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Experts Reverse-Engineer Obama’s Speech-Making Template

President Obama’s recent commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy, in which he called climate change “a serious threat to national security” and linked bad weather to terrorism, revealed a pattern that some analysts say is very similar to the President’s earlier speeches, in which he linked terrorism and major security threats to quite different things and events, such as, a YouTube video, Republican budget cuts, the previous administration, and George W. Bush personally.

This has led experts to believe that there exists a speech-making template, probably in Microsoft Word, which allows Obama to insert any buzzword on his agenda in order to create a dramatic presentation that can shift the blame from himself, rally his audiences against the said buzzword, and call for immediate action.

Below are excerpts from several of President Obama’s speeches that led analysts to conclude there may have been a template involved and, in fact, to reverse-engineer parts of this template for further research.

CLIMATE CHANGE

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat.

And this brings me to the urgent need to address climate change. Climate change is a threat to our homeland security, our economic infrastructure, the safety and health of the American people. This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.

Confronting climate change is now a key pillar of American global leadership. When I meet with leaders around the world, climate change is often at the top of our agenda — a core element of our diplomacy. Around the world, climate change increases the risk of instability and conflict. Globally, we could see a rise in refugees, mass migrations and new tensions caused by climate change. So, increasingly, our military will need to factor climate change into plans and operations.

Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that climate change is dangerous. But our analysts in the intelligence community know climate change is a threat. The science is indisputable. Denying climate change, or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.

Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

(Applause.)

YOUTUBE VIDEO

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat.

And this brings me to the urgent need to address a certain YouTube video. This YouTube videois a threat to our homeland security, our economic infrastructure, the safety and health of the American people. This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.

Confronting the YouTube video is now a key pillar of American global leadership. When I meet with leaders around the world, the YouTube video is often at the top of our agenda — a core element of our diplomacy. Around the world, the YouTube video increases the risk of instability and conflict. Globally, we could see a rise in refugees, mass migrations and new tensions caused bythe YouTube video. So, increasingly, our military will need to factor the YouTube video into plans and operations.

Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that the YouTube video is dangerous. But our analysts in the intelligence community know the YouTube video is a threat. The science is indisputable. Denying the YouTube video, or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.

The YouTube video will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that the YouTube video constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

(Applause.)

REPUBLICAN BUDGET CUTS

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat.

And this brings me to the urgent need to address Republican budget cutsRepublican budget cuts are a threat to our homeland security, our economic infrastructure, the safety and health of the American people. This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.

Confronting Republican budget cuts are now a key pillar of American global leadership. When I meet with leaders around the world, Republican budget cuts are often at the top of our agenda — a core element of our diplomacy. Around the world, Republican budget cuts increase the risk of instability and conflict. Globally, we could see a rise in refugees, mass migrations and new tensions caused by Republican budget cuts. So, increasingly, our military will need to factor Republican budget cuts into plans and operations.

Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that Republican budget cuts are dangerous. But our analysts in the intelligence community know Republican budget cuts are a threat. The science is indisputable. Denying Republican budget cuts, or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.

Republican budget cuts will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that Republican budget cuts constitute a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

(Applause.)

MY RESPECTED OPPONENT (PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES)

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat.

And this brings me to the urgent need to address my respected opponent My respected opponent is a threat to our homeland security, our economic infrastructure, the safety and health of the American people. This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.

Confronting my respected opponent is now a key pillar of American global leadership. When I meet with leaders around the world, my respected opponent is often at the top of our agenda — a core element of our diplomacy. Around the world, my respected opponent increases the risk of instability and conflict. Globally, we could see a rise in refugees, mass migrations and new tensions caused by my respected opponent. So, increasingly, our military will need to factor my respected opponent into plans and operations.

Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that my respected opponent is dangerous. But our analysts in the intelligence community know my respected opponent is a threat. The science is indisputable. Denying my respected opponent, or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.

My respected opponent will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that my respected opponent constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

(Applause.)

TRY IT YOURSELF

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat.

And this brings me to the urgent need to address [BUZZWORD]. [BUZZWORD] is a threat to our homeland security, our economic infrastructure, the safety and health of the American people. This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.

Confronting [BUZZWORD] is now a key pillar of American global leadership. When I meet with leaders around the world, [BUZZWORD] is often at the top of our agenda — a core element of our diplomacy. Around the world, [BUZZWORD] increases the risk of instability and conflict. Globally, we could see a rise in refugees, mass migrations and new tensions caused by [BUZZWORD]. So, increasingly, our military will need to factor [BUZZWORD] into plans and operations.

Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that [BUZZWORD] is dangerous. But our analysts in the intelligence community know [BUZZWORD] is a threat. The science is indisputable. Denying [BUZZWORD], or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.

[BUZZWORD] will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that [BUZZWORD] constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

(Applause.)

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Peoples Cube.