I woke up like a half hour ago and started my day like I always do, by checking twitter. That is where news happens, comes faster than anything on tv or the dinosaur that is print. Apparently during her speech last night Melania Trump essentially copied a Michelle Obama speech from 2008 word for word.
I just have one question to ask the fake outrage generation "Do I really need to pretend to care?"
Because if I'm being honest with you I just don't have the energy. It doesn't fucking matter. This election on both sides is already a complete shit show and this is just the latest log throw on the dumpster fire that is American Politics in 2016.
But for real, can we relax for a second? I mean technically yes, it sounds very similar to the Michelle Obama speech from 08 but instead of jumping on our soapbox let's actually listen.
They both said you should work hard for what you want, that word is your bond, and you should treat people with respect.
I swear Americans just love to be outraged. I mean don't get me wrong, the similarities are pretty clear, and it very well could of been "plagiarized" but at the same time those are all basic qualities and morals we should all have as human beings.
Let's just step away for a second and think. Michelle didn't exactly reinvent the wheel with that speech, it wasn't exactly ground breaking stuff she was saying. I don't care if you're white or black, straight or gay, rich or poor, man or woman, liberal or conservative, Red Sox or Yankees fan. That is a pretty good baseline to live your life by. We all should work hard and be good people. I know democrats think everything should be given out for free and that everybody should go to college for free, but have we really lost track of the American dream? Be a good person, work hard, have a family, then die. Seriously though, I think you could argue that despite the vast differences from left to right in politics day, it shows one similarity, we should just be good people to each other, and have some work ethic.
Also I NEED to know is it plagiarism if I say Tom Brady is a great quarterback because someone else has said it before? Idk is that a grey area? I'm semi-serious because I got in trouble for "plagiarizing" in college when I was using a quote. Idk I guess a quote can't make up 2 pages of a paper. Nobody told me that. But I guess this is a bad look for the Trump campaign, but let's be real for a second they've had literally hundreds of bad looks since this started and haven't been derailed yet. Let's not forget Trump said John McCain wasn't a war hero because he got captured. Still one of the hottest takes of all time.
How big of a political loser do you have to be to recognize that the speech was "plagiarized"? Don't get me wrong I'm a history guy, and have an encyclopedia of useless trivial knowledge in my brain, but if you actually remember a speech from nearly a decade ago word for word that wasn't made by a President you are a loserrrrrrrrrrrr. I don't even remember what I had for breakfast (that's a lie I had a shake like the last 200 days but I was just using the expression)
I don't want people reading this hating me now because it skewed pro Trump. I know our pussified society assumes you're a bigot if you side Trump. I'm not, I think LGBTQ people should have all the rights they want. I just think when we have to worry about ISIS and terror attacks every weekend, worrying about where someone takes a shit doesn't really fucking matter. I side Trump over Hillary the same way I side getting punched in the right side of my face over the left side of my face. Either way fucking hurts (our country).
Everybody on twitter is all butthurt about this, when Hillary literally quoted MLK as herself YESTERDAY.