Top 10 Cases of Plagiarizing Democrats

by JOEL B. POLLAK

Melania Trump — or her speechwriters — stand accused of plagiarizing several lines from First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech (which was itself accused of lifting lines from Saul Alinsky).

When Democrats do the same — or worse — the political damage tends to be far worse, since a significant proportion of the media can be counted upon to distill the “larger truth” of whatever it was they are trying to say. Even for Democrats, however, excuses do run out.

Here are the top 10 most serious cases of Democratic plagiarism, among contemporary political figures:

10. Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA). The California doctor and congressman admittedborrowing lines in an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee pushing for fast-track negotiating authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Buzzfeed, which made the initial catch, noted that Bera had borrowed heavily from Obama administration talking points and from pro-business sources.

9. 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.”

8. 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.”

7. Susan Wismer, candidate for SD governor. In another catch for Buzzfeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski, South Dakota’s 2014 Democratic nominee was caught borrowing campaign materials — including, ironically, biographical material from Mary Burke of Wisconsin (#8 above), who herself faced plagiarism accusations in the same election cycle, just days before.

6. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The liberal firebrand from Harvard, whose claims to Native American ancestry have never been authenticated, contributed several recipes to a cookbook called Pow Wow Chow in the 1980s. In 2012, it emerged that several of those recipes appeared to have been stolen from the New York Times — and were French, not Native American.

5. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The current Secretary of State faced several accusations of plagiarism during his 2004 presidential campaign, including the claim that he copied several passages in his 2007 book from other sources, and speculation that he may have stolen a campaign trail “memory” from Hillary Clinton’s memoir of the 1992 election.

4. Michelle Obama. Though the accusation never found traction in the mainstream media, the aspiring First Lady appeared to have lifted phrases from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radical — a classic primer on community organizing — and attributed them to her husband. It is conceivable that Obama, an accused plagiarizer himself (see below), passed them off as his own. 

3. Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE). Biden’s 1988 presidential aspirations were destroyed after it emerged that he borrowed heavily from British Labour Party politician Neal Kinnock — not just Kinnock’s words, but his biographical details. He was also found to have plagiarized in law school. Biden still made it to the top — or near the top — on charm and sheer perseverance.

2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). The 2008 and 2016 presidential candidate was accused, both times, of plagiarizing others’ lines — and her own. Most recently, she was accused by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of stealing his talking points, partly in an effort to convince left-wing voters that there was no distance between the two. Her effort inspired a hashtag: #StealtheBern.

1. Barack Obama. The supposedly great orator was caught lifting the major refrain, “Don’t tell me words don’t matter,” from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, his friend and fellow Harvard Law graduate. The irony of arguing for the importance of words, and then borrowing those words without attribution, was a sign of just how empty so many of those words really were.

Well, Well, Looks Like Michelle Got Caught Plagiarizing Too!

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In 2008, bloggers accused Michelle Obama of lifting some of her lines for her DNC speech from Saul Alinsky.

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Breitbart.com reported: Trump’s wife joins Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden as accused plagiarists. Even Michelle Obama was accused of plagiarizing part of her own 2008 DNC speech.

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Michelle Obama: “…the world as it should be.” In 2008, the aspiring First Lady was accused by bloggers of lifting lines for her DNC speech from Saul Alinsky. Alinsky wrote, in Rules for Radicals (emphasis added): “The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be.” Michelle Obama said: “And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about ‘the world as it is‘ and ‘the world as it should be.’” (Perhaps Mr. Obama who left out the attribution.)

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Senior communications adviser Jason Miller said: “In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”

CNN Reporter Criticizes Hillary On-Air; IMMEDIATELY This Happens

Most of us know by now that presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s enemies don’t fare too well. This CNN reporter found out first-hand how Clinton criticism is handled.

Townhall reported that CNN anchor Brianna Keilar criticized Clinton’s support of the 1994 crime bill during a live report in Springfield, Illinois.

Suddenly after Keilar began to criticize the presumptive Democrat nominee the Clinton News Network had some technical difficulties and dropped the feed.

As a quick refresher, the 1994 crime bill was called the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The bill included the expansion of the death penalty as well as the elimination of federal funding for inmate education — among other things.

It was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, written by current Vice President and former Senator Joe Biden and had widespread Democrat support including reluctant Clinton fan club president Senator Bernie Sanders. It was also supported by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

If anyone is following what Clinton has said on the trail — and God bless you for that, it’s a painful task — you’ll recall that Clinton is speaking out against “mass incarceration.”

“End the era of mass incarceration, reform mandatory minimum sentences, and end private prisons,” a quote taken directly from Clinton’s campaign website.

The left has claimed for a while that the bill has had a disproportionately negative effect on the incarceration rates of black males in America.

Keilar correctly pointed out the hypocrisy of Clinton calling for the end of the era of mass incarceration that she was a supporter of:

“Remember, Hillary Clinton has some vulnerabilities herself even as she call for criminal justice reform. Because of her support for in the 1990’s for anti-crime legislation that ultimately help contribute to this era of mass incarceration that she now speaks out to agai … ”

Take a look at the video below. As you can see by the captions, the reporter was supposed to be bashing Trump and forgot that the truth stops when Clinton starts:

It’s a hilarious example of what happens when the left wing agenda meets the Clinton machine.

Clinton will say and do whatever it takes to get elected. Remember when she was against same sex-marriage, and now she’s marching in gay pride parades?

The left has to be pretty conflicted right now. Do they stick to their radical agenda and hold Clinton accountable for her glaring hypocrisy and lies, or do they support their candidate no matter what?

I wonder if Keilar got a chance to finish her critique once the feed was up and running again? That’ll probably occur after CNN issues a statement saying “we’re really sorry for reporting the truth, it’ll never happen again.”

CNN reminded everyone just why they got the nickname “The Clinton News Network” and it looks like they will be living up to that name this election cycle.

Biden: Trump Makes Me Sad

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BY STEVE GUEST

Vice President Joe Biden says, “When I listen to some of the stuff Donald Trump says, it just makes me sad.”

In an interview with Billboard about his “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses, Biden said, “It’s never, never been wise to try and appeal to the darker side of human nature.”

Biden was asked, “Do you ever hear Donald Trump speak and think, ‘Boy, I would love to debate that guy?’”

The vice president responded, “When I listen to some of the stuff Donald Trump says it just makes me sad.”
Adding, “Abraham Lincoln was right — it’s about appealing to our better angels. That’s who Americans are and that’s what they want.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/30/biden-trump-makes-me-sad/#ixzz44Q1kl6bI

Biden’s One-Night Stay in Mexico City Cost Taxpayers $538,528…

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Vice President Joe Biden’s hotel tab for his recent one-night stay in Mexico City cost taxpayers more than $500,000.

Biden, who attended an annual economic summit with Mexican leaders, stayed at the luxury Intercontinental Presidente Hotel. Biden led a delegation attending the summit that included Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

The trip called for 260 hotel rooms and meeting spaces, according to a State Department contract. The total hotel tab was $538,528.65.

The government said the trip costs were justified due to security concerns and last-minute planning.

“In addition to supporting a large delegation within a short time frame, last minute and frequent changes of itineraries for supporting personnel often result in significant changes in how Posts work with the vendors,” the State Department said. “With the exception of a few trips, contracts are not permitted to be signed until the Department of State (Post) has written confirmation from all supporting agencies, which enables collection of funds from said agencies in the event of cancellation.”

“These unique Senior High-Level USG [U.S. government] VIP travel requirements result in only a single or a very limited number of responsible sources with no other supplies or services capable of satisfying agency requirement,” they added.

Biden spent only one night in Mexico City, according to the White House schedule. He departed Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and was in Mexico on Thursday to attend meetings for the summit. By Friday, he was in Utah for a “roundtable on cancer.”

News reports on what was accomplished at the economic summit are scarce, except for reporting on Biden feeling the need to “almost” apologize to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for some of Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration. No press pool for the Vice President was filed during the trip.

The Intercontinental Presidente Hotel where Biden stayed is described as a “luxury hotel tower with sweeping city views.”

“Forty-two stories high, this cosmopolitan Mexico City hotel puts the city at your feet,” reads the description of the hotel’s website. “Located in the thriving Polanco district, you’re immersed in a Mexican experience that’s uniquely local yet international.”

The hotel has “world class” rain showers and blackout blinds. Executive rooms and suites are “comfortable and luxurious” and have televisions in the bathroom.

The Intercontinental Presidente also offers numerous spa treatments, including steam bathing, massages, beauty treatments, body scrubs, body wraps, foot reflexology, manicures and pedicures, and waxing.

Sheriff Paul Babeu slams the administration’s ‘apology tour’

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Biden: I feel almost obliged to apologize for GOP rhetoric on Mexico; Reaction on ‘Your World’

Kara Lyons 

They do not represent what Congress and political people in power believe in that regard there right. but we the people the masses hell no
Luis Salazar 

Nobody respects the US anymore
DeathdealersClan Gaming 

Mexico will pay for it. Just like we pay for their people to come to America illegally .
lakecrab 

XDDD, Vicente…How much money is wired home by expats, migrant workers and illegals to your great country from the USA? As President, Don would simply take a chunk of it before it lands in your El Banko my man.
Russell Karnes 

We the People want America back that’s why Trump is winning. This Administration is a Disgrace. Enforcing the Law! You have no idea what is going on along the boarder, It’s all paid for to do nothing
Yabba dabba DINDU NUFFIN2 

the media attacks on trump is only makeing him go up in the polls