Jo: ‘Did Melania plagarize? Who cares — our country is doomed’

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The Republican National Convention started Monday night. And out of all the comments that could have been said this is the one that got the most airtime on my social media sites: “Melania Trump stole Michelle Obama’s speech.”

According to these intellectual giants out there in Twitter and Facebook land, Melania stole Michelle’s speech word for word. Okay folks, you are absolutely correct.

Melania Trump:

“From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect.”

Michelle Obama:

“Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values; that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.”

And to prove how correct they are I have stolen them too!

Joanna Delbuono:

“My parents raised me to work hard, keep my word, respect others, whether you agree with them or not — in fact, the last line is something that I reiterate every Thanksgiving column: ‘Thanks to those who read my words, whether you agree or don’t.’

There. I admit it. I plagiarized her speech as well. After all, those lines are so original that no one ever said them before Michelle Obama did.

What utter tripe and nonsense. Bull poppycock!

After a whole year of the ridiculous rhetoric from both sides, I have had enough. I think that this is perhaps the last nail in the coffin for the political machinery of our illustrious election process. We would do better to pick a name out of a hat instead of process now in place.

Every a-- from both sides of the aisle spends an inordinate amount of time making inane comments. Neither party has developed beyond high-school locker room time.

If you say something that is not politically correct, every limousine liberal out there accuses you of being a racist. “That is racist” is the cry heard across the land — no matter what the offense might be, the clarion to arms is “That is racist.” It is said so much that I’m thinking about proposing that the phrase be substituted on all legal tender instead of “In God We Trust.”

Not for Nuthin™ one thing is for sure — come January 2017, there isn’t going to be anyone capable in the White House. And that thought scares me more than a stolen speech any day of the week. As Bette Davis once said, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Follow me on Twitter @JDelBuono.

Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues every Wednesday on E-mail her at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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