It’s been said that if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
Melania’s speech at the RNC last night quickly became the big story – especially a portion of the speech that liberals accuse of being plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at the DNC. RNC chair Reince Priebus defended Melania, claiming that she had a speechwriter.
Ironically, Michelle Obama was also accused of plagiarism in her past – for parts of her 2008 speech at the DNC.
And Michelle Obama is hardly the only Obama to have been accused of plagiarism. Her husband has been caught plagiarizing on multiple occasions – yet it hasn’t gotten close to the amount of attention Melania has received. Yes – the media cares more about Donald Trump’s wife than the President, apparently.
Even Hillary Clinton had called out Obama for plagiarism in the past, as the New York Times reported back in February of 2008:
With the next round of voters set to weigh in on the Democratic presidential race, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign on Monday accused Senator Barack Obama of committing plagiarism in a weekend speech. Mr. Obama dismissed the charge as absurd and desperate.
Mr. Obama told reporters he should have credited Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, a friend, for a passage in a speech he delivered on Saturday in Milwaukee. But Mr. Obama said his rival was “carrying it too far.”
“Let’s see,” Mr. Obama said. “I’ve written two books. I wrote most of my speeches. I would add that I noticed Senator Clinton, on occasion, has used words of mine as well.”
The exchange injected a fresh dose of contention into the bitter fight for the Democratic nomination. Mr. Obama said two of his standard lines — “It’s time to turn the page” and “Fired up and ready to go” — have made their way into Mrs. Clinton’s remarks in recent weeks.
As Mrs. Clinton campaigned in Wisconsin in advance of the primary there on Tuesday, one of her top advisers, Howard Wolfson, convened a conference call with reporters to accuse Mr. Obama of plagiarizing Mr. Patrick’s remarks from a 2006 campaign appearance.
You probably are learning of this for the first time today – and that’s by design. Barack Obama was also accused of plagiarism by the Bush camp, and you can guess that liberals said nothing.
Politico reported regarding that incident:
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.
Then, a fake Donald Trump and Barack Obama tweet surfaced, alleging that Trump has plagiarized Barack Obama.
Apparently no liberals sharing this realized that it was “too good to be true” for Trump to plagiarize a Tweet word for word, on the same exact date and date as President Obama. They apparently didn’t bother to google the quote either to see if Trump or Obama had actually Tweeted it out either.