The future First Lady of the U.S. delivered a powerful speech last night at the Republican National Convention, and it was truly a moving tribute to this nation and all it offers, but unfortunately that’s not what everyone’s talking about today.
No, instead we’re hearing about two sentences out of the entire speech because they sound similar to what Michelle Obama said in 2008. It’s sad, it’s pathetic, and it’s not even a big deal, yet the relentless media is hammering on it like it’s the end of the world.
There’s just one problem with that. When Barack Obama plagiarized an entire paragraph from George W. Bush, they didn’t make a peep about it. Yeah, some smaller outlets reported the tuth, but there wasn’t several hashtags for it, wall-to-wall coverage about it, and talking heads doing everything they can to make him look bad over it.
No, there was none of that.
Here’s what Politico reported:
President George W. Bush’s former speech writer said that President Barack Obama plagiarized his former boss in Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Speaking to Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, Marc Thiessen, the lead writer on Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address, said he found Obama’s speech Tuesday night “eerily familiar.”
“Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush,” Thiessen said.
Thiessen then read phrases from the 2007 speech which focused on the theme “hope and opportunity.”
“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 that all citizens have affordable and available healthcare, extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy,’ all of that came from the 2007 State of the Union from George W. Bush,” Thiessen said.
Just so everyone’s clear, here’s the speech in question from Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address:
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyJamesG) July 19, 2016
The level of ridiculousness surrounding this entire thing is absolutely unreal. Aside from the fact that Melania isn’t running for any elected office, common words and phrases are often repeated by people using different variations, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
However, there’s definitely something seriously wrong with our media that it scrutinizes every single little detail about Trump and his campaign while turning a completely blind eye to the numerous, and quite honestly very serious, shortcomings of Hillary Clinton, starting with her contempt for the rule of law and extending far beyond being blatantly corrupt and willing to sell our nation off to the highest bidder.
That’s what we should be talking about, not two lines out of an entire speech that were meant to encourage others and give them hope.
And people wonder why our nation is so screwed up…