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There is probably nothing those who have spent eight years as lickspittles and catch-farts for Obama won’t do to convince themselves that they were part of something special rather than being part of a plague that has infested the United States and left it weaker, poorer, and less respected than it was when Obama took office. Case in point, this from Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau:
He could've at least thanked Obama for the opening line https://t.co/meP627U6pv
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 2, 2016
What, you might ask, is he talking about. He’s claiming that Rubio plagiarized the speech Obama gave after winning Iowa in 2008.
This is Rubio’s Iowa speech:
“So this is the moment they said would never happen. For months, for months they told us we had no chance. For months they told us because we offer too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance. For months they told us because we didn’t have the right endorsements or the right political connections, we had no chance. They told me that we have no chance because my hair wasn’t gray enough and my boots were too high.”
This is Obama’s Iowa speech:
“They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose. But on this January night, at this defining moment in history, you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do.”
By this standard, Favreau is actually saying that if you use English you are plagiarizing Obama. As Ace (of Ace of Spades HQ) observed:
yes it's a richly original line. No human being has ever said "They said it couldn't be done" before. @jonfavs
— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 2, 2016
Favreau is just nucking futs. Obama’s statement was a banal regurgitation of every victory speech ever written. So was Rubio’s… though at least he got in a dig at a ridiculous Right To Rise attack ad.