Canadian politician Jack Layton is trending on social media because Joe Biden is being accused of plagiarizing Layton’s final farewell letter before his death. This isn’t the first time Biden has been accused of plagiarizing (see below). In his 1988 presidential bid, Joe Biden, who is now a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, plagiarized portions of speeches made by former President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), and British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. It effectively led to him dropping out of the race.
Last night’s speech from Biden ended by mentioning a quote from an Irish poet, and then Biden ended his speech with a raised voice and clenched fists. The words he spoke in the last moments of the speech were never attributed to Jack Layton but spoken as part of Biden’s speech. Biden’s words and Layton’s are very similar but not exact:
Joe Biden’s words: “Love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. And light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission.”
Jack Layton’s words: “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Joe Biden lifts some Jack Layton. The last time an American copied a Canadian this obviously was when Lenny Kravitz covered the Guess Who https://t.co/87ZC4ot9mt
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) August 21, 2020
Joe Biden has been protected by the media for decades. Scandal after scandal involving lies and plagiarism have been buried by the mainstream media so that Biden can continue his political career. Nothing has changed. Biden was pushed forward by the party elites to be the nominee even though he’s had numerous gaffes and told several “tall tales” on the campaign trail. This proves it’s all about keeping power and NOT about nominating a qualified candidate.
The New York Times puts a nice spin on Joe Biden’s problem with the truth:
Biden was also caught plagiarizing in law school, and he lied about his standing in his class.
Remember that Biden hasn’t learned his lesson. He’s only gotten better at lying. After 50 years at this, it looks like he’s perfected it.