Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By most accounts Melania Trump gave a speech as good as Michelle Obama's speech in 2008. In fact it was Michelle Obama's speech from 2008. Update!

Courtesy of Vox: 

One of the more uplifting sections in Melania Trump’s convention speech tonight was virtually identical to a passage from Michelle Obama’s convention speech in 2008.

I kind of exaggerated how much of the speech was plagiarized in the headline for comedic value, but it IS still a speech given by a wannabe First Lady that borrows liberally from a speech given by the current First Lady, so it is definitely worthy of mocking.

What's more it speaks to the sloppiness of the Trump campaign which has been pointed out again and again. After all how you run your campaign is a voter's first hint as to how you will run the country.

And so far it appears that Trump would run it into the ground.

Speaking of the campaign Trump's campaign manager knows just whose fault all of this is....Hillary's.

Courtesy of Politico: 

But Tuesday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Manafort categorically denied that Melania Trump’s speech had been lifted in any way from remarks by Obama or anyone else. 

“I thought Melania Trump hit it out of the park when she talked about her love of family, the feeling of an immigrant that comes to this country and succeeds,” Manafort said. “And I thought that the feeling she has towards her husband and her depiction of the real Donald Trump came through loud and clear.” 

“There's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech. These are common words and values that she cares about her family, things like that,” he continued when asked by anchor Chris Cuomo about the plagiarism allegations. “I mean, she was speaking in front of 35 million people last night. She knew that. To think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama's words is crazy. This is once again an example of when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton, how she seeks out to demean her and take her down. It's not going to work.” 

For the record news outlets and folks on social media were already pointing out the plagiarism well before anybody on the Clinton campaign got around to tweeting it out.

Besides I think we all know where the blame really lies.

Yep, that makes sense.

Update: Jokes on you liberals, Melania Trump did not plagiarize Michelle Obama. She plagiarized Twilight Sparkle.
Damn, just how deep is this rabbit hole? 

232 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Now Rawstory says "Save my marriage" because Melania, a college graduate (not) told Lauer she wrote the speech. Now, sounds like she fears for her marriage as donald is loyal to no one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:32 AM

      Every relationship with Trump is tenuous.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous9:44 AM

      Hey, Maleria, remember "A man who marries his mistress creates a job opening" You are getting old, while Donald is still a very young teen!!

      Delete
    3. Anonymous10:01 AM

      She's a phony like Donald and the rest of his clan. They are all hucksters.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Melania has claimed to be a college graduate. She's actually a drop-out.

      "she was accepted at the University of Ljubljana to study architecture. But at the same time her modeling career was beginning to flourish."

      "she abandoned the degree, moving first to Milan where she met New York agent Paolo Zampolli - the matchmaker who introduced her to Trump."

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3279399/Will-Lady-Melania-Trump-s-extraordinary-journey-card-carrying-Communist-s-daughter-teenage-model-White-House-favorite-s-wife-revealed.html#ixzz4EthrSqHv

      Delete
  2. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Boy, the spin from the RNC is fascinating. Not her fault. Not Michelle's words,. Just words, anyone can use them. Deport all immigrants and let no more in, but isn't Melania amazing having come here as an immigrant and succeeded in marrying a millionaire (ZsaZsa would be so proud.) It's be more amazing if the woman could speak English and actually write her own speeches, or at least Google some cool phrases and then say, "As Michelle Obama said in 2008..." See how easy that is, Melania? And yes, dear, I have a college degree and you don't, but I also don't have speech writers, maids, hairdressers, and private jets at my disposal. And let us know when your son learns about 'hard work' and 'honesty' from Daddy the Cheat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      True or Not: She is a Model.
      Knauss studied design at the High School of Design in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and architecture at the University of Ljubljana,[3][17][18][7][16] dropping out after her first year.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Then she came over to the US and studied "How to get a VERY rich husband" Trouble is, tRump is NOT nearly as rich as he professes to be.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous9:53 AM

      Perhaps her pornography should be outed too.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous10:23 AM

      Melanoma did not drop out she flunked out her freshman year but has touted herself as a college graduate ad nauseum.

      Her lying is as poorly handled as the boob job she got to promote her modeling career when she couldn't get work. Google it.

      That dress last night was altered to cup her big A** and very inappropriate.

      Delete
    5. Anonymous10:24 AM

      The GQ naked pose on the private jet when she was Drumpf's girlfriend is available on the internet. Google it - print it - share it. First lady? First whore, actually.

      Delete
    6. Anonymous10:39 AM

      Poor Melania she can only mimic royalty.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3697561/Has-Melania-Trump-taking-tips-Britain-s-stylish-women-Donald-s-wife-stuns-1-668-Roksanda-dress-just-days-SamCam-Duchess-Cambridge-wore-theirs.html

      Delete
    7. Anonymous11:08 AM

      The front of the dress was bunched up, making her look pregnant. Surely she will not plagerize PayMe and give birth to a handicapped child.

      Delete
  3. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Since political correctness and basic decency have been routed by tRump from the public political discourse....let's just drop the foreign sounding "Melahhhnia" and americanize it to Melanie which is, of course, shortened to Mel. Mel Trump, sounds much more 'mercan.

    Alsotoo, Mel for #1stMILF...w/pics!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Mel Drumpf

      Delete
  4. Anonymous8:41 AM

    There's also the literal (Rick Astley) rickroll from the Vox article "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down." And there's this:

    Melania said:

    Always trust yourself, think for yourself, act for yourself, speak for yourself. Be yourself!

    Weirdly, this quote was literally about speaking for yourself, but Melania stole it from another intelligent Chicago black lady:

    “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.”

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/52182-trust-yourself-think-for-yourself-act-for-yourself-speak-for

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Here's the Vox rickroll link http://www.vox.com/2016/7/19/12221654/melania-trump-rickroll

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous8:45 AM

    I haven't read any comment from Hillary about this. But to blame her for it is truly amazing.
    You have to wonder where all of these cockroaches are going to scurry off to after the election.

    Pat Padrnos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:29 AM

      I love the silence from First Lady Michelle and President Obama! They don't need to utter a word and they know it!

      They are such a class act and have always been!

      Trumps - on the other hand - hardly!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Manafort couldn't poop this morning. Hillary's fault.

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Anonymous9:34 AM

      I think Manfort would throw her under the bus.

      Delete
  8. Anonymous8:49 AM

    The media is giving Mrs. Trump a pass. They assume she didn't write the speech, even though she said in an interview that she wrote the speech with very little help.

    If Trump runs the country the same way he runs his businesses and now the campaign, we will be in a world of hurt if he wins.

    Everyone please get the non voters in your circle to register to vote. Then get them to the polls. Unless they support Trump, then don't bother.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous8:50 AM

    I was glad to see last night that someone (Huffpo) was finally drawing attention to the fact that Melania lies on her website about having a college degree (article says her speech was "as credible as" her degree). She was a victim of Trump's people last night, but lying is also not new to her. Melania twists the truth often, just like Donald. I've commented on many sites about how Melania's site is filled with lies or at least exaggerations, like about the college degree and that her magazine covers were got on her own (she was already with Donald for every single one--he is the reason she was on those mags' covers) and like about her success as a businesswoman (her jewelry line was on TV and they stopped selling it long ago and it's only on eBay,and her skin care line is dead because it's a bad investment and yet she claims great success in both areas). She is a liar. And because she is, I have no sympathy for what was done to her last night.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:59 AM

      Lewendoski was right to ask for Manefort firing. Anything that comes out of a campaign must be reviewed before it is released to the public. This is applicable to any business too. This is project management 101.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:49 AM

      Trump only hires the best people and he can't fire them and admit he made a mistake.

      Unless his caretakers call a meeting. They must see he is getting a little off in the head now, like memory and senile issues.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous11:42 AM

      Trump just lost Big, his talking point about "lying Hillary". Now we can say with proof (35 million witnesses, if you believe the number who saw this on TV last night) that Trump in not trustworthy. Who ya' gonna' believe? Trump or Hillary is more trustworthy? My vote is with Hillary any day.

      Delete
  10. Anonymous8:51 AM

    We've been rickrolled folks! No question now that the Trump campaign has been infiltrated. First it was the TP logo and now Melania's speech. I am getting nothing done at the office this week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KtzdP7mR-4

    Sheesh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me, neither. I start to work and then just take a QUICK PEEK at the latest on Melania, and next thing I know it's afternoon already.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous1:46 PM

      OMG Martha, same here!

      Delete
  11. Anonymous8:52 AM

    She blatantly plagiarizes a speech, so what do they do ? What else.....Blame it on Clinton !!

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-campaign-denies-plagiarism-in-melanias-speech-blames-reaction-on-clinton/ar-BBuvs9D?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=edgsp

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:51 AM

      As the world is rolling in gut wrenching laughter. Rick

      Delete
  12. Anonymous8:52 AM

    It's not cribbing, it's called plagiarism.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:52 AM

      Yes, and there is no similarities betweem manafort and frankenstein.

      Delete
  13. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Sure they are common words, but it's the way those common words are arranged that make it plagiarism!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly. Thoughts cannot be copyrighted, but the expression of those thoughts certainly can be.

      Delete
  14. Anonymous8:56 AM

    If this exchange of tweets is real President Obama just owned Trump like a boss:
    https://www.facebook.com/slam100.5/posts/1101831283236112

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:17 AM

      12:14 am 19-JULY 2012<POTUS
      too funny-NOT!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:25 AM

      It's a hoax. President Obama didn't introduce Michelle in 2012 (July 2012 is the date of the alleged POTUS tweet), and the 2012 Dem Convention was held in September. http://www.npr.org/2012/09/04/160578836/transcript-michelle-obamas-convention-speech

      Delete
    3. Anonymous12:35 PM

      Nor did President Obama, then Senator, introduce Michelle in 2008. The candidate does not appear until he/she accepts the nomination. Obviously, Trump doesn't understand the traditional protocol.
      Beaglemom

      Delete
  15. Anonymous8:56 AM

    It's the denial of the Trump Campaign that is so much fun. It's Hillary's fault. I'm surprised that they didn't blame Michelle Obama for emailing a copy of her speech to Melania, saying, "Here, you can use this."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      Right, just like it's Hillary's curse that she voted to go to Iraq, but the same vote was but a youthful indiscretion when it comes to Mikey Pence.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Why not admit to it, apologize and move on. No. Trump has to pick his own sores until he's scarred.

      Delete
  16. Anonymous8:57 AM

    The other big lie about Melania's speech is that she wrote it mostly by herself. Her language skills are not that good; the difference between the text of the speech and her answers to questions in interviews tells the story.

    It's ironic, given how the GOP and especially Donald Trump, despises the Obamas, that last night's speech was lifted so much from Michelle Obama's speech of 2008. The Obamas are good enough to steal from but . . . .

    O/T I've been watching the documentary about the White House that was on PBS about a week ago and I shudder at the thought of Trump or any members of his family ever crossing that threshold.
    Beaglemom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:35 AM

      She told Matt Lauer she wrote it this morning.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:01 AM

      Kind of like Sarah Palin got a degree or had certain kids. It's all spin.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Anon 9:35
      Actually that was an interview from yesterday before the speech. The conundrum now is that Melania is either lying about writing the speech or she is a plagiarist. Either way they spin it she and they look stupid.

      Sheesh

      Delete
  17. Anonymous8:58 AM

    In your opinion Gryphen, what are the chances this man will be President? Some days I honestly worry....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      ALL THIS<<My thoughts exactly, we can only continue to fight....Richard Clarke and the world watch this insanity, NO dRumpf has a TINY dick.
      http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/19/hillary-clinton-candidate-bounce-conventions.html

      Delete
  18. Anonymous9:03 AM

    All the political Republicans are trying to save Trump and his wife and just blatantly lie!

    Amazing to watch them when the media (MSNBC) has put up Mrs. Obama's 2008 speech along side the one done by Mrs. Trump yesterday.

    It IS plagiarism - no doubt it! They must think the majority of Americans are idiots!

    Trump does not deserve being POTUS. He brings nothing to the table other than fear, hate, racism, lies and the want of more wars!

    Fuck him and the Republicans on the national, state and local arenas. They have proved themselves to be nothing more than scum upon our country!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Anonymous9:13 AM

    If we're lucky Paul Manafort will crash from a heart attack before the week is done. He looks like a cadaver already.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:37 AM

      That's what Russians do to journalists via poison.

      That's why trump loves the Russians.

      Delete
  20. I totally believe that Trump wrote the speech. He would never let anyone else to put words into her mouth. She's HIS! And also, who else would be SOSOSO stupid? Certainly not anyone who's had any speech-writing experience, never mind training or education. Everyone, please read the New Yorker article about what his ghostwriter says about him, including that he has "no attention span" and that "lying is second nature to him."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:03 AM

      I agree. He lies and puts in squarely in your face.

      I am surprised he has any worth to his creditors. He is definitely high risk.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Nope...had to be an infiltrator. This was purposeful; just enough plagiarism to be caught and a rickroll in the middle.

      Sheesh

      Delete
    3. Anonymous10:56 AM

      THIS^ and This below on Twitter. dRumpf wants OUT. He has done everything to get dRumpfed on. Yet he is somehow 'god-less like' to himself.
      Called>agreeancethoritarianism

      Delete
    4. 10:03 I don't think he will after this. Rational, sane people see what an absolute joke this guy is. His word salad is just as confusing as Palin's

      Delete
    5. Anonymous12:15 PM

      How did infiltrator get past final approval? Manafort and Trump?

      Delete
  21. Even Trump's Twitter response was almost exactly the same as Obama's response back in 2008. Blaming Hillary? Don't these clowns ever own up to anything? In a side by side comparison of both speeches, you can see the plagiarism.
    Melania said that it took her 5 weeks to write it, "with very little help". Yeah, sure.
    I'm thinking that Donald is going to do with Melania, what McCain did to Palin, limit exposure, and gag her so the stupidity doesn't fall out anymore.

    ReplyDelete
  22. A. J. Billings9:26 AM

    Just like Paylin, she lies about having a degree.

    And like Paylin, once she latched onto a wealthy famous guy, she grabbed hold for fame, money, and a free lunch.

    Worked so hard when she came here, just long enough to snag a fat, narcissistic, bloated, immoral human TICK name DrumpF

    ReplyDelete
  23. Anonymous9:30 AM

    I wonder if this was sabatoge by some Hillary supporter, rather than stupidity or sloppiness. Who helped her write the speech?
    Lucy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:48 AM

      Lucy in the sky? Are you lost again?

      Delete
    2. No Hillary supporter, but likely a staffer who got pissed on one too many times.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous10:03 AM

      Clearly sabotage but it could be any number of sources. A disgruntled Trump staffer, a dem plant, someone who simply finds the challenge invigorating. Could be a group or could be a lone wolf. Hey, maybe it's Corey Lewandowski's revenge! Regardless, there is no question that the Trump campaign has been infiltrated so expect more surprises since the campaign appears to be impotent. Again, I refer to the disastrous TP logo which was quickly replaced the next day.

      Sheesh

      Delete
    4. Anonymous10:16 AM

      How would a Hillary plant get past Manaffuc_?

      Delete
    5. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Democrats don't have to sabotage Trump when he does it ad infinitum. He needs a medical checkup.

      Delete
    6. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Why clearly sabotage?

      Maybe it was just some lazy Trump staffer who cheated his or her own way through college. Or maybe it was actually Mrs. Trump who doesn't have much to say so she copied from Mrs. Obama's 2008 speech. Or maybe it was one of Trump's sons who, after all, are Trump's sons.

      Those scenarios are just as likely as some kind of sabotage.

      Delete
    7. Anonymous11:46 AM

      How Trump and his top aids are handling this now is more vital than who to blame for the most humiliating embarrassing speech of the campaign.

      Trump did not need to expand on the bad choices. He could have come out right away correcting and going forward.

      His choice is to make a big blow up.

      He is allow Melania to be mocked and more scrutiny for her. Before this many were fine with giving her a pass as she is new to this game. Now she will be remembered for all history for this speech mess. It doesn't matter that Manafort was the one to inspect it and make sure it was honest and no chance of inappropriate in any way.

      Does Trump trust this Manfort? Trump, business man should have been in on the speech with Melania and had their work verified by people that do political speech writing for a living.

      This was one of the biggest moments for Donald Trump. His family should make him human. He looks like a failed business venture.

      He knows show business and the media well. Why he insists on making bad calls indicates failing mental health.

      Not good for a charlatan, con to lose their mind. I doubt Ivanka team can help him now.

      Delete
    8. Anonymous11:50 AM

      Yikes. I wasn't clear. I don't mean that Hillary put her up to it. I mean some quiet, devious, person who is afraid of Trump becoming President.

      Delete
    9. Anonymous11:53 AM

      You're right. It might not have been sabotage. I absolutely don't believe Hillary, or anyone in her campaign, sent someone to do it. too risky. and I don't think she's unethical.

      It might have been some lazy Trump staffer. But it reminds me of the SP queston. What's more likely, the Wild Ride, or a Birth Hoax. What's more likely? A campaign person used Michelle's words and didn't realize it, and thought htey could get away with it? or sabotage? I don't know. I'm not sure it was sabotage. I'm not sure it wasn't.
      Lucy

      Delete
    10. Anonymous3:24 PM

      Maybe Ivanka wants Daddy all to herself?

      Delete
  24. Anonymous9:33 AM

    They also stole music from the band Queen ( they refused him permission to use it) for his grand entrance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      drumpfs attitude> "Sue me.
      Tripp's favorite word 'Faggots" I HATE YOU!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rnBF3wJ78
      and this too>
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEQdYdCfl60

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:06 PM

      But Melanoma didn't claim to have written the song.

      Delete
  25. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Loving the delusional comments at the pond! The scum deny plagiarism and, heck, even if it is, when Melanoma spoke the words, she spoke from her heart-Michelle, not so much...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:43 AM

      Sick delusional individuals. There is no cure.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:34 AM

      There is a cure. Dying off from old age. But, they were allowed to reproduce, so yeah, you are right, 10:43.

      Delete
  26. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Never Trump is not dead. We mean what we say
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/19/never-trump-is-not-dead

    The buck stops with Trump. I think he is treating his wife like shit in this shit storm. I hope his poor daughter Tiffany is treated better. the man is a monster. He uses women. What he did to Melania is one of the worst to come to light during his campaign.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:54 PM

      Tiffany is his daughter with Marla "No, really, we're just friends" Maples. Herr Drumpf was recorded in an interview speculating whether the baby would have boobs as big as her mom's.

      Only possible response--Ewww.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3528887/Donald-Trump-talks-infant-daughter-Tiffany-s-breasts-uncovered-interview-1994.html

      Delete
  27. Anonymous10:23 AM

    CNN
    No one to be fired after Melania Trump speech plagiarism episode

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/19/politics/melania-trump-michelle-obama-speech/index.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:06 PM

      Gee and professors get fired.

      Delete
  28. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Rick Gates is getting nailed for this? Maybe it was him, maybe not. They may have to admit mistakes and they must blame someone.
    So far the Trump spin is lame.

    Daily Mail
    Named: Donald Trump aide who let Melania speak Michelle Obama's words – campaign chairman's former lobbying partner faces calls to be sacked as Republican's camp is plunged into civil war
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3697909/Named-Donald-Trump-aide-let-Melania-speak-Michelle-Obama-s-words-Campaign-chairman-s-former-lobbying-partner-faces-calls-sacked-Republican-s-team-plunged-civil-war.html

    'There's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech' insists Trump's campaign chief after critics point out word-for-word similarities between Melania's convention and Michelle Obama's from eight years ago
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3696859/Did-Melania-Trump-plagiarize-Michelle-Obama-Donald-s-wife-accused-copying-two-passages-Lady-s-2008-Democratic-Convention-speech.html

    ReplyDelete
  29. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Republicans rush to defend Melania Trump speech from plagiarism accusationsCLEVELAND—The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.”

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort insisted no mistakes had been made with the speech and said the issue was “totally blown out of proportion.”

    “Nobody believes she did it,” he told The Associated Press. “Nobody believes it. There were a few words on it, but they’re not words that were unique words. Ninety-nine per cent of that speech talked about her being an immigrant and love of country and love of family and everything else.”https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/19/melania-trumps-speech-has-striking-similarities-to-2008-michelle-obama-comments.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:12 PM

      I thought Republicans didn't like immigrants? What's up with that?

      Delete
  30. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Sorry, this replaces previous comment


    Republicans rush to defend Melania Trump speech from plagiarism accusations

    CLEVELAND—The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.”

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort insisted no mistakes had been made with the speech and said the issue was “totally blown out of proportion.”

    “Nobody believes she did it,” he told The Associated Press. “Nobody believes it. There were a few words on it, but they’re not words that were unique words. Ninety-nine per cent of that speech talked about her being an immigrant and love of country and love of family and everything else.”

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/19/melania-trumps-speech-has-striking-similarities-to-2008-michelle-obama-comments.html

    ReplyDelete
  31. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Samantha Bee skewering Palin.

    https://vid.me/uMjG

    ReplyDelete
  32. Anonymous10:38 AM

    MELANIA WHAT'S ABSURD IS THIS PARAGRAPH

    Manafort told CNN Mrs. Trump was aware of “how her speech was going to be scrutinized” and said any notion that she picked up portions of Mrs. Obama’s convention talk was “just absurd.” He also tried to blame Hillary Clinton.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/19/melania-trumps-speech-has-striking-similarities-to-2008-michelle-obama-comments.html

    ReplyDelete
  33. Did anyone else instantly get a mental picture of a James Bond female villain, when Melanoma started to speak?

    The shifty eyes, the smarmy grins, the evil sounding accent. It was a freaking AUDITION for the next Bond movie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SallyinMI10:57 AM

      I'm sue they've already sent the director that bikini with a rifle picture for her audition.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:21 AM

      The constant squinting at every pause was very reptilian. I expected her to slither off the stage, unhinge her jaw and consume Donald Jr.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous11:42 AM

      There was a tweet somewhere [should have saved it] about calling the technician to adjust the program so her eyes would stop refocusing every 30 seconds.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous12:05 PM

      Anon 11:21-- I know! I kept thinking that she looks like a shark.

      Is that why she never opens her mouth in any photo shoot? Has anyone checked her for two rows of teeth?

      Delete
    5. Anonymous12:55 PM

      She looks like a man.

      Roger Stone, frenemy to Donald.

      Delete
  34. Anonymous10:40 AM

    She was a flop

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/melania-trump-speech-produces-lackluster-early-tv-ratings/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SallyinMI10:56 AM

      Well, once people saw the God-Awful dress she had on, what was there to watch? She can barely speak English, and she didn't have a thing to say about the Trump; only herself and her remarkable journey from poor lonely immigrant to fashion model, entrepreneur and paramour to Donald. Oh wait-she didn't mention that few years of her life.
      And her college degree is about as real as Palin's.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:05 AM

      I liked the dress. Fashion tastes aside it was simple and appropriate for her role.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous1:34 PM

      The dress is $2100 and sold out in an hour after her speech. I guess everyone didn't hate it.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous1:36 PM

      http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/melania-trump-rnc-dress-sold-controversial-speech-article-1.2716923

      Delete
    5. Anonymous3:29 PM

      1:24 All THREE of them?

      Delete
  35. Anonymous10:41 AM

    “Nobody believes she did it,” he told The Associated Press. “Nobody believes it. There were a few words on it, but they’re not words that were unique words. Ninety-nine per cent of that speech talked about her being an immigrant and love of country and love of family and everything else.”
    -Paul Manafort
    Trump Campaign Chairman Mgr

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SallyinMI10:55 AM

      Nice try, Paulie. Even your party isn;t buying it. Just say a "Trump spokesman" on MSNBC who said it was plagiarism and someone needs to go.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:09 AM

      Paul get out of the bubble. "Nobody" is Donald Trump. Enter the real world and bodies believe it was your job to make sure Melania's speech would have no boo boos.

      Delete
  36. Anonymous10:42 AM

    The Trump campaign is using a psychological abuse technique in their response that the suggestion of plagiarism is "crazy" and perpetrated by HRC to "demean" Melania: gaslighting.

    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/08/gaslighting-the-mind-game-everyone-should-know-about/

    ReplyDelete
  37. Anonymous10:42 AM

    dRUMPf's never take responsibility for anything. It's a wonder they didn't blame it on Mrs. Obama!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:24 PM

      Well, isn't it obvious? Michelle Obama knew back in 2008 that Melania Trump was going to give a speech in 2016, so Mrs. Obama cleverly stole the words just to make Melania look bad! /s

      Delete
  38. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Trump’s RNC Claims Melania Plagiarized Speech From My Little Pony Not Michelle Obama

    Republicans have come up with a new excuse for Malina Trump's convention speech plagiarism. According to the RNC, Mrs. Trump may have lifted phrases from My Little Pony, not First Lady Michelle Obama.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/19/trumps-rnc-claims-wife-plagiarized-speech-pony-michelle-obama.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:40 AM

      It's not so much WHO she stole from [although her choice was quite delicious], but the FACT of theft itself. You can't just take other people's words or ideas and claim them as your own.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:15 PM

      I think the WHO makes all the difference. Her job was to humanize Donald Trump, and hit all the Mom & apple pie & conservative family values. If she needed to "borrow" some words, as a non-Native speaker she might be forgiven for that. But the best words she could find were from our current FLOTUS. A black FLOTUS no less. Which basically tells us that Drumpf's own wife, as well as the person who wrote the speech, admires Michelle's values enough to steal her words. Kind of embarrassing, that.

      Delete
  39. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Melonie's rick rolls in the speech she wrote with little help. LOL
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cns0aEJXEAASoYL.jpg

    ReplyDelete
  40. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Trump Pummeled In Press For Melania’s Plagiarism Of Michelle Obama’s Speech

    After it was revealed that Melania Trump’s speech lifted whole parts from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech, the New York Daily News blasted the Trump campaign with a picture of a triumphant looking Donald Trump pointing at his wife, with the caption, “Thanks Mrs. Obama!”

    For Trump, who has been demonizing Obama for his entire run, this is a debacle.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/19/york-daily-news-michelle-obama-melanias-speech.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:31 AM

      Damn, but it's fun seeing Don the Con caught again, but this time via his wife's words. They are both frauds!

      Delete
  41. Anonymous10:44 AM

    If these people can't even take ownership of this plagiarism incident. WTF is going to happen if they reach the White House?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SallyinMI10:53 AM

      What? You expect anyone who puts an (R) after their name to actually accept responsibility for anything they do or say? Now that would be a change.

      Delete
    2. The problem is Mrs Trump said she "wrote the speech" and "had very little help". So if they take responsibility for the plagiarism, she's a liar. It's a win-win! Her parents taught her the value of hard work, her husband taught her how to lie and steal.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous11:07 AM

      Republicans don't take responsibility for their despicable nature. They just project it on the left. They deny their own nature. Just look at the miserable group of idiots over at the pee pond and elsewhere.

      Delete
  42. Anonymous10:45 AM

    With all of the excitement at the Repub convention you would think Sarah P would have SOMETHING to comment on. Strange - nothing. Trump's excuse for her not going to the convention was eyebrow raising - especially since somehow Sullivan made it out of the tundra wilderness to get to Cleveland. Poor Sarah!! Hmmm. Come to think of it - where is the newly wed duo? So quiet lately. Creepy. Has anyone checked on them? Maybe someone should call the PD to do a "well check" to make sure all are still alive.

    Pat Padrnos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:54 AM

      Since she lives so faaaaaaar away it's just that her facebook post will take days upon days to get through the intertubes! Or maybe it is being delivered out of the wilderness by Tawdry and he crashed again?

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:22 AM

      The newly-wed duo showed up on today's DailyMail...recent photos of the family (on their FB or Insta or whatever) where the kids faces are exposed despite her saying that she was no longer going to show her kid's faces (due to creeps).

      Delete
    3. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Sarah can't find anything to write that is not plagiarized. She is a little sensitive about the subject now.

      Delete
  43. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Trump Campaign Uses Every Excuse In The Book To Explain Melania’s Plagiarism

    The embarrassing misstep has completely dominated media attention Tuesday, overshadowing what the campaign hoped would be a triumphant moment for the Trump family. And campaign officials and supporters have made the situation worse, offering a slew of conflicting explanations for what happened.

    Their reasons include:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-plagiarism-excuse_us_578e3759e4b0a0ae97c36435?4dn2dunmnemavpldi

    ReplyDelete
  44. Anonymous10:47 AM

    Look at them, side by side

    Republican National Convention: Scrutiny of Melania Trump’s speech follows plagiarism allegations

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-national-convention-scrutiny-of-melania-trumps-speech-follows-plagiarism-allegations/2016/07/19/3efc4208-4da4-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html

    ReplyDelete
  45. Anonymous10:47 AM

    And The Donald has the nerve to call Hillary Clinton

    "LYING HILLARY"

    When The Donald and his wife Melania says her speech was not copied from Mrs. Obama

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Don the Con has lied all of his life - just look at what is coming out about him. Nothing about his life has been true!

      His wife is part of it and obviously condones it due to the 'elite' life she lives. Would she want to give that up? Hell no!

      She's as much a fraud as is he and I'm glad she got caught in lifting the words of Mrs. Obama in 2008. It showed Mrs. Trump to be as much a fraud as her husband!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:08 PM

      Has Two Cents Pence put in his 2 cents?

      Delete
  46. Anonymous10:51 AM

    The astounding carelessness of Donald Trump finally caught up with him

    ...Here's the thing: Plagiarism means borrowing words that aren't yours. It doesn't matter whether that's 1 percent of the words or 99 percent of the words. Unless you say "And, in the words of ___________," you can't use someone else's words. It's that simple.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/19/the-astounding-carelessness-of-donald-trump-finally-caught-up-with-him/

    On Melania Trump’s plagiarism, a laid-off journalist watching in an L.A. Starbucks scooped everyone

    Shortly after Melania Trump finished her address Monday night to the Republican National Convention, CNN's Anderson Cooper turned to analyst David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Obama, and noted a similarity between Trump's speech and the one Michelle Obama delivered to the Democratic convention in 2008 — the prime-time slot on opening night.

    "Just the same spot in 2008," Axelrod reiterated.

    He went on to recall a few details about Obama's remarks: "She could speak about [Barack Obama] in a way and with an intimacy that no one else could, and she did it, I have to say — I'm biased in this regard — but I think that she did it very, very movingly because she did use more personal stories about him and his story. ... And, you know, Michelle Obama — she had her speech written also four, five weeks in advance, and she practiced, and she practiced, and she practiced."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/19/on-melania-trumps-plagiarism-a-laid-off-journalist-watching-in-an-l-a-starbucks-scooped-everyone/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:34 PM

      Oh the spin is stunning.

      However, this is the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and admitting error is something that he never, ever does.

      Because of this, both the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have gone to ridiculous lengths to defend Melania’s honor and to deny that her speech plagiarized anything. Below we’ll go through some of the most ridiculous ways Republicans have humiliated themselves while managing to keep the plagiarism story in the headlines.

      Let’s start with RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer, who pointed out that there were also similarities between Melania’s speech and a quote from My Little Pony character Twilight Sparkle.

      Watch this humiliating example of utter self-debasement below:


      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/republicans-find-new-ways-to-humiliate-themselves-and-keep-the-melania-plagiarism-story-in-the-news/

      Delete
  47. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Trump Campaign Struggles to Manage Melania Trump Speech Fallout

    The Trump campaign, already on shaky ground headed into this week's convention, struggled to find a response Tuesday to charges that Melania Trump's prime-time speech lifted passages from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech.

    The side-by-side video of the two speeches, replayed endlessly on cable news, is jarring. A potential first lady describing her family's values ("you work hard for what you want in life," "your word is your bond," "you treat people with respect") in near-identical terms to a first lady whose own husband's integrity, faith, and patriotism Donald Trump regularly throws into question.

    ... The mistake is poised to cause turmoil within the campaign as well. Campaign sources described Mrs. Trump's speech as the most sensitive of the convention because of her extreme discomfort with the political spotlight -- she rarely gives interviews or appears at rallies and did not attend last week's event introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as her husband's running mate.

    Mr. Trump, who praised her "absolutely incredible" speech on Twitter last night, is unlikely to tolerate an error that cuts so close to his relationship with his wife.

    "It's piss-poor staff work," a source within the campaign told NBC News. "Melania has been humiliated. No doubt heads are going to roll."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-conventions/trump-campaign-struggles-manage-melania-trump-speech-fallout-n612446

    ReplyDelete
  48. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Alaska delegate rats out how the voting situation went down yesterday. Not good. See Restate.com very important!

    ReplyDelete
  49. dlbvet10:58 AM

    And now My Little Pony has entered the fray.

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Be aware that Melania has been absent from a lot of the public affairs lately. She was not at Pence's intro but all the rest of the family was on stage except her and son Baron. Comments were that she couldn't be at many because she is busy raising her son. What's up? or not?
    Maybe she was at work check these photos -
    http://www.theweeklyobserver.com/who-is-melania-trump-can-a-nude-supermodel-become-first-lady/10515/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:20 AM

      I noted her absence of several weeks. It was odd for her to suddenly disappear. Then I heard that she didn't make Pence's rollout b/c she was in NJ practicing her speech at another Trump club (funny, but to Matt Lauer she said she'd only read through the speech once). That made no sense. Today, I can't recall on which network, it was said that she skipped the Pence rollout b/c she didn't like how his kids were pressuring Trump to pick Pence.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:23 AM

      It's been said that she didn't like how the VP candidate was rolled out - that pressure was applied to her husband to name him....

      Remember too folks - she never wanted Trump to run for POTUS. I'll bet this is going to be very difficult and hard on their marriage!

      Thank god he'll never be elected - then she won't have to worry about a damn thing. Plus, I don't think she'd make a good First Lady!

      I seriously doubt we'll see much of her on the campaign trail and doubt seriously she'll speak publically again.

      Delete
  51. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Trump's first night RNC is all about gloom and blame Hillary/Obama.

    Big time screw up when trying to make Don the Con a human and warm and fuzzy as his wife would see him.

    When Manfart blames Hillary it only makes it worse for campaign.

    The whole blame Hillary Benghazi and on and on meme is now meaningless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      Maybe Maleria was subconsiously telling everyone that we should vote for Barak Obama, since he has such an amazing story? Does she know that we would LOVE to have him stay for a third term? Was she absent so she could get touch ups for her Botox, and eye lifts?

      Delete
  52. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Huff post article on difficulty covering trump campaign as a Jewish reporter.

    Guys, New holocaust , different day and more ethnicities. May I remind you that Hitler didn't do this alone.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Anonymous11:21 AM

    This Is What Happens When Racists Plagiarize First Lady Michelle Obama’s Work

    Why plagiarizing from @FLOTUS, then lying about it will stick harder than anything before.

    https://theobamadiary.com/2016/07/19/this-what-happens-when-racists-plagiarize-first-lady-michelle-obamas-work/

    ReplyDelete
  54. Anonymous11:23 AM

    I personally blame Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears and Holly Hobbie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jerry Falwell11:35 AM

      I blame Tinky Winky and the rest of those Teletubbies!

      Those pictures of the Republican interns look a lot like my original Lynchburg Christian Academy!

      A segregation academy in Lynchburg?! Get it?

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:05 PM

      You may be right, Jerry. The Teletubbies are teh gays...

      Delete
  55. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Republican Convention Staffers Quarantined After Possible Norovirus Outbreak

    At least 12 staff members from the California delegation are showing symptoms associated with norovirus — a contagious virus that causes vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/republican-convention-staffers-quarantined-after-possible-no?utm_term=.iav9QNNyXE#.ys3VD22Q7d

    ReplyDelete
  56. Anonymous11:23 AM

    tRUMP just like Sarah!

    Get close and shit happens!

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/melania-trumps-plagiarism-has-exploded-into-a-save-my-marriage-crisis-nbc-reporter/

    ReplyDelete
  57. Anonymous11:24 AM

    The worst convention in the history of mankind:

    Lone survivor Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell goes off-script to take a swipe at Black Lives Matter
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3697920/In-order-life-matter-matter-Lone-survivor-Navy-Seal-Marcus-Luttrell-goes-script-emotional-address-RNC-appears-swipe-Black-Lives-Matter.html

    Sitting with the enemy: Tiffany Trump
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3696824/Tiffany-Trump-Democrat-boyfriend-Ross-Mechanic-Republican-National-Convention.html

    Internet mocks Donald Trump's over-the-top 'WWE-style' entrance to the GOP convention
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3697179/It-s-Donald-Drake-Web-users-mock-Trump-s-WWE-style-entrance-GOP-convention.html

    Queen guitarist Brian May has asked Donald Trump not to use their music
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3696997/How-defiant-Trump-used-Champions-entrance-music-GOP-convention-Queen-guitarist-asked-STOP-playing-song-campaign-events.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:22 PM

      FFS the day we listen to our paid military assassins as the voice of reason is the day this country is dead in the water.

      Who gives two shits what a fucking navy seal has to say?

      You're paid to kill towel heads dude, no one cares to hear you philosophizing. You are good at one thing and one thing only, killing people. Shut the fuck up and collect those sweet military bennies and leave the rest of America out of it!

      Delete
  58. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Perhaps Rocky and Bullwinkle are moles in the Trump camp. Because somebody has it in for Natasha Fatales.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:54 PM

      Damn moose and squirrel!

      Delete
  59. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Like others have said, she had nothing personal to say about Trump. Lots of praising general abstractions, but nothing tangible. After her speech I pointed to some positives to my husband but said I couldn't believe there was nothing anecdotal and personal. Eugene Robinson said that when he gave his first feedback, and others said the same thing. Melania was praised for looking good up there and getting through the speech and sounding like she believed it. But she was a closed door in terms of anything revelatory. And that is how Trump is. He speaks in generalities and doesn't truly open up (for all his constant blathering). To me, they are both such cold people when you look beyond what is first in front of you. Melania is a liar. It's all over her website. She had no idea last night that she hadn't said anything that was new and would make people see Trump in a new light. She and he were both proud of the speech. They had no ability to see what it was missing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jerry Falwell11:37 AM

      Trading sex for a rich jetsetting lifestyle with a megalomaniac husband? What could go wrong?

      Custody dispute over the kids in case of divorce? Let me know how THAT turns out!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:57 PM

      The lack of intimacy revealed in the rest of the speech seems at least as important as the plagarism. It was a bunch of superlatives and generalizations that reiterated Trump's talking points about himself. If Donald Trump didn't write Melania's speech himself, he provided the outline for it and a specific list of qualities he wanted her to affirm.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous3:45 PM

      2:57, I completely agree.

      Delete
  60. Donald and Melania are training Barron to be just like his father. Scroll down to where she says he fires nannies and housekeepers, just like his dad. Isn't that adorable? Just the way we all raise our kids.

    http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1104/20/joy.01.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:27 PM

      There is something wrong that the Trump household has nannies and housekeepers for their minor child. I had read that this son has separate living arrangements - on a different floor from his parents. That would explain that he is in a position to fire housekeepers.
      Beaglemom

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:48 PM

      Malania may have 3 residence or more within one of the many real estate places he owns or has access to use.

      One where she can be mother to Barron. One for her business. One where she is like Donald's mistress. When he gives her a ring he can go to her or she can go to him. Whatever he is in the mood to do.

      Delete
  61. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Melania plagiarized and lied when she said she wrote the speech herself. What else could we expect from the wife a man who has based his whole life on conning, cheating, lying, and being a fraud?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:02 PM

      Trump may have given Melania plagiarized material himself. He figured if it was a problem they could blame it on haters and Hillary.

      Delete
  62. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Hey G! A DIY clusterfuck? That's what Trump's Razor sez!

    talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-scythian-slice-of-trump-s-razor

    "Two people briefed on the process, who insisted on anonymity to discuss such a sensitive issue, said that a contract speechwriter, Matthew Scully, had written an early draft of Ms. Trump’s speech several weeks ago. Ms. Trump then took that speech and made substantial changes to it, according to this person, with help from someone working at the Trump Organization."

    Also too

    "Scully was a speechwriter for President Bush during the 2000 campaign, a White House speechwriter from 2000 to 2004. He wrote the vice presidential speech Sarah Palin ended up giving in 2008."

    smh hoping these clowns don't win...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      What if Scully was playing a prank on Drumpf and was patiently waiting for his handiwork to play out... ?

      Haha maybe Drumpf didn't pay Scully's cousin or uncle!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous1:09 PM

      What if the Trumpists suspect some sort of plot?

      Is there any way to blame this on Hillary? Or Vince Foster?

      Delete
    3. Anonymous2:16 PM

      1:09PM

      Alex Jones is probably working on the Vince Foster angle as we speak. His loyal audience is waiting with bated breath for the true facts.

      Delete
  63. Anonymous11:44 AM

    You can't make this stuff up. It's going to be a long few months.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Donald, the ringmaster is losing control over his lil' circus. Time to bring out the whip Donnie. His Liza Doodie didn't pan out. The Rnc blaming Lil' Pony, and Mannyfort blaming Hilary now. Geez, Donny, you can't even run your circus how will you manage this country's affairs? Did anyone tell you that our country also has to relate to other countries? Or are you planning to turn all of this over to your ally Putin?

    ReplyDelete
  65. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Melania’s Misstep

    Donald Trump will have to find a scapegoat in order to save his wife’s reputation.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-peyronnin/melanias-misstep_b_11069134.html

    ReplyDelete
  66. Anonymous12:25 PM


    Melania Trump’s Claims She Graduated From College Are About As Credible As Her Speech Last Night

    “She became ― and remained ― a college dropout.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-college-claims_us_578dd95ce4b0c53d5cfac0dc

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:43 PM

      And I love how she can't say that her mom worked in a factory doing pattern making of others' designs and her father sold car parts and used cars. She refers to her mother as a designer and artist and to her father as a successful businessman. She can never be forthright. Lying/spinning/embellishing/ is what she and Donald both do. Two peas in a pod.

      Delete
  67. Anonymous12:27 PM

    The Trump Campaign Failed Melania — and Not Just Because of the Plagiarism

    ...This is a bad — really, really bad — error. It’s the appropriation of a historic speech, made eight years ago by the first African-American First Lady of the United States, by the white woman who wants to succeed her in the White House. Who knows why it happened. Maybe, as Melania claims, she wrote the speech largely on her own; she could have used Michelle’s excellent speech as a model, hewing way too close to it. More likely is that Trump’s staff or speechwriters wrote it, used Michelle’s speech as a model and hewed way too close to it. Either way, it was political malpractice to let this woman go on national television and deliver these stolen words.

    But even without the plagiarism, Melania’s speech was bad.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/plagiarism-aside-the-trump-camp-failed-melania.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:19 PM

      She's just a piece of Eurotrash who happens to be married to Trump. With all of his anti-immigrant vitriol to let this poorly spoken dumb woman up on stage to do his bidding was a serious mistake.

      Makes both of them look pathetic.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:40 PM

      They failed the wife of the candidate because they treat women like shit. It is all about using whatever to serve the small hand Donald's ego. Not one of them have room to treat women with respect, they do not like women.

      Delete
  68. Anonymous12:29 PM

    Megyn Kelly Told Murdoch Investigators That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

    As a chorus of prominent Fox News women have gone public defending Roger Ailes against the wave of sexual-harassment allegations sparked by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit, the network’s biggest star, Megyn Kelly, has been conspicuously silent. Kelly’s refusal to join in Ailes’s orchestrated defense has led to speculation about why.

    Now we have the answer. According to two sources briefed on parent company 21st Century Fox’s outside probe of the Fox News executive, led by New York–based law firm Paul, Weiss, Kelly has told investigators that Ailes made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox. Kelly, according to the sources, has described her harassment by Ailes in detail.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sources-kelly-said-ailes-sexually-harassed-her.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Ann Coulter: ‘Every woman’ who’s worked at Fox News has dirt on Roger Ailes

      ...According to Sherman, Kelly described Ailes harassing her when she was a legal correspondent in Fox News’ Washington bureau during the mid-2000s.

      “That’s it?” Coulter said when HuffPost described the allegations to her. “Oh boy, I have better details than that, from every woman who has ever been employed by Fox, which I have not.”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ann-coulter-roger-ailes_us_578e5fb2e4b07c722ebc5efd

      Delete
    2. Anonymous1:08 PM

      Liberals have made all the Fucked News employees sign mandatory arbitration contracts.

      The lawsuits will be over before they begin.

      The women will get paid 45 cents on the dollar for their hard work.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous1:17 PM

      Aww, poor little blond bimbos who were "harassed" and are only now coming out and speaking about it.

      Those bitches have made millions off the back of Fox News and put up with that shit in order to pad their bank accounts.

      They should have spoken up when it first happened, otherwise, pshaw, save it "ladies" no one cares.

      Delete
  69. Anonymous12:30 PM

    What a pair!

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert gleefully mock ‘angry creamsicle’ Donald Trump

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/jon-stewart-and-stephen-colbert-gleefully-mock-angry-creamsicle-donald-trump/

    ReplyDelete
  70. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Mika Brzezinski is unimpressed with Paul Manafort‘s job as Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman, and she said that the Melania Trump plagiarism controversy proves he needs to find a new line of work.

    Joe Scarborough started Tuesday’s discussion by assessing the situation and concluding that the most painless approach the campaign could’ve taken was acknowledging the mistake and moving on quickly. The panel seemed to agree that that strategy was thrown out when Manafort doubled down and insisted that there was no plagiarism whatsoever

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mika-brzezinski-says-trump-campaign-chief-paul-manafort-ought-to-look-for-another-job/

    ReplyDelete
  71. Anonymous12:53 PM


    Melania Trump’s Claims She Graduated From College Are About As Credible As Her Speech Last Night
    “She became ― and remained ― a college dropout.”
    07/19/2016 04:58 am 04:58:20

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-college-claims_us_578dd95ce4b0c53d5cfac0dc

    ReplyDelete
  72. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Ok Mr Trump here is the plan. Wee simply admit your college dropout wife made a littlwe maistake. As soon as... What's that OK Yeah I'll never do that again...


    BWAHAHAAHAHAH it's TRUMP!

    "Joe Scarborough started Tuesday’s discussion by assessing the situation and concluding that the most painless approach the campaign could’ve taken was acknowledging the mistake and moving on quickly. The panel seemed to agree that that strategy was thrown out when Manafort doubled down and insisted that there was no plagiarism whatsoeverz"

    ReplyDelete
  73. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Not only is part of that speech plagiarized, but it's from a Democratic presidential candidate's wife. Why didn't the speechwriter delve into Laura Bush's convention speech, if indeed she did speak?

    Why would a Trump speechwriter draw from a democrat? I believe that they did this purposefully because of their racism.....they wanted to copy and paste FL Michele Obama's speech onto their supreme white replacement.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Anonymous12:56 PM

    You can't make this stuff up! Colbert and Stewart will have a field day tonight! Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:50 PM

      I'm dying to see Bill Maher cover the convention! I'll be alternating between the coverage provided by Colbert and Stewart and Maher!

      What material they have already as comedians. The 2016 Republican Convention will go down in history as a total disaster and joke!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:31 PM

      The worst show ever.

      I did think Trump could have done better. He is really off his game.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous4:39 PM

      The claim that derwind tRUMP has a game is just like the claim that Sarah Palin is an "energy expert".

      Delete
  75. Anonymous12:56 PM

    RNC Spokesman Hilariously Ridiculed After Invoking ‘My Little Pony’ Defense Of Melania (SCREENSHOTS/VIDEO)

    After Melania Trump blatantly plagiarized part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech, the GOP leaped into action, offering every ridiculous excuse they could muster to defend the prospective next First Lady — including the Trump campaign’s official hamburger delivery boy Chris Christie’s “well-she-didn’t-plagiarize-all-of-it-so-it-wasn’t-plagiarism” defense.

    But the most insane thing to come out of this scenario is perhaps Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer’s “My Little Pony” defense.

    Naturally, the internet had a lot of fun with this:

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/07/19/rnc-spokesman-hilariously-ridiculed-after-invoking-my-little-pony-defense-of-melania-screenshotsvideo/

    ReplyDelete
  76. Anonymous12:59 PM

    And the hypocrisy was too much for Joy Reid to stand by and say nothing. Reid pointed out that if Michelle Obama’s speech had been plagiarized she would not have been given a pass.

    “I’ll start by quoting a guy called Tom Nichols, who’s a conservative and very prominent on Twitter, who said, ‘Ask yourself if Michelle Obama would have been given a pass had she done the same thing in 2008?’ I think we’re all very quickly passing the responsibility onto staff. Clearly, this is a campaign that is poorly staffed. I think that has been clear for a long time. But they sent Melania Trump over to Matt Lauer to say that she wrote it [the speech]. But we’re immediately dismissing the idea that she had anything to do with it. I doubt that we would dismiss the idea that Michelle Obama had anything to do with it.

    She’s an adult woman. She’s grown up. She has participated in the delivery of this speech. She gave the speech. So I think you have to give responsibility — sure, to the staff, the campaign management has been poor here — but Melania Trump did give the speech and Michelle Obama wouldn’t have gotten a pass.”

    Here’s the video via VidMe.

    Indeed, conservatives would have howled in rage had Michelle Obama plagiarized her speech. They would have said that it proved she is unqualified to be First Lady and they would not have tolerated any excuse. Let’s face it, the difference here is that Melania Trump is the wife of the Republican nominee and her skin is white and that somehow makes it okay that she plagiarized her speech. Once again, conservatives demonstrate clearly that they are hypocrites who don’t have original thoughts.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/07/19/watch-joy-reid-has-perfect-response-to-melania-trumps-plagiarized-speech/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:47 PM

      I so agree with you!

      President and Mrs. Obama have such class. They are going to be missed horribly!

      But, Hillary Clinton is my choice and I will cast my vote for her! She is so much better qualified for the job of POTUS than Donald Trump ever thought of being! I can hardly believe he has support at all in our country!

      Delete
  77. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Hey...the wife of the man who claims he wrote a book. Sad.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Trump was a no show at a meeting with 40 CEO's and top executives who flew to Cleveland today to attend the RNC and meet with Trump. No explanation, nothing. Ya think all hell isn't breaking loose LOL

    http://time.com/4413148/republican-convention-donald-trump-corporate-donors/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous4:38 PM

      Make up sex in the hotel to make up for the plagiarizing?

      Delete
  79. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Ooh wow, Mrs. O must be so very proud the RNC used her words!!!!!!! Yes, RNC we are so proud of our President and First Lady!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:10 PM

      I missed your point.

      Pat Padrnos

      Delete
  80. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Trump surrogates parroting “common words and phrases” as a defense must think the American public is truly moronic—yes, the speech included nearly 60 of the same words, arranged exactly the same way. That’s plagiarism—also known as theft. It’s a direct insult to the American public that the Trump campaign is so sloppy and has such shoddy work ethic that they put so little effort into preparing a woman who might be First Lady of our country for the most major public speech she would ever deliver.

    http://time.com/4413098/melania-trump-speech/

    ReplyDelete
  81. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Trump is to speak at 9 tonight. He will have the highest praise for Melani and all the women. He can't be more loving and appreciative and he will pour it on thick.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Best comment I've seen so far:

    "So when does the RNC band start playing 'The Rains of Castemere'?"

    ReplyDelete
  83. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Violence, Blood and Betrayal inside the Trump Potemkin Village
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/violence-blood-and-betrayal-inside-the-trump-potemkin-village

    ReplyDelete
  84. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Someone on MSNBC said that the main speech writer--i can't recall the name but someone respected--who worked on that speech did not put in the M Obama words. He is not guilty of plagiarism. When did the words go on? I'm now thinking that Melania herself did steal the lines.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Anonymous3:44 PM

    GOP Strategist: Plagiarized Speech Is A 'Sucker Punch' To Trump's Campaign

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/gop-strategist-plagiarized-speech-sucker

    ReplyDelete
  86. Anonymous4:05 PM

    UPDATE ... HOLD THE PRESS

    THE ALASKA DELEGATES ARE CONTESTING THEIR VOTES AT THE RNC AND HOLDING UP EVERYBODY

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I'm watching this.

      Have to admit that I am a little proud of the Alaska Republicans right now.

      Never thought I would say that.

      Delete
  87. Anonymous4:14 PM

    The RNC looks like they are at a funeral instead of partying for Trump. I betcha they had balloons and confetti ready but the atmosphere of the room doesn't call for it

    ReplyDelete
  88. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Hate to say it, Bernie's people are most likely planning to be disruptive at the DNC. If Bernie Sanders was a true leader he would email his delegates and followers and tell them that Hillary Clinton won and thats that and he doesn't want to see any protesting inside or outside the building.

    But I am willing to bet the DNC is Sanders' last hurrah and he will be soaking in the cheers for Sanders Sanders Sanders

    ReplyDelete
  89. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Where's the loud cheers and clapping! Sounds like 100 people are at the RNC.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Where's Sarah Palin? I betcha Sarah is at the RNC and is last keynote speaker and will bring down house.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Anonymous4:38 PM

    MSNBC is scanning the people in the stands .... a lot of empty seats at the RNC.

    ReplyDelete

Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.