:48 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Theo

Plagiarism? I guess Obama is trying to emulate Martin Luther King, Jr.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 8:40:04 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Theo
RE :"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"

He never mentions GWB by name in the negative anymore, he just says '... inherited...' or '...when I took office..''

13 posted on 01/29/2014 8:44:26 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Theo

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.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 8:48:08 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: Theo

Does that say more bout Bush or Obama? hmmm


15 posted on 01/29/2014 8:48:58 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Theo

Bush’s Fault!!

(I can’t beleive that took more than three posts)


16 posted on 01/29/2014 8:49:29 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Theo

- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547667/EXCLUSIVE-Obamas-high-school-pot-dealer-future-president-thanked-good-times-yearbook-beaten-death-gay-lover-fights-flatulence-drugs.html


17 posted on 01/29/2014 8:50:01 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Yep. Can you imagine a conservative journalist comparing Bush’s SOTU to sex?


18 posted on 01/29/2014 8:57:21 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: devolve

And yet the Left had a cow and claimed
Bush was unfit for the Presidency because he missed a dentist appointment in 1972


19 posted on 01/29/2014 9:10:18 AM PST by digger48
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To: Theo

It’s not plagiarism. There simply isn’t a dimes worth of difference.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 9:34:19 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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