Joe Biden’s first run for president in 1988 was ended when it became clear that he had plagiarized the speech of a foreign politician.
Now history is repeating itself.
Biden is facing claims that parts of his speech at the Democratic National Convention this week are a little too similar to a foreign politician.
The New York Post reports:
Joe Biden faces new plagiarism claim over DNC acceptance speech
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reprised his penchant for borrowing lines from other people’s work this week — apparently relying a bit too heavily on the words of a deceased Canuck party leader during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, reports said.
Biden concluded his Thursday night speech by saying: “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. Light is more powerful than dark.”
But Canadian media quickly noted that the former veep’s words were uncannily similar to those of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada’s left-wing New Democratic Party, who issued a poignant open letter to his fellow citizens as he lay dying in 2011.
“My friends,” Layton wrote, “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.”
Here’s a trip down memory lane:
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 21, 2020
Biden has also been accused of ripping off Trump:
"It looks like another case of plagiarism" – @TimMurtaugh
Once the plagiarist, always the plagiarist
Joe Biden doesn't have a plan, other than hiding in his basement and ripping off what President Trump has already done! pic.twitter.com/VcvgnzWH9K
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 23, 2020
This is what happens when you run someone for president who has been in politics for almost fifty years.
Biden should have retired long ago.