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Idaho Republican finds inspiration in… Obama speech. May 24, 2010

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Heroes, News.

UPDATE: Vaughn Ward loses to the Tea Party Candidate, Raul Labrador.

Jay Leno makes fun of Ward and plays part of this video on his show.

Idaho Republican Vaughn Ward has already come under fire for mimicking other candidates’ policy language on his website, but now the congressional candidate is facing accusations of plagiarizing from another source: President Barack Obama.

In a kickoff speech for his campaign in January, Ward used language that closely followed Obama’s 2004 speech to the Democratic National Convention, and a conservative Idaho blog spliced together the two sets of remarks to show their similarities, accusing Ward of cribbing from Obama’s remarks.

The Video is Devastating.

Here’s what Obama said in 2004: “As we stand at the crossroads of history, we can make the right choices and meet the challenges that face us. If you feel the same urgency that I do, if you feel the same passion that I do, then I have no doubt the people will rise up in November and this country will reclaim its promise and out of this long political darkness, a brighter day will come.”

And here’s what Ward said in January: “As we stand on the crossroads of history, I know we can make the right choice and meet the challenges that lay before us. If you feel the same urgency and the same passion that I do, then I have no doubt that our voices will be heard in November. And our country will reclaim its promise and out of this darkness, a better day is on the horizon.”

Ward’s campaign dismissed the video, and spokesman Mike Tracy told POLITICO: “This is just more of the same from folks who are afraid that Vaughn’s the front-runner.”

Read more at Politico

Lucas Baumbach ~ RINO Hunter


1. BrewFan - May 24, 2010

I have no problem calling out Republican asshats too. What a loser.

2. TXMarko - May 24, 2010

Idiot. He should not gather another vote.

Not one.

3. Pupster - May 24, 2010




4. Cathy - May 24, 2010



5. Retired Geezer - May 24, 2010

Sarah Palin came to Boise to endorse Ward.
I disagree with her.

Ward is not the Tea Party pick, Raul Labrador is.

6. geoff - May 24, 2010

Sheesh – Ward’s version isn’t even as good as Obama’s.

7. Nan G - May 25, 2010

I only wonder who wrote Obama’s speech.
They were inspiring words.

It is pretty obvious he didn’t.
He can’t even remember to comment on people’s applause (or not to when they don’t ) without a prompt from TOTUS.

8. Cathy - May 25, 2010

These sorts of campaigns/competitions amongst the Repubs are going to happen. We can bank on it.

The Conservative & Tea Party folks job is to continue to point out who are for-real conservatives and who are not. We’ve all got a LOT of work to do — researching, coordinating, communicating.

9. Retired Geezer - May 26, 2010

Now that Raul won, all we have to do is beat the incumbent Democrat in November.

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