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Obama 'Borrowing' Phrases in His Speeches


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#1    Captain Megaton

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:59 PM

Obama has been 'borrowing' phrases:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

'We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Just words?'  - Barack Obama 1/16/08

'We hold these truths to be self evident. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'We hold these truths to be self evident. Just words?' - Barack Obama 1/16/08

'I have a dream. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'I have a dream. Just words?' - Barack Obama 1/16/08

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:12 PM

Captain Megaton on Jul 28 2008, 07:59 AM, said:

Obama has been 'borrowing' phrases:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

'We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Just words?'  - Barack Obama 1/16/08

'We hold these truths to be self evident. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'We hold these truths to be self evident. Just words?' - Barack Obama 1/16/08

'I have a dream. Just words?' - Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval 10/15/06

'I have a dream. Just words?' - Barack Obama 1/16/08

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...  FDR was quoted as saying “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” in his First Inaugural Address ...


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:39 PM

Ancient history.  Deval is a close friend of Obama's who recommended he use the same rhetorical gambit on Hillary that Deval had used against his opponent 2 years before.  So they quote the same great American speeches and Obama "plagiarizes" 2 FREAKIN' WORDS!  rolleyes.gif  And this is evidence that Obama is unfit for office?  rofl.gif


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:48 PM

Pathetic.... just pathetic.... sleepy.gif

These phrases, uttered by great men and leaders are impossible to plagiarise because I figure just about everybody in the western world knows their source,

This is possibly the most pathetic and pointless attempt to slur Obama yet, but I am sure the reps have more "hold the front page" insights to share with us....


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

Now guys...If this is all you find I see a bleak future for Reps come September....

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:56 PM

acidhead43 on Jul 28 2008, 10:12 AM, said:

...  FDR was quoted as saying ...........

How DARE you use the term "FDR," since it includes Roosevelt's middle name initial. Otherwise, it might become convenient to refer to Barrack Hussein Obama as BHO. Oh the humanity!

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:04 PM

HKCavalier on Jul 28 2008, 10:39 AM, said:

So they quote the same great American speeches and Obama "plagiarizes" 2 FREAKIN' WORDS!


Did you watch the video? It's more than just two words.



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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

at least he didn't phone it in like McCain did

John McCain Gives 18 Minute Phone Speech - To Dead Air
By: Logan Murphy on Saturday, June 28th, 2008 at 3:00 PM - PDT  

LA Times:

    Although John McCain was stumping in Ohio on Friday, his campaign arranged for him to talk by phone to leaders of B’nai B’rith International, a major Jewish group, who were meeting in Ottawa. Reporters were invited to dial in to the conference call at 3 p.m. to listen.

    McCain soon came on the line and launched into his spiel. “Thank you for all the good you do,” he began. Then silence.

    Finally, the voice announced that McCain was on the road and had lost his cellphone signal. “We’ll just have to wait,” the voice counseled.

    Someone hummed a ditty into the phone. More minutes passed. Finally, at 3:18, McCain came back on the line.”Where did you lose me?” he asked.

    “We lost you at the very beginning,” he was told. “You gave your whole speech and you didn’t know you weren’t connected to us.”

    “I’m so sorry,” McCain replied. “I’m very sorry. I’ll do it again.” Read on…

That must have been one awkward moment. Not to promote the company, but THIS automatically came to mind. Senator McCain isn’t real hip to modern technology, but he is aware of the internet and how much the young kids love it.  Wow.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

keithisco on Jul 28 2008, 11:48 AM, said:

Pathetic.... just pathetic.... sleepy.gif

These phrases, uttered by great men and leaders are impossible to plagiarise because I figure just about everybody in the western world knows their source,

This is possibly the most pathetic and pointless attempt to slur Obama yet, but I am sure the reps have more "hold the front page" insights to share with us....


lmao.  this is what the desperate do when they have nothing to run on or with.

wait till the debates !!! McCain will blow his top. prove himself unstable .


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:26 PM

You really can't blame him.  He just reads word for word what comes across on the tele-prompter.



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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:35 PM

ohio traveler on Jul 29 2008, 07:26 PM, said:

You really can't blame him.  He just reads word for word what comes across on the tele-prompter.

Well... judging by the silence from McCain (I'm a hero) then he cant even read teleprompters!!!


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:09 PM

supercar on Jul 29 2008, 07:04 AM, said:

Did you watch the video? It's more than just two words.

I was talking about the "Just words" speech.  Now that I have watched the entire, tiresome video, I see that Obama is being attacked for his vocabulary, and for using clichés.  Using clichés is not plagiarism.  Using the same vocabulary as someone else is not plagiarism.  Those of us who are familiar with Malcolm X's speeches knew Obama was alluding to him.  Obama's audience knew why he was using the words "hoodwinked" and "bamboozling."  Does anyone seriously imagine that Oprah was quoting The Matrix when she said Obama was "the one?"  I'm surprised the video didn't show clips from Highlander and Jet Li's The One, fer cryin' out loud!  C'mon, get your sources right, people! rofl.gif


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:18 PM


I love it. "there can be only one". grin2.gif




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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:11 AM

ninjadude on Jul 29 2008, 04:18 PM, said:

I love it. "there can be only one". grin2.gif


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:14 AM

Umm don't all politicians hire people to write their speeches anyways?

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