- The Washington Times - Friday, January 28, 2011

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: We begin bombing in five minutes.

Obama: We begin golfing in five minutes.

 

Reagan: Made big government a bad word.

Obama: Made big government a bad dream.

 

Reagan: A shining city on a hill.

Obama: A home mortgage under water.

 

Reagan: Just say no.

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