In a January 27 editorial purporting to show "how little" Presidents Obama and Reagan "have in common," The Washington Times wrote that Obama is a "citizen (?) politician" and "supports the death panels." From the Times' editorial:
One of the least credible tales to come out of President Obama's recent ideological makeover is the story that he is modeling his presidency on Ronald Reagan's. Time Magazine asserted this week that "there is no mistaking Obama's increasing reliance on [Mr. Reagan's] career as a helpful template for his own." Just to keep this preposterous public relations ploy in perspective, we have compiled a handy list to remind people how little these two men have in common:
Reagan: Fostered national pride in the military.
Obama: Fostered gay pride in the military.
Reagan: Stood up to the Soviets.
Obama: Bowed to the Saudis.
Reagan: "Tear down this wall."
Obama: Tearing down this country.
Reagan: National health care is socialism.
Obama: National health care is socialism.
Reagan: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
Obama: We are that generation.
Reagan: Our adversaries "counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong."
Obama: Who else can I apologize to?
Reagan: "Trust, but verify."
Obama: Let's do whatever Putin wants.
Reagan: Abortion is murder.
Obama: Abortion is paid for.
Reagan: Appointed the wise Justice Scalia
Obama: Appointed a wise Latina
Reagan: A citizen-politician
Obama: A citizen (?) politician
Reagan: Middle class values
Obama: Middle class tax hikes
Reagan: Supported the death penalty
Obama: Supports the death panels