Obama plagiarized speech ???

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Check it out, he got it from a cartoon:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2078816/posts


    From a comment on Free Republic:
     
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    I couldnt find anything about plagerism from the link. But since the link says Obama smeared palin with the ridiculous lip stick event I question its credibility.
     
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    I think we agree on more than you think... :thumbs:
     
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    Here's the excerpt from his speech:

    Word for word, verbatim from the cartoon at the above link.
     
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    That's plagiarism? I don't get it, who said it first?

    Also, it's a fairly accurate statement. McCain plans read as typical conservative plans which is about what Bush had. It's easy to say less government but what parts do you cut. This is one reason I want to hear him speak to them. I want him to identity the changes...
     
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    If Obama has to get his speeches from cartoons, he's even more inexperienced than I thought...

    There is nothing about this election that is funny!
     
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    Do candidates have speech writters too, or do they write their own speeches?
     
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    Guess Barry has learned something from Joe Biden ... but stealing lines for a political cartoon and not giving credit to the cartoonist ... Barry and David Axelrod are not ready for this stage ... I have never consider Obama the smartest of people, but he should know better than this ...
     
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    In the large scheme of things what does this really matter?
     
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    Well, I always thought plagiarism was against the law, for one. Maybe it isn't when you are running for president and playing to the masses with a silken tongue.

    And the cartoonist wrote the lines first on Sept 5, Obama borrowed them and didn't give credit. One would hope one running for POTUS would be a little more original than copying lines from a cartoon. But when one is an empty suit, what can we expect?
     
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    Agreed, more one sided nit picking.

    If they best folks can come up with not to vote for Obama is that he plagarised a speech, come talk to me - I can give you plenty of real reasons not to vote for him.
     
  12. Paladin

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    If I'm not mistaken, did not Joe Biden's presidential campaign in 1988 blow up after it was exposed that he had plagiarized parts of a Neil Kinnock (a British politician) speech.

    So failing to credit the original penner of the words, can have consequences. But with the MSM, Obama will never be held to account. Must be left to bloggers and bulletin boards.

    PALIN/JINDAL 2016
     
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    I do think these faux pauxs need to be noted, BUT for Pete's sake let's not make a major campaign issue about them. Use them to show a pattern, if applicable, but don't use a rifle to kill a hornet!! There's bigger game out there and if you use up the ammo on small stuff there won't be any for the larger stuff later.
     
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    For the most part, yes they have writers.
     
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    never mind...
     
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    Well, Palin said he mention of God and the war was a quote from Abe Lincoln. So is she guilty also?
     

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