Melania Trump said, “The strength of your dreams and willingness to follow them.” Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said, “This is your dream, and anything you can do in your dreams, you can do now.” I mean, if we want to take a bunch of phrases and run them throguh Google and see who else has said them, I could come up with a list in five minutes.
Just when you don’t think this whole election could get more preposterous…. well, it does. For the millionth time it gets weirder than you ever could have dreamed. Now we’ve got the chief strategist and communications director of the Republican National Convention quoting motherfucking Twilight Sparkle on CNN in order to “prove” that parts of Melania Trump’s speech, which were so obviously 100% taken from Michelle Obama, could have come from anywhere.
And the most ridiculous part? They’re not even close to the same quote. Like, not even fucking close. Despite the absurdity of quoting MY LITTLE PONY, it’s just a remarkably bad example. The only thing those two quotes have in common is the word “dreams.” Aside from that, they’re nothing alike. Martin Luther King also said “dream” once too but no one is accusing Melania of plagiarizing him. It’s really the rest of the words, all strung together in the exact same succession as Michelle, that everyone is concerned about. Not a single idea.
Gotta tip your cap to the dance that everyone’s been doing from the convention today, though. Not since Costanza said, “it’s not a lie, if you believe it” have I seen people this dedicated to denying what is so apparent to everyone else. Christie said it wasn’t plagiarism because only 7% was copied. This dude says it could have just as easily come from My Little Pony. Someone else said that Melania also took common phrases used by the likes of “Kid Rock, John Legend, Public Enemy, Akon, and House of Pain.” Somehow all the excuses are even more ridiculous than just admitting, “Ok, you got us. We copied the First Lady’s speech on national television and thought we’d get away with it.” I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed. Deny, deny, deny. If you deny something that means it never happened.