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Charlotte, NC — Here we go again. As you are aware and rejoicing at the fact, the DNC Convention finished Thursday night with nominee Joe Biden delivering his acceptance speech. He managed to deliver the address, reading from the teleprompter, with only a couple of gaffes and not tripping, which the media trumpeted as a success. He managed to exceed expectations because President Trump and his campaign have relentlessly criticized him for not being fully lucid.
But, as Van Jones admitted, the media would have praised whatever came out of his mouth. Biden couldn’t read scripture, excerpts from Proust or Hemingway, and they’d lap it up like starved children in need of food being kept at home away from school. But it turns out, there’s speculation that maybe they weren’t his own words, but stolen from someone else.
When Biden delivered his speech Thursday night, some Canadians sat up in their seats when they heard these lines: “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. And light is more powerful than dark.” Because to them, it sounded a lot like the words of Canadian leftist politician Jack Layton in a letter he wrote before he died in 2011. “My friends, love is better than anger,” Layton said. “Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.”
Folks on the left immediately raised questions over the speech.
Joe Biden accused of plagiarizing late Canadian politician Jack Layton in DNC speechhttps://t.co/eT21d8eqD1
From The Post Millennial:
Trans activist Sophia Banks wrote, “Jack Layton is trending. One of Canada’s most beloved politicians. As Biden butchers his dying words left to us”
Sandy Hudson, a Black Lives Matter activist, added “So very very Jack Layton.”
So very very Jack Layton #DNC2020 #cdnpoli https://t.co/e2pbOPZ73J
Joe Biden lifts some Jack Layton. The last time an American copied a Canadian this obviously was when Lenny Kravitz covered the Guess Who https://t.co/87ZC4ot9mt
“Jack Layton” trended on Twitter as Canadians discussed the question.
This isn’t the first time that Biden has been accused of plagiarizing. Old habits may die hard. Throughout the campaign, he has come up with ideas after President Donald Trump has already had them or put them into place, either just claiming them as his own outright or, perhaps, as bad, alternatively, not even being aware of what was being done by Trump.
In 1987, Biden had to drop out of his first presidential run, after he was busted for lying shamelessly about his academic record after yelling at a voter about how much smarter he was than him, as well as plagiarizing the Irish politician Neil Kinnock in a speech. Biden also admitted that he plagiarized a paper in law school.
From National Post:
Kinnock’s speech said, “Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys (his wife) the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because all our predecessors were thick?”
Biden’s speech said, “I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? Why is it that my wife who is sitting out there in the audience is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright?”
Joe Biden even lied about being marching/being active in the civil rights movement.
Biden has a history of gaffes, questionable comments and lies. He said in 2007 that Barack Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Recently, of course, he said told Charlamagne tha God, “You ain’t black” if you didn’t vote for him.
So given all that we know, we are left asking what point do people just say, whether he has a cognitive deficit now or not, he just has a long history of being a bald-faced liar?
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