G.W. Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Parts of 2007 SOTU

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 12:11 AM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A former speechwriter for President George W. Bush says he recognized several phrases in President Barack Obama's State of Union speech on Tuesday – because he wrote them.

"Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush," Marc Thiessen, lead speechwriter for Bush's 2007 State of the Union address, said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File."

Thiessen read aloud multiple quotes from Obama's speech in which he referenced "hope and opportunity." All of those lines came from Bush's 2007 speech, he said.

"Now, of course, Barack Obama and George W. Bush and conservatives have a very different understanding of  'opportunity,'" Thiessen said.

Obama thinks the path to opportunity is more governmental involvement, while conservatives think it's more private enterprise, Thiessen said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NYPD: Cop Ambush Killer Told Passers-by to Watch

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 16:38 PM

The gunman who ambushed two New York City police officers in their car told two passers-by to watch what I'm going to  . . .

Video Shows Police Efforts to Save Slain Brothers

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 21:54 PM

The New York Post has posted dramatic video of the efforts to save the two NYPD officers gunned down Saturday. . . .

Protesters Vow to Continue After Officers' Deaths

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 21:48 PM

Protesters who have been marching in the streets of New York all month said they will continue despite the shooting deat . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved