As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama unleashed his latest comedy stylings on the campaign trail today, diagnosing his opponent with a case of “Romnesia.” Blogger Jeryl Bier notes that the president’s newest bit isn’t so new; David Corn wrote a piece for Mother Jones magazine back in June called “A Case of Romnesia.” Maybe Obama read the piece and just, um, forgot?

We doubt Corn will mind; his magazine, after all, is the one which released the super-secret “47 percent” video that was certain to take down the Romney campaign. What’s funny, though, is that it’s not the first time Obama has recycled others’ lines. Following the Democratic National Convention, Obama told campaign crowds he should make Bill Clinton “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” — a line lifted from a tweet by a New Yorker editor two days earlier.

Does recycling other people’s jokes count as creating a green job?

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  • BumpIt McCarthy

    Since Krugman and I coined “Mitt Binderminder” at the same time, I can tell you that there is No Stopping The Obvious. Romnesia!

    • Lori Rodriguez

      Better #Romnesia, than “Obamanesia” as in, “I forgot to send Marines to Benghazi”

      • Penmar

        That’s a good one!

  • http://twitter.com/Brian_Bokenyi Brian Bokenyi

    @SooperMexican Did a “just a blogger” expose on this as well. http://www.soopermexican.com/mexiblog/

  • Love of Country

    If I were going to write a fictitious satire about some uber disingenuous, race baiting stooge from an embarrassing publication with zero gravitas or following I might create a regrettable character named David Corn who works for a goofy publication called Mother Jones ….. what a useless tool!

  • Pete Futz

    Actually, everything obama says is written by someone else. The man is a bumbling idiot when left to fend for himself.

  • Eileen Wright

    He should ask Biden. Isn’t he quite experienced with plagiarism?

  • http://www.chrisjeub.com/ Chris Jeub

    And don’t forget, Obama’s running mate is a known plagiarist. Citations don’t matter much to some people.

  • sadiesue17

    Obama has no ideas of his own, so he lowers himself to name calling and jokes about Romney.

    • EEKman

      They have words for leaders who come up with everything on their own. They
      call them Dictators.

      • Penmar

        Oh kinda like Obama going around congress with his Executive Orders?

        • EEKman

          You calling him lazy cause he has the least amount of executive orders? I thought we were talking about dictators.

          • Penmar

            He called himself lazy, I’m just agreeing with him. But that wasn’t the point I was making, I am saying he’s acting like a dictator. He disregards our laws and does what he wants via executive order. Case in point, he had a dem congress for two years, he had plenty of opportunity to overhaul the immigration laws, but no, he didn’t, he signed an executive order or told his Czars/Ice not to defend or implement the law which circumvents the our immigration laws. Btw, it’s not the amount of EOs that make him a dictatorlike, it’s the content of them. And it isn’t always by EO that he does these things, sometimes he just tells his Czars and the DOJ to not implement or defend the laws that are currently on the books.

          • EEKman

            Your solution to this perceived problem is to go back to the Bush years? Do you think Obama is the legitimate president?

    • EEKman

      They have words for leaders who come up with everything on their own. They
      call them Dictators.

  • EEKman

    If you say “As president I will create 12 million jobs” then say 15 minutes later “The government doesn’t create jobs” you might have Romnesia.

    • Penmar

      If you say, “As president I will cut the deficit in half in 4 yrs and have unemployment at 5 percent or you’ll be a one term pres, you say ‘green jobs’ will create millions of jobs, invest taxpayer money in green companies and watch them go bankrupt”, I’m telling you it’s contagious.

      • EEKman

        Yeah the recession was a bitch. Those were projections that were a bit off. We might be there if the right didn’t obstruct at every turn. At least the deficit is
        Down by 25% and we are in a solid recovery. Japan has been in recession for over a decade. I’d say we are doing pretty good. A tiny percentage of the green investments failed. The dude doesn’t have superpowers.

        • Penmar

          Excuses, excuses, my how swiftly you conjure those up. And the deficit is down 25 percent? Yeah in Romania, here the Deficit as a share of GDP in the past four years has been the highest since 1947. Overall, the 2012 deficit pushed the debt held by the public to another
          record high. Public debt — $11.3 trillion — is almost 73 percent of
          GDP, up from 67.7 percent a year ago. Total national debt, which includes money the Treasury Department owes to government trust funds, now tops $16 trillion. Spending, meanwhile, fell 2 percent. That decline, however, is due mostly to shifts in the timing of payments, CBO said.
          23 million people are still out of work, tell them we are doing pretty good, 40 plus million on food stamps up from 30 something million 4 yrs ago, tell them we are doing pretty good. And here is a chart of our GDP growth rate, we are going down, not up. That is a bad thing, not a good thing.
          http://www.tradingeconomics.com/charts/united-states-gdp-growth.png?s=gdp+cqoq

          And personally, I don’t really care if Japan has been in recession for a decade, I don’t live there, I live in the US.

          • retssgusa

            MPR speaking truth to power! Way to go! :-)

          • EEKman

            I still don’t get why that means you put republicans back in the White House. The party of reduced deficits and higher job growth is paradoxically the democrats. Republicans do the opposite of their stated ideology.

          • EEKman

            What do you think that 11 trillion consists of?

  • EEKman

    If you say “As president I will create 12 million jobs” then say 15 minutes later “The government doesn’t create jobs” you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you tried to get a coal plant closed down because it kills people then say you are a coal man, you might have Romnesia.

    • Penmar

      If you cut drilling permits on federal lands, stopped drilling permits in the gulf and off shore and then gave money to another country to drill offshore…it must be contagious.

      • EEKman

        Aww look who got taken in by Romney.

        • Penmar

          I would rather be taken in by someone telling the truth than I would by a liar. Production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and in federal waters did indeed fall by those percentages as Romney said in the debate. Oil production on federal lands is down 14 percent and gas production has fallen 9 percent. In 2009, Obama had US taxpayers finance offshore drilling for Brazil.

          • EEKman

            Production is down for 1 year. That doesn’t mean it’s a trend or anything to do with Obama. Oil is up 10% over Obamas entire term. As a comparison oil production was down 17% for Bushs second term

          • EEKman

            Romney changes positions like underwear. I find it hard to believe anyone paying attention sees him as “honest”

    • Penmar

      If you pour billions of dollars into a solar company and claim it will create thousands of jobs and it only creates 300 jobs then files for bankruptcy, and then do it all over again with more solar companies that end up filing for bankruptcy, it might be contagious.

      • EEKman

        Really you think he poured “billions” into Solyndra? You might want to read a bit more about it and the other Green investments. You’re quite a bit off.

  • EEKman

    If you tried to get a coal plant closed down because it kills people then say you are a coal man, you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you think marriage has always been between one man and one woman and your father was born on a polygamist colony in Mexico, you might have Romnesia.

    • Penmar

      Huh, Must be contagious then, because I believe Obama was for marriage between a man and a woman before he was against it.

      • EEKman

        Yeah, that’s a good thing. No time like the present to be on the right side of history.

  • EEKman

    If you think marriage has always been between one man and one woman and your father was born on a polygamist colony in Mexico, you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you think the emergency room is a replacement for health insurance after passing universal healthcare for your state, you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you think the emergency room is a replacement for health insurance after passing universal healthcare for your state, you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you campaigned in favor of the Vietnam war, and then applied for deferments from serving in the war, and then tried to claim you wanted to serve, you might have Romnesia.

    • redheadgrl

      If you got 5 deferments, then suddenly remembered you had asthma, you might have Bidenitis.

  • EEKman

    If you campaigned in favor of the Vietnam war, and then applied for deferments from serving in the war, and then tried to claim you wanted to serve, you might have Romnesia.

  • EEKman

    If you’re saying Obama’s stimulus didn’t work, but you requested stimulus money because it “would create jobs/growth”, you might have Paulzheimers.

  • EEKman

    If you’re saying Obama’s stimulus didn’t work, but you requested stimulus money because it “would create jobs/growth”, you might have Paulzheimers.

  • EEKman

    If you’re washing dishes that are already clean, you might have Paulzheimers

  • EEKman

    If you’re washing dishes that are already clean, you might have Paulzheimers

  • EEKman

    If you were pro-choice, then anti choice, then pro-choice, then anti-choice and finally back to pro-choice, then you might have Romnesia

    • Penmar

      If it wasn’t a tax, then it was a tax, then it wasn’t a tax, then yes it is a tax, it must be contagious.

  • EEKman

    If you were pro-choice, then anti choice, then pro-choice, then anti-choice and finally back to pro-choice, then you might have Romnesia

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Obama’s a Nobel Liar and now a literary cleptomaniac. Is there anything real about this man…wait…is he a man?