Fmr. Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bush’s 2007 SOTU Speech

Barack Obama has developed a troubling reputation for blaming the results of his incompetence on his predecessor, George W. Bush. According to one of the 43rd president’s speechwriters, however, Obama can legitimately point the finger at Bush regarding much of the content of his latest State of the Union address.

Marc Thiessen, who was the lead speechwriter for the 2007 State of the Union speech delivered by Bush, publicly accused Obama of plagiarizing a large portion of that address when composing Tuesday night’s delivery.

“It was eerily familiar,” Thiessen explained, noting that while none of Bush’s lines were repeated verbatim, both speeches contained many of the same very specific themes.

“There were lines like, ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future 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 health care, extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy,’” he said. “All of that came from the 2007 State of the Union from George W. Bush.”

Obama is often praised for his oratorical skills; however, much of his latest speech was marred by his stunted annunciation and tendency to stumble over his words. Of course, according to Thiessen, they weren’t even his words.

Accusations of plagiarism are nothing new in the world of politics – or in Obama’s career.

Researchers have identified several passages and themes from his book, “The Audacity of Hope,” that were apparently lifted or heavily inspired by previous works. Additionally, several speeches – including his 2011 State of the Union address – have elicited similar accusations.

That speech, according to an opinion piece in U.S. World and News Report, “contained enough recycled ideas and lines lifted from speeches of others to make historians wince.”

For comparison, transcripts of both the 2007 and 2014 addresses are available online.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    What would anyone expect from this burrhead, Obutthole is the most lying president that has ever held the office.This mongrel makes Benedict Arnold look like a patriot

    • Linda From NY says:

      Hi Edward,
      What an embarrassment for Obama and his speech writer that they got caught using Bush's old speech. I am glad I didn't bother to listen to him, what for? you know that all you are going to hear is more lies.

      He is so desperate to win back approvals that he and his people stoop so low and steals to steal another writer's work

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        The Monkey is so desperate for good press which he always gets using the wounded warrior a a prop to show him and the fat ass Grape Ape gets sympathy for them.

        • Crazy-Sane person says:

          That’s harsh, instead putting all your anger and frustration on Obama, put some of it on congress

          • Seeks_the_truth says:

            Congress, at least the Republicans, are doing what the people put them there for. To stop the socialist agenda of the left.
            The usurper obama deserves all the anger and hate he gets for the piss poor policies he's pushed on America that has taken us down the toilet.

          • Edwardkoziol says:

            Why congress isn't the one who will crap on the constitution it's your boytoy Elephant Ears.If you real dove into politics you'd know the republicans have come up with bills and that useless old dwarf Reid won't even bring them for a vote to protect Obuttholes half black ass.So it's time for a liberal like you to smarten up

          • Since Demoncraps control the Senate half of Congress, are you willing put 2/3rds of the blame/responsibility on Obama and the Senate half of Congress?

          • Seeks_the_truth says:

            It refuses to answer I see. Did you really expect it to accept reality?
            Yea, I didn't think so either.

      • Crazy-Sane person says:

        Hello Linda….. it’s been a long time………

  2. Crazy-Sane person says:

    Obama is never going to be impeached……..

  3. Seeks_the_truth says:

    I love it!
    Oblameo went from blaming Bush to plagiarizing him!
    Too rich!

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