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Think Obama and Palin Are a Lot Alike? Think Again

Posted by Dr. Gina Loudon on September 24, 2010

As seen on Big Journalism

In a recent article by Robert Schmul on AOL Politics, he has hit conservatives below the belt in a way that he hopes will stick.  If you can’t get the American population to get behind your socialist President, then just try to paint the conservative leaders as suspiciously similar to him.

Uh, not so much.

He claims that Sarah Palin is a lot like Barack Obama.  He points to similarities that are encapsulated at sarahpalinblog.com.

  • Both emerged quickly on the national scene and used their charisma to become media-magnified political celebrities.
  • Both were tapped to deliver major speeches at national party conventions.
  • Both followed up their initial national exposure with well-publicized books.
  • Both became nationally recognized as Washington outsiders with limited governmental experience.
  • Both share somewhat exotic backgrounds far removed from the continental United States.
  • Both have positioned themselves in opposition to the existing establishments.
  • Both created followers who are closely connected and willing to work on behalf of emerging and engaging personalities.

But I see major differences.

Obama is a socialist, Sarah Palin is a capitalist.  That is basic and definitive, and makes any comparison rhetorical.   Those observations are no more relevant than their sharing a preference in breakfast cereal.

Obama is the most pro-abortion president in history.  Abortion is an act that places self-interest first.  Sarah Palin gave birth, at a most inconvenient time, to a beautiful little boy who has Down Syndrome.  That is an act of selflessness, compassion, and love.

Obama holds a European socialist view that America should apologize to the world for being a super power for so long.  Sarah thinks America is still Reagan’s “shining city on the hill” and should continue to lead the world into a bright future for all who understand the precious concept of freedom and individual liberty.

Obama looks most comfortable at a U.N. meeting with all his like minded friends who long for one-world government.  Sarah looks most comfortable at home, making moose stew dinner for her family after a good hunt.

Obama leaves God out of the Christmas address, the Thanksgiving address, the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, and the Jewish Proclamation, all while arrogantly asking him to bless our Nation.

Sarah takes a prayer team with her to hold her accountable everywhere she goes. She literally doesn’t make a political move without joining her prayer team and asking for direction from God—not one.

Obama depends on a teleprompter, because he wants to be sure his words are packaged and perfect.  Sarah Palin wrote on her hand, because that’s what chicks do, and she is real.

Here is an observation Mr. Schmul:  While Republican candidates clamor for the Palin endorsement in primaries, it is difficult to find a Democrat who wants to even be seen campaigning with Obama.

No one knows if Sarah will ever run for office again.  She is a private citizen who is one of the most effective voices speaking for the American people today.  She does not even need an office to do that.  Obama is elected, running, and so out of touch with America that he still clings to notion that the only reason for the unpopularity of his health care plan is that Americans just don’t get it.

Using Robert Schmul’s approach, one could find “commonalities” between Hitler and Mother Teresa, but the reality is there is no comparison when it comes to their hearts, their goals, and their legacy—the things that really count.

I think the MSM will continue to attempt to cast erroneous aspersions upon Sarah Palin and other conservatives, such as comparing them to Barack Obama, in an effort to dismay Sarah’s base, and frighten conservatives.  There are only two problems with that:

  1. Sarah doesn’t need a base because she isn’t running for anything so far.
  2. Patriots don’t scare easy.

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