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Obama Speechwriter Takes Credit
for Inaugural: ´One Of The
Hardest Speeches I´ve Written´

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/25/2013 10:04:53 AM

Barack Obama´s speechwriter, John Favreau, takes credit for the president´s Second Inaugural Address in an interview with the Huffington Post. "It was one of the hardest speeches I´ve written," Favreau tells the left-leaning website. Sam Stein of Huffington Post reports: It is surprisingly difficult to write speeches for President Barack Obama, one of the most gifted orators in recent political history. Yes, written words tend to sound better when he´s reciting them. But the sheer number of speeches he´s delivered and the magnitude of the moments in which they are given make it tough to be original

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Ahh yes, it must have been extremely difficult to write the most anti-American, Marxist inaugural speech ever given by a U.S. president. s/o Obama is one of the most gifted orators in recent political history?? Excuse me while I go barf. His arrogance is appalling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: runningdoc, 1/25/2013 10:12:12 AM     (No. 9138474)

My, what a shame that Obama can´t write his own. The most intelligent President in the last 4 years must not have the time to put fingers to keyboard. It´s alright, I think I will watch a rerun of Andy Griffith or something else that night.Looking 4 real wisdom.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/25/2013 10:37:17 AM     (No. 9138533)

It was a crap speech. The Perfect One therefore could not have written it.

Whoever made that mess, it would get an F in my Freshman Rhetoric class.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flipper3, 1/25/2013 10:42:34 AM     (No. 9138549)

Yes, and one of the silliest speeches you´ve ever written (and that´s saying something, given the fact that they´ve all been inordinately silly).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/25/2013 10:53:19 AM     (No. 9138569)

Obama is a lousy orator. His cadence is halting, his intonations are sing-song, his bobble head annoying, even his attempts to mitigate the bobble, resulting in that sinister corner-of-the –eye squint is annoying. All this, topped with his whistling lisp, makes his delivery quirks, rather than his message, the focus. As Marshall McLuhan would say, the medium is the message.

And as to the literary quality of the prose is concerned, well if you have to ask… But then again, in fairness, let us not forget the audience he is playing to, the LoFo’s. To his chosen audience, he’s very eloquent indeed, as judged by election results. Perhaps it’s just the literary prudes among us who begrudge him.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: TexasRose, 1/25/2013 11:00:34 AM     (No. 9138601)

#6 - Hey! He´s the most recent graduate (and only student) of the William Shatner School of Rhetoric and Speechifying (or something).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/25/2013 11:02:01 AM     (No. 9138607)

I thought most was written by Lincoln.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Robusto, 1/25/2013 11:11:09 AM     (No. 9138633)

Oh! So you are the one responsible for inserting the phrase "Peace in our time" into an inaugural address? Neville Chamberlain should ask for credit. Of course the message of appeasement fits the administration so well that perhaps that was not a slip. I was not a valedictorian. In fact I got a "D" in Modern European History, but at least I remember the significance of Chamberlain´s appeasement (55million dead). I think that bust of Churchill wasn´t sent back to London, it grew legs and ran away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/25/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9138637)

Weird. The guy is taking "credit" for that interminable fusillade of meaningless cliches combined with assertions stolen directly from whatever Directorate of the Soviet Union it was that used to crank out anti-American propaganda? Were I Favreau, I´d be hiding out in the bushes somewhere with a bag over my head, not parading my ignominy to HuffPo.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/25/2013 11:22:40 AM     (No. 9138666)

His age reflects all of the errors made when history of the US is part of the speech. He was well under 30 when he began his tenure with jugears........the ´won´ doesn´t know any US history either.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WinMag, 1/25/2013 11:25:33 AM     (No. 9138676)

Yeah, Obummer is so freaking gifted and smart that he has to hide his college transcripts.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/25/2013 11:28:53 AM     (No. 9138687)

Obamaham Lincoln doesn´t need to write his own speeches or his own autobiography. That´s what the little people do. Beyonceee understands.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/25/2013 11:54:16 AM     (No. 9138760)

The Won, has delivered over 1000 speeches since 2009. The Press has reported most of them as the best, or most decisive, or historic or gushed over aratorical genius and breathtaking significance.

Yet when pressed can anyone remember a thing he has actually said? Any "tear down this wall" or "Fourscore and seven" or "ask not what.." or even an "I am not a crook" moments? Anything anyone will care to recall even 5 years from now, or even next week.

Great orators are remembered for WHAT they say more so than for how they said it. Obama reads a nice teleprompter, but his words are empty of meaning and utterly vacuous.

There is not a public dump in all the country large enough to hold all the drool buckets the press will need to toss in 2016.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/25/2013 12:02:32 PM     (No. 9138775)

How can those speeches, particularly this one, be great speeches when so many of us cannot STAND to listen? The reporters are under some kind of spell, perhaps drug-induced.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RIsailor, 1/25/2013 12:11:09 PM     (No. 9138793)

It is odd for Favreau to be so public about the speech. He´s been O´s top speechwriter for over seven years, having worked for Kerry until that time.

Favreau, a Holy Cross polisci major, like his boss, has never seemed to be well grounded in US history, let alone world history. Missing the Chamberlain line is pretty telling.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: judy, 1/25/2013 12:15:18 PM     (No. 9138807)

Glad that´s out I thought Ayers wrote the speech.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/25/2013 12:23:20 PM     (No. 9138830)

Excuse me??? FOX NEWS told us the venerated Won himself wrote the speech.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: vrb8m, 1/25/2013 12:41:44 PM     (No. 9138878)

That drivel was written by a guy who was photographed feeling up a cardboard cutout of hillary clinton.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 3:21:48 PM     (No. 9139190)

Now we know where the scum came from.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 1/25/2013 3:40:33 PM     (No. 9139224)

Is this the actor/writer dude of "Swingers"? Really? Who´s writing The Won´s State of the Union address? Matt Damon?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/25/2013 3:59:40 PM     (No. 9139255)

Obama said nothing better than any other president.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/25/2013 4:14:44 PM     (No. 9139285)

The phrase "fair shot" sticks in my memory. I visualize a basketball sailing through the air trying to find it´s way to a hoop. That´s what the One meant, isn´t it?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/25/2013 8:48:48 PM     (No. 9139736)

I can imagine how difficult it was to write statements that would attempt to please both sides of all issues. It wasn´t successful none the less. Sorry! We saw through it.

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