When it comes to politicians, they often say the same thing over and over.
That statement is taken to a new level when comparing budget speeches from President Obama, one from 2011 and one from 2012.
The Republican National Committee has produced a video showing separate speeches a year apart from Obama talking about financial issues.
The strange thing is that the sentences uttered by the president are virtually identical.
“During moments of great challenge and change like the one that we’re living through now, the debate gets sharper and it gets more vigorous,” Obama said in a speech on the House budget in 2011.
On April 3, 2012, Obama parroted himself, saying, “During moments of great challenge and great change like the ones that we’re living through now, the debate gets sharper, it gets more vigorous.”
As the speech continues, there are only very minor variations in the precise wording.
“The speech is exactly the same,” wrote blogger Eric Odom at LibertyNews.
“I watch a LOT of videos throughout each week. Many of them are outright damning of Obama, his administration and his campaign. But I don’t think any make it more obvious that Obama is a man without ideas or a plan than this one.”
He added: “Why is it the RNC is catching this and the media isn’t? Nevermind. That’s something we all already know.”
Earlier this year, the RNC produced another video highlighting repeated phrases and sentences from Obama’s State of the Union addresses from 2010, 2011 and 2012:
The president’s overuse of the same terminology has even caught the eye of Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show “Detektor,” who mocked Obama’s political rhetoric in a recent episode. As seen from White House video, the president has a special liking for the boxing analogy “punching above its weight”:
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