Palin endorses article likening Obama to Hitler

In a message on Twitter,Sarah Palin has urged her followers to read the article likening Obama to Hitler.

Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: June 28, 2010 1:34 am

America’s glamorous politician Sarah Palin is in the news again — this time for endorsing an article which likens US President Barack Obama to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

In a message on her micro-blogging site Twitter’s home page,the 46-year-old has urged her followers to read the article likening Obama to Hitler in the way the US President pressured British Petroleum to set aside $20 billion for oil spill damage claims,the reported. “This is about the rule of law vs an unconstitutional power grab. Read Thomas Sowell’s article,” Palin said.

The article the former Alaskan governor has pointed to was published on Monday in Investors Business Daily and likens Obama to Hitler,saying the US President is stripping away the freedom of his citizens without mass protest.

“When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s,leading up to his taking power in the 1930s,he deliberately sought to activate people who did not pay much attention to politics…In our times,American democracy is being dismantled piece by piece,before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington,and few people seem to be concerned,” he wrote.

Sowell has asserted that Obama seized unconstitutional power when he pressurised BP to create the $20 billion fund for payments to people hurt by oil spill. “Just where in the Constitution of the US does it say that a President has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation? Nowhere,” the columnist wrote. “And yet that is precisely what is happening with a $20 billion fund to be provided by BP to compensate people harmed by their oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” he wrote and compared the US public to the “useful idiots” who followed Lenin’s creation of the USSR.

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