Let’s get real: everyone plagiarizes.
The only thing Melania Trump is guilty of is taking from the wrong person. The fact is, speeches are meant to be repetitive. Speech writers take from well-known anecdotes, sayings, and quotes from famous orators of the past. It’s intentional, so that the listener will associate the speaker with someone they already trust and admire.
Why do you think so many people quote the Bible? Yep, you’re getting it.
Despite the few lines Melania’s speechwriter lifted, the overall message of Mrs. Trump’s speech was very unique and original. The left didn’t like it, so they ignored it. This sophisticated, articulate, successful woman praised the United States, told her personal story, and showered much love and support for her husband, who set aside a billion-dollar business to restore dignity to America.
Compare that to the litany of liberal politicians, those snakes who will do anything to hide their past and obscure the truth with empty rhetoric. They certainly know how to steal from others; that’s pretty much their one skill set.
Here are the top 10 most serious cases of Democratic plagiarism, among contemporary political figures:
- Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA). The California doctor and congressman admitted borrowing lines in an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee pushing for fast-track negotiating authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…
- Sen. John Walsh (D-MT): Walsh retired in 2014 after youthful plagiarism was uncovered. The New York Times reported: “His withdrawal from the race comes about two weeks after The New York Times reported that in 2007 Mr. Walsh plagiarized large sections of the final paper he completed to earn his master’s degree at the prestigious Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.”
- Mary Burke, candidate for WI governor. The Democrats’ 2014 nominee against incumbent Republican Scott Walker was caught by Buzzfeed: “Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin appear to be copied directly from the plans of three Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles.”
The list stretches on to include senators, potential governors, as well as the current VP, President, Hillary Clinton, and First Lady. Every example is far more than just a few lines lifted from an old speech. They stole major ideas, points, and messages from other writers. If you remove the plagiarism, they have very little left to say.