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Joe Biden Ripped Barack Obama Over Alleged Plagarism Of 2008 Speech

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In a strange twist of fate, then-Vice President Joe Biden ripped on then-President Barack Obama for allegedly plagiarizing a portion of Biden’s 2008 running mate acceptance speech, according to 2010 emails between Biden and son Hunter Biden gleaned from the latter’s notorious laptop.

On Sept. 7, 2020, a day after Obama delivered a pro-union speech at Laborfest in Milwaukee, Hunter quoted Obama in an email sent to Joe Biden’s personal account, auks@att.blackberry.net.

“Interesting language from the President: ‘They (his grandparent) would tell me about seeing their fathers or uncles losing their jobs…how it wasn’t just a loss of a paycheck that stung. It was the blow to their dignity, their sense of self worth,’” Hunter wrote.

“Wonder where he got that from?” Hunter asked. “Im surprised he didn’t finish with the long walk up a short flight of stairs. Pretty amazing.”

“No grace,” Joe Biden responded to his son.

Via Fox News

Hunter appeared to suggest that Obama stole part of his father’s 2008 campaign speeches when Biden, then a U.S. senator, repeatedly discussed the effects on a family over job loss.

“That’s how you come to believe, to the very core of your being, that work is more than a paycheck,” Biden said in his August 2008 speech when he accepted becoming Obama’s running mate. “It’s dignity. It’s respect.”

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During a 2008 speech in Missouri, Biden talked about the “long walk.”

“You know, when a job is lost or a house is foreclosed on, it’s not just an economic loss, it’s emotionally devastating for a family,” Joe Biden said at the time. “It’s about a parent having to make that long walk up a short flight of stairs, like my dad did when I was 10 years old, and walk into the child’s bedroom and say honey, I’m sorry — I’m sorry, but Daddy lost his job, or Mommy lost her job.”

Interestingly, Biden has a history of plagiarizing — speeches, statements, and documents — and last week, he faced a new, similar accusation from a Harvard Law School graduate.

“I was shocked by the plagiarism I discovered,” said Roger Severino, vice president at the Heritage Foundation, who is claiming that Biden lifted big portions of his work from an essay Biden wrote.

He said in a thread posted on the X platform last week that, while working at the Harvard Journal on Legislation as a junior editor in 2000, one of his earliest assignments was to reference check an essay penned by Biden. In doing so, he said he found several instances of plagiarism.

Severino claimed that Biden had “lifted language” from a Supreme Court opinion for an essay in which the then-U.S. senator defended the federal Violence Against Women Act while failing to provide sources or quotes, implying that the work was original.

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“He had lifted language straight out of a [federal court] opinion, changed a couple words, and called them his own. There were no quote marks and no footnote or anything else attributing the court as the source,” Severino said.

What happened next, however, was also an abomination, if not typical of the left-wing bias now prevalent in the country’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Severino said that instead of “thanking me for protecting the integrity of the Journal,” his senior editors “covered for Biden” by inserting quote marks while adding the appropriate citations to make it look better.

“They fixed the plagiarism by adding proper attributions and acted like the whole incident never happened. But this was no innocent mistake, where Biden forgot a quote mark or two, which would be bad enough,” Severino wrote.

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The Post Millennial added:

Severino said he believes that the 4th Circuit ruling in Brzonkala v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute was the court case that Biden failed to properly cite in the article, according to the Daily Mail.

The Harvard law school grad called Biden’s actions “brazen” considering the President’s past documented history of plagiarism.

“Biden was already known to have plagiarized before this article crossed my desk yet was brazen enough to try it again,” Severino noted further on X.

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