The similarities underscore the point that no matter which party is in power, Americans are forced to endure the same empty rhetoric on an annual basis.
“Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush,” Thiessen told Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Noting how the two speeches were “eerily familiar,” Thiessen pointed to some examples.
”There were lines like ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity, a future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy, a future of hope and opportunity requires that all citizens have affordable and available healthcare, extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy,’ all of that came from the 2007 State of the Union from George W. Bush,” he told Kelly.
Politico’s Dylan Byers added that although Obama didn’t lift any lines directly from Bush’s 2007 speech, the repeated use of the word “opportunity” was an integral characteristic of both speeches, while both also ended with an emotional narrative about a wounded veteran.
As we reported earlier, a CNN poll found that reaction to Obama’s State of the Union speech was the least favorable since he took office.