Rush Limbaugh: Obama Copied Jimmy Carter’s Convention Acceptance Speech from 1980 (+video)


Rush Limbaugh dubbed President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention a “halfhearted effort” that proved the conservative radio host was right when he warned an Obama presidency “would end up being nothing more than the second term Jimmy Carter never had.”

Limbaugh treated his radio listeners to a side-by-side comparison of Obama’s Thursday night speech to Carter’s convention acceptance speech in 1980.

“I’m just sitting here in stunned disbelief,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript on his website. “Barack Obama, he coulda channeled FDR. He coulda gone back and tried to copy something JFK had said, or RFK. If he’s gonna go back to the past and seek inspiration, if he’s gonna go back in time, if he’s gonna go back to the liberal playbook, if he’s gonna go back to the Democrat Party failed ideas of the past, if he’s gonna go back to the boilerplate, why pick Jimmy Carter, if you want to win?”

Limbaugh said last night’s speech shows just how right he was when he first linked Obama to Carter.

“Little did I know — and I’m always aware when I’m right; I never doubt it — but little did I know how right I was when I warned the people of America that an Obama presidency would end up being nothing more than the second term Jimmy Carter never had,” Limbaugh said.

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Here’s Jimmy Carter’s 1980 acceptance speech: